Bafta nominations 2022: which films are nominated for awards - from Dune to Belfast and Power of the Dog

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Dune has received 11 nominations in total - mostly in technical categories - while the Power of the Dog scooped eight

Leading the nominations for 2022’s Bafta Film Awards are sci-fi epic Dune, and The Power Of The Dog.

Dune featured a star-studded ensemble cast including Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson and Oscar Isaac, and has received the most nominations overall with eleven, including original score, casting, cinematography and best film, with no nominations in the performance categories.

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New Zealand director Jane Campion’s dark western, The Power Of The Dog, has received eight nominations, among them best director for her, best film, and three nominations across the acting categories.

The nominations were announced by TV presenter AJ Odudu and comedian Tom Allen from Bafta’s London headquarters.

Here is everything you need to know about it.

Who is nominated?

Benedict Cumberbatch, who stars as a gritty rancher in The Power Of The Dog, is nominated in the leading actor category, with co-stars Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee both nominated in the supporting actor category.

Other supporting actor nominees include West Side Story’s Mike Faist, Belfast’s Ciaran Hinds, Troy Kotsur for Coda and 11-year-old Woody Norman for C’mon C’mon, making him this year’s youngest nominee.

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Hollywood star Will Smith is among the first time nominees in the performance categories this year, with a leading actor nomination for his role in King Richard, in which he stars as the father of tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams.

Also nominated in the leading actor category alongside him and Cumberbatch are Mahershala Ali for Swan Song, Adeel Akhtar for Ali & Ava, Leonardo DiCaprio for Don’t Look Up and Stephen Graham for Boiling Point.

Jude Hill (left) as Buddy and Jamie Dornan as Pa in director Kenneth Branagh's Belfast. PIC: PA Photo/Rob Youngson/Focus FeaturesJude Hill (left) as Buddy and Jamie Dornan as Pa in director Kenneth Branagh's Belfast. PIC: PA Photo/Rob Youngson/Focus Features
Jude Hill (left) as Buddy and Jamie Dornan as Pa in director Kenneth Branagh's Belfast. PIC: PA Photo/Rob Youngson/Focus Features

Sir Kenneth Branagh’s semi-autobiographical film Belfast, starring Jude Hill, Jamie Dornan and Caitriona Balfe and which focuses on the Troubles in Northern Ireland, has six nominations among them best film, but Sir Kenneth is absent from the directing category.

Actress Caitriona Balfe is nominated in the supporting actress category for her role in Belfast, alongside Jessie Buckley for The Lost Daughter, Ariana DeBose for West Side Story, Ann Dowd for Mass, Aunjanue Ellis for King Richard and Ruth Negga for Passing.

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Nominees in the leading actress category include Lady Gaga for House Of Gucci, Alana Haim for Licorice Pizza, Emilia Jones for Coda, Renate Reinsve for The Worst Person In The World, Joanna Scanlan for After Love and Tessa Thompson for Passing.

Elsewhere, Paul Thomas Anderson’s Licorice Pizza, the latest Bond instalment No Time To Die and Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story all have five nominations.

Here is the list of the main categories:

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

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

  • After Love – Aleem Khan (writer/director)
  • Boiling Point – James Cummings (writer), Hester Ruoff (producer) (also written by Philip Barantini and produced by Bart Ruspoli)
  • The Harder They Fall – Jeymes Samuel (writer/director) (also written by Boaz Yakin)
  • Keyboard Fantasies – Posy Dixon (writer/director), Liv Proctor (producer)
  • Passing – Rebecca Hall (writer/director)

Film Not In The English Language

  • Drive My Car
  • The Hand Of God
  • Parallel Mothers
  • Petite Maman
  • The Worst Person In The World


  • Becoming Cousteau
  • Cow
  • Flee
  • The Rescue
  • Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Animated Film

  • Encanto
  • Flee
  • Luca
  • The Mitchells vs. the Machines


  • After Love – Aleem Khan
  • Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Happening – Audrey Diwan
  • Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion
  • Titane – Julia Ducournau

Original Screenplay

  • Being the Ricardos – Aaron Sorkin
  • Belfast – Sir Kenneth Branagh
  • Don’t Look Up – Adam McKay
  • King Richard – Zach Baylin
  • Licorice Pizza – Paul Thomas Anderson

Adapted Screenplay

  • Coda – Sian Heder
  • Drive My Car – Ryusuke Hamaguchi
  • Dune – Denis Villeneuve
  • The Lost Daughter – Maggie Gyllenhaal
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jane Campion

Leading Actress

  • Lady Gaga – House of Gucci
  • Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
  • Emilia Jones – Coda
  • Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person in the World
  • Joanna Scanlan – After Love
  • Tessa Thompson – Passing

Leading Actor

  • 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
  • Will Smith – King Richard

Supporting Actress

  • Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
  • Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Ann Dowd – Mass
  • Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
  • Ruth Negga – Passing

Supporting Actor

  • Mike Faist – West Side Story
  • Ciaran 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

Original Score

  • Being the Ricardos – Daniel Pemberton
  • Don’t Look Up – Nicholas Britell
  • Dune – Hans Zimmer
  • The French Dispatch – Alexandre Desplat
  • The Power Of The Dog – Jonny Greenwood

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

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

How diverse are the nominations?

Bafta chair Krishnendu Majumdar said: “This year’s nominations showcase a remarkable range of creative work in front of and behind the camera.

But the 2022 Bafta film award nominations are not quite as diverse as last year’s ground-breaking list.

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This year’s directing category includes an equal split of male and female directors, with Campion, nominated for The Power Of The Dog, featuring alongside Julia Ducournau for Titane and Audrey Diwan for Happening.

However, this is down slightly on last year, when they outnumbered men for the first time in Bafta history, by four to two.

And just under a third (29%) of acting nominations have gone to non-white performers – down sharply from two-thirds in 2021, which was a record high.

All six nominees for best supporting actor are white, compared with just two out of six last year. And only one of the six nominees for best actress is non-white (Tessa Thompson, for the film Passing).

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The figure of 29% non-white acting nominees is still above historical levels, however. It is also a clear improvement on the 2020 list, when every acting nominee was white.

A majority of acting nominations have gone to non-British performers, in keeping with recent years.

Majumdar added: “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.”

When are the Baftas?

This year the annual film awards celebrates its 75th anniversary and will see Australian actress and comedian Rebel Wilson host the ceremony being held at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13 March.

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TV presenter AJ Odudu and comedian Tom Allen - who announced this year’s nominations on live from the Bafta headquarters in Piccadilly, will man the red carpet.

The pair will interview nominees and other special guests as they arrive for the ceremony, with coverage streamed live across Bafta’s social media channels.

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