BAFTAs: Dune, Belfast and The Power Of The Dog lead the nominations

BAFTA 2022: Dune lands 11 nominations and Belfast and The Power Of The Dog earn eight and six as Lady Gaga and Benedict Cumberbatch battle it out for top gongs – but the academy continues to fall short when it comes to recognising diversity

  • The nominations were announced by AJ Odudu and Tom Allen at BAFTA 195 in London’s Piccadilly on Thursday
  • Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded sci-fi epic leads the pack with a total of 11 nominations, including Best Film
  • The Power Of The Dog was also recognised with eight nods, while Kenneth Branagh’s Irish biopic landed six
  • Daniel Craig’s Bond swansong No Time To Die received five nominations, including Outstanding British Film  
  • Despite the Academy’s vow to improve Diversity after 2020’s ‘#BAFTAsSoWhite’ controversy, this year’s shortlist sees a decline in nominations for people of colour
  • Ahead of the nominations, Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA, reiterated their vow to ‘level the playing field for awards entries so that the true diverse range of talent in the UK is represented’
  • The 2022 British Academy Film Awards will be hosted at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th March 

The nominations for the 2022 British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with Dune, The Power Of The Dog and Belfast leading the nominations with 11, eight and six respectively.

Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded sci-fi epic landed a slew of technical nods, along with a nod for the top prize for Best Film, while Jane Campion’s dark Western and Kenneth Branagh’s Irish biopic follows close behind with eight and six respectively.

While the Academy once again recognised three women in the Director’s shortlist, this year’s nominations fell short on BAFTA’s vow to improve diversity, with only seven people of colour nominated in contrast to last year’s 12.

Top prizes! The nominations for the 2022 British Academy Film Awards have been announced, with Dune (pictured), Belfast and The Power Of The Dog among those competing for the coveted honours

It looks set to be a competitive evening in the acting categories, with Lady Gaga, Caitriona Balfe and Benedict Cumberbatch battling it out for the leading honours, alongside newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ariana DeBose and Adeel Akhtar.  

While many of Dune’s nominations came in the technical categories, it’s also landed a nod for Best Film, alongside Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza and The Power of the Dog. 

The critically-acclaimed film, the first of two films based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, had been tipped for awards glory, with Hans Zimmer once again recognised in the Original Score category, along with nods for Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

After its success at the Golden Globes, the dark Western The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Original Score, Cinematography, and two nominations in the Supporting Actor category for Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons

Exciting: The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, and Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured)

Praised: Kenneth Branagh’s Irish biopic Belfast, based on his childhood growing up in Northern Ireland during The Troubles starring Jamie Dornan and Judi Dench, landed six nods

Following close behind is Belfast, which landed six nods despite an unexpected snub for Kenneth in the Director category.

The drama, which stars Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and newcomer Jude Hill and is based on Kenneths’ childhood growing up in Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles, was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actress for Caitriona, Supporting Actor for Ciarán Hinds and Editing.

Following the surprise BAFTA success of 2012’s Skyfall, the British Academy has also recognised Daniel Craig’s swan song in the James Bond franchise, with five nominations.

Nominated: Following the surprise BAFTA success of 2012’s Skyfall, the British Academy has also recognised Daniel Craig’s swan song in the James Bond franchise, with No Time To Die landing five nominations including Outstanding British Film

The action-packed epic, which was delayed multiple times due to the Covid pandemic, landed nods for Outstanding British Film, Special Visual Effects, Editing, Cinematography and Sound. 

In the Outstanding British Film category, Belfast and No Time To Die will fight it out for the honour alongside After Love, Ali & Ava, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, House of Gucci, Last Night in Soho, and Passing.

The Leading Actress prize will go to either Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Emilia Jones (Coda), Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World), Joanna Scanlan (After Love), or Tessa Thompson (Passing).

Contender: Having already been tipped for Oscars success, and following his award at the Golden Globes, Will Smith has landed a nod for Leading Actor for his performance in 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) and Will Smith (King Richard) are shortlisted for the Leading Actor award.  

Nominated for Best Supporting Actress are Caitríona Balfe (Belfast), Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Ariana Debose (West Side Story), Ann Dowd (Mass), Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) and Ruth Negga (Passing).

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) have landed nods for Supporting Actor. 

All of the performers in the Supporting Actor category are first-time nominees, with a total of 19 out of the 24 nominees up acting accolades earning their place on the shortlist for the first time.  

