Bafta chair Krishnendu Majumdar reflects on final year in role, “progress” of 2023 film nominations

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Bafta chair Krishnendu Majumdar is bidding farewell to his post after three years in the role with a sense of accomplishment at the breadth of films to make the 2023 nominations list. All Quiet On The Western Front, the German-language Netflix film directed by Edward Berger, has received the most nominations, at 14. “Look at the range and breadth in best film,” says Majumdar, who will be succeeded by deputy chair and leading talent agent Sara Putt. Zero female directors are nominated for best film, a category with no interventions, and only Charlotte Wells making the initial longlist of 10 for Aftersun. “We don’t have a female director of best film nominated, but we have 11 female-named nominee directors across all of our categories, which I think is great,” says Higgs.
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