Acclaimed Western movie “The Power of the Dog” scooped the prime prizes for greatest movie and greatest director for Jane Campion at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) 2022.
Hosted by actor-comic Rebel Wils on, the award ceremony passed off on Sunday at the Royal Albert Hall and was stay streamed in India on the streamer SonyLIV.
“The Batman” star Andy Serkis introduced the winner for greatest movie however not earlier than he referred to as out the authorities for its discriminatory therapy of refugees from Afghanistan and Ukraine, saying “all refugees are welcome however some are greater than welcome”.
While asserting actor Emilia Jones singing act with the track “Both Sides Now” from “CODA”, Wilson mentioned the efficiency takes the assist of two interpreters — American Sign Language and British Sign Language.
“Luckily, although, in all signal languages, that is the gesture for Putin,” the host mentioned as she raised her center finger to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the Ukraine invasion.
“The Power of the Dog” star Benedict Cumberbatch accepted the award on the director’s behalf. The psychological drama set in Campion’s native New Zealand additionally received her the greatest movie BAFTA which was collected by movie’s producer Tanya Seghatachian.
Another big winner for the night time was the coming-of-age comedy drama “CODA”, which received director Sian Heder the gong for tailored screenplay.
Heder, whose movie follows the life of a baby of deaf adults (CODA), thanked the deaf neighborhood for letting her in and increasing their help to an outsider like her.
The film additionally received Troy Kotsur the BAFTA for greatest supporting actor.
Kotsur, who turned the first deaf actor in the SAG Awards historical past to win a person prize, made a BAFTA document in the similar class.
Kotsur spoke via an indication language interpreter and thanked the British Academy for recognising his work and for offering the providers of interpreters at such occasions.
Sci-fi spectacle “Dune”, directed by Denis Villenueve, bagged 5 BAFTAs in the technical classes, specifically manufacturing design, particular visible results, cinematography, unique rating and sound.
“King Richard” star Will Smith bagged greatest main actor BAFTA for his position of Richard Williams, father and coach of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.
It is the first BAFTA for the Hollywood A-lister who was just lately named the greatest actor by SAG-AFTRA and Golden Globes.
Since Smith was not in attendance, the film’s director Reinaldo Marcus Green accepted the award on his behalf.
“This is such a private movie for Will… He would thank the Williams household. There is not any movie with out them,” Marcus Green mentioned.
In the greatest main actress class, the BAFTA went to Joanna Scanlan for “After Love”, through which she performed the position of a girl who discovers her husband’s secret household after his sudden dying.
Scanlan thanked BAFTA for the honour, saying “some tales have stunning endings”.
She additionally thanked writer-director debutant Aleem Khan and mentioned the movie was made with “excessive love, blood, sweat, and tears”.
Like Smith, Ariana DeBose additionally continued her award run as she received the greatest supporting actress BAFTA for “West Side Story”.
An overtly queer Afro-Latina DeBose performs Anita, a San Juan Hill seamstress and the older sister to feminine lead Maria (Rachel Zegler) in the trendy adaptation of the musical by Steven Spielberg.
“Belfast”, a black-and-white movie by Kenneth Branagh, picked up the BAFTA for excellent British movie.
As he accepted the award along with his staff for his semi-biographical drama, Branagh made a case for theatrical releases, saying “All hail the streaming revolution, however all hail the big display too. It’s alive! And lengthy might they stay collectively.”
Ryusuke Hamaguchi’s Japanese drama “Drive My Car” was named the greatest movie not in the English language.
“Licorice Pizza”, a romance about an adolescent wooing an older girl, received its writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson the greatest unique screenplay BAFTA.
Disney’s musical fantasy comedy “Encanto” earned the award for the greatest animated movie.
The staff accepted the gong, including that the movie needed to point out “lovely brown kids that they’re seen and that they’re necessary”.
The studio additionally registered a win for the live-action adaptation of “Cruella” in the greatest costume division for veteran designer Jenny Beaven.
“Summer of Soul” was judged the greatest documentary, directed by Questlove.
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