Disney’s critically-lauded musical Encanto leads the nominations for Animated Film, competing opposite Flee, Luca and The Mitchells Vs The Machines. 

However, despite vows to improve diversity among the stars being nominated, this year’s list of nods falls short on 2021, with seven people of colour nominated as opposed to last year’s 12. 

In recent years BAFTA, and other film Academies such as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, have come under fire for a lack of diversity in their nominations list, and ahead of this year’s ceremony, the British Academy bosses reiterated their vow to recognise a wider range of films and actors.

Glamorous: Lady Gaga will battle it out for the Leading Actress prize, following her performance as Patrizia Reggiani in House of Gucci, against Alana Haim, Emilia Jones, Renate Reinsve, Joanna Scanlan, or Tessa Thompson

Lauded: Caitriona Balfe has been nominated for Supporting Actress for her performance in Belfast, competing against Jessie Buckley, Ariana Debose, Ann Dowd, Aunjanue Ellis and Ruth Negga

Lauded: Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s teen drama landed five nominations, including Best Film, Director, Original Screenplay, a Leading Actress nod for Alana Haim, and Editing

Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, said: ‘Congratulations to all our nominees, whose extraordinary talent and achievements have shone through in another incredible year for film.

‘BAFTA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, so it is a particularly special year for us and we are proud to be announcing the nominations from our recently redeveloped home at 195 Piccadilly.

‘We look forward to celebrating our nominees’ incredible talent in person when we welcome everyone to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the EE British Academy Film Awards on 13 March.’ 

Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA, added: ‘This year’s nominations showcase a remarkable range of creative work in-front of and behind the camera. We know that by celebrating outstanding achievement today, we are inspiring future generations for years to come. 


Dynamic duo: The nominations were announced by AJ Odudu and Tom Allen, who posed up a storm at the BAFTA 195 Piccadilly after revealing which stars would be competing for the awards

Pals: The pair were every inch the dynamic duo as they posed backstage. The duo will 


Gorgeous: Having recently recovered from a foot injury following her Strictly Come Dancing stint, AJ wowed in a plunging black jumpsuit with dynamic shoulder pads, teamed with thin-strapped green heels

BAFTAs 2022: THE NOMINATIONS

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

Best Film: Dune is up for the big going as well as 10 more gongs

Leading Actress

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Renata Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Joanna Scanlan, After Love

Tessa Thompson, Passing

 

Leading Actor

Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava

Mahershala Ali, Swansong

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

Ruth Negga, Passing

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ann Dowd, Mass

Leading Actress: Lady Gaga has a nod for House of Gucci

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

 

Director

Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Julia Ducournau, Titane

 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

After Love

Boiling Point

The Harder They Fall

Keyboard Fantasies

Passing

Original Screenplay: Being the Ricardos is up for the gong 

Adapted Screenplay

CODA

Drive My Car

Dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog  

 

Original Screenplay

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

EE Rising Star Award

Harris Dickinson

Millicent Simmonds

Lashana Lynch

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Ariana DeBose

EE Rising Star Award: Bond star Lashana Lynch is nominated

Cinematography

Dune

Nightmare Alley

No Time To Die

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Animated Film

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs The Machines

 

Documentary

Becoming Cousteau

Cow

Flee

The Rescue

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Costume Design: Cruella has been nominated

Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car

The Hand of God

Parallel Mothers

Petite Maman

The Worst Person in the World

 

Costume Design

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

 

Make Up & Hair

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Original Score: Don’t Look Up is up for a gong 

Original Score

Being The Ricardos

Don’t Look Up

Dune

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog

 

Editing

Belfast

Dune

Licorice Pizza

No Time To Die

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

 

Production Design

Cyrano

Dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Sound

 

Special Visual Effects

British Short Animation

Casting

Boiling Point

Dune

The Hand of God

King Richard

West Side Story

Editing: Black and white film Belfast is nominated

 

Important: Ahead of the nominations’ announcement, BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar reiterated the Academy’s vow to ‘level the playing field’ by recognising a more diverse range of nominees

‘Two years ago, we launched a wide-ranging review into our voting, membership and campaigning processes and I want to thank the BAFTA members and the wider industry for embracing these changes. 

‘Our goal is to level the playing field for awards entries so that more films and the true diverse range of exceptional creative talent in the UK and internationally is represented and celebrated. With 48 films nominated today, we’re delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on such phenomenal breadth of stories and performances.’

