BAFTAs 2022: The Winners

The British Academy Film Awards have been and gone – read our summary to find out what happened. 

BAFTAs 2022: The Winners

The 75th British Academy Film Awards were televised on Sunday night, with Australian actress Rebel Wilson hosting for the first time. She cracked jokes about the middle finger being the universal symbol for Putin, took a dig at JK Rowling for being transphobic by claiming the author wouldn’t accept her after her physical transformation, and she made jokes about Daniel Craig and Benedict Cumberbatch that were removed from the BBC broadcast for being too crude. 

When it came to the awards themselves, a lot of the winners were unable to accept them, as the BAFTAs clashed with the Critics Choice Awards which were held mainly in Los Angeles on the same night. A lot of the winners had people accept their award on their behalf, like when Benedict Cumberbatch took to the stage after Jane Campion won best director. The New Zealand director was the biggest winner of the night, with her fantastic western drama The Power of the Dog taking the two biggest prizes: best picture and best director. This also puts it in pole position for the Oscars, where it has already been a favourite for several weeks to win the biggest awards.

Denis Villeneuve’s Dune however was the biggest winner in terms of quantity, taking home five BAFTAs, although it won none of the major awards. Still, five BAFTAs is nothing to scoff at, and as one of the biggest films of the year in terms of both its scope and success it was certainly deserving of the wins for best cinematography, original score, production design, sound, and special visual effects.

Belfast, another frontrunner for best picture at the Oscars, took home the award for outstanding British film, beating the likes of House of Gucci, No Time to Die, and Cyrano. It also beat After Love to the prize, although Aleem Khan’s feature-length debut did not go home empty handed, as Joanna Scanlan managed to win best actress for playing the leading role in Khan’s film against the likes of Lady Gaga and Tessa Thompson, who were nominated for House of Gucci and Passing respectively. 

Will Smith won best actor for playing Richard Williams in King Richard, making him a heavy favourite for the Academy Awards later this month. 

Licorice Pizza and CODA took home the original screenplay and adapted screenplay awards, with the latter winning over Drive My Car, the Murakami adaptation that won best film not in the English language. 

Encanto won best animated film and Summer of Soul, a film about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival that features brilliantly restored footage, won best documentary.

You can find the full list of winners and nominees below.

Best Film

The Power of the Dog (WINNER)

Belfast

Don't Look Up

Dune

Licorice Pizza

Best Director

Jane Campion - The Power of the Dog (WINNER)
Paul Thomas Anderson - Licorice Pizza
Audrey Diwan - Happening
Julia Ducournau - Titane 
Ryusuke Hamaguchi - Drive My Car
Aleem Khan - After Love

Outstanding British Film

Belfast (WINNER)

After Love

Ali & Ava

Boiling Point

Cyrano

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

House of Gucci

Last Night In Soho

No Time to Die

Passing

Leading Actress

Joanna Scanlan, After Love (WINNER)

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Renate Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Tessa Thompson, Passing

Leading Actor

Will Smith, King Richard (WINNER)

Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava

Mahershala Ali, Swan Song

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don't Look Up

Stephen Graham, Boiling Point

Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story (WINNER)

Caitríona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ann Dowd, Mass

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur, CODA (WINNER)

Mike Faist, West Side Story

Ciarán Hinds, Belfast

Woody Norman, C'mon C'mon

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Costume Design

Cruella (WINNER)

Cyrano

Dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

Make-Up & Hair

The Eyes of Tammy Faye (WINNER)

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

House of Gucci

Original Score

Dune (WINNER)

Being The Ricardos

Don't Look Up

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

The Harder They Fall (WINNER)

After Love

Boiling Point

Keyboard Fantasies

Passing

Animated Film

Encanto (WINNER)

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells Vs The Machines

Adapted Screenplay

CODA (WINNER)

Drive My Car

Dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog

Original Screenplay

Licorice Pizza (WINNER)

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Don't Look Up

King Richard

Cinematography

Dune (WINNER)

Nightmare Alley

No Time To Die

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

Documentary

Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not be Televised) (WINNER)

Becoming Cousteau

Cow

Flee

The Rescue

Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car (WINNER)

The Hand of God

Parallel Mothers

Petite Maman

The Worst Person in the World

Editing

No Time to Die (WINNER)

Belfast

Dune

Licorice Pizza

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not be Televised)

Production Design

Dune (WINNER)

Cyrano

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Sound

Dune (WINNER)

Last Night In Soho

No Time to Die

A Quiet Place Part II

West Side Story

Special Visual Effects

Dune (WINNER)

Free Guy

Ghostbusters: Afterlife

The Matrix Resurrections

No Time to Die

British Short Animation

Do Not Feed the Pigeons (WINNER)

Affairs of the Art

Night of the Living Dread

British Short Film

The Black Cop (WINNER)

Femme

The Palace

Stuffed

Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee

Casting

West Side Story (WINNER)

Boiling Point

Dune

The Hand of God

King Richard

EE Rising Star Award

Lashana Lynch (WINNER)

Ariana DeBose

Harris Dickinson

Millicent Simmonds

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Header Image Credit: Flickr - Laura Thorne

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