Bafta Awards 2022 winners list: 'The Power of the Dog’ wins Best Picture (2022)

Sci-fi epic Dune won five prizes and dark Western The Power of the Dog was named Best Film as the British Academy Film Awards returned on Sunday with a live, black-tie ceremony after the pandemic forced last year's event to be largely online.

Jane Campion was named best director for The Power of the Dog, becoming only the third woman to win the prize in the awards’ 75 years.

Lead acting trophies went to Hollywood star Will Smith and British performer Joanna Scanlan, as an event that has worked to overcome a lack of diversity recognised a wide range of talents, including the first deaf winner, Troy Kotsur, for Coda.

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The Oscars and Bafta in a time of war in Ukraine

Last year, only the hosts and presenters appeared in person. This year’s return to the in-person celebration at London’s Royal Albert Hall took place in the shadow of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

British film academy chairman Krishnendu Majumdar opened the show, hosted by Australian actor-comedian Rebel Wilson, with a message of support for Ukraine.

“We stand in solidarity with those who are bravely fighting for their country and we share their hope for a return to peace,” Majumdar said.

After that came the glitz, with 85-year-old diva Shirley Bassey and a live orchestra performing Diamonds are Forever to mark the 60th anniversary of the James Bond films.

“Bond is turning 60, and his girlfriends are turning 25,” joked host Wilson, who toned down her usual bawdy material for the ceremony’s early evening TV broadcast on the BBC.

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Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, starring Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya, took five trophies from its 11 nominations: visual effects, production design, sound, Greig Fraser’s cinematography and Hans Zimmer’s score.

The Power of the Dog, set in 1920s Montana and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a ranch owner, was nominated in eight categories and won two big ones: best film and best director.

Campion is only the third female winner in the directors' category, but the second in two years after Chloe Zhao for Nomadland in 2021.

Cumberbatch lost to Smith, who was named best actor for his performance as the father of Serena and Venus Williams in King Richard.

Scanlan was a surprise best-actress winner, beating contenders including Lady Gaga to win for After Love, a first feature by Aleem Khan about a woman who makes a life-changing discovery after her husband’s death.

Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical Belfast, the story of a childhood overshadowed by Northern Ireland’s violent “Troubles,” was named best British film.

Ariana DeBose was named best supporting actress for her performance as Anita in the musical West Side Story, and the supporting actor prize went to Kotsur for Coda, in which he plays the deaf father of a hearing daughter. He is also nominated for the Oscars.

“Have you considered maybe a deaf James Bond?” he asked in his speech, delivered in sign language.

Lashana Lynch, who made a splash as a double-0 agent in No Time To Die, took the rising star award, the only category chosen by public vote.

She thanked “the women of this country who taught me what it is to be in this industry as a dark-skinned woman. I thank you for laying the foundation for people like me".

The Bond thriller also won the prize for best editing.

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British filmmaker Kenneth Branagh and wife, Lindsay Brunnock, attend the 94th Annual Oscars Nominees Luncheon at the Fairmont Century Plaza in Los Angeles on March 7, 2022. AFP

Japanese director Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Oscar-nominated drama Drive my Car was named best film not in English.

The British awards are usually held a week or two before the Academy Awards. This year’s Oscars take place on March 27.

The British film academy has expanded its voting membership and shaken up its rules in recent years in an attempt to address a glaring lack of diversity in the nominations.

In 2020, no women were nominated as best director for a seventh consecutive year, and all 20 nominees in the lead and supporting performer categories were white.

Majumdar said this year’s more diverse field showed that “change has come". But the celebration of cinema was subdued, with many attendees reflecting on the war raging on the other side of Europe.

Cumberbatch wore a lapel badge in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag.

“It’s a very scary and sad time,” he said on the red carpet. “Although this is a gesture, and people can say it’s hollow, it’s just something I can do tonight."

He said he could also pressure British politicians to take in more refugees from the war.

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Jonas Poher Rasmussen, director of animated feature Flee, the story of an Afghan refugee, said it was “surreal” to be at an awards show when “the world is burning.”

But he said images of the millions driven from their homes in Ukraine underscored the message that “these stories need to be told.”