In 2020 plans were introduced to invite 1,000 new members from diverse communities within the film industry to join Bafta – the British Academy of Film and Television Art. 

Such measures included special discounted rates, and conscious voter training was required of all members before they could vote for a film or performance and there will be a drive to ensure members see all movies on the longlist and not just Hollywood blockbusters. 

Progress: In 2020 plans were introduced to invite 1,000 new members from diverse communities within the film industry to join Bafta – the British Academy of Film and Television Art (AJ and Tom are pictured announcing the nominations)

That year there was outrage at the exclusion of South-London born Cynthia Erivo, who received two Golden Globe nods, from the best actress nomination list for her role as runaway slave Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet even though she’d been nominated for an Oscar. 

Many said that Harriet hadn’t been marketed enough while cash was thrown at big budget picture, and there was also dismay that no female directors were listed in the best director section.

The 2020 shortlist also saw Jennifer Lopez, 50, who is of Puerto Rican heritage, miss out on a nomination for her acclaimed role in Hustlers. 

Awkwafina, who is of Chinese descent and picked up a Golden Globe for Best Actress, fail to pick up a nomination for The Farewell, though she was recognised in this year’s rising star category.

At the time, Amanda expressed her disdain at the lack of female nominees in the Best Director category – with Greta Gerwig one of the most prominent snubs for critically-acclaimed Little Women. 

She said: ‘If you look at the director category this year in which I hoped we would see at least one female director, that is an incredibly strong list.

‘When I’m looking at the performance categories and the lack of diversity, I think you positioned it very well.

‘BAFTA has a role to play here, it can’t tell the industry which films to greenlight and who to hire but what it can do is make sure it is finding and supporting talented people and giving them every opportunity to succeed. Talent is everywhere but opportunity is not.’ 

Elsewhere, leading the films and stars shut out from the awards was the Princess Diana biopic Spencer. 

It was revealed that the film had missed out on any nods, leaving Kristen Stewart fans alleging that Diana’s son Prince William’s BAFTA presidency was to blame. 

Flooding Twitter once the news was announced, film buffs noted the absence of the movie in the nods was ‘suspicious yet unsurprising’, as William and his brother Harry are said to be less than pleased with various depictions of their late mother. 

William, The Duke of Cambridge, has been President of BAFTA since February 2010. His work involves working with charities within the organisation and he attends BAFTA events, including the main ceremony, in his role.

Kenneth didn’t make it in for Best Director for his widely lauded film Belfast, although it did make it up for Best Film and Outstanding British Film. 

Kenneth wasn’t the only shock name missing from the Director list – as while Dune has led the way for nominations with 11 nods – director Denis Villeneuve wasn’t able to add to his two previous BAFTA Best Director nominations .

Although there has been plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding Nicole Kidman’s work in Being The Ricardos, she was snubbed by BAFTA – with the biopic on Lucille Ball only earning nods in Original Score and Original Screenplay.   

Other high profile actors snubbed by BAFTA included The Tragedy of Macbeth co-stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

It comes after the nominations for the coveted BAFTA Rising Star Award, the only award voted for by the general public, were announced on Tuesday.

No Time To Die star Lashana Lynch and A Quiet Place’s Millicent Simmonds join The King’s Man star Harris Dickinson, West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose and The Power of the Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee on the star-studded nominations list.

Previous winners of the award have included James McAvoy, Eva Green, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart, Tom Holland, Letitia Wright and Micheal Ward. 


Important: No Time To Die’s Lashana Lynch and deaf A Quiet Place star Millicent Simmonds are among the stars shortlisted for public-voted EE Rising Star Award

This year’s selecting jury was made up of the chair of BAFTA and television Krishnendu Majum, actress and director Sadie Frost, actress Michelle Dockery, and casting directors Lucy Bevan and Leo Davis, producer Uzma Hasan and talent agent Ikki El-Amriti. 

Millicent – who has made history as the first deaf nominee – found worldwide fame starring in 2018’s A Quiet Place and the 2021 sequel which charts s family struggles for survival in a world where most humans have been killed by blind but noise-sensitive creatures.

Discussing the impact of her newfound fame, she revealed: ‘I have a lot of young people who come up to me and say it’s awesome to have our language on screen. 

‘I didn’t have that growing up so I feel really honoured and touched to give them a place where they can dream. It’s very inspirational for me.’  



