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'Dune' leads 2022 BAFTA nominations

Update : 05 Feb 2022, 10:21

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has revealed the nominees that will compete for the 2022 BAFTA Awards.

The absolute standout from this year’s nominations is Denis Villeneuve’s sci-fi epic Dune, which scored eleven nominations, including Best Film, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, and Special Visual Effects. The Timotheé Chalamet and Zendaya led blockbuster grossed almost $400 million worldwide, and it’s available to stream on HBO Max, with a sequel already confirmed for October 2023.

There were also eight nominations for The Power of the Dog, five nominations for Licorice Pizza, No Time to Die and West Side Story; four nominations for After Love, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Don’t Look Up, Passing and King Richard, three nominations for CODA, Drive My Car, The French Dispatch, House of Gucci and Nightmare Alley, two nominations for Ali & Ava, Being the Ricardos, Cruella, Flee, The Hand of God, Last Night in Soho, The Lost Daughter, The Summer of Soul and The Worst Person in the World and one nomination for each of Becoming Cousteau, C’mon C’mon, Cow, Encanto, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Free Guy, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Happening, The Harder They Fall, Keyboard Fantasies, Luca, Mass, The Matrix Resurrections, The Mitchells vs the Machines, Parallel Mothers, Petite Maman, A Quiet Place Part II, The Rescue, Swan Song, Titane and The Tragedy of Macbeth.

BAFTA Awards

In the performance categories, 19 of the 24 nominees are receiving their first BAFTA Film nomination and all of the performers in the Supporting Actor category are first time nominees.  First time nominees in the performance categories include; Ariana DeBose (West Side Story), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza); Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon), Joanna Scanlan (After Love) and Will Smith (King Richard). Woody, at age 11 years old, is our youngest nominee this year.

The Best Animated Film category includes films such as Flee, Encanto, Luca, and The Mitchell vs. the Machines. The Best Special Visual Effects will have some of the major blockbusters from last year competing for the prize which are the aforementioned Dune, Free Guy, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, The Matrix Resurrections, and No Time to Die.

In the Director category, there is an equal split in the number of female and male directors and there is an increase in the number of female directors nominated in total across all categories, up to 12 vs eight in 2021.

Overall the number of female nominees in total has risen to 70, which is the highest in the last five years.

Winners will be announced at their annual film award ceremony, held on March 13, 2022 at the Royal Albert Hall in London—this year notably marks the 75th anniversary of BAFTA.

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