Tonight, the 75th EE British Academy Film Awards took place at the wonderful Royal Albert Hall in London, and we thought you’d appreciate a little reminder of the good stuff. We were particularly thrilled that CODA picked up a couple of awards and especially pleased for Troy Kotsur and Sian Heder in that respect, plus very happy for Summer of Soul, Joanna Scanlan, Will Smith, Ariana DeBose, Dune and Encanto!
The show featured two musical performances: Dame Shirley Bassey performed ‘Diamonds are Forever’ to celebrate 60 years of Bond, and Emilia Jones performed Joni Mitchell’s ‘Both Sides Now’ from the film CODA.
82 of this year’s nominees across 14 categories, including Lady Gaga, Alana Haim, Benedict Cumberbatch, Jeymes Samuel, Rebecca Hall, Aleem Khan, Jane Campion and Caitríona Balfe, took part in ‘BAFTA Film: The Sessions’ from 2-7 March, which saw the nominees discuss their craft in interviews that are now available in a BAFTA YouTube channel playlist, https://bit.ly/BAFTAFilmSessions2022
Over 30 participants from Breakthrough, BAFTA’s year-long mentoring and guidance initiative, attended this year’s Awards. They included Khan and Jessie Buckley, who were nominated for awards; Paapa Essiedu and Ray Panthaki, both closely involved with BAFTA-nominated films; and Bukky Bakray and Florence Pugh, who presented Awards on stage.
Hosted by Rebel Wilson, here’s your summary:
The Power of the Dog won two BAFTAs: Best Film, and Director for Jane Campion.
CODA won two awards: Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder, and Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.
West Side Story won two awards: Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose and Casting.
Dune won five awards: Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
Belfast won Outstanding British Film.
The Harder They Fall won Outstanding Debut for Jeymes Samuel.
Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won Documentary.
Drive My Car won Film Not in the English Language.
Encanto won Animated Film.
Original Screenplay was won by Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza.
Leading Actor was won by Will Smith for King Richard.
Leading Actress was won by Joanna Scanlan for After Love.
No Time to Die won Editing, The Eyes of Tammy Faye won Make Up & Hair, Cruella won Costume Design.
The Black Cop won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Do Not Feed the Pigeons.
The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, went to Lashana Lynch