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Nominations for the 9th annual National Film Awards are announced

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London, [17/05/23] – The National Film Academy today unveiled  the official nominees for the highly anticipated  9th annual National Film Awards. The nominees, featuring a stellar line up of talented individuals, films, and TV series, have been announced, setting the stage for an unforgettable evening of recognition and celebration.
Leading the pack are several prominent names that are sure to capture headlines. Kate Bosworth, Lily James, and Olivia Colman are among the remarkable actresses vying for the coveted Best Actress award, showcasing their extraordinary talent in films such as “Last Sentinel,” “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” and “Empire of Light.” On the other side, the fierce competition in the Best Actor category includes Lucien Laviscount, Jason Statham, and Taron Egerton, who delivered stellar performances in “Last Sentinel,” “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre,” and “Tetris,” respectively.
Excitingly, numerous nominees and films find themselves going head-to-head in multiple categories, amplifying the anticipation surrounding the awards ceremony. Films such as “Last Sentinel,” “Rye Lane,” and “Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre” have received nominations across various categories, highlighting their exceptional quality and craftsmanship.

Additionally, the Best Actress in a TV Series category features an intense battle between talented individuals, including Máiréad Tyers for “Extraordinary,” Jennifer Metcalfe for “Hollyoaks,” and India Amarteifio for “Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story.” Similarly, the Best Actor in a TV Series category presents a thrilling competition, with Richard Blackwood, Penn Badgley, and Nick Pickard contending for the award.

In the Best Supporting Actor category, Asim Chaudhry, Simon Manyonda, and Ricci Harnett have delivered outstanding performances in “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” “Rye Lane,” and “Love Without Walls,” respectively. Equally impressive are the nominees for Best Supporting Actress, including Emma Thompson, Poppy Allen-Quarmby, and Mara Huf, who have captivated audiences with their roles in “What’s Love Got To Do With It?,” “Rye Lane,” and “Tetris.”

In celebration of the 9th annual National Film Awards. The National Film Academy also announced the launch of it’s first-ever members social network platform. This groundbreaking platform will revolutionize the industry by allowing registered members to vote for the National Film Awards, apply for jobs, post job listings, and network with fellow film producers, directors, actors, and actresses. This platform is a pioneering initiative that aims to unite the entire film industry like never before.

Mark your calendars as the 9th annual National Film Awards is set to take place on July 3, 2023, at the prestigious Porchester Hall. The voting process is already underway and open to the public at www.nationalfilmacademy.org, providing film enthusiasts the opportunity to have their voices heard by casting their votes until June 27, 2023.  The awards show will be broadcast live on VooVix TV on the 3rd of July. 

Below is the full list of nominees across various categories:

Best Actress 2023
Kate Bosworth (Last Sentinel)
Lily James ( What’s Love Got To Do With It? )
Ashley Madekwe (The Strays)
Olivia Colman (Empire of Light)
Jennifer Saunders ( Allelujah )
Helena Bonham Carter (Nolly)
Gemma Arterton (Funny Woman)
Kate Beckinsale (Fool’s Paradise) 
Emma Mackey (Emily)

Best Actor 2023  
Lucien Laviscount (Last Sentinel)
Jason Statham (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
Rory Kinnear (Bank of Dave)
Natey Jones (Pretty Red Dress)
Taron Egerton (Tetris)
Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
Henry Cavill ( Enola Holmes 2)
Idris Elba (Luther: The Fallen Sun)
Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)

Best Newcomer 2023   sponsored by By Valentine
Bugzy Malone (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
David Jonsson (Rye Lane)
Arsema Thomas (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane)
Noah Caplan (Stepping Stone)
Alexandra Burke (Pretty Red Dress) 
Ncuti Gatwa 
India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes)
Halle Bailey (The Little Mermaid) 

Best Actress in a TV Series 2023  sponsored by Pure Beauty Collagen
Máiréad Tyers (Extraordinary)
Jennifer Metcalfe (Hollyoaks)
Lilly Allen (Dreamland) 
India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too)
Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy)
Charlotte Ritchie (YOU)
Freema Agyeman (Dreamland)
Melia Kreiling (Mammals)

