Published on: 03 February 2022 in Industry

2022 BAFTA Film Award nominations announced

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This Thursday, the final nominations for the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards were announced, and we were thrilled to see so much recognition for directing talent — including Directors UK members across the categories!

In the Best Director category, the nominees were Aleem Khan (for After Love), Jane Campion (Power of the Dog), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (Drive My Car), Audrey Diwan (Happening), Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza) and Julia Ducournau (Titane).

Meanwhile, in the Best Film category, directors Paul Thomas Anderson and Jane Campion saw Licorice Pizza and The Power of the Dog nominated respectively. The other films nominated were Belfast (directed by Kenneth Branagh), Don’t Look Up (directed by Adam McKay) and Dune (directed by Denis Villeneuve).

Aleem Khan (After Love) was again nominated for Outstanding British Debut, and was joined by fellow directors Rebecca Hall (Passing), Jeymes Samuel (The Harder They Fall) and Posy Dixon (Keyboard Fantasies). 

In the Outstanding British Film Category, After Love, Passing and Belfast are again nominated, and are joined by Ali & Ava (directed by Clio Barnard) Boiling Point (directed by Philip Barantini), Cyrano (directed by Joe Wright), Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (directed by Jonathan Butterell), House of Gucci (directed by Ridley Scott), Last Night in Soho (directed by Edgar Wright) and No Time to Die (directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga). 

Meanwhile, for Best Film Not in the English Language, Drive My Car (directed by Ryûsuke Hamaguchi), The Hand of God (directed by Paolo Sorrentino), Parallel Mothers (directed by Pedro Almodóvar), Petite Maman (directed by Céline Sciamma) and The Worst Person in the World (directed by Joachim Trier) are all nominated. 

In the Best Documentary category, the nominees are Cow (directed by Andrea Arnold), Becoming Cousteau (directed by Liz Garbus), Flee (directed by Jonas Poher Rasmussen), The Rescue (directed by Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin) and Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) (directed by Amhir “Questlove” Thompson).

In the Animated Film category, Flee is again nominated, alongside Encanto (directed by Bryan Howard and Jared Bush), Luca (directed by Enrico Casarosa) and The Mitchells Vs The Machines (directed by Michael Rianda).

In the British Short Animation category, Affairs of the Art (directed by Joanna Quinn), Do Not Feed the Pigeons (directed by Jordi Morera) and Night of the Living Dread (directed by Ida Melum) are all nominated. Meanwhile, in the category for Best British Short Film, The Black Cop (directed by Cherish Oleka), Femme (directed by Sam H. Freeman and Ng Choon Ping), Stuffed (directed by Theo Rhys), The Palace (directed by Jo Prichard) and Three Meetings of the Extraordinary Committee (directed by Michael Woodward and Max Barron, aka. Jones) are all nominated.

The final awards will be presented at a ceremony on Sunday 13 March. Huge congratulations to all of this year’s fantastic nominees! You can read a full list of nominations here

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