The Winners of the 2022 BAFTA Awards
The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) has just finished handing out their awards for 2021, with Jane Campion's "The Power of the Dog" claiming the top prize of Best Film. The film also received Best Director for Campion.
Things went mostly as expected, with "Dune" winning the most awards with five (surprisingly losing Best Editing to "No Time to Die"). However, there was at least one enormous surprise at this year's ceremony when "CODA" came out of nowhere to win Best Adapted Screenplay, besting assumed winner "The Power of the Dog," which has dominated the category throughout awards season. It will certainly be interesting to see if this ends up repeating at the Oscars later in a couple of weeks.
Speaking of screenplays, it was unfortunate to see "Belfast" get defeated by Paul Thomas Anderson's remarkably bland "Licorice Pizza," which was another fairly big surprise. As a result, both of the top contenders for Best Picture ended up under-performing, with "Belfast" only taking Outstanding British Film (out of six nominations) and "The Power of the Dog" only taking its top two awards (out of eight nominations).
Regardless, Campion's film seems poised to take top honors at the Oscar later this month. The final test will come this Saturday at the Producers Guild of America Awards, which are unusually late this year. A win there would certainly seal the deal, giving us a rather dull Oscar ceremony on the 27th, but we'll ultimately just have to wait and see how it all plays out.
In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of today's BAFTA Award winners:
Best Film: The Power of the Dog
Best Director: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog
Best Actor: Will Smith, King Richard
Best Actress: Joanna Scanlan, After Love
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur, CODA
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose, West Side Story
Best Casting: West Side Story
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza
Best Adapted Screenplay: Sian Heder, CODA
Best Editing: No Time to Die
Best Cinematography: Dune
Best Production Design: Dune
Best Costume Design: Cruella
Best Make Up & Hair: The Eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Original Score: Dune
Best Sound: Dune
Best Special Visual Effects: Dune
Best Animated Film: Encanto
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul
Best Film Not in the English Language: Drive My Car
Best British Short Film: The Black Cop
Best British Short Animation: Do Not Feed the Pigeons
Outstanding British Film: Belfast
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer: The Harder They Fall
The EE Rising Star Award: Lashana Lynch
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