Paul Mescal, the famous Irish actor, got a BAFTA nomination in the ‘Best Actor’ category for his incredible performance on AFTERSUN. On Thursday evening, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) revealed this year’s awards nominees.
Paul Mescal has received a BAFTA nomination for his performance in AFTERSUN. pic.twitter.com/h98n9UTe8b— Film Updates (@FilmUpdates) January 19, 2023
All other Nominees for the Best Actor category at the BAFTA Award
- Austin Butler, for the movie “Elvis.”
- Colin Farrell for “The Banshees of Inisherin.”
- Daryl McCormack, for “Good Luck To You, Leo Grande.”
- Brendan Fraser, for “The Whale.”
- Paul Mescal, For “Aftersun.”
- Bill Nighy, for “Living.”
Paul Mescal got high acclamation from critics for his performance in the film Aftersun
Paul Mescal has not attained those acting heights since his star turns in Regular Folk, even though he’s been a part of some noteworthy productions like The Lost Daughter.
The debut feature from Charlotte Wells, Aftersun, features the Maynooth man in what appears to be another defining role.
Since the movie’s premiere, reviews have been overwhelmingly positive, with much of the acclaim focusing on the relationship between Mescal and co-star Frankie Corio, who depicts Mescal’s daughter in the movie.
Frankie Corio, Paul Mescal, and Celia Rowlson-Hall appear in Charlotte Wells’ 2022 drama film Aftersun, which she also wrote and directed. A24 and Mubi released it in the United States on October 21, 2022, and November 18, 2022, respectively, in the United Kingdom.
A Scottish girl named Sophie, age 11, and her father go on vacation to a Turkish resort on the day of her father’s 31st birthday in the historical drama Aftersun, which is set in the late 1990s.
The movie garnered overwhelmingly positive reviews from critics, who lauded Wells’ direction, screenplay, and Paul Mescal and Corio’s performances. Additionally, the National Board of Review called it one of the top movies of 2022, while Sight and Sound gave it first place in its list of the year’s finest movies.
“Mescal turns in one of the greatest parts in his still-emerging career” in Aftersun, according to Carlos Aguilar of TheWrap, who also noted that he “continues to establish himself as an actor drawn to depictions of troubled men in movies with hefty sadness.”