Ones to watch: Also up for the coveted accolade are (L-R) The King’s Man star Harris Dickinson, West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose and The Power of the Dog’s Kodi Smit-McPhee

Iconic: Lashana made history as the first woman and the first woman of colour to carry on the legacy of 007 in her standout role as Nomi in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time To Die alongside Daniel Craig

Lashana made history as the first woman and the first woman of colour to carry on the legacy of 007 in her standout role as Nomi in Cary Joji Fukunaga’s No Time To Die, alongside Daniel Craig and Rami Malek. 

She is currently filming historical epic The Woman King in South Africa and will also be seen in the film adaptation of Matthew Warchus’ musical, Matilda, opposite Alisha Weir and Emma Thompson in the role of Miss Honey. 

While she was unable to attend the nomination ceremony, she sent in a statement that read: ‘The EE Rising Star Award is one I’ve always admired for recognising exciting emerging talent. 

‘I’m so elated for my fellow nominees who inspire myself and others, as we continue to fight for change within our industry and the world. I’m proud to be able to do that in moments like these.’ 

Meanwhile, Ariana – who had a breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg’s musical film West Side Story – said that she hopes the movie brings in more representation for Hispanic people in Hollywood. 

Spooky: Millicent – who is deaf – found worldwide fame starring in 2018’s A Quiet Place and the 2021 sequel which charts s family struggles for survival in a world where most humans have been killed by blind but noise-sensitive creatures

She explained: ‘I am extremely proud of the way lations are represented in film, particularly latinas. It’s so nice to celebrate there’s not one way to be Hispanic and I do think that what critics say, it does matter. it does matter that people go to see your movie but its most important that people see themselves reported back.    

Alongside her nomination for the EE Rising Star Award, she has already won Best Supporting Actress at the Golden Globe Awards and received a nomination from Critics Choice Awards.

Commenting on her BAFTA nomination, she said: ‘I am beyond humbled to join the talented group of actors that have been nominated for the EE Rising Star Award over the years. To say I’m excited is an understatement, and I’m so thankful for this recognition. Genuinely blown away.’

British actor Harris can currently be seen in cinemas starring in Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man opposite Ralph Fiennes. 

Striking: Ariana – who had a breakthrough role in Steven Spielberg’s musical film West Side Story – said that she hopes the movie brings in more representation for Hispanic people in Hollywood

Thrilling: British actor Harris can currently be seen in cinemas starring in Matthew Vaughn’s The King’s Man opposite Ralph Fiennes. He has received critical acclaim for his diverse film and television work

Talented: Rounding off the nominees is Australian actor Kodi who was praised by critics for his standout role in Jane Campion’s The Power of The Dog. His performance has already earned him a Golden Globe Award

He has received critical acclaim for his diverse film and television work since breaking out in Eliza Hittman’s 2017 Sundance hit Beach Rats, where he was nominated for the Best Male Lead Independent Spirit Award. 

Discussing his BAFTA nomination, Harris said: ‘A huge thank you to both BAFTA and EE for this nomination. Each year I’ve looked to the EE Rising Star Award with great admiration and respect, so to be included in this category is a real honour. 

‘The fact that we collectively get to tell stories for a living is enough of a reward for me, but to be noticed by such a prestigious institution really does mean a lot.’

Rounding off the nominees is Australian actor Kodi who was praised by critics for his standout role in Jane Campion’s The Power of The Dog. His performance earned him a Golden Globe Award, along with a nomination from the Screen Actors Guild. 

Kodi first started acting at the age of nine, making his film debut in Romulus, My Father opposite Eric Bana. He has since gone on to star in a plethora of high-profile films, including post-apocalyptic drama The Road and Dawn of The Planet of The Ape.

He said of his nomination, said: ‘I have the deepest gratitude to be considered alongside my fellow nominees for the EE Rising Star Award at this year’s BAFTA Film Awards ceremony. I am beyond humbled to be considered for an award that celebrates such extraordinary young talents.’ 

The nominations come after Rebel Wilson confirmed that she will host the upcoming ceremony. 

In a statement about the news, Rebel – who recently lost 35kg – hilariously quipped ‘I won’t be funny because I’m no longer fat’ while also joking about Prince Andrew not being able to sweat. 

She wrote: ‘I am very honoured to be hosting the EE British Academy Film Awards in March, where Covid will no longer exist because it will clearly have been canceled by then. It’s going to be so much fun! 