The full list of 2022 Bafta winners:

Best Film

Winner: The Power of the Dog

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

Dune

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

Outstanding British Film

Winner: Belfast

After Love

Ali & Ava

Boiling Point

Cyrano

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

House Of Gucci

Last Night In Soho

No Time To Die

Passing

Leading Actress

Winner: Joanna Scanlan, After Love

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

Winner: Will Smith, King Richard

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

Supporting Actress

Winner: Ariana Debose, West Side Story

Caitriona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ann Dowd, Mass

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ruth Negga, Passing

Supporting Actor

Winner: Troy Kotsur, Coda

Mike Faist, West Side Story

Ciaran Hinds, Belfast

Woody Norman, C’mon C’mon

Jesse Plemons, The Power of the Dog

Kodi Smit-McPhee, The Power of the Dog

Director

Winner: Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

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Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Julia Ducournau, Titane

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Winner: Jeymes Samuel, The Harder They Fall

Aleem Khan, After Love

James Cummings, Boiling Point

Posy Dixon, Liv Proctor Keyboard Fantasies

Rebecca Hall, Passing

Film Not in the English Language

Winner: Drive My Car

The Hand Of God

Parallel Mothers

Petite Maman

The Worst Person in the World

Documentary

Winner: Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Becoming Cousteau

Cow

Flee

The Rescue

Animated Film

Winner: Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells Vs The Machines

Original Screenplay

Winner: Licorice Pizza, Paul Thomas Anderson

Being The Ricardos, Aaron Sorkin

Belfast, Kenneth Branagh

Don’t Look Up, Adam Mckay

King Richard, Zach Baylin

Adapted Screenplay

Winner: Coda, Sian Heder

Drive My Car, Ryusuke Hamaguchi

Dune, Denis Villeneuve

The Lost Daughter, Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog, Jane Campion

Original Score

Winner: Dune, Hans Zimmer

Being The Ricardos, Daniel Pemberton

Don’t Look Up, Nicholas Britell

The French Dispatch, Alexandre Desplat

The Power of the Dog, Jonny Greenwood

Casting

Winner: West Side Story, Cindy Tolan

Boiling Point, Carolyn McLeod

Dune, Francine Maisler

The Hand Of God, Massimo Appolloni and Annamaria Sambucco

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King Richard, Rich Delia and Avy Kaufman

Cinematography

Winner: 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

Editing

Winner: No Time To Die, Tom Cross and Elliot Graham

Belfast, Una Ni Dhonghaile

Dune, Joe Walker

Licorice Pizza, Andy Jurgensen

Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), Joshua L Pearson

Production Design

Winner: Dune, Patrice Vermette and Zsuzsanna Sipos

Cyrano, Sarah Greenwood and Katie Spencer

The French Dispatch, Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo

Nightmare Alley, Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau

West Side Story, Adam Stockhausen and Rena DeAngelo

Costume Design

Winner: Cruella, Jenny Beavan

Cyrano, Massimo Cantini Parrini

Dune, Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West

The French Dispatch, Milena Canonero

Nightmare Alley, Luis Sequeira

Make-Up & Hair

Winner: The Eyes Of Tammy Faye, Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram and Justin Raleigh

Cruella, Nadia Stacey and Naomi Donne

Cyrano, Alessandro Bertolazzi, Sian Miller

Dune, Love Larson and Donald Mowat

House Of Gucci, Frederic Aspiras, Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano and Sarah Nicole Tanno

Sound

Winner: Dune, Ron Bartlett, Theo Green, Doug Hemphill, Mark Mangini and Mac Ruth

Last Night in Soh, Tim Cavagin, Dan Morgan, Colin Nicolson and Julian Slater

No Time to Die, James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney and Mark Taylor

A Quiet Place Part II, Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor and Ethan Van der Ryn

West Side Story, Brian Chumney, Tod A Maitland, Andy Nelson and Gary Rydstrom

Special Visual Effects

Winner: Dune, Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles and Gerd Nefzer

Free Guy,– Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis and Dan Sudick

Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Aharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre and Alessandro Ongaro

The Matrix Resurrections, Tom Debenham, Huw J. Evans, Dan Glass and JD Schwalm

No Time to Die, Mark Bakowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green and Charlie Noble