Best Actor in a TV Series 2023 sponsored by Emperor Vodka
Richard Blackwood (Hollyoaks)
Penn Badgley (You)
Nick Pickard (Hollyoaks)
James Corden ( Mammals)
Ashley Thomas (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
Adeel Akhtar (Sherwood)
Kane Robinson (Top Boy)
Ncuti Gatwa (Doctor Who) 

Best Supporting Actor 2023
Asim Chaudhry (What’s Love Got To Do With it?)
Simon Manyonda (Rye Lane)
Ricci Harnett (Love Without Walls)
Hugh Grant (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre)
Nicholas Hoult (The Menu)
Paul Kaye (Bank of Dave)

Best Supporting Actress 2023  sponsored by Youth & Earth
Emma Thompson (What’s Love Got To Do With it?)
Poppy Allen-Quarmby (Rye Lane)
Mara Huf  (Tetris)
Lourdes Faberes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre)
Phoebe Dynevor (Bank of Dave)
Patsy Kensit (Renegades)

 

Best Drama 2023  sponsored by Eternal Muse 
Last Sentinel 
Tetris
Rye Lane
The Strays
Queen Cleopatra
Girl
Master Gardener
The Banshees of Inisherin
Empire of Light

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series 2023
Arsema Thomas (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Tilly Keeper (You)
Louisa Binder (Hotel Portofino)
Romola Garai (Becoming Elizabeth)
Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist)
Sofia Oxenham (Extraordinary)

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series 2023 
Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks)
Corey Mylchreest (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Ed Speleers (You)
Dizzee Rascal (Jungle)
Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary)
Richard Blackwood (Hollyoaks)
Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Dreamland)

 

Best TV Drama Series 2023 
Extraordinary
Hollyoaks
Dreamland
Jungle
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Lockwood & Co.
Mammals
You
EastEnders 
Doctor Who 

Best Thriller 2023 sponsored by Ivy Niche
Last Sentinel 
Unwelcome
I Came By
The Ledge
The Stranger in Our Bed 
Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey

 

Best Action in a Film/Series 2023  sponsored by UNNATURALLY NATURAL

Last Sentinel
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Luther: The Fallen Sun
Queen Cleopatra
Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
Renegades
Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday
Enola Holmes 2
Hitmen

 

Best Independent Film 2023 sponsored by Telephonos
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Manfish
Bank of Dave
Drift
Casting Kill
Breaking Infinity
Jungle Cry
Girl
Love Without Walls
Tales of Babylon

Best Screenplay 2023 
Jemima Khan (What’s Love Got to Do With it?)
Adura Onashile  (Girl)
Frances O’Connor (Emily)
Savvas D. Michael  (Hitmen)
Jane Gull ( Love Without Walls)
Nathan Bryon | Tom Melia , ( Rye Lane)

 

Best Documentary 2023 sponsored by Green Glamour
Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse
The Real Mo Farah 
Escape From Kabul Airport
How To Survive a Dictator With Munya Chawawa
Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
My Old School
The Other Fellow

 

Best British Film 2023  sponsored by FIJI Water UK
What’s Love Got to Do with It?
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Rye Lane
Blue Jean
Love Without Walls
Dream Agency
I Used to Be Famous
I Am Ruth
The House

Best Comedy 2023 
What’s Love Got To Do  With it? 
Rye Lane
Keep Calm & Carry On
Fools Paradise
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Brian and Charles
I Used to Be Famous
Mammals

Outstanding Performance 2023 
Keanu Reeves (John Wick)
Cynthia Erivo (Drift)
Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)
Hugh Grant (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
Bally Gill ( Allelujah )
Adele James (Queen Cleopatra)
Daniel Radcliffe,  ( Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)
Stephen Merchant, (The Outlaws)
Milly Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes 2)

 

Best Feature Film 2023 
Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
Breaking Infinity
Coyote
Emily
The Menu
Bank of Dave
The Hitmen
Wolf Garden

