London – “dog powerJane Campion’s tense western film about two brothers clashing on a Montana farm, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jesse Plemons, was the top winner at the EE British Academy Film Awards in London on Sunday night.
It won Best Picture at the awards, known as BAFTAs, beating the likes of science fiction epic Denis Villeneuve.DuneKenneth BranaghBelfast“a black and white film inspired by his childhood in Northern Ireland, and the Adam McKay movie”do not searchA divisive climate change satire starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Jennifer Lawrence and Meryl Streep.
Campion also won Best Director – the third woman to win the award in the award’s history – adding to her momentum ahead of this year’s Oscars.
She was not present to receive her award in London. It was Saturday in Los Angeles at the Directors Guild of America Awards, where she also won the highest award. At this award ceremony, Campion grabbed attention when Variety asked her about being disparaged Comments made by actor Sam Elliott about her filmography, including questioning the film’s “hints of homosexuality.”
“He’s not a cowboy, he’s an actor,” Campion told Variety, adding, “The West is a mythical space and there’s a lot of room in the range. And I think it’s a bit sexist.” Campion also won first prize at the Directors Guild of America Awards on Saturday.credit…Jesse Grant / Getty Images
The BAFTAs were the most popular this year for the group of winners, with not a single film sweeping the plate, even with “The Power of the Dog” winning the two main awards. Will Smith won Best Actor for his role as Richard Williams, father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams, in “King Richardwhile Best Actress went to British actress Joanna Scanlan for her role in “”after loveA low-budget movie about a white Muslim woman who uncovers her husband’s secret past.
This movie wasn’t seen much in Britain, let alone anywhere else, but Scanlan beat out stars including Lady Gaga (“Gucci House’) and Alana Haim (“Licorice Pizza”), both of whom were in the audience. “Come in!” Receiving her award, Scanlan said, receiving her award, “Some stories have surprising endings.”
This year’s BAFTA Awards hosted Rebel Wilson – the British equivalent of the Academy Awards – back to a glamorous gala in person at the Royal Albert Hall in London, After a mostly hypothetical event last year.
“How good are award shows to come back in person?” “Actors, you can stop doing these health podcasts,” Wilson said in his opening monologue.
The science fiction epic of Denis Villeneuve “DuneIt received 11 Leading nominations in February, but only finished with five awards, mainly in artistic categories including special visual effects, cinematography and sound. Ariana Deboss won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in ‘West Side Story’ at the BAFTAs.credit…Peter Nichols/Reuters
Other winners include Ariana Deboss, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role as Anita in “West side story,” surpassing the likes of Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”), Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”), Ruth Negga (“Passing”), Ann Dowd (“Mass”) and Caitriona Balfe (“Belfast”). Troy Kotsur won Best Supporting Actor Award for his role in a moviekudaThe heartwarming film about a tumultuous family largely deaf in Massachusetts.
Kotsur, who beat out actors including Jesse Plemons and Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”), used sign language to accept his award, and made an offer to the James Bond franchise producers, asking, “Have you thought James Bond is deaf?”
“driving my carA popular Japanese drama about a theater director struggling to come to terms with the death of his wife, was awarded the title of Best Film in a Language Other than English. Ryosuke Hamaguchi, the film’s director, seemed overwhelmed with his acceptance speech. He said through an interpreter: “Well, I got rid of my fatigue Travel”.
He added that his win was a sign that the films “transcend language, transcend borders”.
The BAFTAs are usually seen as leading the way at the Oscars, due to the overlap between the two events’ voting bodies. The Academy Awards ceremony has been scheduled for March 27.
The appearance of a lesser known winner in the Best Actress category at this year’s event may have something to do with Huge changes The process of voting for the awards that the BAFTA has introduced over the past two years to improve the diversity of candidates. This included asking voters to watch a wide variety of films before they could vote.
Some BAFTA voters fear that these changes could jeopardize the future of the award show. Scott Feinberg, Writing for The Hollywood Reporter In February, she called the changes “an over-correct, however well-intentioned”, and went on to say that “the organization is signaling to the world that it does not trust its members to make wise and fair decisions.”