BAFTA Longlists 8 Animated Features, ‘Pinocchio’ Up in 6 Categories

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts, BAFTA, has announced the longlists of films and talent that have gone through to Round Two of voting for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards. Longlists were revealed for 24 categories, including Animated Film, British Short Animation and Visual Effects.

“The publication of the EE BAFTA Film Awards Longlist is a very special moment to recognize the wide range of exceptional crafts, performances and productions that make the magic of films a reality,” commented Anna Higgs, BAFTA Film Committee Chair. “To be Longlisted is a fantastic achievement amidst the phenomenal films released in the last year. Sharing the list lightyeahead of the Nominations will hopefully inspire the public to watch as many films as possible and join in the conversation as excitement builds for the Awards.”

Out of 21 submitted films, eight feature-length titles are contending for four nominations in the Animated Film race:

In an impressive genre-busting turn of events, Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio is the sole toon contender in five other longlist categories: Adapted Screenplay (Guillermo del Toro and Patrick McHale), Original Score (Alexandre Desplat), Production Design (Guy Davis and Curt Enderle), Sound and Special Visual Effects.

The longlisted films for Special Visual Effects are:

  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Avatar: The Way of Water
  • The Batman
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
  • Everything Everywhere All at Once
  • Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore
  • Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
  • Jurassic World Dominion
  • Top Gun: Maverick

Six films will advance in the British Short Animation category:

Round Two voting kicked off Friday and will determine the Nominations, to be unveiled via a global livestream hosted by Hayley Atwell and Toheeb Jimoh on January 19 at noon GMT. Round Three of voting will determine the winners, to be announced on February 19 at the EE BAFTA Film Awards ceremony at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall in London.

All longlisted films are available for voting members to watch on BAFTA View.

See all the longlists for the 2023 EE BAFTA Film Awards and more info about the Academy’s awards and activities at



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