Bafta 2024: “Oppenheimer” big winner, “Anatomy of a Fall” awarded


The film Anatomy of a Fall continues its journey around the world: the feature film directed by Justine Triet, who has been accumulating awards since her Palme d’Or at Cannes, won the prize for best original screenplay at the awards ceremony. Bafta, Sunday February 18, in London. Despite seven nominations, the film was satisfied with this single title; enough to maintain expectations of supreme recognition in Los Angeles at the Oscars on March 10, where the film will be nominated in five categories.

Starting in a position of strength with thirteen nominations, Oppenheimer , who brought in nearly a billion dollars, crushed his competitors, starting with his great rival on the screens this summer, Barbie , who left empty-handed. It won in the most prestigious categories such as best film and best director, a first for Christopher Nolan who received a standing ovation, after a long wait and numerous commercial successes ( Inception , The Dark Knight ) which had never before been achieved by him. allowed to be crowned in his country of origin.

The portrait of J. Robert Oppenheimer, tortured physicist and scientific director of the Manhattan Project during the Second World War, won out over Anatomy of a Fall by Justine Triet, Winter Break by Alexander Payne, Killers of the Flower Moon by Martin Scorcese and Poor Creatures by Yorgos Lanthimos, an auspicious result before the Oscars, for which he was again nominated thirteen times. He was also distinguished in the categories of best actor for the Irishman Cillian Murphy and best actor in a supporting role for Robert Downey Jr, who received his second Bafta thirty-one years after his role in Chaplin .

Emma Stone, best actress in “Poor Creatures”

The other main winners of the evening organized at the Royal Festival Hall in London, in the presence of many stars, were Poor Creatures by Yorgos Lanthimos, with five Baftas, and The Zone of Interest by Jonathan Glazer (three). Poor Creatures , “Feminine Frankestein” , notably allowed the actress Emma Stone to be crowned best actress for her interpretation full of madness of Bella Baxter, a young woman brought back to life with the spirit of a child by a mad scientist. The film was also rewarded in several technical categories such as special effects, costumes and makeup.

The Zone of Interest , a chilling film by British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer in German about the daily life of the family of the commander of the Nazi extermination camp at Auschwitz and winner of the Cannes Grand Prix, leaves with three prizes, achieving the feat of receiving both the Bafta for Best British Film and Best Foreign Language Film. Da’Vine Joy Randolph was crowned best supporting actress for Winter Break , a heartwarming Christmas tale set in an American university.

The prize for best documentary went to 20 Days in Mariupol , which chronicles the arrival of war in a Ukrainian city that became the site of one of the bloodiest battles of the Russian invasion. The Boy and the Heron , new film by Hayao Miyazaki, received the award for best animated film, a first for the director of Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away .

A regular at the event, Prince William, who has only spoken publicly once since the announcement of the cancer of his father, King Charles III, was also present and was to meet several of the winners in his capacity as president of the Bafta. His wife Kate was still recovering from her abdominal surgery in January.

The World with AFP

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