 

Best Director 2023 
Guy Ritchie (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
Shekhar Kapur (What’s Love Got To Do With it?) 
Chris Foggin (Bank of Dave)
Nathaniel Martello-White (The Strays)
Georgia Oakley (Blue Jean)
Tina Gharavi (Queen Cleopatra)
Adura Onashile (Girl)
Marianna Dean (Breaking Infinity) 
Mark Mylod (The Menu)

 

Best Producer 2023  
Kayleigh-Paige Rees (Keep Calm & Carry On)
Iain Canning | Joanna Laurie | Emile Sherman | Christophe Spadone | Florian Zeller ( The Son) 
Adam McKay and Betsy Koch (The Menu) (The Menu)
Karl Hall | Neil Jones | Piers Tempest | Matt Williams  (Bank of Dave) 
Nicky Kentish Barnes | Tim Bevan | Eric Fellner | Jemima Khan (What’s Love Got to Do with It?)
Peter Chernin | Neil Cross | Idris Elba| David Ready | Jenno Topping (Luther: The Fallen Sun)

 

Best Streaming Platform 2023
BritBox
Apple TV+
Prime Video UK
Mubi
Netflix
NOW
Paramount +
Channel 4
Shudder
Sky Go

 

Best Film Production Company 2023 
Working Title Films
StudioCanal UK
Film4 Productions
Heyday Films
Warp Films
DNA Films
See-Saw Films

 

Best Foreign Language Film 2023  sponsored by VooVix TV
Property (Daniel Bandeira , Livia de Melo)
Rheingold ( Fatih Akin , Nurhan Sekerci-Porst )
All Quiet on the Western Front (Edward Berger , Daniel Marc Dreifuss , Malte Grunert  )
Queens on the Run (Jorge Macaya , Martha Higareda, Alexis Fridman, Miri Higareda, Héctor Villegas)
Pathaan (Shridhar Raghavan, Abbas Tyrewala, Siddharth Anand, Aditya Chopra)
Techno Brothers (Hirobumi Watanabe )
Alcarràs (Carla Simón, Sonia Castelo , Arnau Vilaró )
Saint Omer (Amrita David, Alice Diop, Zoé Galeron, Marie N’Diaye,Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral)
Hilma  ( ProducersHelena Danielsson | Lasse Hallström | Sigurjon Sighvatsson) 
Battle on Buka Street ( Funke Akindele)
Amandla  (Greig Buckle | Jarrod de Jong | Nerina De Jager | Riaan Van Der Wart)

                                               

Best International Film  2023 sponsored by Yarden Mitrani
Polite Society
John Wick
Creed III
Emancipation
The Menu
Little Mermaid
Luther : The Fallen Sun

 

Global Contribution to motion picture
Daniel Craig
Ralph Fiennes
Dame Joan Collins
Hugh Grant
Emma Thompson
Pierce Brosnan
Stephen Fry
Glenda Jackson
John Cleese

 

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Jamie Walsh
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About the National Film Academy:

The National Film Academy, a global institution with offices in 15 countries including the UK, USA, and France, is committed to honoring and celebrating the exceptional achievements in the world of motion pictures. As the esteemed organization behind the National Film Festival and the prestigious National Film Awards, as well as its subsidiary awards worldwide, the National Film Academy plays a vital role in recognizing excellence and promoting the finest talents in the film and television industry.

With a focus on celebrating the motion picture industry, the National Film Academy takes great pride in showcasing the remarkable contributions made by talent, films, and TV series. Through the highly anticipated annual National Film Awards, the organization brings together influential industry figures, emerging talents, and dedicated film enthusiasts. It serves as an electrifying platform, where the very best of  filmmaking is unveiled, celebrated, and cherished.

By championing the art of storytelling and the magic of the silver screen and the small screen, the National Film Academy embraces its global presence and steadfast dedication to honoring the remarkable achievements in film and television. With a rich heritage and a commitment to excellence, the National Film Academy continues to elevate the industry and inspire future generations of filmmakers.