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Film4 receives a record-breaking 30 nominations at the 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Best Director


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Channel 4’s feature film division, Film4, today receives a record-breaking 30 nominations at the 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards including Best Film, Outstanding British Film and Best Director, with the ceremony taking place on Sunday 18th February at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

The five Film4-backed films nominated are Yorgos Lanthimos’ POOR THINGS, Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST. Andrew Haigh’s ALL OF US STRANGERS, Molly Manning-Walkers HOW TO HAVE SEX and Savanah Leaf’s EARTH MAMA.

The hugely successful showing follows a run of recent accolades including a record ten Film4-backed films premiere at London Film Festival including POOR THINGS, ALL OF US STRANGERS, THE ZONE OF INTEREST and Closing Night film THE KITCHEN, the Grand Prix (THE ZONE OF INTEREST) and Un Certain Regard (HOW TO HAVE SEX) at Cannes and the top prize at Venice, the Golden Lion (POOR THINGS).  Film4 backed films also won 14 British Independent Film Awards in December including Best British Independent Film for ALL OF US STRANGERS, and 2 Golden Globes for POOR THINGS, Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress Emma Stone.

Daniel Battsek, Chairman of Film4 and Ollie Madden Director of Film4 comment: “We couldn’t be prouder of our nominated films, in what is proving to be a vintage year for cinema.  It’s wonderful to see BAFTA voters recognising the wide and eclectic range of talent that Film4 supports.  Huge congratulations to all our nominees!”

Yorgos Lanthimos’s POOR THINGS was nominated for the following 11 categories:

  • Best Film
  • Outstanding British Film
  • Adapted screenplay (Tony McNamara)
  • Leading Actress (Emma Stone)
  • Cinematography (Robbie Ryan)
  • Costume Design (Holly Waddington)
  • Editing (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
  • Make Up & Hair (Nadia Stacey, Mark Couler and Josh Weston)
  • Original Score (Jerskin Fendrix)
  • Production Design (Shona Heath, James Price)
  • Special Visual Effects (Simon Hughes)

Jonathan Glazer’s THE ZONE OF INTEREST was nominated for the following 9 categories: 

  • Outstanding British Film
  • Film not in English Language
  • Director (Jonathan Glazer)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Jonathan Glazer)
  • Supporting Actress (Sandra Hüller)
  • Cinematography (Łukasz Żal)
  • Editing (Paul Watts)
  • Production Design (Chris Oddy)
  • Sound (Johnnie Burn, Tarn Willers)

Andrew Haigh’s ALL OF US STRANGERS was nominated for the following 6 categories:

  • Outstanding British Film
  • Director (Andrew Haigh)
  • Adapted Screenplay (Andrew Haigh)
  • Supporting Actress (Claire Foy)
  • Supporting Actor (Paul Mescal)
  • Casting (Kahleen Crawford)

Molly Manning Walker’s HOW TO HAVE SEX was nominated for the following 3 categories: 

  • Outstanding British Film
  • Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Molly Manning Walker – Director)
  • Casting (Isabella Odoffin)

Savanah Leaf’s EARTH MAMA was nominated for the following category:

  • Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer (Savanah Leaf – Director)

Plus, lead actress from HOW TO HAVE SEX, Mia Mckenna-Bruce has been nominated for the EE Rising Star Award which is the only award voted for by the public and you can place your vote here.

Congratulations to all the nominees!


About Film4

Film4 is Channel 4 Television’s feature film division. Film4 develops and co-finances films and is known for working with the most distinctive and innovative talent in UK and international filmmaking, both new and established.

Film4 has developed and co-financed many of the most successful UK films of recent years, Academy Award®-winners such as Florian Zeller’s The Father, Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite, Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room, Alex Garland’s Ex Machina, Asif Kapadia’s box office record breaking documentary Amy, Steve McQueen’s 12 Years a Slave and Danny Boyle’s Slumdog Millionaire, in addition to critically-acclaimed award-winners such as Sarah Gavron’s Rocks, Rose Glass’s Saint Maud, Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War, Lynne Ramsay’s You Were Never Really Here, Andrea Arnold’s American Honey, Rungano Nyoni’s I Am Not a Witch, Chris Morris’s Four Lions, Shane Meadows’ This is England, Jonathan Glazer’s Under the Skin and Andrew Haigh’s 45 Years.

Film4’s recent releases include Molly Manning Walker’s Un Certain Regard prize-winning How to Have Sex, Martin McDonagh’s BAFTA winning The Banshees of Inisherin, Oliver Hermanus’ Living, Florian Zeller’s The Son, Mark Jenkin’s Enys Men and Julia Ducournau’s Palme d’Or-winning Titane. , Jonathan Butterell’s Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Rebecca Hall’s Passing, Edgar Wright’s Last Night in Soho, Will Sharpe’s The Electrical Life of Louis Wain, Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day, Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday, Prano Bailey-Bond’s Censor, and Jim Archer’s Brian & Charles. Forthcoming titles include Yorgos Lanthimos’ Venice Golden L`ion winner Poor Things, Jonathan Glazer’s Cannes Grand Prix winner The Zone of Interest, Steve McQueen’s Occupied City, Andrew Haigh’s All of Us Strangers and Rose Glass’ Love Lies Bleeding.

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