Short Animation

Winner: Do Not Feed the Pigeons, Vladimir Krasilnikov, Jordi Morera and Antonin Niclass

Affairs of the Art, Les Mills and Joanna Quinn

Night of the Living Dread, Danielle Goff, Hannah Kelso, Ida Melum and Laura Jayne Tunbridge

Short Film

Winner: The Black Cop, Cherish Oleka

Femme, Sam H Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg and Hayley Williams

The Palace, Jo Prichard

Stuffed, Joss Holden-Rea and Theo Rhys

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FAQs

Did The Power of the Dog win anything? ›

LOS ANGELES -- Jane Campion made Oscars history when she won the best director Academy Award for brooding Western "The Power of the Dog." The 67-year-old filmmaker won the Academy Award on Sunday night for the unconventional Western starring Benedict Cumberbatch that was shot in her native New Zealand.

What awards did the movie Power of the Dog win? ›

The Power of the Dog

Who win BAFTAs 2022? ›

Jamie Demetriou won the BAFTA for Male Performance in a Comedy Programme for Stath Lets Flats. Big Zuu won for Entertainment Performance and Big Zuu's Big Eats won for Features. The Lateish Show with Mo Gilligan won Comedy Entertainment Programme.

Which film won the best picture of butter awards in 2022? ›

The Power of the Dog, set in 1920s Montana and starring Benedict Cumberbatch as a ranch owner, was nominated in eight categories and won two big ones: best film and best director. Campion is only the third female winner in that category, but the second in two years after Chloe Zhao for Nomadland in 2021.

Did power of the dog win Best Picture? ›

The film garnered seven nominations at the 79th Golden Globe Awards including Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama and Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, winning Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Director and Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture for Smit-McPhee.

Why did The Power of the Dog lose Best Picture? ›

Jane Campion said 'The Power of the Dog' lost to 'CODA' because it's 'easier to understand' BBC interviewed Campion to talk about The Power of the Dog and her experience over the course of award season. The director hasn't discussed her feelings toward losing to CODA for Best Picture until now.

Who Won oscars for Power of the Dog? ›

Jane Campion has won the Oscar for best director at the 94th Academy Awards, currently under way at the Dolby theatre in Los Angeles. Campion becomes the third woman to win the award, after Chloé Zhao in 2021 and Kathryn Bigelow in 2010.

Was The Power of the Dog nominated for an Oscar? ›

The Power of the Dog

What did the ending of The Power of the Dog mean? ›

Whatever Phil and Peter's emotional intentions with each other, The Power of the Dog's ending makes it clear that Peter purposefully poisoned Phil to eliminate his step-uncle as a threat and thus protect himself and his mother.

Who won what at the Baftas? ›

British Academy Film Awards

Who were the winners at the Baftas last night? ›

Below is the full list of winners from the ceremony.
  • Leading actress.
  • Jodie Comer, Help - Channel 4 - WINNER. Denise Gough, Too Close - ITV. ...
  • Leading actor.
  • Sean Bean, Time - BBC One - WINNER. ...
  • Supporting actress.
  • Cathy Tyson, Help - Channel 4 - WINNER. ...
  • Supporting actor.
  • Matthew Macfadyen, Succession - Sky Atlantic - WINNER.
9 May 2022

Who won best drama at the Baftas? ›

Who has won the BAFTA award 2022 for Best actor in a Leading Role category? ›

Will Smith has taken the leading actor honor at the 2022 BAFTA Awards. Smith, 53, won the top male acting award for his role as Serena and Venus Williams' father, Richard Williams Jr., in King Richard.

Which film won the Best Picture category at the British Academy Film Awards? ›

Q. Which film won in the 'Best Picture' category at the British Academy Film Awards? Notes: The Power of the Dog was named best picture at the British Academy Film Awards. New Zealand filmmaker Jane Campion was named best Director for 'The Power of the Dog'.

Which film has bagged the Best Film award at the 2022 BAFTA Awards? ›

Acclaimed Western film The Power of the Dog scooped the top prizes for best film and best director for Jane Campion at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) 2022.

