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RECLAIM THE FRAME X BAFTA NOMINATIONS ROUND UP

Congratulations to all of the nominees for this year’s #EEBAFTAs, we’re thrilled to see #ReclaimTheFrame supported titles such as EARTH MAMA, HOW TO HAVE SEX, IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE?, PAST LIVES & RYE LANE amongst them.



Similarly to last year, the BAFTA nominations again present a mixed picture for marginalised gender filmmaking (directed/co-directed and/or written/co-written by a woman/women and/or non-binary people). 


All but one of the nominees for Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer are by women (see below for nominations) and in case of deja vu just under 50% (4/10) for Outstanding British Film are by women, which illustrates a stagnation with similar numbers for 2022 & 2023 nominations:


Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - female nominees are:


  • BLUE BAG LIFE (directed by Lisa Selby, Rebecca Lloyd-Evans)

  • EARTH MAMA (directed by Savanah Leaf)

  • HOW TO HAVE SEX (directed by Molly Manning Walker)

  • IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE? (directed by Ella Glendining)


Outstanding British Film female nominees are: 


  • HOW TO HAVE SEX (directed by Molly Manning Walker)

  • RYE LANE (directed by Raine Allen Miller)

  • SALTBURN (directed by Emerald Fennell)

  • SCRAPPER (directed by Charlotte Regan)


However the lack of films by women featuring in the Best Film and Director categories still illustrate how much of a gap still exists between female filmmakers and their male counterparts.


Just one film from a female filmmaker is nominated for Best Film and Director - Justine Triet for ANATOMY OF A FALL, given the longlist it’s such a disappointment that she isn’t joined by more of her peers.


Our research indicates that Director nominations for female filmmakers have decreased and  plateaued from previous years (one in 2023, three in 2022, four in 2021 with zero in 2020).


ANATOMY OF A FALL (directed by Justine Triet) is also nominated in the Film not in the English Language category along with PAST LIVES (directed by Celine Song), both films also receive nods in the Original Screenplay category


Summer hit blockbuster BARBIE (directed by Greta Gerwig) was snubbed for both Best Film and Director categories but picked up nominations for Leading Actress (Margot Robbie), Supporting Actor (Ryan Gosling) and Original Screenplay.


Just one film by a woman is nominated in the Documentary category, BEYOND UTOPIA (directed by  Madeleine Gavin), which is down from two in 2023 and three in 2022.


More nominations in the acting categories from films by women prove fruitful once again with four nominations in the Leading Actress, two in Leading Actor, two a piece in both the Supporting Actress and Actor categories: 


Leading Actress:


  • Fantasia Barrino for THE COLOR PURPLE

  • Sandra Hüller for ANATOMY OF A FALL

  • Vivian Oparah for RYE LANE

  • Margot Robbie for BARBIE


Leading Actor:


  • Barry Keoghan for SALTBURN

  • Teo Yoo for PAST LIVES


Supporting Actress:


  • Danielle Brooks for THE COLOR PURPLE

  • Rosamund Pike for SALTBURN


Supporting Actor: 


  • Jacob Elordi for SALTBURN

  • Ryan Gosling for BARBIE


There are also two nominations in the Animation category for ELEMENTAL (co-written by Kat Likkeland and Brenda Hsueh) and CHICKEN RUN: THE DAWN OF THE NUGGET (co-written by Rachel Tunnard).


In the shorts categories, all the films nominated in the British Short Animation category are films by women - CRAB DAY (written by Aleksandra Sykula), VISIBLE MENDING (directed by Samantha Moore) and WILD SUMMON (co-directed by Karni Ariel).


However just one film by a woman is nominated for British Short Film for JELLYFISH AND LOBSTER (written and directed by Yasmin Afifi).


Explore the full list of nominations at = 


Watch this space for news on our annual virtual #ReclaimTheFrame roundtable with some of the nominees soon!


Sign up to be the first to hear at https://www.reclaimtheframe.org/sign-up-as-an-advocate 


 

HOW TO WATCH THE NOMINATED FILMS BY WOMEN AND NON BINARY FILMMAKERS

 

ANATOMY OF A FALL is in cinemas now, click this link to find out where you can watch.

(SDH available)


BARBIE is available to watch on digital now, click this link to watch. 

(AD & SDH available)


BEYOND UTOPIA is available to watch on digital from 31 Jan, click this link to watch. 

(Korean language with English subtitles)


BLUE BAG LIFE is available on BBC iPlayer, click this link to watch.

(CC available)


EARTH MAMA is in cinemas now, click this link to find out where you can watch.


HOW TO HAVE SEX is available to watch on MUBI now, click this link to watch.

(AD & SDH available)


IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE is available to watch on digital now, click this link to watch. 

(AD & CC available)

 

PAST LIVES is available to watch on digital now, click this link to watch. 

(SDH available)


RYE LANE is available to watch on Disney+ now, click this link to watch.

(AD & CC available)


SALTBURN is available to watch on Amazon Prime Video  now, click this link to watch.

(AD & SDH available)


SCRAPPER is available to watch on digital now, click this link to watch.

(AD & CC available)


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