BAFTA Awards: Sophie Ellis-Bextor to Perform ‘Saltburn’ Hit ‘Murder on the Dancefloor’

Hollywood Gossip
2 min readJan 31, 2024

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 22 years after the first release,” the British Academy highlights.

BY GEORG SZALAI, JANUARY 30, 2024

Get ready for “Murder on the Dancefloor” at the BAFTA Film Awards 2024. The British Academy has unveiled that English singer-songwriter Sophie Ellis-Bextor will perform her 2001 smash hit, featured in Emerald Fennell’s BAFTA-nominated film Saltburn, at the EE BAFTA Film Awards.

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 22 years after the first release of the song,” BAFTA said. “Old and new fans are streaming the track which is being used as a trending audio for millions of videos on Instagram and TikTok and [it] continues to mark new achievements on Spotify, YouTube and TikTok globally alongside newfound success in America, where it entered the Billboard Top 100 for the first time and continues to climb.”

Christopher Nolan’s biographical epic Oppenheimer is leading the pack of the 2024 BAFTA film awards nominees with 13 nominations, with Yorgos Lanthimos’ black-comedy science fantasy Poor Things earned 11. Amazon/MGM’s Saltburn, starring Barry Keoghan, Jacob Elordi, Rosamund Pike and Richard E. Grant, which is streaming on Amazon Prime Video, received five BAFTA nominations.

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