Celebrating Netflix BAFTA Wins
Volker Bertelmann, Frank Petzold, Viktor Prasil, Christian M Goldbeck, Lisy Christl, Malte Grunert, Ian Stokell, Sven Budelmann, Albrecht Schuch, Lesley Paterson, and James Friend accept their BAFTA onstage.

Celebrating Netflix BAFTA Wins

All Quiet made history for most wins, among other Netflix success stories at the 2023 BAFTAs.

Opening photograph by Getty for BAFTA
22 February 20234 min read

At the 2023 BAFTA Film Awards, the most-nominated film was also the most-winning film. Edward Berger’s All Quiet on the Western Front took home seven prizes for Film, Director, Film Not in the English Language, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score, and Sound. It was an unforgettable night for the German director, and the film’s cast and crew, as they made history by coming away with the most BAFTA wins for a foreign language film, a record previously held at five by 1988’s Italian classic Cinema Paradiso

Another big prize of the evening went to Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio as it picked up the award for Best Animated Feature Film. The Mexican director made a point to speak to the craft of animation in his speech, saying, “Animation is not a genre for kids, it is a medium for art.” His comments were met by applause from the audience, which included the Prince and Princess of Wales, William and Kate. 

At the Netflix after-party at Chiltern Firehouse, nominees, winners, and Netflix stars celebrated the evening in style. BAFTA and Oscar-nominated Blonde actress Ana de Armas chatted with Squid Game’s Jung Ho-yeon. Emma Thompson, star of Roald Dahl’s Matilda the Musical, congratulated the All Quiet on the Western Front team, posing for a photo with Berger and costume designer Lisy Christl while producer Malte Grunert and star Felix Kammerer celebrated with friends and family nearby. Sex Education stars Asa Butterfield, Aimee Lou Wood, and Emma Mackey (winner of the EE Rising Star BAFTA) were all in attendance, as were a few familiar faces of the ton — Rege-Jean Page, Simone Ashley, Nicola Coughlan, and Luke Newton. Also in attendance was Arsema Thomas, who plays a young Lady Danbury in the upcoming Bridgerton spinoff from Shonda Rhimes, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.

The Wonder’s Florence Pugh changed out of her show-stopping orange Nina Ricci gown and into a Valentino party dress before chatting with White Noise’s Jodie Turner-Smith. BAFTA- and SAG-nominated actor Eddie Redmayne stopped by the soiree, as well as Yusra and Sara Mardini, the real-life sisters whose story was told in The Swimmers. Musicians Dua Lipa and Lily Allen and supermodels Naomi Campbell and Winnie Harlow made an appearance, along with Jamie Foxx, the star of the upcoming Netflix film They Cloned Tyrone.

It was a night that will not soon be forgotten in London, nor in Germany where celebrations will surely continue for Berger’s triumphant film as the Oscars approach. With nine Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best International Feature, and Best Adapted Screenplay, All Quiet on the Western Front marches on