BBC Call the Midwife will NOT air next weekend – as the finale of the current season of the show is replaced by the BAFTAs. The BBC is airing the BAFTAs instead of the final episode of the ongoing series of the medical drama and period drama.
Call the Midwife will air this coming Sunday, on February 12, as planned. But the show on February 19 has been bumped for the BAFTAs on BBC One.
That means you’ll be able to watch Call the Midwife episode 8 on Sunday, February 26. Richard E Grant hosts the annual awards show from the Royal Festival Hall in London, while Alison Hammond is on hand to catch up with the winners and losers backstage. For the first time ever, the evening culminates in a live broadcast to reveal the final four category winners.
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Nominations for the 2023 ceremony were announced last month, with Netflix’s anti-war epic All Quiet On The Western Front leading the pack with 14 nods. The movie, directed by German filmmaker Edward Berger and based on the 1929 novel of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque, has received nods for top gongs including best film, best director and best film not in the English language.
Martin McDonagh’s The Banshees Of Inisherin and Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s Everything Everywhere All At Once follow closely behind with 10 nods each. Both films have also received nominations for best film, with Baz Luhrmann’s Elvis and Todd Field’s Tar rounding off the five-strong list.
The Banshees Of Inisherin has also earned Irish actor Colin Farrell his first Bafta film nomination in the leading actor category, for his role in the black comedy-drama in which he stars alongside Brendan Gleeson. However, Farrell will face tough competition for the leading actor award as he is joined in the category by Austin Butler for Elvis, Brendan Fraser for The Whale, Paul Mescal for Aftersun, Bill Nighy for Living and Daryl McCormack for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.
The leading actress prize will also be hotly contested as the nominations include Cate Blanchett for Tar, Viola Davis for The Woman King, Michelle Yeoh for Everything Everywhere All At Once, Dame Emma Thompson for Good Luck To You, Leo Grande, Ana de Armas for Blonde and Danielle Deadwyler for Till.
The 2023 EE Bafta Film Awards will be broadcast live on BBC One on Sunday February 19 at 7pm.