Baftas 2022: Power of the Dog and Dune win big

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Watch: The Power Of The Dog takes top honours at Bafta film awards

Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog was the big winner at the 2022 Baftas picking up Best Picture and Best Director for the Netflix film.

Denis Villeneuve's Dune won five awards in total including Best Score for Hans Zimmer and Visual Effects.

There were a number of surprises in the acting categories with Will Smith beating hometown hero Benedict Cumberbatch to Best Actor for his role in King Richard, and After Love star Joanna Scanlan won Best Actress ahead of category favourite Lady Gaga for House of Gucci.

Ariana Debose picked up Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story while deaf actor Troy Kotsur won Supporting Actor for CODA.

Bafta chairman Krishnendu Majumdar has said the academy is so “relieved and excited” to be back in person at the Royal Albert Hall for the prize ceremony, after a largely virtual ceremony was held in 2021 due to the pandemic.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08:     Rebel Wilson poses during the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022
Rebel Wilson poses during the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 "Heads On Sticks" photocall ahead of Sunday's event (Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Best Film

WINNER: The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman

Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in The Power Of The Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix © 2021)
Benedict Cumberbatch as Phil Burbank in The Power Of The Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix © 2021)

The Power Of The Dog director Jane Campion appeared on a video call during a press conference to say she was “speechless” after her brooding western was named best film at the Baftas.

During the ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall, the film’s producer Tanya Seghatchian collected the best director prize on her behalf.

Nominees: Belfast, Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas, Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, Kevin Messick, Dune, Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Denis Villeneuve, Licorice Pizza, Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Adam Somner

Outstanding British Film

WINNER: Belfast, Kenneth Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas

Jamie Dornan (left) stars as
Jamie Dornan (left) stars as "Pa" and Jude Hill (right) stars as "Buddy" in director Kenneth Branagh's BELFAST, a Focus Features release. Credit : Rob Youngson / Focus Features

While accepting the award, producer Sir Kenneth Branagh said: “Thank you to British cinema audiences for watching in tonnage a UK and Irish cinema film at UK and Ireland cinemas.

“All hail the streaming revolution but all hail the big screen too, it’s alive, and long may they live together."

Nominees: After Love, Aleem Khan, Matthieu de Braconier, Ali & Ava, Clio Barnard, Tracy O’Riordan, Boiling Point, Philip Barantini, Bart Ruspoli, Hester Ruoff, James Cummings, Cyrano, Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Guy Heeley, Erica Schmidt, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, Jonathan Butterell, Peter Carlton, Mark Herbert, Dan Gillespie Sells, Tom MacRae , House of Gucci, Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Giannina Scott, Kevin J Walsh, Roberto Bentivegna, Becky Johnston, Last Night in Soho, Edgar Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Nira Park, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, No Time to Die, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Passing, Rebecca Hall, Margot Hand, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

WINNER: The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel (Writer/Director) [also written by Boaz Yakin]

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 29: Jeymes
Jeymes "The Bullitts" Samuel attends the 2021 Gotham Awards Presented (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Nominees: After Love, Aleem Khan (Writer/Director), Boiling Point, Philip Barantini, James Cummings (Writers), Hester Ruoff (Producer) [also produced by Bart Ruspoli], Keyboard Fantasies, Posy Dixon (Writer/Director), Liv Proctor (Producer), Passing, Rebecca Hall (Writer/Director)

Leading actress

WINNER: Joanna Scanlan, After Love

Joanna Scanlan in After Love (BFI)
Joanna Scanlan in After Love (BFI)

After Love star Joanna Scanlan struggled to hold back her tears after winning a Bafta for best actress, calling it “the highest accolade I could ever aspire to”.

The 60-year-old won the prize for her portrayal of a Muslim convert uncovering the secret life led by her late husband, having won the same award at the British Independent Film Awards.

Nominees: 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

WINNER: Will Smith, King Richard

King Richard will be released nationwide on 19th November 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures
King Richard will be released nationwide on 19th November 2021 by Warner Bros. Pictures

The Best Actor prize was collected on his behalf by King Richard director Reinaldo Marcus Green, who said Smith was “gutted” he could not be there in person.

"Will Smith was a fearless leader on set... when he put on those short shorts he was like superman," he added.

Nominees: 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

WINNER: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13:  Ariana DeBose attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
Ariana DeBose attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 (David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose won the Bafta for best supporting actress.

She said: “This means so much to me, I’m somebody who sings, dances, acts.

