EE BAFTAs 2022: All you need to know about the 75th British Academy Film Awards - when it’s on TV, who’s performing, winners list

Movie stars are set to descend on the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall after last year’s socially distant BAFTAs - but will Dune or the Power of the Dog come out on top this year?

By Sophia Moir Published: 14 March 2022 - 11.48am
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While the Covid-19 pandemic didn’t stop the BAFTAs taking place last year, they did go ahead with social distancing measures in place.

But this year, with Covid guidelines relaxed, film fanatics and the some of the world's biggest movie stars are set to descend on the red carpet at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

This weekend sees the 75th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) take place, which will honour the best national and foreign films that were screened at British cinemas in 2021.

Sci-fi epic Dune leads the way with 11 nominations, followed by Netflix’s western The Power of the Dog, while Benedict Cumberbatch, Stephen Graham, and Lady Gaga are all up for acting nods.

Here, we reveal all you need to know about the 2022 BAFTA Awards - including how to watch at home, who’s hosting the awards, who’s performing, the full list of nominations, and more. 

When are the BAFTAs 2022 on TV?

The EE BAFTAs will take place on Sunday 13 March. You can watch the awards at home at 7pm on BBC One in the UK. Viewers will also be able to stream or catch-up on BBC iPlayer.

Drag Race UK fan? The show's breakout star Bimini Bon Boulash will be hosting a BAFTAs watch party with an all-star line-up at the EE BAFTA Film house on Sunday 13 March at 7pm.

Join the celebrations over on EE's Twitter page at the same time as the ceremony on BBC One. You can also follow the conversation using #EEBAFTAs.

For the first time ever, fans in the US will be able to stream the award ceremony live on BritBox.

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Who's hosting the BAFTAs 2022?

Actress and comedian Rebel Wilson will make her BAFTAs presenting debut as she hosts this year’s ceremony. The Australian star is known for roles in the Pitch Perfect films, and Bridesmaids.

“It’s going to be so much fun! I don’t wanna put any pressure on this – I know I’m not going to be funny because I am no longer fat,” the actress joked in a statement.

“And besides, I’m not going to ‘sweat-it’ with nerves because I have a peculiar medical condition where I can’t sweat… or cause offense to people because of my adorable Australian accent.”

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AJ Odudu and Tom Allen, below, will be the co-hosts of BAFTAs red carpet show on the day.

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Who's performing at the BAFTAs 2022?

Dame Shirley Bassey and actress Emilia Jones will perform at this year BAFTAs.

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, Dame Shirley will open the show with a rendition of a 007 theme tune to be revealed on the night.

Emilia Jones will perform a song taken from her performance in the film Coda - of which she is nominated in the Best Actress category. It will be a rendition of folk star Joni Mitchell’s ballad Both Sides Now. 

Pop star turned actress Lady Gaga - who's also nominated in the Best Actress category - will introduce the Rising Star segment at this year’s awards.

What are the BAFTAs 2022 winners? 

The epic science fiction film Dune received the most nominations with eleven. The Power of the Dog and Belfast followed with eight and six, respectively.

This ceremony marks the first time in the award's history that none of the Best Actress in a Leading Role nominees were nominated in the same category at the Academy Awards.

The main film nominations are below:

 

Best Film

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

Dune

Licorice Pizza

The Power Of The Dog - WINNER

 

Best Director

After Love: Aleem Khan

Drive My Car: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Happening: Audrey Diwan

Licorice Pizza: Paul Thomas Anderson

The Power of the Dog: Jane Campion - WINNER

Titane: Julia Ducournau

 

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 - WINNER

 

Supporting Actor

Mike Faist: West Side Story

Ciarán Hinds: Belfast

Troy Kotsur: Coda - WINNER

Woody Norman: C’mon C’mon

Jesse Plemons: The Power of the Dog

Kodi Smit-Mcphee: The Power of the Dog

 

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 - WINNER

Tessa Thompson: Passing

 

Supporting Actress

Caitríona Balfe: Belfast

Jessie Buckley: The Lost Daughter

Ariana Debose: West Side Story - WINNER

Ann Dowd: Mass

Aunjanue Ellis: King Richard

Ruth Negga: Passing

 

Adapted Screenplay

Coda: Siân Heder - WINNER

Drive My Car: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi

Dune: Denis Villeneuve

The Lost Daughter: Maggie Gyllenhaal

The Power of the Dog: Jane Campion

 

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 - WINNER

 

Animated Film

Encanto - WINNER

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs the Machines

 

Outstanding British Film

After Love

Ali & Ava

Belfast - WINNER

Boiling Point

Cyrano

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

House Of Gucci

Last Night In Soho

No Time to Die

Passing

 

Who's nominated for the EE Rising Star Award and how can I vote?

The EE Rising Star Award is the only category voted for by the British public.  The award honours an emerging actor or actress who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition, and has begun to capture the imagination of the British public.

The nominations for 2022 are:

* Ariana Debose (West Side Story)

* Harris Dickinson (The King’s Man)

* Lashana Lynch (No Time To Die) - WINNER

* Millicent Simmonds (A Quiet Place Part II)

* Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of The Dog)

Vote for your favourite EE Rising Star over on the EE Rising Star website.

Andy Serkis, Sadie Frost and Michelle Dockery, alongside a host of other industry experts, selected the EE Rising Star Award shortlist.

The prestigious list of previous winners includes James McAvoy, Eva Green, Juno Temple, Tom Hardy, Kristen Stewart, Jack O’Connell, Will Poulter, John Boyega, Tom Holland, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Micheal Ward, and last year’s winner Bukky Bakray.

What are the BAFTA TV Awards?

The BAFTA TV Awards are also presented by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, but they’re a separate awards ceremony. The BAFTA TV Awards will take place on Sunday 8 May 2022.

 

Watch the BAFTAs on Sunday 13 March at 7pm on BBC One and BBC iPlayer.