Like the Oscars,
the BAFTAs are the UK's top honor for both British and
international movie hits.
In recent years, the BAFTAs have have closely mimicked
Hollywood (and vice versa), so the UK awards are always closely watched stateside for possible Oscar winners.
This year, watch for the full list of 2022 BAFTA Film Awards nominees to be announced on Thursday, February 3, 2022followed by the big annoucement of winners at the 2022 BAFTA Film Awards, televised live from the Royal Albert Hall in London on Sunday, March 13, 2022 on BBC1.
Hosting this year's ceremony wiill be none other than actress Rebel Wilson, who has already won the award for Most Likely to Keep Audiences in Stiches (see below).
American audiences are usually able to watch a delayed broadcast on BBC America, so check your local schedule in March.
Meanwile, keep it here for upates including a full list of 2022 BAFTA nominees along with the announcement of big winners on awards night!
Funniest presenter? Rebel Wilson at the 2020 BAFTA Awards.
DID YOU KNOW? BAFTA Awards trivia
• The very first BAFTA awards ceremony took place in May 1949 when "The Best Years of Our Lives" won Best Film.
• British actress Maggie Smith has the most Best Actress wins for her roles in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), "A Private Function" (1984), "A Room with a View" (1986) and "The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne" (1988).
• British actor Peter Finch holds the record with five BAFTA Best Actor awards for his roles in "A Town Like Alice" (1956), "The Trials of Oscar Wilde" (1960), "No Love for Johnnie" (1961), "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (1971) and "Network" (1976).
The Bafta Awards around the Web:
Below, surf the rest of the Web for more history and Bafta trivia, current news & information, plus star-studded photo
galleries chronicling the UK's highest film award:
BAFTA- The official site of the British Academy of Film and Television
Arts with related feature stories and interviews, nominees, winners & photos.
BAFTA Awards - Good, but brief background history and a omplete list of BAFTA winners dating back to 1969.
BAFTA 2021 WINNERS
BEST FILM Nomadland; Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Chloé Zhao
Frances McDormand; Nomadland
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Chloé Zhao; Nomadland
EE RISING STAR AWARD (voted for by the public)
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM Promising Young Woman; Emerald Fennell, Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Josey McNamara
ORIGINAL SCORE Soul; Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
DOCUMENTARY My Octopus Teacher; Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER His House; Remi Weekes (Writer/Director)
Daniel Kaluuya; Judas And The Black Messiah
ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Promising Young Woman; Emerald Fennell
Yuh-Jung Youn; Minari
CINEMATOGRAPHY Nomadland; Joshua James Richards
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE Another Round; Thomas Vinterberg, Sisse Graum Jørgensen
EDITING Sound Of Metal; Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
ADAPTED SCREENPLAY The Father; Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller