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‘Dune’ and ‘The Power of the Dog’ lead contenders at the 2022 BAFTAs

The British Academy Film and Television Arts have announced on February 3 the nominees for the 2022 BAFTA film awards, with Dune and The Power of the Dog leading the nominations.

Denis Villeneuve’s epic science fiction film Dune, starring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet, has received 11 nods, including Best Picture, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Score categories.

Tailing behind Dune is Jane Campion’s psychological drama The Power of the Dog. The film, which starred Benedict Cumberbatch, has eight nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay categories.

Competing against Dune and The Power of the Dog in Best Picture is Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Belfast, which received six nominations. Belfast is also nominated in Outstanding British Film and Original Screenplay categories, among others.

Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time to Die, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story are all tied with five nominations each. 

In a press release published by BAFTA, they revealed that there are 19 nominees in performance categories who received their first nominations, including Ariana DeBose of West Side Story, Alana Haim of Licorice Pizza, Woody Norman of C’mon C’mon, Joanna Scanlan of After Love and Will Smith of King Richard. These first-time nominees are BAFTA’s evidence of their “commitment to supporting and recognizing new talent” in the film industry.

BAFTA also mentioned that there are equal numbers of female and male directors nominated in Best Director, while there are up to 70 female nominees across all categories. According to them, this is “the highest [female nominees] in the last five years.”

The 2022 BAFTA film awards will be held on March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. The awards show will be hosted by Australian comedian and actor Rebel Wilson, who had previously delivered a monologue about COVID-19, Cats, and the lack of female nominees in the 2020 BAFTAs.

Read on to see the full list of nominees below or here:

Best Film

  • Belfast
  • Don’t Look Up
  • Dune
  • Licorice Pizza
  • The Power Of The Dog

Outstanding British Film

  • After Love
  • Ali & Ava
  • Belfast
  • Boiling Point
  • Cyrano
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
  • House Of Gucci
  • Last Night In Soho
  • No Time To Die
  • Passing

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

  • After Love – Aleem Khan (writer/director)
  • Boiling Point – James Cummings (writer), Hester Ruoff (producer) [also written by Philip Barantini and produced by Bart Ruspoli]
  • The Harder They Fall – Jeymes Samuel (writer/director) [Also written by Boaz Yakin]
  • Keyboard Fantasies – Posy Dixon (writer/director), Liv Proctor (producer)
  • Passing – Rebecca Hall (writer/director)

Film Not In The English Language

  • Drive My Car
  • The Hand Of God
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Petite Maman
  • The Worst Person In The World


  • Becoming Cousteau
  • Cow
  • Flee
  • The Rescue
  • Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Animated Film

  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells VS The Machines


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

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay

  • Coda – Siân Heder
  • Drive My Car – Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Dune, Eric Roth – Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve
  • The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion

Leading Actress

  • Lady Gaga – House Of Gucci
  • Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
  • Emilia Jones – Coda
  • Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person In The World
  • Joanna Scanlan – After Love
  • Tessa Thompson – Passing

Leading Actor

  • 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
  • Will Smith – King Richard

Supporting Actress

  • Caitríona Balfe – Belfast
  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana Debose – West Side Story
  • Ann Dowd – Mass
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
  • Ruth Negga – Passing

Supporting Actor

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

Original Score

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


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


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


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

Production Design

  • Cyrano – Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer
  • Dune – Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • The French Dispatch – Adam Stockhausen and Rena Deangelo
  • Nightmare Alley – Tamara Deverell and Shane Vieau
  • West Side Story – Adam Stockhausen and Rena Deangelo

Costume Design

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

Make-Up & Hair

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


  • Dune – Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett
  • 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

Special Visual Effects

  • Dune – Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer
  • 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 Animation

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

British Short Film

  • The Black Cop – Cherish Oteka
  • 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

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

  • Ariana Debose
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Lashana Lynch
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • Kodi Smit-Mcphee



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