Austin Butler and All Quiet on the Western Front triumphed at last night’s illustrious awards event.
Dressed by Alexander McQueen
Dressed by Alexander McQueen
We have to admit, we’re over the moon right now — there’s nothing we love more than an awards event. You’ve got the glitz, the gowns, and everyone’s just brimming with anticipation! Luckily for us, last night we were served up a slice of delicious BAFTA pie. Everyone who is anyone in the film industry turned up and turned out last night; we must divulge the details. From All Quiet on the Western Front’s sweeping success, and Austin Butler’s Elvis victory, to meme-y moments galore — we highlight our standout moments from the BAFTAs.
Head below to see our picks…
The utterly delightful Jamie Lee Curtis was her charming self, presenting the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer award alongside revered actress Anya Taylor Joy. Bestowing the award upon Patrick Stewart, Curtis cracked “To tell the truth, everyone in the industry actually only uses one Netflix account — and the password is…” going on to spell out ‘Sir_Patrick_Stewart’. A chuckle-inducing way to let it known who took the crown, we happy to see some much-needed lightheartedness.
Oh Paul Mescal, how you’ve captured the hearts of countless adoring fans across the globe — and ours too. We thought we couldn’t love him anymore than we already do, until last night were blessed with the most adorable video of him running to take pictures with a fan! Attending on behalf of the searingly explosive film Aftersun, we are oh so glad he came.
Put on some Aftersun
Speaking of Aftersun, the critically-acclaimed film racked up the award for Outstanding Debut by a British writer, director or producer. Lensed by first time director, Charlotte Wells, it’s clearer than ever that Aftersun is a triumph. Mescal loses himself in this father-daughter set up, with the film taking place over their last holiday together. Intimate, vulnerable, and relatable — we’re best pleased that indie flicks are making big waves in the mainstream festival circuit.
Elvis is in the building
Three films emerged last night as standouts — amassing a colossal amount of accolades. One of these was Elvis, which garnered four awards! Up for Outstanding performance was Austin Butler, and — much deservedly — he took the crown. The biopic ruffled up the same kind of Elvis-mania that plagued the actual star back in the day — and this slew of wins is the proof in the pudding.
Many wailing Banshees
Going neck to neck with Elvis was The Banshees of Insherin. Also racking up four awards, some of these wins include Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay. A dark comedy set on a remote island off of the coast of Ireland, fans lapped up the balance between dark and light; who could resist Collin Farrel?
It’s oh so Quiet
Last, but clearly not least, is All Quiet on the Western Front. Although the BAFTAs was dreamed up specifically to honour British film talent, All Quiet on the Western Front showed up and showed out last night. Rocketing to the top of the roster, this war flick was miles ahead of the rest with a mountain of seven wins. Some of these awards include Outstanding Film not in the English Language, and Outstanding Adapted Screenplay. Set in Germany, when the First World War was just kicking off — it’s clear that the echos of this event reverberate to this day.