Published on: 19 February 2024 in Industry

Christopher Nolan crowned Best Director as 2024 BAFTA Film Award winners announced

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The 2024 BAFTA Film Awards were announced on Sunday evening, celebrating another brilliant year for filmmaking.

The Director award went to Christopher Nolan for Oppenheimer. That wasn't the only win for Nolan’s box office hit biopic, as the film swept the ceremony with awards for Best Film, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Original Score, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.

The award for Outstanding British Film went to The Zone of Interest, directed by Directors UK member Jonathan Glazer. Glazer’s latest feature film also took home the award for Best Film Not in the English Language.

Meanwhile, in the Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer category, Savanah Leaf — who took on all three roles — won with her debut feature Earth Mama alongside fellow producers Shirley O’Connor and Medb Riordan.

Elsewhere, 20 Days in Mariupol directed by Mstyslav Chernov won Best Documentary, and The Boy and the Heron directed by Hayao Miyazaki won Best Animated Film.

Finally, in the Best British Short Film category, Jellyfish and Lobster directed by Yasmin Afifi was commended, as was Crab Day directed by Ross Stringer with the award for Best British Short Animation. 

Directors UK sends an enormous congratulations to all of this year’s fantastic winners and nominees!

You can read a full list of winners here.

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