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‘Dune’, ‘The Power of the Dog’

Denis Villeneuve’s blockbuster Dune led the Bafta Film Awards nominations from Jane Campion’s The Power of the Dog, with the nominations announced today (Thursday, February 3).

Dune received 11 nominations, including in best film, adapted screenplay, original score, and all eight technical categories.

Scroll down for the full list of nominations

The Power of the Dog scored eight nominations, including in best film, three times in the acting categories – and a best director nomination for Campion, who was the first woman to be nominated for the best director Bafta for The Piano in 1994.

Belfast was the third-most-nominated title overall with six; with three titles each receiving five – Licorice Pizza, No Time To Die and West Side Story.

UK indies After Love and Boiling Point scored four nominations each; as did Cyrano, King Richard – including a first Bafta nomination for Will Smith – and Netflix titles Don’t Look Up and Passing.

British films comprise six of the 12 most-nominated titles.

Three of the six nominees for best director are women: the second time at least half of the nominees are female, after four out of six last year, and bringing the total number of best director nominations for women to 14, compared to 224 for men. The Power of the Dog was the only one to make it into the best film selection; while two of the 10 outstanding British film nominees were directed by women. The number of female directors nominated across all categories is up to 12, from eight last year.

In a win for Bafta’s commitment to supporting new talent, 19 of the 24 acting selections are first-time nominees, including all six in the supporting actor category. First-time nominees include West Side Story’s Ariana DeBose and Mike Faist; Licorice Pizza’s Alana Haim; and The Worst Person In The World’s Renate Reinsve.

Seven non-white actors were nominated out of 24 spots – down significantly from 16 last year.

Universal leads the way among distributors with 25, despite Warner Bros and Netflix releasing the two most-nominated titles. Netflix is second with 22, followed by Disney on 19 and Warner on 16.

Notable independent distributors include Vertigo with Boiling Point’s four; and Modern Films, which has both three-time nominee Drive My Car and outstanding British debut selection Keyboard Fantasies 

48 feature films were nominated in total, plus eight shorts. The nominations were announced from Bafta’s newly-renovated headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London, by AJ Odudu and Tom Allen.

Rebel Wilson will host the awards ceremony for the first time, on March 13 at the Royal Albert Hall.

Bafta 2022 film award nominations

Best Film

  • Belfast - Laura Berwick, Kenneth Branagh, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas
  • Don’t Look Up - Adam Mckay, Kevin Messick
  • Dune - Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, Denis Villeneuve
  • Licorice Pizza - Sara Murphy, Paul Thomas Anderson, Adam Somner
  • The Power Of The Dog - Jane Campion, Iain Canning, Roger Frappier, Tanya Seghatchian, Emile Sherman

Outstanding British Film

  • After Love - Aleem Khan, Matthieu De Braconier
  • Ali & Ava - Clio Bernard, Tracy O’riordan
  • Belfast - Kenneth Branagh, Laura Berwick, Becca Kovacik, Tamar Thomas
  • Boiling Point - Philip Barantini, Bart Ruspoli, Hester Ruoff, James Cummings
  • Cyrano - Joe Wright, Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Guy Heely, Erica Schmidt
  • Everybody’s Talking About Jamie - Jonathan Butterell, Peter Carlton, Mark Herbert, Tom Macrae
  • House Of Gucci - Ridley Scott, Mark Huffam, Giannina Scott, Kevin J Walsh, Roberto Bentivegna, Becky Johnston
  • Last Night In Soho - Edgar Wright, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner, Nira Park, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • No Time To Die - Cary Joji Fukunaga, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Neal Pervis, Robert Wade, Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Passing - Rebecca Hall, Margot Hand, Nina Yang Bongiovi, Forest Whitaker

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 - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Teruhisa Yamamoto
  • The Hand Of God - Paolo Sorrentino, Lorenzo Mieli
  • Parallel Mothers - Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar
  • Petite Maman - Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur
  • The Worst Person In The World - Joachim Trier, Thomas Robsahm 


  • Becoming Cousteau - Liz Garbus, Dan Cogan
  • Cow - Andrea Arnold, Kat Mansoor
  • Flee - Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Monica Hellström
  • The Rescue - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, John Battsek, P. J. Van Sandwijk
  • Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) - Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, David Dinerstein, Robert Fyvolent, Joseph Patel

Animated Film

  • Encanto - Jared Bush, Byron Howard, Yvett Merino, Clarke Spencer
  • Flee - Jonas Poher Rasmussen. Monica Hellström
  • Luca - Enrico Casarosa, Andrea Warren
  • The Mitchells Vs The Machines - Mike Rianda, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller


  • After Love - Aleem Khan
  • Drive My Car - Ryûsuke 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 - Kenneth Branagh
  • Don’t Look Up - Adam Mckay
  • King Richard - Zach Baylin
  • Licorice Pizza - Paul Thomas Anderson

Adapted Screenplay

  • Coda - Siân Heder
  • Drive My Car - Ryûsuke Hamaguchi
  • Dune - Eric Roth, John Spaihts, 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

  • Caitríona 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
  • 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

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


  • Boiling Point - Carolyn Mcleod
  • Dune - Francine Maisler
  • The Hand Of God - Massimo Appolloni, Annamaria Sambucco
  • King Richard - Rich Delia, Avy Kaufman
  • West Side Story - Cindy Tolan


  • Dune - Greig Fraser
  • Nightmare Alley - Dan Laustsen
  • No Time To Die - Linus Sandgren
  • The Power Of The Dog - Ari Wegner
  • The Tragedy Of Macbeth - Bruno Delbonnel


  • Belfast - Úna Ní Dhonghaíle
  • Dune - Joe Walker
  • Licorice Pizza - Andy Jurgensen
  • No Time To Die - Tom Cross, Elliot Graham
  • Summer Of Soul (Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) - Joshua L. Pearso 

Production Design

  • Cyrano - Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer
  • Dune - Patrice Vermette, Zsuzsanna Sipos
  • The French Dispatch - Adam Stockhausen, Rena Deangelo
  • Nightmare Alley - Tamara Deverell, Shane Vieau
  • West Side Story - Adam Stockhausen, Rena Deangelo

Costume Design

  • Cruella - Jenny Beavan
  • Cyrano - Massimo Cantini Parrini
  • Dune - Robert Morgan, Jacqueline West
  • The French Dispatch - Milena Canonero
  • Nightmare Alley - Luis Sequeira

Make Up & Hair

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


  • 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

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

British Short Animation

  • Affairs Of The Art - Joanna Quinn, Les Mills
  • Do Not Feed The Pigeons - Jordi Morera
  • Night Of The Living Dread - Ida Melum, Danielle Goff, Laura Jayne Tunbridge, Hannah Kelso

British Short Film

  • The Black Cop - Cherish Oteka
  • Femme - Sam H. Freeman, Ng Choon Ping, Sam Ritzenberg, Hayley Williams
  • The Palace - Jo Prichard
  • Stuffed - Theo Rhys, Joss Holden-Rea
  • Three Meetings Of The Extraordinary Committee - Michael Woodward, Max Barron, Daniel Wheldon

Rising Star Award (voted for by The Public)

  • Ariana Debose
  • Harris Dickinson
  • Lashana Lynch
  • Millicent Simmonds
  • Kodi Smit-Mcphee