Saltburn, filmed in Oxford, failed to translate its viral success into awards gold as it was left empty-handed at the British Academy Film Awards (Baftas).

The movie is about a student at Oxford who becomes enthralled by a wealthier classmate and spends a summer at his sprawling estate.

It has become an internet sensation but did not land a single Bafta on Sunday evening, despite nods for outstanding British film, leading actor Barry Keoghan, supporting actress Rosamund Pike, supporting actor Jacob Elordi and score.

However, the film did get a moment in the spotlight with the performance of Murder On The Dancefloor by Sophie Ellis-Bextor.

The song, released 22 years ago, had a scene-stealing moment in the final stages of the film and has since re-entered the charts.

Oxford Mail: Saltburn was filmed in Oxford Saltburn was filmed in Oxford (Image: Photo: PA)Ms Ellis-Bextor was joined by a team of dancers in sequins as she took to the stage in a dramatic black and orange gown with a full skirt as she performed the disco hit.

Barbie and Killers Of The Flower Moon were all also left without picking up an award despite nominations.

Greta Gerwig’s film about the Mattel doll having an existential crisis was the highest-grossing film of 2023 and was nominated for a string of awards, but failed to win a single one.

Star Margot Robbie lost out on the best actress prize to Poor Things’ Emma Stone, while the screenplay by director Greta Gerwig and her husband Noah Baumbach lost out to courtroom drama Anatomy Of A Fall, by Justine Triet and Arthur Harari.

Oxford Mail: The Prince of Wales attended the Baftas The Prince of Wales attended the Baftas (Image: PA)Ryan Gosling’s Ken was defeated in the supporting actor category by Robert Downey Jr for Oppenheimer.

Killers Of The Flower Moon, Martin Scorsese’s western crime epic, also left with nothing, despite nods for best film, best supporting actor for Robert De Niro and a number of the below the line categories.

It was Oppenheimer that swept up at the Baftas, as it was named best film and won best director, best actor and best supporting actor.

Christopher Nolan’s epic biopic about J Robert Oppenheimer, the theoretical physicist described as the father of the atomic bomb, scored seven awards at the ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall in London.

The British filmmaker won his first Baftas following previous nominations for Inception and Dunkirk.

Oxford Mail: Cillian Murphy in the press room after winning the Best Leading Actor award for Oppenheimer during the Bafta Film Awards 2024Cillian Murphy in the press room after winning the Best Leading Actor award for Oppenheimer during the Bafta Film Awards 2024 (Image: Ian West)Oppenheimer also won the Baftas for best cinematography, score and editing.

Emma Stone was named best actress for Poor Things, the steampunk fairytale adaptation of the novel of the same name by Scottish author Alasdair Gray.

Poor Things won five prizes in total, including costume design, make up and hair, production design and visual effects.

Da’Vine Joy Randolph won the supporting actress prize for her turn as a grieving cook in The Holdovers, about a teacher forced to stay at school over the holidays.

Courtroom drama Anatomy Of A Fall won the first award of the night when it scored the prize for original screenplay.

Holocaust drama The Zone Of Interest, directed by British filmmaker Jonathan Glazer was named best film not in the English language and outstanding British film. It also won best sound.

The Boy And The Heron was named best animated film – while 20 Days In Mariupol was named best documentary.

MiaMcKenna Bruce won the EE rising star prize, the only film Bafta for by the public.

The Bafta Fellowship, the highest honour of the British film academy, was presented to actress Samantha Morton, who was taken into care as a baby and spent time in and out of care and foster homes growing up.