The Power of the Dog wins Best Picture at the 2022 BAFTAs

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