Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Our 2022 BAFTA Nomination predictions

By Amy Smith 

Last year, the BAFTA winners ended up matching nearly exactly to the eventual Oscar winners, with BAFTA giving the signs of Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand taking the lead and scoring the big awards on Oscar night. Not only that, but the BAFTA nominations are the final major precursor before the Oscar nominations are revealed, perhaps suggesting a strong case for an International Feature contender to break out in the Director race as Thomas Vinterberg did last year for “Another Round.” However, predicting the BAFTA nominations is not the same as predicting the Oscars or other major award shows. With the longlists already revealed for every category, it has already been shown which films have done well with the general voting body and which films couldn’t even crack this list. Additionally, the jury system in some of the major categories, including Director and the acting categories, means that some performances with less buzz could, and possibly will, crack the list. There are the two saves in the acting categories this year to avoid a snub on the level of Carey Mulligan in “Promising Young Woman,” but it will be interesting to see what impact this will have in this year’s nomination.

​Regardless, here are my (and Matt Neglia’s) predictions for what will be nominated at the 2022 EE British Academy Film Awards.

BEST FILM
AMY
Belfast
Dune
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
The Tragedy Of Macbeth

MATT
Belfast
Dune
No Time To Die
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
AMY
After Love
Ali & Ava
Belfast
Boiling Point
Cyrano
The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain
House Of Gucci
Last Night In Soho
No Time To Die
Passing

MATT
After Love
Ali & Ava
Belfast
Boiling Point
Cyrano
The Duke
Last Night In Soho
No Time To Die
Passing
Spencer

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
AMY & MATT
After Love
Boiling Point
Censor
The Harder They Fall
Passing

FILM NOT IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE
AMY
Drive My Car
The Hand of God
Petite Maman
Titane
The Worst Person In The World

MATT
Drive My Car
Flee
The Hand of God
Titane
The Worst Person In The World

DOCUMENTARY
AMY
Billie Eilish: The World’s a Little Blurry
Flee
The Rescue
The Sparks Brothers
The Velvet Underground

MATT
Flee
The Rescue
The Sparks Brothers
Summer Of Soul
The Velvet Underground

ANIMATED FILM
AM& MATT
Encanto
Flee
Luca
The Mitchells vs. The Machines

DIRECTOR
AMY
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Joel Coen – The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Julia Ducournau – Titane
Ryusake Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Denis Villeneuve – Dune

MATT
Kenneth Branagh – Belfast
Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Julia Ducournau – Titane
Ryusake Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
​Aleem Khan – After Love
Denis Villeneuve – Dune

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
AMY
Being The Ricardos
Belfast
Don’t Look Up
The Hand of God
Licorice Pizza

MATT
Being The Ricardos
Belfast
Don’t Look Up
The French Dispatch
Licorice Pizza

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
AMY
CODA
Drive My Car
The Lost Daughter
Passing
The Power Of The Dog

MATT
CODA
Drive My Car
The Lost Daughter
The Power Of The Dog
The Tragedy of Macbeth

LEAD ACTRESS
AMY
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Lady Gaga – House Of Gucci
Nicole Kidman – Being The Ricardos
Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person In The World
Joanna Scanlan – After Love
Tessa Thompson – Passing

MATT
Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
Nicole Kidman – Being The Ricardos
Renate Reinsve – The Worst Person In The World
Joanna Scanlan – After Love
Kristen Stewart – Spencer
Tessa Thompson – Passing

LEAD ACTOR
AMY
Adeel Akhtar – Ali & Ava
Daniel Craig – No Time To Die
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom!
Stephen Graham – Boiling Point
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy Of Macbeth

MATT
​Adeel Akhtar – Ali & Ava
Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power Of The Dog
Peter Dinklage – Cyrano
Andrew Garfield – Tick, Tick… Boom!
Stephen Graham – Boiling Point
Denzel Washington – The Tragedy Of Macbeth

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
AMY
Caitríona Balfe – Belfast
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst – The Power Of The Dog
Kathryn Hunter – The Tragedy Of Macbeth
Ruth Negga – Passing

MATT
Caitríona Balfe – Belfast
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Kirsten Dunst – The Power Of The Dog
Vinette Robinson – Boiling Point
Ruth Negga – Passing

SUPPORTING ACTOR
AMY
Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza
Benicio del Toro – The French Dispatch
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – CODA
Jared Leto – House Of Gucci
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

MATT
Benicio del Toro – The French Dispatch
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – CODA
Mike Faist – West Side Story
Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

CASTING
AMY
CODA
Don’t Look Up
King Richard
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story

MATT
Belfast
CODA
Don’t Look Up
The Power Of The Dog
West Side Story

CINEMATOGRAPHY
AMY & MATT
Belfast
Dune
The Power Of The Dog
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story

COSTUME DESIGN
AMY
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
House Of Gucci
West Side Story

MATT
Cruella
Cyrano
Dune
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain
House Of Gucci

EDITING
AMY
Don’t Look Up
Dune
No Time To Die
Titane
West Side Story

MATT
Belfast
Dune
No Time To Die
tick tick…BOOM!
West Side Story

MAKE UP & HAIR
AMY
Being The Ricardos
Coming 2 America
Cruella
The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain
The Eyes of Tammy Faye

MATT
Cruella
Dune
The Electrical Life Of Louis Wain
The Eyes of Tammy Faye
House of Gucci

ORIGINAL SCORE
AMY
Dune
No Time To Die
The French Dispatch
The Green Knight
The Power Of The Dog

MATT
Don’t Look Up
Dune
The French Dispatch
The Power Of The Dog
Spencer

PRODUCTION DESIGN
AMY
Belfast
Dune
The French Dispatch
Nightmare Alley
The Tragedy Of Macbeth

MATT
Dune
The French Dispatch
Nightmare Alley
The Tragedy Of Macbeth
West Side Story

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
AMY
Dune
Ghostbusters: Afterlife
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The Matrix Resurrections

MATT
Dune
No Time To Die
Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings
The King’s Man
The Matrix Resurrections

SOUND
AMY
Dune
Last Night In Soho
No Time To Die
A Quiet Place Part II
West Side Story

MATT
Belfast
Dune
Last Night In Soho
No Time To Die
West Side Story

Do you agree with our predictions? What do you think will be nominated tomorrow morning (at 4:01am PT)? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below or on our Twitter account.

You can follow Amy and hear more of her thoughts on the Oscars and Film on Twitter at @filmswithamy

Amy Smith
Amy Smith
Editor In Chief at The Gaudie. Awards Editor at Insession Film. Scotland based film critic.

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