Ahead of the 2024 BAFTA Film Awards, get prepared for “Murder on the Dancefloor.” The British Academy has announced that English singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor will present her 2001 hit song at the BAFTA Film Awards. The song was included in Emerald Fennell’s BAFTA-nominated film Saltburn.
“22 years after the song’s original release, the classic “became one of the most talked about moments in cinema this year and a viral sensation, taking the song back into the music charts,” according to BAFTA.
The song, which is being used as the theme music for millions of videos on Instagram and TikTok, is being streamed by both longtime and new fans. It also continues to mark new milestones on Spotify, YouTube, and TikTok internationally in addition to its recent success in America, where it debuted in the Billboard Top 100 and is still rising.
With 13 nominations, Christopher Nolan’s biographical epic Oppenheimer leads the field of 2024 BAFTA film awards contenders. Yorgos Lanthimos’ dark comedy science fantasy Poor Things received 11 nominations. Five BAFTA nominations were earned by Amazon/MGM’s Saltburn, which is currently available for streaming on Amazon Prime Video and stars Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike, and Richard E. Grant.
On February 18, the BAFTA event will be hosted by David Tennant in London’s Royal Festival Hall, part of the Southbank Center. It will be shown live on BBC iPlayer and BBC One. More musical artists will be revealed later on.