BAFTA 2022 Make No Exception: Jane Camion's The Power Of The Dog Snatches The Major Awards
The Power of The Dog and its director Jane Campion did it again last night, summarily securing the pole position at the Academy Awards. The BAFTAs ceremony on Sunday night handed them two key awards of best film and best director, not to mention that Jane Campion wasn't there because she was receiving the Directors Guild of America award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Theatrical Feature Film on Saturday and couldn't manage the logistics.
Benedict Cumberbatch didn't add up to the batch of the film awards, as Will Smith playing the persistent father of Venus and Serena Williams in King Richard was announced the best actor and also filed for the number one in the same category of the Oscars. Meanwhile the best actress award was handed to Joanna Scanlan (After Love) who wasn't even nominated by the Academy.
Kenneth Branagh’s black-and-white autobiographical drama Belfast was named the best British film where it competed with other nine titles. Jeymes Samuel's The Harder They Fall was awarded as the outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.
CODA directed by Siân Heder continues to receive a well-deserved recognition, as it was honored as the best adapted screenplay, meanwhile its supporting actor Troy Kotsur continues to collect its own trophies being only the second deaf actor in history to be nominated for an Oscar (the first was his movie partner Marlee Matlin). The best original score award has landed in the hands of Paul Thomas Anderson for his comedy drama Licorice Pizza. The best film not in the English language award this year went to the Japanese director Ryûsuke Hamaguchi for his drama Drive My Car based on the Haruki Murakami short story.
See all BAFTA nominees and winners here.
It's almost a fortnight left to the major filmmaking awarding event of the year. The Oscars ceremony is about to happen on March 28 and we're still hoping for inconsistencies and surprises.