The Winners Of The National Film Awards 2023 Have Been Revealed

By Olivia Emily

12 months ago

And the award goes to… 


It seems like almost everyone was recognised by the National Film Awards’ 2023 round of nominations, from Henry Cavill for Enola Holmes 2 to Yasmin Finney for Doctor Who, despite the latter not being out until 2024. But it was the glittering ceremony on 3 July 2023 that revealed the deserving winners. Here they are…

National Film Awards 2023: And The Winners Are…

  • Best Actress: Olivia Coleman (Empire of Light
  • Best Actor: Taron Egerton (Tetris)
  • Best Newcomer: Noah Caplan (Stepping Stone)
  • Best Actress In A TV Series: Jennifer Metcalfe (Hollyoaks)
  • Best Actor In A TV Series: Richard Blackwood (Hollyoaks)
  • Best Supporting Actor: Asim Chaudhry (What’s Love Got To Do With it?)
  • Best Supporting Actress: Lourdes Faberes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
  • Best Drama: Tetris 
  • Best Supporting Actress In A TV Series: Arsema Thomas (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Best Supporting Actor In A TV Series: Dizzee Rascal (Jungle)
  • Best TV Drama Series: YOU
  • Best Thriller: The Stranger in Our Bed
  • Best Action In A Film/Series: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
  • Best Independent Film: Love Without Walls
  • Best Screenplay: Jemima Khan (What’s Love Got to Do With It?)
  • Best Documentary: The Real Mo Farah
  • Best British Film 2023: What’s Love Got To Do With It?
  • Best Comedy: Rye Lane
  • Outstanding Performance: Adele James (Queen Cleopatra)
  • Best Feature Film: Bank of Dave
  • Best Director: Shekhar Kapur (What’s Love Got To Do With It?)
  • Best Producer: Kayleigh-Paige Rees (Keep Calm & Carry On)
  • Best Streaming Platform: Prime Video UK
  • Best Film Production Company: Film4 Productions
  • Best Foreign Language Film: Saint Omer (Amrita David, Alice Diop, Zoé Galeron, Marie N’Diaye, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral)
  • Best International Film: Luther: The Fallen Sun
  • Global Contribution To Motion Picture: Hugh Grant

All The Nominees For The National Film Awards 2023

Best Actress 2023

  • Kate Bosworth (Last Sentinel)
  • Lily James (What’s Love Got To Do With It?)
  • Ashley Madekwe (The Strays)
  • Olivia Coleman (Empire of Light) (WINNER)
  • Jennifer Saunders (Allelujah)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (Nolly)
  • Gemma Arterton (Funny Woman)
  • Kate Beckinsale (Fool’s Paradise)
  • Emma Mackey (Emily)

Best Actor 2023

  • Lucien Laviscount (Last Sentinel)
  • Jason Statham (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
  • Rory Kinnear (Bank of Dave)
  • Natey Jones (Pretty Red Dress)
  • Taron Egerton (Tetris) (WINNER)
  • Colin Farrell (The Banshees of Inisherin)
  • Henry Cavill (Enola Holmes 2)
  • Idris Elba (Luther: The Fallen Sun)
  • Ralph Fiennes (The Menu)

Best Newcomer 2023, Sponsored By By Valentine

  • Bugzy Malone (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
  • David Jonsson (Rye Lane)
  • Arsema Thomas (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Vivian Oparah (Rye Lane)
  • Noah Caplan (Stepping Stone) (WINNER)
  • Alexandra Burke (Pretty Red Dress)
  • Ncuti Gatwa (Doctor Who)
  • India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Louis Partridge (Enola Holmes)
  • Yasmin Finney (Doctor Who)
  • Halle Bailey (The Little Mermaid

Best Actress in a TV Series 2023, Sponsored By Pure Beauty Collagen

  • Máiréad Tyers (Extraordinary)
  • Jennifer Metcalfe (Hollyoaks) (WINNER)
  • Lilly Allen (Dreamland)
  • India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Billie Piper (I Hate Suzie Too)
  • Jasmine Jobson (Top Boy)
  • Charlotte Ritchie (You)
  • Melia Kreiling (Mammals)
poster for the new The little mermaid movie 2023

Halle Bailey is nominated for Best Newcomer at the National Film Awards for The Little Mermaid, and the film is up for Best International Film, too. (Disney)

Best Actor in a TV Series 2023, Sponsored By Emperor Vodka

  • Richard Blackwood (Hollyoaks) (WINNER)
  • Penn Badgley (You)
  • Nick Pickard (Hollyoaks)
  • James Corden (Mammals)
  • Ashley Thomas (Great Expectations by Charles Dickens)
  • Adeel Akhtar (Sherwood)
  • Kane Robinson (Top Boy)
  • Ncuti Gatwa (Doctor Who)

