Fans of “After the Sun” React to The Disparaging Attitude Towards The BAFTA Award Nominations


Aftersun fans have reacted to the film’s absence from a number of BAFTA nomination categories this year.

Charlotte Wells’ debut feature film starring Paul Mescal and Frankie Corio was nominated for four awards, and “Everything is Quiet on the Western Front” was nominated for 14.

Aftersun was nominated for “Outstanding British Film”, “Best Actor” by Paul Mescal, as well as “Outstanding Debut” by a British Screenwriter, Director or Producer Wells.

However, many expected Wells to receive a nomination for director or original screenplay, as well as best film.

“Charlotte Wells deserved better,” one person tweeted, while another person said of the Best Director category: “It’s crazy that Charlotte Wells is missing from this list. And not only because it’s 83% of men.”


“The last Sun not to be in the best original screenplay or Charlotte Wells in directing is definitely a decision,” another person tweeted, and film critic Anna Smith shared her opinion on the Best Film category.

“Not a single female film has been nominated in the Best Film category at the #EEBAFTA. I am very surprised that Aftersun did not fall into either this or the director’s category,” she wrote.


This year’s BAFTAs will be hosted by Richard E. Grant and Alison Hammond, and the ceremony will take place at London’s Royal Festival Hall at the Southbank Center on February 19.


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