The Power of the Dog and Dune emerge as big winners at the 2022 BAFTAs
Jane Campion’s western The Power of the Dog emerged as one of the big winners at this year’s BAFTAs, winning Best Film as well as the Best Director award for Campion herself, with the film’s star Benedict Cumberbatch narrowly missing out on the Best Leading Actor award, which went to Will Smith for his performance in tennis biopic King Richard.
Joanna Scanlan was awarded the Best Leading Actress award for her role in Aleem Khan’s drama After Love, while Troy Kotsur and Arianna Debose took home the awards for supporting roles in recognition of their respective performances in CODA and West Side Story.
CODA was also awarded Best Adapted Screenplay, with the award for Best Original Screenplay going to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza and Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical drama Belfast winning Outstanding British Film. No Time to Die’s Lashana Lynch was handed this year’s Rising Star award after topping a public poll, while the Bond film also won the award for Best Editing.
Denis Villeneuve’s stunning adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune also emerged as one of this year’s big winners, with composer Hans Zimmer winning Best Original Score and Greig Fraser’s camera work winning Best Cinematography. Dune also picked up several other awards in the technical departments, taking the film’s tally to five in total with awards for Best Sound, Best Production Design and Best Special Visual Effects.
Elsewhere there were also wins for The Roots drummer Amir ‘Questlove’ Thompson, whose directorial debut Summer of Soul won Best Documentary, and Jeymes Samuel, who took home the award for Oustanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer for his film The Harder They Fall.
You can find the full list of this nominees and winners on BAFTA’s website.