Feature: Oscars 2022 | BAFTA 2022 Awards Wrap Up

Written by Alexander Reams

The BAFTAs have always been a little strange, from their formatting, allowing 5 films for Best Picture and 10 for Outstanding British Film, to their recent string of being able to predict the Oscars better than the guilds can. The latter became very apparent last year, when Chadwick Boseman was winning every award possible for “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” and Anthony Hopkins was getting praise, but not awards, for “The Father”, until the BAFTAs where “The Father” won Best Adapted Screenplay, and Hopkins beat Boseman for Best Actor. Then, about a month or so later, history repeated itself at the Oscars, leading to one of the biggest shocks in recent Oscar history, and I remember that moment, both in fact. I was watching the telecast and as soon as Best Adapted Screenplay was announced and Florian Zeller began giving his acceptance speech, I knew Hopkins was going to win. I was called a madman, and when what I said came to pass, all I could do was watch and tweet. Now the BAFTAs have had their 2022 show and the only major takeaways were to watch for “CODA” to sneak into Best Adapted Screenplay, Will Smith is winning the Oscar, no question, “The Power of the Dog” cannot be stopped, unfortunately, and the editing category is still the hot mess it was coming into the show.

When I said major takeaway, I also meant surprise, and one of the two big surprises of the night was Best Adapted Screenplay going to Siân Heder for “CODA”, beating out what most considered to be the top two frontrunners, Maggie Gyllenhaal for “The Lost Daughter” and Jane Campion for “The Power of the Dog”. Slowly there have been chinks in “The Power of the Dog’s” Oscar campaign for a little while now, no SAG ensemble nomination being the largest blow to its campaign. Now with “CODA” taking a big BAFTA win away from Campion and Co. there is a window for “CODA” to slither in and win 2 out of its 3 Oscar nominations. Besides this, any shot of anyone else winning Best Actor is out the window now, Will Smith winning Best Actor here now secures his Oscar win. The other big surprise win was “No Time to Die” snagging Best Film Editing, beating out the rest of its competitors, with only one of those competitors nominated for an Oscar, “Dune”. As far as other notable wins go, Paul Thomas Anderson took home Best Original Screenplay, hopefully securing his FIRST Oscar win, Hans Zimmer continued his winning streak for Best Original Score for “Dune”, hopefully locking up this category now. Finally “The Power of the Dog” took home Best Director and Best Picture once again, and it seems there is no stopping “The Power of the Dog”, it has taken so many Best Picture & Best Director awards from critics groups, guilds, and general awards show that it seemingly can’t lose at this point. Below is the full list of winners. 

Best Film:

“The Power Of The Dog” – WINNER
“Don’t Look Up”
“Licorice Pizza”

Leading Actress:

Joanna Scanlan- “After Love” – WINNER
Lady Gaga- “House Of Gucci”
Alana Haim- “Licorice Pizza”
Emilia Jones- “CODA”
Renate Reinsve- “The Worst Person In The World”
Tessa Thompson- “Passing”

Leading Actor:

Will Smith- “King Richard” – WINNER
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”


“The Power Of The Dog”- Jane Campion – WINNER
“After Love”– Aleem Khan
“Drive My Car”– Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
“Happening”– Audrey Diwan
“Licorice Pizza”- Paul Thomas Anderson
“Titane”– Julia Ducournau

Supporting Actress:

Ariana DeBose- “West Side Story” – WINNER
Caitríona Balfe- “Belfast”
Jessie Buckley- “The Lost Daughter”
Ann Dowd- “Mass”
Aunjanue Ellis- “King Richard”
Ruth Negga- “Passing”

Supporting Actor:

Troy Kotsur- “CODA” – WINNER
Mike Faist- “West Side Story”
Ciarán Hinds- “Belfast”
Woody Norman- “C’mon C’mon”
Jesse Plemons- “The Power Of The Dog”
Kodi Smit-Mcphee- “The Power Of The Dog”

Production Design:

“Dune”– Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos – WINNER
“Cyrano”– Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
“The French Dispatch”- Adam Stockhausen, Rena Deangelo
“Nightmare Alley”– Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau
“West Side Story”– Adam Stockhausen, Rena Deangelo

Animated Film:

“Encanto” – WINNER
“The Mitchells Vs The Machines”


“Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” – WINNER
“Becoming Cousteau”
“The Rescue”

Original Screenplay:

