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Empire of Light has been nominated for three BAFTA Awards including Outstanding British Film at the EE BAFTAS

The 2023 EE BAFTAs have announced that Empire of Light is a nominee for Outstanding British Film.

Also nominated for a BAFTA is Micheal Ward for Best Supporting Actor and Roger Deakins for Cinematography. 

Empire of Light, directed and written by Sam Mendes, is a moving drama about the power of human connection during turbulent times. Set in and around a faded old cinema in an English coastal town in the early 1980s, it follows Hilary (Olivia Colman) a cinema manager struggling with her mental health, and Stephen (Micheal Ward), a new employee who longs to escape this provincial town in which he faces daily adversity. Both Hilary and Stephen find a sense of belonging through their unlikely and tender relationship and come to experience the healing power of music, cinema, and community.

Empire of Light is out in cinemas now across the UK.

The prestigous EE BAFTA awards ceremony will take place this year at the Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London on February 19th and will be hosted by actor, Richard E. Grant.