May 18, 2024

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"British Oscar" BAFTA 2024 went to "Oppenheimer" Christopher Nolan "20 days in Mariupol" became the best among documentaries


On February 18, the 77th British Oscars – BAFTA 2024 – took place in London at the Royal Festival Hall.

The triumph of the annual event was the film by Christopher Nolan “Oppenheimer”which received seven BAFTA awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Cillian Murphy), Best Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr., Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Original Score. This is an epic biopic* about the creator of the atomic bomb. bombs Robert Oppenheimer.

Film by Yorgos Lanthimos “Poor Creatures” also received several awards: for the leading female role (Emma Stone), for costumes, makeup and hairstyles, for best production designer and for best special visual effects. The film tells the story of Bella Baxter, who is revived after her suicide.

Jonathan Glazer’s film received three awards “Zone of Interest”, which tells the story of the family of the Auschwitz camp commandant. The film became the first in the history of the award to win in the categories Best British Film and Best Film Non-English.

The film won the Best Documentary Film nomination. “20 days in Mariupol” Mstislava Chernova. Filmed in the early days of the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the siege of Mariupol, the film was nominated for an award in two categories: Best Film in English and Best Documentary Film. However, she won only in the documentary category (full version).

The award was received by Mstislav Chernov and producer Vasilisa Stepanenko, who, together with Chernov and photojournalist Evgeniy Maloletka, worked in the surrounded Mariupol in 2022. During his speech, the director of “20 days in Mariupol” remembered Avdiivka, which was occupied by Russia after many months of fighting:

“The day before yesterday another Ukrainian city fell – Russia occupied Avdiivka. And many cities adjacent to it. Therefore, the history of Mariupol is a symbol of everything that happened. A symbol of struggle and faith. Thank you for supporting our voice and letting us be heard. Let’s continue to fight further.” .

The ceremony at which the British Academy of Television and Film announced this year’s winners was hosted by Scottish actor David Tennant (Doctor Who, Good Omens).

*A biopic is a biographical film that tells about the fate of a famous person, based on real facts and events.



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