What is the secret in The Power of the Dog? ›

The secret is that he loves men. Or in particular, Bronco Henry.

How many nomination did power of the dog get? ›

The Benedict Cumberbatch-led drama also stars real-life couple Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst, with a scene-stealing standout turn from Kodi Smit-McPhee. All four actors earned nominations this year.

Did Benedict Cumberbatch win an Oscar? ›

Benedict Cumberbatch

Why do critics like The Power of the Dog? ›

Currently, The Power of the Dog has a 93% score on Rotten Tomatoes based on 338 reviews. What critics tend to point out as the strengths of The Power of the Dog are the story's pace, Campion's direction, and the cast's performances that project the story's sense of melancholy and solitude.

How did The Power of the Dog do at the oscars? ›

The first film in 55 years to win only "Best Director"

"The Power of the Dog" took home one out of 12 possible Academy Awards on Sunday night, making it the second film in Oscars history to win "Best Director" and no other awards (the other is "The Graduate").

Why did Phil burn the hides? ›

Phil's plans were to burn the hides that he didn't need and while they were given to the Natives who will have a better use for them, Phil refuses to acknowledge this. Peter offers Phil the hide from the cow he'd skinned, concealing that the animal was dead when he found it.

Why did Rose get rings in power of the dog? ›

The following day, we see Phil being seriously ill and taken to the doctor. However, he could not be saved and died in the hospital. At the funeral, George and Phil's mother embrace Rose and give her some jewelry which makes Rose very emotional.

What was Phil going to do with the hides? ›

When his mother drunkenly gives away the ranch's hides that Phil was planning to use to braid new rope, Peter sees the opportunity to give his own tainted hide to Phil to use — especially after Phil has cut up his own hand moving logs in a woodpile to scare off a rabbit.

Who won best TV moment BAFTA 2022? ›

BBC prison drama Time was the big winner at the 2022 television Baftas on Sunday, landing best miniseries and best actor for Sean Bean, in an in-person ceremony where social issues took centre stage. In another triumph for social realism, Help, about the care home crisis during the Covid-19 pandemic, won two awards.

Is BAFTA and Oscar same? ›

The British Academy Film Awards are an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA). It is the British equivalent of the Oscars. As of 2008, it happens in the Royal Opera House, in London.

Did it's a sin win any Baftas? ›

It's A Snub: Channel 4 Drama 'It's A Sin' Loses Out At BAFTA TV Awards – Deadline.

Who compered the British film awards? ›

The British Academy Film Awards, more commonly known as the BAFTA Film Awards is an annual award show hosted by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) to honour the best British and international contributions to film.

Who hosted the Baftas last night? ›

The former ultimately won two—Best Film and Best Director (Jane Campion); Dune received the most wins, with five, but did not take home any major category awards. The ceremony was hosted by actress and comedian Rebel Wilson.

Did landscapers win a BAFTA 2022? ›

'Landscapers' & 'We Are Lady Parts' Win Big At 2022 BAFTA TV Craft Awards. Behind-the-camera crewmembers who worked on the very best of British TV were honored on Sunday night at the 2022 British Academy of Film and Television's TV Craft Awards.

What did Sean Bean win an Oscar? ›

Sean Bean

How are BAFTA winners decided? ›

The programmes and performances attracting the most votes, usually four in each category, are shortlisted as the nominees for each award. The winner is chosen from the four nominees by a special jury of nine academy members for each award, the members of each jury selected by the Academy's Television Committee.

Who won 3 BAFTAs? ›

Robbie Coltrane won the award three consecutive times, all for his work in Cracker.

Did Will Smith win? ›

Will Smith has won another Best Actor award for his role as Richard Williams in "King Richard" – this time, at the BET Awards. Last night's win did not generate as much of a spectacle as Smith's Oscar award, as he has been keeping a low profile and did not attend the BET Awards ceremony in Los Angeles.

Will Smith gets award for King Richard? ›

King Richard

Who won first Bafta? ›

1st British Academy Film Awards

Who was the first person to win an Oscar for playing an Oscar winner? ›

When Cate Blanchett earned an Oscar for playing Katharine Hepburn in 2004's "The Aviator," she became the first person to win an Oscar for playing an Oscar winner.

