The Power Of The Dog beats competition

Campion's film takes Best Film and Director at BAFTAs

by Amber Wilkinson

Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power Of The Dog
Benedict Cumberbatch in The Power Of The Dog Photo: Netflix
Jane Campion powered her way to the prizes with her psychologically tense western The Power Of The Dog, scooping both Best Film and Best Director at this year's BAFTAs. Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, which had also been in the running for both awards, had to settle for Outstanding British Film, while Netflix revenge western The Harder They Fall, saw its director Jeymes Samuel, win the prize for Outstanding British Debut.

The acting honours went to Will Smith, for his portrayal of Serena and Venus Williams' father in King Richard, while the Best Actress award was picked up by Joanna Scanlan for her portrayal of a widow who discovers her husband's secret shortly after his death in After Love.

Encanto was named Best Animation, while Summer Of Soul took home the documentary honours and the non-English language gong went to Drive My Car.

This year's awards returned to a physical ceremony at London's Royal Albert Hall where, on the red carpet, many stars showed support for Ukraine. Benedict Cumberbatch, who lost out to Smith in the acting race, was one of several stars wore a badge in the colours of the Ukraine flag, while Boiling Point star Stephen Graham wore a green and blue bow.


Best Film

Outstanding British Film

Leading Actress

Leading Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor


Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Adapted Screenplay

Original Screenplay

Film not in the English language


Animated film

Original score



Costume design


Production design

Make-up and hair

  • Cruella - Nadia Stacey, Naomi Donne
  • Cyrano - Alessandro Bertolazzi, Sian Miller
  • Dune - Love Larson, Donald Mowat
  • WINNER: The Eyes Of Tammy Faye - Linda Dowds, Stephanie Ingram, Justin Raleigh
  • House of Gucci - Frederic Aspiras, Jana Carboni, Giuliano Mariano, Sarah Nicole Tanno


  • WINNER: Dune - Mac Ruth, Mark Mangini, Doug Hemphill, Theo Green, Ron Bartlett
  • Last Night In Soho - Colin Nicolson, Julian Slater, Tim Cavagin, Dan Morgan
  • No Time To Die - James Harrison, Simon Hayes, Paul Massey, Oliver Tarney, Mark Taylor
  • A Quiet Place Part II - Erik Aadahl, Michael Barosky, Brandon Proctor, Ethan Van Der Ryn
  • West Side Story - Brian Chumney, Tod Maitland, Andy Nelson, Gary Rydstrom

Special visual effects

  • WINNER: Dune - Brian Connor, Paul Lambert, Tristan Myles, Gerd Nefzer
  • Free Guy - Swen Gillberg, Bryan Grill, Nikos Kalaitzidis, Daniel Sudick
  • Ghostbusters: Afterlife - Aharon Bourland, Sheena Duggal, Pier Lefebvre, Alessandro Ongaro
  • The Matrix Resurrections - Tom Debenham, Huw J Evans, Dan Glass, JD Schwaim
  • No Time To Die - Mark Bakowski, Chris Corbould, Joel Green, Charlie Noble

British short film

  • WINNER: The Black Cop
  • Femme
  • The Palace
  • Stuffed
  • Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee

British short animation

  • Affairs Of The Art
  • WINNER: Do Not Feed The Pigeons
  • Night Of The Living Dread

EE Rising Star Award (previously announced)

  • Harris Dickinson
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • WINNER: Lashana Lynch
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee
  • Ariana DeBose

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