Best Supporting Actor 2023

  • Asim Chaudhry (What’s Love Got To Do With it?) (WINNER)
  • Simon Manyonda (Rye Lane)
  • Ricci Harnett (Love Without Walls)
  • Hugh Grant (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre)
  • Nicholas Hoult (The Menu)
  • Paul Kaye (Bank of Dave)

Best Supporting Actress 2023, Sponsored By Youth & Earth

  • Emma Thompson (What’s Love Got To Do With it?)
  • Poppy Allen-Quarmby (Rye Lane)
  • Mara Huf  (Tetris
  • Lourdes Faberes (Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre) (WINNER)
  • Phoebe Dynevor (Bank of Dave)
  • Patsy Kensit (Renegades)

Best Drama 2023, Sponsored By Eternal Muse 

  • Last Sentinel
  • Tetris (WINNER)
  • Rye Lane
  • The Strays
  • Queen Cleopatra
  • Girl
  • Master Gardener
  • The Banshees of Inisherin
  • Empire of Light
Colin Farrell in the film THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN

Colin Farrell is nominated by the National Film Awards for Best Actor for The Banshees of Inisherin, and the film is also up for Best Drama. (Colin Farrell in The Banshees of Inisherin. Photo by Jonathan Hession. Courtesy of Searchlight Pictures. © 2022 20th Century Studios All Rights Reserved.)

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series 2023

  • Freema Agyeman (Dreamland)
  • Arsema Thomas (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story) (WINNER)
  • Tilly Keeper (You)
  • Louisa Binda (Hotel Portofino)
  • Romola Garai (Becoming Elizabeth)
  • Shalom Brune-Franklin (The Tourist)
  • Catherine Tate (Doctor Who)
  • Sofia Oxenham (Extraordinary)

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series 2023

  • Jamie Lomas (Hollyoaks)
  • Corey Mylchreest (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Ed Speleers (You)
  • Dizzee Rascal (Jungle) (WINNER)
  • Bilal Hasna (Extraordinary)
  • Richard Blackwood (Hollyoaks)
  • Kiell Smith-Bynoe (Dreamland)

Best TV Drama Series 2023

  • Extraordinary
  • Hollyoaks
  • Dreamland
  • Jungle
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story
  • Lockwood & Co.
  • Mammals
  • YOU (WINNER)
  • EastEnders
  • Doctor Who 

Best Thriller 2023, Sponsored By Ivy Niche

  • Last Sentinel
  • Unwelcome
  • I Came By
  • The Ledge
  • The Stranger in Our Bed (WINNER)
  • Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey
Joe strolling through South Kensington, a london filming location in You

Popular Netflix series You has five nominations across the board at the National Film Awards. (Penn Badgley as Joe Goldberg in episode 401 of You. Courtesy of Netflix © 2022)

Best Action in a Film/Series 2023, Sponsored By UNNATURALLY NATURAL

  • Last Sentinel
  • Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun
  • Queen Cleopatra
  • Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story (WINNER)
  • Renegades
  • Accident Man: Hitman’s Holiday
  • Enola Holmes 2
  • Hitmen

Best Independent Film 2023, Sponsored By Telephonos

  • What’s Love Got to Do with It?
  • Manfish
  • Bank of Dave
  • Drift
  • Casting Kill
  • Breaking Infinity
  • Jungle Cry
  • Girl
  • Love Without Walls (WINNER)
  • Tales of Babylon

Best Screenplay 2023

  • Jemima Khan (What’s Love Got to Do With It?) (WINNER)
  • Adura Onashile (Girl)
  • Jamie Flatters & George Jaques (Black Dog)
  • Frances O’Connor (Emily)
  • Savvas D. Michael (Hitmen)
  • Jane Gull (Love Without Walls)
  • Nathan Bryon & Tom Melia (Rye Lane)

Best Documentary 2023, Sponsored By Green Glamour

  • Zuckerberg: King of the Metaverse
  • The Real Mo Farah (WINNER)
  • Escape From Kabul Airport
  • How To Survive a Dictator With Munya Chawawa
  • Harry Potter 20th Anniversary: Return to Hogwarts
  • Lewis Capaldi: How I’m Feeling Now
  • My Old School
  • The Other Fellow
A still from Netflix's Lockwood & Co.

Lockwood & Co. is nominated for best TV drama series by the National Film Awards, despite being cancelled by Netflix.