What does Bafta stand for? ›

BAFTA, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, is a world-leading independent arts charity.

Did Benedict Cumberbatch win a BAFTA 2022? ›

The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring western took home best film and best director for Jane Campion, standing it in good stead ahead of the Oscars at the end of this month.

Why is Will Smith not at the Baftas? ›

BAFTA Says Will Smith Would Have Been “Removed From Ceremony” After Slap. “We do not tolerate violence of any kind,” says the British Academy's head of awards, adding that a similar incident would have seen the individual escorted from the building and unable to collect their award.

Who won Critics Choice awards 2022? ›

27th Critics' Choice Awards

What did old lady give rose in power of the dog? ›

The following day, we see Phil being seriously ill and taken to the doctor. However, he could not be saved and died in the hospital. At the funeral, George and Phil's mother embrace Rose and give her some jewelry which makes Rose very emotional.

What did the ending of The Power of the Dog mean? ›

Whatever Phil and Peter's emotional intentions with each other, The Power of the Dog's ending makes it clear that Peter purposefully poisoned Phil to eliminate his step-uncle as a threat and thus protect himself and his mother.

Why did Phil want to burn the hides? ›

Phil's plans were to burn the hides that he didn't need and while they were given to the Natives who will have a better use for them, Phil refuses to acknowledge this. Peter offers Phil the hide from the cow he'd skinned, concealing that the animal was dead when he found it.

What did Phil need the hides for? ›

When Rose gives away some of the ranch's extra hide to local Native Americans, Phil is furious because he intended to use that hide for Peter's lasso. That's when Peter sees his opening. Earlier in the summer, Peter found a dead, diseased cow, and he saved some of its hide.

What did Phil put in the rope? ›

Phil, feeling exposed, first lashes out at Peter, but then tries to reconcile himself to the young man by offering to make him a rope out of rawhide as a peace offering.

Why does Phil befriend Peter in power of the dog? ›

He needed a place where Phil could be Bronco's Phil, and thus, when Peter once invaded that territory, Phil ran him out of it. Soon after the incident, Phil became friendly with Peter because he had witnessed Phil in his most vulnerable state.

What is the meaning of the gloves in power of the dog? ›

Gloves are an operative metaphor, in fact. Rose caresses a pair of soft leather gloves. Peter uses his own set of gloves strategically. The story pits the defensive against the insensitive, and it's not always those who fight with “gloves off” who are the most ruthless.

Did Phil go to college in The Power of the Dog? ›

The Power of the Dog follows the lives of two brothers who own a big cattle ranch in 1920s Montana. Phil Burbank, a Yale educated rancher, played by a haunting Benedict Cumberbatch, has lived 25 years of his life alone with only his brother George (Jesse Plemons), for close company.

Did Peter give Phil anthrax in The Power of the Dog? ›

The ending of The Power Of The Dog reveals itself to be an ice-cold revenge story. Peter tactically kills Phil by infecting him with anthrax to save his mother from her drinking problem. And this we know from many clues the film gives us.

Did Peter know the cow has anthrax? ›

A scheming Peter sees it as an opportunity. He gives him the rawhide that he had once skinned from an animal when he went alone in the mountains. That animal was suffering from Anthrax, and Peter knew about it. Phil gets Anthrax and succumbs to it.

Was Phil attracted to Peter? ›

After driving Rose to alcoholism, Phil eventually begins to develop a friendly relationship with Peter after the youngster realizes he is a gay man who was in a romantic and sexual relationship with his late mentor, Bronco Henry.

Did Phil know Peter killed him in power of the dog? ›

The Power of the Dog ending explained

The closeness of Phil and Peter causes Rose to spiral into alcoholism. As they take part in the business of the ranch, Peter slowly opens up to Phil, revealing that he found his father's dead body after committing suicide.

Why is Rose scared of Phil? ›

Another conflict lies in Rose and Phil's relationship — they loathe each other. Phil can't stand the fact that a drunken widow has latched on to his family, so he quickly takes to playing mind games with her. Rose, as a result, becomes deathly afraid of what Phil might do to her son.

What did The Power of the Dog win an Oscar for? ›

The Power of the Dog

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