Dune Leads BAFTA Nominations With 11 Nods, Including Best Film

The spice is flowing at the BAFTAs, as Dune leads with 11 nominations.

The science-fiction epic from director Denis Villenueve is nominated for Best Film, alongside Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza and The Power Of The Dog.

Interestingly, Dune managed to rack up the most nominations while missing out on most of the other major categories, with the exception of Best Adapted Screenplay.

Instead, it’s other nominations are for Best Original Score, Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup And Hair, Sound, and Special Visual Effects.

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In terms of nominations, The Power Of The Dog is second with eight, Belfast has six, whilst No Time To Die, Licorice Pizza and West Side Story have five apiece.

Bond’s final outing is among the nominees for Outstanding British Film, Cinematography, Editing, Special Visual Effects, and Sound.

The nominees in the main categories are:

Best Film

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Don’t Look Up
Licorice Pizza
The Power Of The Dog

Outstanding British Film

Universal Pictures

After Love
Ali And Ava
Boiling Point
Everybody’s Talking About Jamie
House Of Gucci
Last Night In Soho
No Time To Die

Leading Actress

Universal Pictures

Lady Gaga – House Of Gucci
Alana Haim – Licorice Pizza
Emilia Jones – Coda
Renate Reinsve- The Worst Person In The World
Joanna Scanlan – After Love
Tessa Thompson – Passing

Leading Actor

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Adeel Akhtar – Ali And 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

Supporting Actress

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Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
Jessie Buckley – The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
Ann Dowd – Mass
Aunjanue Ellis – King Richard
Ruth Negga – Passing

Best Supporting Actor

Universal Pictures

Mike Faist – West Side Story
Ciarán Hinds – Belfast
Troy Kotsur – Coda
Woody Norman – C’mon C’mon
Jesse Plemons – The Power Of The Dog
Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power Of The Dog

Best Director


Aleem Khan – After Love
Ryusuke Hamaguchi – Drive My Car
Audrey Diwan – Happening
Paul Thomas Anderson – Licorice Pizza
Jane Campion – The Power Of The Dog
Julia Ducournau – Titane

The BAFTAs will take place on Sunday 13th March.

Browse and buy a selection of this year’s nominated films here.

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Alistair Ryder

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