2023 Bafta Awards odds & predictions
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2023 Bafta Awards odds & predictions

We’re taking a look at the 2023 Bafta Awards odds to see which films and performers are expected to challenge for the top gongs this month.

This year, the event will move to the Royal Festival Hall from its previous location of the Royal Albert Hall, with Richard E Grant and Alison Hammond the hosts.

Here are our 2023 Bafta Awards predictions in three of the major categories:

Best Film

The Banshees Of Inisherin ticks all the right boxes at 3/5 in the Baftas odds, with Londoner Martin McDonagh writing, directing and co-producing.

A black comedy-drama, the film, set on a remote island off the coast of Ireland, sees Colin Farrell’s character devastated when his friend, played by Brendan Gleeson, puts an end to their life-long friendship.

McDonagh teamed up with the same duo on the 2008 film In Bruges, which received an Oscar nomination for best original screenplay.

He is also a former winner of this award with another dark comedy in Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, so knows what is required to please the Bafta judges.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is the main market rival at 6/4 but the quirky science-fiction thriller may just be a touch far out for this panel.

Best Actor

Farrell heads the betting here at 5/11 but we just feel The Banshees of Inisherin is more of a collective effort, with Gleeson and Barry Keoghan also making strong contributions.

Brendan Fraser could be a better bet at 5/2, with his starring role in The Whale having already received widespread acclaim, including the best actor gong at the Critics Choice Awards.

On receiving this nomination, the 54-year-old American said: “I’m excited. It’s really great news. I’m keen to see what’s going to happen next.”

He admitted that he had not been thinking about the potential of future awards when he first got the script, adding: “When I took it, I had a lot of work to do to make sure we made a good movie in the first place.”

Best Director

Netflix’s anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front leads the way overall with 14 nominations and German filmmaker Edward Berger could be a value bet in this category at 10/1.

Its string of nominations means it equals 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon as the film not in the English language with the most nominations in Bafta’s history.

Berger, who also produced and co-wrote the movie, said: “We are speechless and overwhelmed. It’s an enormous honour to be acknowledged by the British Film Academy.

“That the film has resonated with so many people is a testament to Erich Maria Remarque’s extraordinary book, written 100 years ago and yet, sadly, still relevant today.

“It was our north star. The novel’s powerful anti-war message unites us, no matter which country we live in.

“We are indebted to our incredible creative team – each person was an integral part of the whole and turned the film into what it is now. Thank you so much, Bafta. We are deeply humbled.”

Given what is happening in Europe at the moment, this could be a poignant success!

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