Best British Film 2023, Sponsored By FIJI Water UK

  • What’s Love Got to Do with It? (WINNER)
  • Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
  • Rye Lane
  • Blue Jean
  • Love Without Walls
  • Dream Agency
  • I Used to Be Famous
  • I Am Ruth
  • The House

Best Comedy 2023

  • What’s Love Got To Do With it?
  • Rye Lane (WINNER)
  • Keep Calm & Carry On
  • Fools Paradise
  • Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
  • Brian and Charles
  • I Used to Be Famous
  • Mammals

Outstanding Performance 2023

  • Keanu Reeves (John Wick)
  • Cynthia Erivo (Drift)
  • Anya Taylor-Joy (The Menu)
  • Hugh Grant (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
  • India Amarteifio (Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story)
  • Bally Gill (Allelujah)
  • Adele James (Queen Cleopatra) (WINNER)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (Weird: The Al Yankovic Story)
  • Stephen Merchant (The Outlaws)
  • Milly Bobby Brown (Enola Holmes 2)

Best Feature Film 2023

  • Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre
  • Breaking Infinity
  • Coyote
  • Emily
  • The Menu
  • Bank of Dave (WINNER)
  • The Hitmen
  • Wolf Garden
Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 101 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story

India Amarteifio and Corey Mylchreest both received multiple nominations from the National Film Awards for their work on Netflix limited series, Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L- R: Corey Mylchreest as Young King George, India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte in episode 101 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023)

Best Director 2023

  • Guy Ritchie (Operation Fortune: Ruse de Guerre)
  • Shekhar Kapur (What’s Love Got To Do With It?) (WINNER)
  • Chris Foggin (Bank of Dave)
  • Nathaniel Martello-White (The Strays)
  • Georgia Oakley (Blue Jean)
  • Tina Gharavi (Queen Cleopatra)
  • Adura Onashile (Girl)
  • Marianna Dean (Breaking Infinity)
  • Mark Mylod (The Menu)

Best Producer 2023

  • Kayleigh-Paige Rees (Keep Calm & Carry On) (WINNER)
  • Iain Canning, Joanna Laurie, Emile Sherman, Christophe Spadone & Florian Zeller (The Son)
  • Seth Reiss & Will Tracy (The Menu)
  • Karl Hall, Neil Jones, Piers Tempest, Matt Williams (Bank of Dave)
  • Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner & Jemima Khan (What’s Love Got to Do with It?)
  • Peter Chernin, Neil Cross, Idris Elba, David Ready, Jenno Topping (Luther: The Fallen Sun)

Best Streaming Platform 2023

  • BritBox
  • Apple TV+
  • Prime Video UK (WINNER)
  • Mubi
  • Netflix
  • NOW
  • Paramount +
  • Channel 4
  • Shudder
  • Sky Go

Best Film Production Company 2023

  • Working Title Films
  • StudioCanal UK
  • Film4 Productions (WINNER)
  • Heyday Films
  • Warp Films
  • DNA Films
  • See-Saw Films

Jennifer Saunders and Bally Gill (left) are both recognised by the National Film Awards for their work on Allelujah. (Bally Gill, Richard Eyre, Alan Bennett and Judi Dench behind the scenes of Allelujah)

Best Foreign Language Film 2023, Sponsored by VooVix TV

  • Property (Daniel Bandeira, Livia de Melo)
  • Rheingold (Fatih Akin, Nurhan Sekerci-Porst )
  • All Quiet on the Western Front (Edward Berger, Daniel Marc Dreifuss, Malte Grunert  )
  • Queens on the Run (Jorge Macaya, Martha Higareda, Alexis Fridman, Miri Higareda, Héctor Villegas)
  • Pathaan (Shridhar Raghavan, Abbas Tyrewala, Siddharth Anand, Aditya Chopra)
  • Techno Brothers (Hirobumi Watanabe)
  • Alcarràs (Carla Simón, Sonia Castelo, Arnau Vilaró)
  • Saint Omer (Amrita David, Alice Diop, Zoé Galeron, Marie N’Diaye, Toufik Ayadi, Christophe Barral) (WINNER)
  • Hilma (Helena Danielsson, Lasse Hallström, Sigurjon Sighvatsson)
  • Battle on Buka Street (Funke Akindele)
  • Amandla (Greig Buckle, Jarrod de Jong, Nerina De Jager, Riaan Van Der Wart)                         

Best International Film 2023, Sponsored by Yarden Mitrani

  • Polite Society
  • John Wick
  • Next Goal Wins
  • Creed III
  • Emancipation
  • The Menu
  • Little Mermaid
  • Luther: The Fallen Sun (WINNER)

Global Contribution To Motion Picture

  • Daniel Craig
  • Ralph Fiennes
  • Dame Joan Collins
  • Hugh Grant (WINNER)
  • Emma Thompson
  • Pierce Brosnan
  • Stephen Fry
  • Glenda Jackson
  • John Cleese

nationalfilmawards.org

Featured image: Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. (L to R) India Amarteifio as Young Queen Charlotte, Corey Mylchreest as Young King George in episode 101 of Queen Charlotte: A Bridgerton Story. Cr. Liam Daniel/Netflix © 2023