BAFTA: Ana de Armas, Austin Butler and Paul Mescal nominated

2023 BAFTA nominations: Ana de Armas, Austin Butler and Paul Mescal are among the stars receiving their first-ever nominations

  • The BAFTAs will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on February 19

The BAFTA nominations were announced Thursday and 14 of the 24 nominees in the performance categories received their first BAFTA film nominations.

Ana de Armas, 34, Austin Butler, 31, and Paul Mescal, 26, were among the first nominees for their work in Blonde, Elvis, and Aftersun, respectively.

The nominations were announced Thursday by Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh, ahead of next month’s ceremony for the 76th Annual Film Awards, which is scheduled to be hosted by actor Richard E Grant and television presenter Alison Hammond.

2023 BAFTA nominations: Ana de Armas, (pictured) Austin Butler and Paul Mescal are among the stars receiving their first nods after their announcement on Thursday

2023 BAFTA nominations: Ana de Armas, (pictured) Austin Butler and Paul Mescal are among the stars receiving their first nods after their announcement on Thursday

Celebrated: Ana's nomination comes for her Netflix role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (pictured)

Celebrated: Ana’s nomination comes for her Netflix role as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde (pictured)

The BAFTAs will be broadcast on BBC One and BBC iPlayer on February 19.

Blonde is a fictional chronicle of the inner life of Marilyn Monroe.

Elvis tells the life story of American music icon Elvis Presley, from his childhood through his career as a rock and film star in the 1950s while maintaining a complex relationship with his manager, Colonel Tom Parker.

Aftersun tells the story of a girl named Sophie, played by Frankie Corio, who reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a vacation she took with her father twenty years earlier.

In addition, Angela Bassett received a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Colin Farrell for The Banshees of Inisherin, Brendan Fraser for The Whale and Ke Huy Quan for Everything Everywhere All At Once.

Four of the six directors nominated for the first time are in the Best Director category

Huge success: Austin has received rave reviews (and a Golden Globe) for his role in Baz Lurhmann's Elvis biopic (pictured in November)

Huge success: Austin has received rave reviews (and a Golden Globe) for his role in Baz Lurhmann’s Elvis biopic (pictured in November)

All Shook Up: Austin wears a pink suit and takes the stage in a scene from Elvis

All Shook Up: Austin wears a pink suit and takes the stage in a scene from Elvis

Gina Prince-Bythewood for The Woman King, Todd Field for Tár, Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert for Everything Everywhere All At Once, and Edward Berger for All Quiet on the Western Front.

The Banshees of Inisherin and All Quiet on The Western Front lead the nominations for this year’s EE British Academy Film Awards.

The EE BAFTA Film Awards will be held at the Southbank Center’s Royal Festival Hall on Sunday 19 February and will be televised in the UK from 7pm to 9pm on BBC1 and iPlayer and syndicated worldwide.

Loved up: Paul Mescal earned his first-ever BAFTA nomination for his role in Aftersun, in which a girl named Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a vacation she spent with her father twenty years earlier (pictured March 12, 2018) January).

Loved up: Paul Mescal earned his first-ever BAFTA nomination for his role in Aftersun, in which a girl named Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a vacation she spent with her father twenty years earlier (pictured March 12, 2018) January).

Stars: Aftersun follows 12-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) as she goes on a melancholic vacation with her father, Calum (Paul Mescal).

Stars: Aftersun follows 12-year-old Sophie (Frankie Corio) as she goes on a melancholic vacation with her father, Calum (Paul Mescal).

Film critic Ali Plumb and presenter Vick Hope will host the pre-show red carpet @BAFTA.

For the first time at the ceremony, the winners of the final four categories will be announced live on the show, allowing audiences at home to be part of the excitement as it takes place.

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “The EE BAFTA Film Awards is a celebration of the full spectrum of craft and creativity that goes into filmmaking.

“We warmly congratulate the 215 nominees today, who represent 45 exceptional films spanning a wide range of storytelling styles, genres and perspectives.

“We’re proud of the role our awards play in inspiring the public and future filmmakers around the world, and we look forward to celebrating all of the nominees and their films at next month’s awards ceremony.”

Superstar: Angela Bassett also received a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Superstar: Angela Bassett also received a nomination for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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