The Power of the Dog won the most coveted award at the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) 2022 on Sunday night (13 Mar 22).
Jane Campion’s Western, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, was named Best Picture at the ceremony, while the filmmaker won Best Director, making her the third woman to win the trophy. To everyone’s surprise, the prize for best actress went to Joanna Scanlan for the independent film After Love, beating Lady Gaga and Alana Haim.
In other categories, Will Smith won Best Actor for The Williams Method, Ariana DeBose won Best Supporting Actress for West Side Story and Troy Kotsur got his male equivalent for CODA. He made history with this win, becoming the first deaf BAFTA winner.
The Dying Can Wait and Captain Marvel actress Lashana Lynch won the Rising Star Award, the only category decided by the public. Dune, the sci-fi epic by Denis Villeneuve, won the most awards and dominated the technical categories, winning Best Cinematography, Best Special Effects, Best Sound, Best Design Production and Best Original Score for Hans Zimmer.
The BAFTAs took place at the Royal Albert Hall in London and were hosted by Rebel Wilson, who took aim at Armie Hammer, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prince Andrew, among others, during the ceremony.
Here is the full list of winners:
Best Film: The Power of the Dog
Best British Film: Belfast
Best Leading Actor: Will Smith – The Williams Method
Best Leading Actress: Joanna Scanlan – After Love
Best Supporting Actor: Troy Kotsur – CODA
Best Supporting Actress: Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
EE Rising Star Award: Lashana Lynch
Best Director: Jane Campion – The Power of the Dog
Best Original Screenplay: Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Best Adapted Screenplay: Siân Heder – CODA
Best Original Score: Hans Zimmer – Dune
Best Animated Film: Encanto
Best Documentary: Summer of Soul (…or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)
Best Non-English Film: Drive My Car
Best Cinematography: Greig Fraser – Dune
Best decor: Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – Dune
Best Costume Design: Jenny Beavan – Cruella
Best Hair and Makeup: Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh – In the eyes of Tammy Faye
Best Sound: Ron Bartlett, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini, Mac Ruth – Dune
Best Editing: Tom Cross, Elliot Graham – Dying Can Wait
Best special effects: Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Brian Connor, Gerd Nefzer – Dune
Best Cast: Cindy Tolan – West Side Story
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Jeymes Samuel – The Harder They Fall
Best British Short Film: The Black Cop
Best British Animated Short: Don’t Feed the Pigeons
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The Power of the Dog wins Best Picture at the 2022 BAFTAs