“Licorice Pizza”– Paul Thomas Anderson – WINNER
“Being The Ricardos”– Aaron Sorkin
“Belfast”– Kenneth Branagh
“Don’t Look Up”– Adam Mckay
“King Richard”– Zach Baylin

Adapted Screenplay:

“CODA”- Siân Heder – WINNER
“Drive My Car”– Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
“Dune, Eric Roth”- Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve
“The Lost Daughter”– Maggie Gyllenhaal
“The Power Of The Dog”- Jane Campion

Outstanding British Film:

“Belfast” – WINNER
“After Love”
“Ali & Ava”
“Boiling Point”
“Everybody’s Talking About Jamie”
“House Of Gucci”
“Last Night In Soho”
“No Time To Die”

Film Not In The English Language:

“Drive My Car” – WINNER
“The Hand Of God”
“Parallel Mothers”
“Petite Maman”
“The Worst Person In The World”

Costume Design:

“Cruella”- Jenny Beavan – WINNER
“Cyrano”– Massimo Cantini Parrini
“Dune”– Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West
“The French Dispatch”– Milena Canonero
“Nightmare Alley”– Luis Sequeira

EE Rising Star Award (public voted):

Lashana Lynch – WINNER
Ariana DeBose
Harris Dickinson
Millicent Simmonds
Kodi Smit-Mcphee

Outstanding Debut (British Writer, Director or Producer):

“The Harder They Fall”- Jeymes Samuel (writer/director, co-written with Boaz Yakin) – WINNER
“After Love”– Aleem Khan (writer/director)
“Boiling Point”– James Cummings (writer), Hester Ruoff (producer) 
“Keyboard Fantasies”– Posy Dixon (writer/director), Liv Proctor (producer)
“Passing”– Rebecca Hall (writer/director)


“West Side Story”- Cindy Tolan – WINNER
“Boiling Point”– Carolyn Mcleod
“Dune”– Francine Maisler
“The Hand Of God”– Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco
“King Richard”– Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman

Makeup & Hair:

“The Eyes Of Tammy Faye”- Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh – WINNER
“Cruella”– Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne
“Cyrano”– Alessandro Bertolazzi, Siân Miller
“Dune”– Love Larson, Donald Mowat
“House Of Gucci”– Frederic Aspiras, Jane Carboni, Giuliano Mariana, Sarah Nicole Tanno

Original Score:

“Dune”- Hans Zimmer – WINNER
“Being The Ricardos”– Daniel Pemberton
“Don’t Look Up”– Nicholas Britell
“The French Dispatch”– Alexandre Desplat
“The Power Of The Dog”- Jonny Greenwood


“Dune”– Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett – WINNER
“Last Night In Soho”– Colin Nicolson, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Dan Morgan
“No Time To Die”– James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor
“A Quiet Place Part II”– Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, Ethan Van Der Ryn
“West Side Story”– Brian Chumney, Tod Maitland, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom


“No Time To Die”- Tom Cross, Elliot Graham – WINNER
“Belfast”– Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
“Dune”– Joe Walker
“Licorice Pizza”- Andy Jurgensen
“Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”– Joshua L. Pearson


“Dune”- Greig Fraser – WINNER
“Nightmare Alley”– Dan Laustsen
“No Time To Die”– Linus Sandgren
“The Power Of The Dog”– Ari Wegner
“The Tragedy Of Macbeth”- Bruno Delbonnel

Special Visual Effects:

“Dune”– Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer – WINNER
“Free Guy”– Swen Gillberg, Brian Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Daniel Sudick“
Ghostbusters: Afterlife”– Aharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre, Alessandro Ongaro
“The Matrix Resurrections”– Tom Debenham, Hew J Evans, Dan Glass, J. D. Schwaim
“No Time To Die”– Mark Bokowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, Charlie Noble

British Short Film:

“The Black Cop”– Cherish Oteka – WINNER
“Femme”– Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg, Hayley Williams
“The Palace”– Jo Prichard
“Stuffed”– Theo Rhys, Joss Holden-Rea
“Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee”– Michael Woodward, Max Barron, Daniel Wheldon

British Short Animation:

“Do Not Feed The Pigeons”- Jordi Morera – WINNER
“Affairs Of The Art”– Joanna Quinn, Les Mills
“Night Of The Living Dread”– Ida Melum, Danielle Goff, Laura Jayne Tunbridge, Hannah Kelso

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