The 2023 Bafta movie awards provoked the return of the “so white” controversy on Twitter as on-line users criticised an absence of diversity among the match’s winners.

The Baftas drew an moderate viewers of 2.6 million viewers, with a top of 3.5 million, when they aired on BBC One on Sunday, in a single day figures showed.

The awards at London’s Royal Festival Hall delivered a mixture of ancient moments but additionally left milestones yet to be reached, sparking frequent criticism on-line over the dearth of diversity among winners.

Sky News presenter Saima Mohsin tweeted: “I watched clips of the #BAFTAS and didn’t watch a single dim or brown particular person procure.

“Not on memoir of they’re now no longer white but on memoir of they’re gorgeous, in actuality gorgeous and the top. In so many categories. Uncared for and ignored time & all once more.

“So depressing. Unconscious bias & systemic. #BaftasSoWhite.”

The nominations were some of essentially the most diverse in the match’s history, with half the nominees for leading actress and supporting actress being non-white.

Nonetheless, the wait continues for the winner of easiest actress to return from an ethnic minority background as Cate Blanchett scooped the prize for her performance as a conductor going by procedure of misconduct claims and psychological warfare in Tar.

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Cate Blanchett poses with the award for leading actress for Tar (Ian West/PA)

There were six of us nominated in the class this year, three of whom were non-white: Viola Davis (for The Girl King), Danielle Deadwyler (Till) and Michelle Yeoh (Every thing In each set All At Once).

This year nearly four in 10 Bafta nominations went to non-white performers, the 2nd top proportion on file, alternatively these weren’t transformed into prizes all the procedure by procedure of the ceremony on Sunday.

Users on Twitter were utilising the hashtag BaftasSoWhite following the OscarsSoWhite hashtag which started trending in 2015 and 2016, when there were no non-white performers recognised.

The hashtag returned when the nominations for the 2020 Bafta movie awards additionally featured no non-white actors in the four predominant appearing categories, and an absence of female administrators.

Bafta therefore announced a raft of adjustments to its movie awards according to an absence of diversity.

Richard Addy, who turned into the lead researcher on a file into girls folk of coloration in data leadership and coverage authored by his companion Luba Kassova, urged the PA data agency: “I did opinion the ceremony and as it turned into occurring, and the awards were being shared, it began to break of day on us, the range narrative.

“Earlier than it…there were rather a lot of articles about how the nominees enjoy change into more diverse and so there turned into a create of expectation with a renewed ceremony that that would possibly per chance well per chance be reflected.

“That in actuality symbolic 2nd turned into when the top movie award came on and you regarded at your total community and it turned into utterly white faces as adversarial to the presenter.

“It’s painful on memoir of there’s a sense of us of coloration and allies are continuously pondering that we’re making development and given there turned into a total hoo-ha three years ago about BaftasSoWhite and your total range of claimed initiatives to achieve things varied, when the tip consequence’s no commerce in any respect.”

Mr Addy, who’s old chief adviser to BBC News, mentioned it turned into “incredibly painful” to peek the community winners image proper by procedure of which he describes “now no longer one dim face, now no longer one Asian face”.

He added: “It’s painful on memoir of for another which has a desire to be embracing, inclusive, creative, tantalizing – to actually shut out a total part of the inhabitants, it’s painful to peek on memoir of you judge this display masks day, how is that seemingly?

“It need to be an image from the 1950s.”

The awards ceremony on Sunday additionally saw cinematography remain a males-easiest zone as Mandy Walker, who turned into easiest the 2nd girl to be nominated on this class for her work on Elvis, lost to James Buddy who shot All Calm On The Western Entrance.

The German language anti-warfare narrative, directed by German filmmaker Edward Berger and according to the 1929 contemporary of the identical title by Erich Maria Remarque, scooped seven prizes on the Bafta movie awards, collectively with easiest movie and easiest director.

It additionally broke 1988 Italian coming-of-age drama Cinema Paradiso’s file for the top selection of Baftas for a foreign language movie.

It turned into a disappointing evening for The Banshees Of Inisherin, which had 10 nominations but emerged with easiest four wins.

Nonetheless, these incorporated easiest supporting actor and supporting actress for the movie’s Irish stars Barry Keoghan and Kerry Condon respectively.

Baz Luhrmann’s biopic Elvis additionally secured four wins, with its extensive title Austin Butler beating favourite Colin Farrell to the top actor gong in a shock decision from the voting academy.

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Colin Farrell has received a Golden Globe and secured an Oscar nomination for his role in The Banshees Of Inisherin (Ian West/PA)

Farrell, who took the starring role in dark comedy Banshees, had been in competitors for his first leading actor Bafta in his 25-year occupation.

Every thing In each set All At Once had an well-known more disappointing evening, securing easiest one Bafta – for easiest enhancing – out of 10 nominations.

It turned into additionally a lacklustre evening for British veterans late the scenes.

Sir Roger Deakins missed out on easiest cinematography for Empire Of Gentle while Jenny Beavan failed to catch the gong for costume procure for Mrs Harris Goes To Paris.

Invoice Nighy lost out to Butler in the leading actor class for his performance in Residing.

Closing year’s rising extensive title award winner, No Time To Die actress Lashana Lynch, presented this year’s trophy to Emma Mackey.

Mackey turned into encouraged to the stage by her smiling Intercourse Education co-extensive title Aimee Lou Wood, who additionally received a nomination in the class.

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Emma Mackey, shown along with her rising extensive title award, will next appear in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie (Ian West/PA)

Earlier in the evening, Carey Mulligan turned into incorrectly announced as the winner of the supporting actress award after a translation error while deaf actor Troy Kotsur turned into presenting.

Oscar-winner Kotsur turned into turning in the announcement by signal language earlier than a miscommunication resulted in Mulligan’s title being mentioned for her performance in She Talked about.

The announcer instant corrected themselves and mentioned Condon turned into the winner for Banshees.

Ceremony host Richard E Grant joked later that he had a defibrillator for Mulligan after the shock of her title being called and then modified.

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Richard E Grant had described it as an ‘amazing privilege’ to be chosen to host the match (Ian West/PA)

The mistake did now no longer characteristic in the closing broadcast on BBC One, which aired a exiguous bit late the ceremony till the closing four awards.

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox And The Horse by Charlie Mackesy received the Bafta for easiest British short animation.

Simplest costume procure went to Catherine Martin for the biopic Elvis, along with her husband, the movie’s director Baz Luhrmann, accepting in her space.

The Bafta for easiest documentary went to Navalny, while Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio received the Bafta for appealing movie.

Jamie Lee Curtis and Anya Taylor-Joy presented the outstanding debut by a British author, director or producer to Charlotte Wells for Aftersun.

Singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading additionally made a shock performance on stage alongside reigning Mercury Prize winner Tiny Simz.

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