Mixed night for England at Baftas with several prestigious wins
Britain has fared well ahead of the 2022 Bafta Film Awards with one of its lowest wins in recent years, winning just one of the major acting honors but doing better in a number of technical categories. .
Oona Scanlan is the only Briton to win the “four major awards” in acting, receiving the best actress award for her performance in the TV series After Love.
The remaining three acting roles went to Americans: Will Smith (best actor for King Richard), Troy Kotsur (best supporting actor for Coda) and Ariana DeBose (best supporting actress). best for West Side Story).
There are more solid successes for England in the technical categories.
Paul Lambert and Tristan Myles were part of the team to receive the award for best visual effects, for the film Dune. This victory comes four years after Lambert won the same award for his joint work in another sci-fi epic, Blade Runner 2049.
Composer and music producer Theo Green was one of the winners for best sound, also for the film Dune.
Jenny Beavan received the Bafta Award for best costume design, for the film Cruella – the fourth time she has won the award in her career.
The first time was 35 years ago in 1987, when she collaborated with John Bright on the movie A Room With A View. She won again in 2002 for Gosford Park and 2016 for Mad Max: Fury Road.
In four British-only categories, Belfast won Best British Film, The Black Cop won Best British Short Film, Do Not Feed The Pigeons was named Best British Animated Short Film, and Jeymes Samuel received the award. Award for Best First Film by a British Writer, Director or Producer.
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Lashana Lynch, known for her role as MI6 agent Nomi in the James Bond film No Time To Die, took home the popular Rising Star award.
The UK is also one of the sponsors for The Power Of The Dog, which was named best picture.
Overall, Britain’s number of wins in 10 Bafta categories, down the total in recent years, is 13 (in 2019) or 14 (2018, 2020 and 2021), but not as low as the nine wins in 2017 .
The Brits’ most wins to date this century were 15 in 2009, when the Slumdog Millionaire claimed six separate prizes.
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