The 75th British Academy of Film Awards took place Sunday for its first in-person event after going virtual in 2021. The Power of the Dog won both the Best Film and Best Director awards, while the sci-fi epic Dune swept the technical awards taking home a total of five.

Fans also saw several winners in this year’s film acting categories that have already picked up trophies for the same roles. Will Smith won again for King Richard, as well as Ariana Debose and Troy Kotsur who won Best Supporting Actress and Supporting Actor respectively. The Best Actress winner was Joanna Scanlan, who starred in the acclaimed indie film After Love that gained a ton of support in the U.K. with nominations for several British awards.

There were also several categories celebrating the new voices of British film. No Time To Die cast member Lashana Lynch won the public-voted “Rising Star” award and writer/director Jeymes Samuel won the Outstanding Debut award for his revisionist western The Harder They Fall. The Kenneth Branagh vehicle Belfast won the Outstanding British Film award, continuing to set this film up as one of the frontrunners with The Power of the Dog for the Best Picture Academy Award.

The British Academy TV Awards will be taking place on May 8, 2022. A full list of Film winners is available below:


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Best Film – The Power of the Dog

Outstanding British Film – Belfast

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer – The Harder They Fall, Jeymes Samuel (Writer/Director), also written by Boaz Yakin

Film Not In The English Language – Drive My Car

Documentary – Summer of Soul

Animated Film – Encanto

Director – Jane Campion

Original Screenplay – Licorice Pizza 

Adapted Screenplay – CODA

Leading Actress – Joanna Scanlan, After Love

Leading Actor – Will Smith, King Richard

Supporting Actress – Ariana Debose, West Side Story

Supporting Actor – Troy Kotsur, CODA

Best Casting – West Side Story

Cinematography – Dune

Editing – No Time To Die

Production Design – Dune

Costume Design – Cruella

Make Up & Hair – The Eyes of Tammy Faye 

Sound – Dune

Special Visual Effects – Dune

British Short Animation – Do Not Feed The Pigeons

British Short Film – The Black Cop

EE Rising Star Award (Public Vote) – Lashana Lynch, No Time To Die

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