Jemima Khan's 'What's Love Got to Do with It' bags nine nods at UK film fest

Jemima's knack for storytelling has earned her a nomination for Best Screenplay

Entertainment Desk June 15, 2023

The acclaimed film What's Love Got to Do with It? written and co-produced by Jemima Khan, has garnered significant recognition at UK's prestigious National Film Awards. The romantic comedy, directed by Shekhar Kapur, has bagged nominations in nine categories, including some of the most esteemed awards. The multifaceted nature of love and marriage across different cultures in the film has captivated audiences and critics alike.

Jemima's knack for weaving a narrative together has earned her a nomination for Best Screenplay, highlighting her prowess as both a writer and producer. Among the major nominations received by What's Love Got to Do with It? are Best British Film, Best Director for Shekhar Kapur, Best Screenplay for Jemima and Best Actress for Lily James.

The film boasts an impressive ensemble cast featuring Sajal Aly, Shazad Latif, Shabana Azmi, and Emma Thompson, with renowned music maestro Rahat Fateh Ali Khan making a special guest appearance.

The film has also secured nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Asim Chaudhry, Best Supporting Actress for Emma Thompson, Best Independent Film, Best Comedy, and Best Producer for the collaborative efforts of Nicky Kentish Barnes, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, and Jemima herself.

The announcement of these nominations took place in May for the 9th edition of the National Film Awards, organised by the esteemed UK's National Film Academy. The much-anticipated awards ceremony is scheduled to take place on July 3 at Porchester Hall, marking a celebration of cinematic excellence.

Upon the release of the nominations, social media platforms buzzed with congratulatory messages directed towards Shekhar Kapur. Notable figures, including Manoj Bajpayee, who had previously collaborated with Kapur on the critically acclaimed film Bandit Queen in 1994, extended their warm wishes to the director.

Jemima's creative vision has clearly resonated with audiences, as the multiple nominations for "What's Love Got to Do with It?" attest. Her screenplay brilliantly navigates the complexities of love and marriage in a multicultural context, captivating viewers with its heartfelt storytelling and universal themes. Jemima’s production team, in collaboration with the talented cast and crew, has brought her vision to life with finesse and artistic integrity.

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