“I speak dance better than I speak English.

“It’s not every day you get to bring to life a character using all of these disciplines,” the actress, who plays Anita in the musical remake, told the audience at the Royal Albert Hall.

Nominees: Caitríona Balfe, Belfast, Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter, Ann Dowd, Mass, Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard, Ruth Negga, Passing

Supporting actor

WINNER: Troy Kotsur, CODA

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 12:  Troy Kotsur attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 Nominees' Reception at The Berkeley Hotel on March 12, 2022 in London, England.  (Photo by Dave J Hogan//Getty Images)
Troy Kotsur attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 Nominees' Reception (Dave J Hogan//Getty Images)

Coda star Troy Kotsur won the best supporting actor Bafta.

Speaking on stage with his interpreter, the deaf performer said: “Wow OK, first of all it is such an honour to be here today to accept this award from Bafta.

“I think it’s all great you’re recognising my work from all the way across the sea, it’s truly amazing.

“I would just like to say congratulations to James Bond, 007, for the 60th anniversary. Have you considered maybe a deaf James Bond, 008?”

Nominees: 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

Director

WINNER: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Jane Campion and Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)
Jane Campion and Benedict Cumberbatch on the set of The Power of the Dog (Kirsty Griffin/Netflix)

Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Julia Ducournau, Titane

Film not in English language

WINNER: Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Teruhisa Yamamoto

A still from Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car (MUBI)
A still from Ryusuke Hamaguchi's Drive My Car (MUBI)

Nominees: The Hand of God, Paolo Sorrentino, Lorenzo Mieli, Parallel Mothers, Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar, Petite Maman, Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur, The Worst Person In The World, Joachim Trier, Thomas Robsahm

Documentary

WINNER: Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel

'Summer of Soul' documents the Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place in the summer of 1969. (Disney)
'Summer of Soul' documents the Harlem Cultural Festival, which took place in the summer of 1969. (Disney)

Nominees: Becoming Cousteau, Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan, Cow, Andrea Arnold, Kat Mansoor, Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Monica Hellström, The Rescue, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, John Battsek, P. J. van Sandwijk

Animated film

WINNER: Encanto, Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino, Clarke Spencer

The Madrigal family come together once again at the conclusion of 'Encanto'. (Disney)
The Madrigal family come together once again at the conclusion of 'Encanto'. (Disney)

Nominees: Flee, Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Monica Hellström, Luca, Enrico Casarosa, Andrea Warren, The Mitchells vs The Machines, Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller

Original screenplay

WINNER: Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson

A still from Licorice Pizza (Universal Pictures)
A still from Licorice Pizza (Universal Pictures)

Nominees: Being The Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin, Belfast, Kenneth Branagh, Don’t Look Up, Adam McKay, King Richard, Zach Baylin

Adapted Screenplay

WINNER: CODA, Siân Heder

Emilia Jones in “CODA,” now streaming on Apple TV+.
Emilia Jones in “CODA,” now streaming on Apple TV+.

Nominees: Drive My Car, Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe, Dune, Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Power Of The Dog, Jane Campion

Original score

WINNER: Dune, Hans Zimmer

VENICE, ITALY - SEPTEMBER 03, 2021: Hans Zimmer arrives on the red carpet for 'Dune' during the 78th Venice International Film Festival in Venice, Italy. (Photo credit should read P. Lehman/Future Publishing via Getty Images)
Hans Zimmer arrives on the red carpet for 'Dune' during the 78th Venice International Film Festival (P. Lehman/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

Nominees: Being The Ricardos, Daniel Pemberton, Don't Look Up, Nicholas Britell, The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat, The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Casting

WINNER: West Side Story, Cindy Tolan

Scene from 20th Century Studios' West Side Story (Disney)
Scene from 20th Century Studios' West Side Story (Disney)

Nominees: Boiling Point, Carolyn McLeod, Dune, Francine Maisler, The Hand of God, Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco, King Richard, Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman

Cinematography

Winner: Dune, Greig Fraser

Oscar Isaac in Dune (Warner Bros.)
Oscar Isaac in Dune (Warner Bros.)

