All Quiet on the Western Front cleans up at BAFTAs with 7 wins

All Quiet on the Western Front cleans up at BAFTAs with 7 wins

The German anti-war film All Quiet on the Western Front is continuing its glittering awards season, scooping up seven prizes at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on Sunday. 

All Quiet on the Western Front wins 7 BAFTAs

After leaving the Golden Globes empty-handed in January, the German film was festooned with gongs on Sunday evening, taking home the prizes for Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Film Not in the English Language, Cinematography, Sound and Original Score. Director Edward Berger also took home the Best Director award. 

All Quiet on the Western Front (Im Westen Nichts Neues) was up for 14 awards in total, making it the joint most-nominated foreign-language film ever at the British awards ceremony, which has been running since 1955.

The film is based on the 1928 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque - one of the most famous German books - which details the experiences of a young German soldier in the final days of World War I. While the film received broadly positive reviews, some German critics especially took issue with the film’s decision to stray from Remarque’s novel, adding parallel storylines and changing the ending. 

German film also nominated at Oscars

Other big winners at the BAFTAs included the Banshees of Insherin, which won four prizes, including Best Supporting Actor for Barry Keoghan and Best Supporting Actress for Kerry Condon. Austin Butler won the Best Actor gong for his performance in Elvis

All Quiet on the Western Front has also been nominated for nine Oscars, with the Academy Awards ceremony scheduled to take place in March. 

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Abi Carter

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