“1917” by Reliance Entertainment and Amblin Partners won seven awards at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) held at the Royal Albert Hall in London last evening. It includes Outstanding British Film, Best Film and Best Director (Sam Mendes).
The first World War-based thriller was nominated in BAFTA in 9 categories, among which Best Cinematography (Roger Deakins), Best Production Design (Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandless), Best Sound (Scott Milne, Oliver Tarny, Rachel Tate, Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson) and special visual effects (Greg Butler, Gilliam Rocharan and Dominic Tuhi) E.
Sam Mendes, who is the first British winner of Best Director BAFTA since Danny Boyle’s 2009 ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ victory, said, “It is a personal pleasure to see the story develop very close to me and my family, but most of all It is a matter of great pleasure that this film has been seen by a large number of viewers. “
He said, “None of us knew that viewers would come to see it in such numbers, it was not at all certain. It coincides with the awards season and even after four weeks it remains at number one in the UK is.
1917 Previously won three awards at the Critics’ Choice Awards 2020 for ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Cinematographer’ and ‘Best Editing’. The film has also won the 77th Golden Globes Best Picture in the Drama category and Best Director Award for Sam Mendes.