Screendaily thinks it could be selected by the jury for the BAFTA's British category,
Juries are a lottery, so other films vying for one of those top-five voter places (and thus a definite nomination) are Harry Macqueen’s Supernova, starring Colin Firth and Stanley Tucci as a late middle-aged couple dealing with early-onset dementia; Francis Lee’s Ammonite, with Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan finding love among the fossils on the Lyme Regis coast in the 1840s; Dominic Cooke’s The Courier, starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a UK businessman helping a Soviet spy defect to the West during the Cold War era; and Autumn de Wilde’s stylish take on Jane Austen’s Emma.
I haven’t seen Promising Young Woman, and probably won’t, but there’s already a lot of twitter talk about it. It looks like reviewers who say anything negative about are being attacked and called misogynists. So there’s already a lot of pressure to reward the movie.
I see the tv ads for it all the time. My first thought was “oh look, they’re bring back Killing Eve for another season”. And in fact, someone who made KE also made PYW.
I did not like that version of Emma. The protagonist was a bitca! Snotty, superior, hard, and not at all self reflective, which is what normally makes the ending work. It did have Rupert Graves in it, playing the most agreeable and attractive Mr. Westin I’ve ever seen, and Miranda Hart was wonderful as the bothersome woman who’s station in life is falling (Miss Bates? Can’t remember). It looked sumptuous but there was just something about Emma herself I did not like.
It's in BAFTAs long list for Best British film but I think that's the only category,
Outstanding British Film
Ammonite Calm With Horses County Lines The Courier David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet The Dig Emma. The Father Herself His House Limbo The Mauritanian Misbehaviour Mogul Mowgli Promising Young Woman Radioactive Rebecca Rocks Saint Maud Supernova