In a triumphant showcase of cinematic prowess, Channel 4’s film division, Film4, has secured an unprecedented 30 nominations at the upcoming 2024 EE British Academy Film Awards. The prestigious ceremony is slated to unfold on Sunday, 18th February, at London’s esteemed Royal Festival Hall.

Film4’s influence is unmistakably woven into the fabric of the nominations, with five of its backed films earning recognition. The stellar lineup includes Yorgos Lanthimos’ “Poor Things,” Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest,” Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers,” Molly Manning-Walker’s “How to Have Sex,” and Savanah Leaf’s “Earth Mama.”

This commendable feat comes on the heels of a string of recent accolades, with ten Film4-backed films making their premieres at the London Film Festival. Notable entries such as “Poor Things,” “All of Us Strangers,” “The Zone of Interest,” and the Closing Night film “The Kitchen” have left an indelible mark. The Cannes Film Festival witnessed triumphs for “The Zone of Interest” with the Grand Prix and “How to Have Sex” with Un Certain Regard, while “Poor Things” clinched the prestigious Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival. The success continued at the British Independent Film Awards, where Film4-backed films secured 14 wins, including Best British Independent Film for “All of Us Strangers” and two Golden Globes for “Poor Things” – Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress for Emma Stone.

Daniel Battsek, Chairman of Film4 and Ollie Madden Director of Film4 commented: “We couldn’t be prouder of our nominated films, in what is proving to be a vintage year for cinema. It’s wonderful to see BAFTA voters recognising the wide and eclectic range of talent that Film4 supports. Huge congratulations to all our nominees!”

Leading the pack is Yorgos Lanthimos’s “Poor Things,” securing nominations in a staggering 11 categories, including Best Film, Outstanding British Film, and Leading Actress for Emma Stone. Jonathan Glazer’s “The Zone of Interest” follows closely with 9 nominations, spanning Outstanding British Film, Film not in English Language, and Director. Andrew Haigh’s “All of Us Strangers” and Molly Manning Walker’s “How to Have Sex” garnered recognition in 6 and 3 categories, respectively, showcasing the diversity of Film4’s portfolio. Savanah Leaf’s “Earth Mama” also received a nod for Outstanding debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer.

Additionally, Mia Mckenna-Bruce, the lead actress in “How to Have Sex,” has earned a nomination for the EE Rising Star Award – the only accolade decided by public vote. Film enthusiasts can cast their votes at EE’s official voting site.

As the anticipation builds for the 2024 BAFTA Awards, Film4 stands tall, affirming its unwavering commitment to supporting diverse and compelling storytelling in the world of cinema.