‘All Quiet on the Western Front’ Leads BAFTA Contest But Rivals Are Everywhere

Three years into BAFTA’s radical overhaul of its voting system at the nomination stage, this year’s slate of nominees isn’t quite as rogue as it has been in the past two years, which saw many a heavily hyped front-runner booted in favor of homegrown underdogs and arthouse outsiders.

But if things hew closer to the general shape of the awards race as shaped by American precursors, there’s still room for quirks and surprises — not least a foreign-language, field-leading juggernaut that few would have seen coming a couple of weeks ago.

Here’s how the top categories have shaken out before the Feb.

19 ceremony.• Best FilmBAFTA voters largely rejected Hollywood goliaths, including blockbuster “Top Gun: Maverick” and Steven Spielberg’s Golden Globe champ “The Fabelmans,” as Germany instead led the way.Edward Berger’s muscular, technically astonishing World War I epic “All Quiet on the Western Front

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