Nominees: Nightmare Alley, Dan Laustsen, No Time To Die, Linus Sandgren, The Power of the Dog, Ari Wegner, The Tragedy of Macbeth, Bruno Delbonnel

Editing

WINNER: No Time To Die, Tom Cross, Elliot Graham

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13:  Elliot Graham and Tom Cross with the Best Editing award for 'No Time To Die' pose in the winners room during the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
Elliot Graham and Tom Cross with the Best Editing award for 'No Time To Die' at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 (Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Nominees: Belfast, Úna Ní Dhonghaíle, Dune, Joe Walker, Licorice Pizza, Andy Jurgensen, Summer of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Joshua L. Pearson

Production design

WINNER: Dune, Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos

Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)
Timothée Chalamet as Paul Atreides in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)

Nominees: Cyrano, Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer, The French Dispatch, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo, Nightmare Alley, Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau, West Side Story, Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo

Costume design

WINNER: Cruella, Jenny Beavan

Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Emma Stone as Cruella in Disney’s live-action CRUELLA. Photo by Laurie Sparham. © 2021 Disney Enterprises Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Nominees: Cyrano, Massimo Cantini Parrini, Dune, Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West, The French Dispatch, Milena Canonero, Nightmare Alley, Luis Sequeira

Make up & hair

WINNER: The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh

THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. (Searchlight)
THE EYES OF TAMMY FAYE is an intimate look at the extraordinary rise, fall and redemption of televangelist Tammy Faye Bakker. (Searchlight)

Nominees: Cruella, Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne, Cyrano, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Siân Miller, Dune, Love Larson, Donald Mowat, House of Gucci, Frederic Aspiras, Jane Carboni, Giuliano Mariana, Sarah Nicole Tanno

Sound

WINNER: Dune, Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett

(L-r) Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac and Stephen McKinley Henderson in Dune (Warner Bros.)
(L-r) Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac and Stephen McKinley Henderson in Dune (Warner Bros.)

Nominees: Last Night In Soho, Colin Nicolson, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Dan Morgan, No Time To Die, James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor, A Quiet Place Part II, Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, Ethan Van De

Special visual effects

WINNER: Dune, Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer

An army of Sardaukar Warriors in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)
An army of Sardaukar Warriors in a scene from Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ action adventure Dune (Warner Bros)

Speaking backstage after the win, Lambert said: “Its great to be recognised, I absolutely love it. We spent a good amount of time figuring out how we were going to do this.

“I made a conscious decision, I did not re-read the book or re-watch the David Lynch version or the three-part series, I just wanted to make sure I was influenced by the actual script, it was a conscious decision.

“We wanted our work to be seamless so it didn’t take it out of the movie, I think we spent so much time trying to get every part of the movie to be seamless it kind of worked out.”

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Tristan Myles pose in the winners room with the award for special visual effects during the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Joe Maher/Getty Images)
Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer, Paul Lambert and Tristan Myles pose in the winners room with the award for special visual effects during the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 (Joe Maher/Getty Images)

The team added that the flying and crashing was the “biggest challenge” of Dune, as well as the sandworm and the sand used being “the most expensive”.

Nominees: Free Guy, Swen Gillberg, Brian Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Daniel Sudick, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Aharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre, Alessandro Ongaro, The Matrix Resurrections, Tom Debenham, Hew J Evans, Dan Glass, J. D. Schwaim, No Time To Die, Mark Bokowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, Charlie Noble

British short animation

WINNER: Do Not Feed The Pigeons, Jordi Morera

Nominees: Affairs of the Art, Joanna Quinn, Les Mills, Night of the Living Dread, Ida Melum, Danielle Goff, Laura Jayne Tunbridge, Hannah Kelso

British short film

WINNER: The Black Cop, Cherish Oteka

Nominees: Femme, Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg, Hayley Williams, The Palace, Jo Prichard, Stuffed, Theo Rhys, Joss Holden-Rea, Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee, Michael Woodward, Max Barron, Daniel Wheldon

EE Bafta Rising Star

WINNER: Lashana Lynch

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Lashana Lynch attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 at Royal Albert Hall on March 13, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
Lashana Lynch attends the EE British Academy Film Awards 2022 (Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)

Collecting the trophy from last year’s winner Bukky Bakray, Lashana Lynch said: “Queen tings, which it is.”

She added: “I’m grateful for a working-class foundation that has taught me everything I need to know about failure, about noes and what noes mean and how to celebrate your yeses.”

She continued: “I would like to thank the women of this country who taught me what it is to be in this industry as a dark-skinned woman. I thank you for laying the foundation for people like me.”

Nominees: Ariana DeBose, Harris Dickinson, Millicent Simmons, Kodi Smit-McPhee

The EE Bafta Rising Star is a public-voted award.

Watch: The Bafta Rising Star nominees announced

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