BAFTAs to Feature 'Saltburn's "Murder on the Dancefloor"

Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick during the dance sequence in 'Saltburn'

Barry Keoghan as Oliver Quick in 'Saltburn'

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The WGA/SAG-AFTRA strike accidentally caused a delay in all fall scheduled award presentations, causing a logjam from January to mid-March 2024, as every awards show that should have been held over a nine-month span crams itself into a nine-week one. That makes it a little hard to stand out in the crowd, especially for the offbeat pair held by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The EE BAFTAs for Film, usually held the same night as the American Grammys, this year find themselves up against the far less esteemed People's Choice Awards, giving the Brits a chance to make a splash, and by gods, the ceremony seems bound and determined to try.

First up, the host: Not only did the BAFTAs pick one of the U.K.'s most ubiquitously beloved actors, but one that Americans and Anglophiles are also universally enamored with: David Tennent, best known as Doctor Who's 10th/14th Doctor, Crowley from Good Omens, and the voice of Huyang, the Best Shade Throwning Droid this side of the Galactic Empire in Star Wars.

Then there's the performances. The BAFTAs do not have a "Best Original Song" category, a la the Oscars, but it does have a Best Original Score. This year's crop includes the expected Oscar winner, Ludwig Göransson for Oppenheimer, the outside favorite Jerskin Fendrix for Poor Things, a courtesy nod for Daniel Pemberton's Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, a nod for Anthony Willis' Saltburn, and a posthumous nomination for Robbie Robertson for Killers of the Flower Moon. The BAFTAs are choosing to have the hit 2001 song "Murder on the Dancefloor" performed live by singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor as part of the show to celebrate its return to the top of the charts based on its use in the film. 

The 2024 EE BAFTA Film Awards celebrate excellence in film and honor the latest in cinema in the UK. Here's the full list of nominees and categories that will be announced during the evening. (Though not all will be presented live during the two-hour ceremony.)

Best Film

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Outstanding British Film

  • All of Us Strangers
  • How to Have Sex
  • Napoleon
  • The Old Oak
  • Poor Things
  • Rye Lane
  • Saltburn
  • Scrapper
  • Wonka
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Director

  • Andrew Haigh, All of Us Strangers
  • Justine Triet, Anatomy of a Fall
  • Alexander Payne, The Holdovers
  • Bradley Cooper, Maestro
  • Christopher Nolan, Oppenheimer
  • Jonathan Glazer, The Zone of Interest

Best Leading Actor

  • Bradley Cooper, Maestro
  • Colman Domingo, Rustin
  • Paul Giamatti, The Holdovers
  • Barry Keoghan, Saltburn
  • Cillian Murphy, Oppenheimer
  • Teo Yoo, Past Lives

Best Leading Actress

  • Fantasia Barrino, The Color Purple
  • Sandra Hüller, Anatomy of a Fall
  • Carey Mulligan, Maestro
  • Vivian Oparah, Rye Lane
  • Margot Robbie, Barbie
  • Emma Stone, Poor Things

Best Supporting Actress

  • Emily Blunt, Oppenheimer
  • Danielle Brooks, The Color Purple
  • Claire Foy, All of Us Strangers
  • Sandra Hüller, The Zone of Interest
  • Rosamund Pike, Saltburn
  • Da’Vine Joy Randolph, The Holdovers

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert De Niro, Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Robert Downey Jr, Oppenheimer
  • Jacob Elordi, Saltburn
  • Ryan Gosling, Barbie
  • Paul Mescal, All of Us Strangers
  • Dominic Sessa, The Holdovers 

EE Rising Star Award

  • Phoebe Dynevor
  • Ayo Edebiri
  • Jacob Elordi
  • Mia McKenna-Bruce
  • Sophie Wilde

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer/Director/Producer

  • Blue Bag Life 
  • Bobi Wine: The People’s Presiden
  • Earth Mama 
  • How to Have Sex 
  • Is There Anybody Out There? 

Best Non-English Language Film

  • 20 Days in Mariupol
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Past Lives
  • Society of the Snow
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Documentary

  • 20 Days in Mariupol
  • American Symphony
  • Beyond Utopia
  • Still: A Michael J Fox Movie
  • Wham!

Best Animated Film

  • The Boy and the Heron
  • Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget
  • Elemental
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best British Short Animation

  • Crab Day
  • Visible Mending
  • Wild Summon

Best British Short Film

  • Festival of Slaps
  • Gorka
  • Jellyfish and Lobster
  • Such a Lovely Day
  • Yellow

Best Original Screenplay

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Barbie
  • The Holdovers
  • Maestro
  • Past Lives

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • All of Us Strangers
  • American Fiction
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Casting

  • All of Us Strangers
  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • The Holdovers
  • How to Have Sex
  • Killers of the Flower Moon

Best Cinematography

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Editing

  • Anatomy of a Fall
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Costume Design

  • Barbie
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Best Makeup & Hair

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Maestro
  • Napoleon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things

Best Original Score

  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • Saltburn
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Best Production Design

  • Barbie
  • Killers of the Flower Moon
  • Oppenheimer
  • Poor Things
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Sound

  • Ferrari
  • Maestro
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Oppenheimer
  • The Zone of Interest

Best Special Visual Effects

  • The Creator
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3
  • Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One
  • Napoleon
  • Poor Things


The 77th British Academy Film Awards, aka the EE BAFTAs, will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024, starting at 8 p.m. BT at the Royal Festival Hall within London's Southbank Centre, with a one-hour Red Carpet event prior to the ceremony at 7 p.m. BT. Both will be streamed live in America on BritBox starting at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT for the red carpet at 3 p.m. ET/12 noon PT for the ceremony.


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