Deepika Turns Heads on BAFTA Red Carpet as Desi Girl; ‘Oppenheimer’ Bags 7 Awards, Leaving ‘Barbie’ Empty-Handed

The announcement of the winners of the 77th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) has created a buzz in the film industry. Christopher Nolan’s film “Oppenheimer” emerged victorious, securing a total of 7 BAFTA awards, including the prestigious Best Film accolade. For this film, Christopher Nolan received the award for Best Director, while actor Cillian Murphy was honored with the Best Lead Actor award, and actor Robert Downey Jr. received recognition as the Best Supporting Actor. 

This year, “Oppenheimer” received the highest number of nominations across 13 categories at the BAFTA, indicating its remarkable presence in the cinematic landscape. Interestingly, no Indian film received a nomination at the BAFTA Awards this year.


“Pure Things” Secures 5 Awards, Except “Oppenheimer” Wins 5 BAFTAs

While “Oppenheimer” clinched numerous accolades, “Pure Things” also shone brightly at the award ceremony, bagging a total of 5 BAFTA awards. Actress Emma Stone was honored with the Best Leading Actress award for her role in this film. Additionally, “Pure Things” triumphed in categories such as costume design, makeup, hair, production design, and special visual effects, further solidifying its impact and excellence within the realm of cinema.

Emma Stone won the BAFTA for Best Actress in a Leading Role for 'Poor Things'

London’s Royal Festival Hall Hosts the Awards Ceremony

The prestigious awards ceremony took place at London’s Royal Festival Hall, where the crème de la crème of the film industry gathered to celebrate cinematic excellence. Renowned Scottish actor David Tennant, famous for his role in the science-fiction series “Doctor Who,” graced the event as the host, adding his charm and wit to the evening’s proceedings. Notably, the BAFTA awards recognize the top 4 films globally in their respective categories, highlighting the event’s international significance and impact on the world of cinema.

Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone participated in this program as a presenter. She was seen in a white saree.

Deepika Presents in Style

Bollywood’s iconic actress, Deepika Padukone, graced the award night not just as an attendee but also as a presenter. She captivated the audience in a dazzling white saree designed by Sabyasachi Mukherjee, radiating elegance and grace. Prior to this event, Deepika had also made a stunning appearance at the Cannes Film Festival, donning a saree with her signature style. 

Alongside Deepika, notable personalities like footballer David Beckham, Dua Lipa, Hugh Grant, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Gillian Anderson, and Andrew Scott also attended the awards ceremony as presenters, adding to the star-studded affair.

Winners of the 25 Categories at BAFTA

Here is a list of winners across 25 categories at the BAFTA awards:

  1. Best Film: “Oppenheimer”
  2. Best Director: Christopher Nolan for “Oppenheimer”
  3. Best Leading Actor: Cillian Murphy for “Oppenheimer”
  4. Best Leading Actress: Emma Stone for “Pure Things”
  5. Best Supporting Actor: Robert Downey Jr. for “Oppenheimer”
  6. Best Supporting Actress: Devine Joy Randolph for “The Holdovers”
  7. Best Original Screenplay: Justin Traite and Arthur Harari for “Anatomy of a Fool”
  8. Best Adapted Screenplay: Cord Jefferson for “American Fiction”
  9. Best Animated Film: “The Boy and the Hero”
  10. Best Documentary: “20 Days in Mariupol”
  11. Best Film Not in the English Language: “The Zone of Interest”
  12. Best Casting: Susie Figgis for “The Holdovers”
  13. Best Cinematography: Hoyte van Hoytema for “Oppenheimer”
  14. Best Costume Design: Holly Weddington for “Pure Things”
  15. Best Editing: Jennifer Lame for “Oppenheimer”
  16. Best Makeup and Hair: Nadia Stacey, Mark Coulier, and Josh Weston for “Pure Things”
  17. Best Original Score: Ludwig Göransson for “Oppenheimer”
  18. Best Production Design: Shona Heath, James Price, and Jessa Mihalek for “Pure Things”
  19. Best Sound: Jonny Baird and Tom Williams for “The Zone of Interest”
  20. Best Special Visual Effects: Simone Hugiis for “Pure Things”
  21. Outstanding British Film: “The Zone of Interest”
  22. British Writer, Director, and Producer: Arth Mamma – Savannah Lee (Writer, Director, Producer), Shirley O’Connor (Producer), and Medb Riordan (Producer)
  23. Best British Short Animation: Ross Stringer, Bartosz Staniśławek, and Alexandra Sikułak for “Crab Day”
  24. Best British Short Film: Yasmin Afifi and Elizabeth Rufai for “Jellyfish and the Lobster”
  25. EE Rising Star Award: Mia McKenna-Bruce
Cillian Murphy receiving the Best Actor award at the Golden Globes 2024

Recognition at the Golden Globes for ‘Oppenheimer’

Even at the Golden Globes, ‘Oppenheimer’ garnered significant attention. Previously, in January, the film caused a stir at the 81st Golden Globe Awards, clinching 5 awards, including the prestigious Best Picture category. In the 2024 Golden Globes, ‘Barbie’ leads with 9 nominations, closely followed by ‘Oppenheimer’ with 8 nominations across various categories.

Rasesh Nageshwar

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