BAFTA: Dune tops nominations

Less than a week before the unveiling of the Oscar finalists, Quebec filmmaker Denis Villeneuve received major support from the British Film Academy on Thursday when he saw his film Dunes earn 11 BAFTA nominations, the equivalent of the Oscars in Great Britain.

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In addition to being in the running for the award for best film, Dunes is among the finalists in the categories of best adapted screenplay, best cinematography, best artistic direction (signed by Quebecer Patrice Vermette), best visual effects and best original music. Surprising fact: even if his film dominates the nominations, Denis Villeneuve was not selected for the prize for best director.

This is not the first time that the Quebec filmmaker has distinguished himself at the BAFTAs. In 2017, his science fiction film The arrival got nine nominations there before winning the best sound award. The following year it was the turn of blade runner 2049 to shine with eight mentions, two of which were transformed into awards (best photography and best visual effects).

the western The power of the doga film by New Zealand director Jane Campion co-produced by Quebec producer Roger Frappier, also did well on Thursday with eight nominations.

The feature film distributed by Netflix is ​​in the running for the awards for best film, best director and best adapted screenplay. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars in the lead role, and co-stars Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee are also all nominated.

Roger Frappier happy

Joined Thursday, Roger Frappier said he was overwhelmed by these nominations, which add to those recently collected at the Critics Choice Awards and the three awards won at the Golden Globes in early January.

“We are very happy, confided the Quebec producer on the phone from Los Angeles. We’re also very proud because our cinematographer, Ari Wegner, is the first woman in BAFTA history to be nominated for Best Cinematography. She just shattered a glass ceiling. We are really happy for her. »

The BAFTA ceremony will take place on March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Until then, the nominations for the Oscars will be revealed next Tuesday.

The main appointments

Best film :

  • Belfast
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dunes
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The power of the dog

Best Achievement:

  • Aleem Khan (After Love)
  • Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Audrey Diwan (The Event)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Jane Campion (The power of the dog)
  • Julia Ducournau (Titanium)

Best Original Screenplay:

  • Aaron Sorkin (Being the Ricardos)
  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Adam McKay (Don’t Look Up)
  • Zach Baylin (King Richard)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)

Best Adapted Screenplay:

  • Sian Heder (Coda)
  • Ryūsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car)
  • Eric Roth, Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve (Dunes)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal (Stolen doll)
  • Jane Campion (The power of the dog)

Best Actress:

  • Lady Gaga (The Gucci saga)
  • Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
  • Emilia Jones (Coda)
  • Renate Reinsve (Julie [en 12 chapitres])
  • Joanna Scanlan (After Love)
  • Tessa Thompson (passing)

Best actor :

  • 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)
  • Will Smith (King Richard)

Best British Film:

  • After Love
  • Ali & Ava
  • Belfast
  • Boiling Point
  • Cyrano
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • The Gucci saga
  • Last Night in Soho
  • Dying can wait
  • passing

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BAFTA: Dune tops nominations