‘I don’t wanna put any pressure on this – I know I’m not going to be funny because I am no longer fat.

‘And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t sweat…or cause offense to people because of my adorable Australian accent.’

Back at her best: The nominations come after Rebel Wilson confirmed that she will host the upcoming ceremony (pictured presenting at the 2020 awards) 

BAFTA 2022 nomination SNUBS: Awards darlings Olivia Colman and Kenneth Branagh fail to make the cut while fan favourite tick, tick…BOOM! is ignored entirely

By Rebecca Lawrence for MailOnline 

The nominations for the 2022 British Academy Film Awards were announced, with Dune, and The Power Of The Dog battling it out with the most nods.

Yet among the list of nominees was a lack of familiar faces, with many shocked to see the likes of awards darling Olivia Colman missed off the list for The Lost Daughter while the season’s Best Director frontrunner Kenneth Branagh also failed to make the cut. 

Fan favourite tick, tick…BOOM! also failed to make the list, with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical not making it into a single category, despite it earning Andrew Garfield a  Golden Globe win and SAG nomination for Best Actor.   

BAFTA 2022 nomination SNUBS: Awards darlings Olivia Colman failed to make the cut for her latest role in The Lost Daughter,

Olivia – who picked up a BAFTA  two years ago for The Favourite – was not recognised for her latest role in The Lost Daughter, however co-star Jessie Buckley received a nod for Supporting Actress, and the film is also up for Adapted Screenplay.

Kenneth didn’t make it in for Best Director for his widely lauded film Belfast, although it did make it up for Best Film and Outstanding British Film. 

Kenneth wasn’t the only shock name missing from the Director list – as while Dune has led the way for nominations with 11 nods – director Denis Villeneuve wasn’t able to add to his two previous BAFTA Best Director nomination. 

Missed off: Kenneth Branagh didn’t make it in for Best Director for his widely lauded film Belfast, although it did make it up for Best Film and Outstanding British Film

Although there has been plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding Nicole Kidman’s work in Being The Ricardos, she was snubbed by BAFTA – with the biopic on Lucille Ball only earning nods in Original Score and Original Screenplay.   

Other high profile actors snubbed by BAFTA included The Tragedy of Macbeth co-stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

In fact, the black and white critically acclaimed Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth only managed to earn a nod for Cinematography.   

Other high profile actors snubbed by BAFTA included The Tragedy of Macbeth co-stars Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand.

In fact, the black and white critically acclaimed Shakespeare adaptation The Tragedy of Macbeth only managed to earn a nod for Cinematography.  

Notably, Spencer – which depicts a fictional three-day period at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate when Princess Diana realises her marriage to Prince Charles is over – was also missed out.   

Snubbed: Fan favourite tick, tick…BOOM! also failed to make the list, with Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical not making a category, despite earning Andrew Garfield a Golden Globe win

In recent years BAFTA, and many other film academies have come under fire for a lack of diversity in their nominations list, and ahead of this year’s ceremony, the British Academy bosses have reiterated their vow to recognise a wider range of films and actors.  

Amanda Berry, CEO of BAFTA, said: ‘Congratulations to all our nominees, whose extraordinary talent and achievements have shone through in another incredible year for film.

‘BAFTA celebrates its 75th anniversary this year, so it is a particularly special year for us and we are proud to be announcing the nominations from our recently redeveloped home at 195 Piccadilly.

‘We look forward to celebrating our nominees’ incredible talent in person when we welcome everyone to London’s Royal Albert Hall for the EE British Academy Film Awards on 13 March.’ 

Krishnendu Majumdar, Chair of BAFTA, added: ‘This year’s nominations showcase a remarkable range of creative work in-front of and behind the camera. We know that by celebrating outstanding achievement today, we are inspiring future generations for years to come. 

‘Two years ago, we launched a wide-ranging review into our voting, membership and campaigning processes and I want to thank the BAFTA members and the wider industry for embracing these changes. 

‘Our goal is to level the playing field for awards entries so that more films and the true diverse range of exceptional creative talent in the UK and internationally is represented and celebrated. With 48 films nominated today, we’re delighted to be able to shine a spotlight on such phenomenal breadth of stories and performances.’ 

The 2022 British Academy Film Awards will be hosted at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th March.

Ouch: Although there has been plenty of Oscar buzz surrounding Nicole Kidman’s work in Being The Ricardos, she was snubbed by BAFTA 

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