BAFTAs and Critics’ Choice Awards
Double awards for “The Power of the Dog”
“The Power of the Dog” was the big winner at the BAFTAs and Critics’ Choice Awards presented on Sunday.
Many of the same winners emerged from the two important film award ceremonies that took place on Sunday. The awards for “Best Film” and “Best Director” only went to the Netflix western drama “The Power of the Dog” and its director Jane Campion (67) at the BAFTA Awards in London’s Royal Albert Hall. A little later both became too at the Critics’ Choice Awards at the Century Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
Five other BAFTA awards went to Dune, including Best Original Score, Best Sound and Best Special Visual Effects. In the USA, too, the German film composer Hans Zimmer (64) made his mark with film music.
The best actresses and actors
Another double winner is Will Smith (53). He was named Best Actor for his role in the tennis biopic King Richard. Joanna Scanlan (60) won for “After Love” in London and Jessica Chastain (44) for “The Eyes of Tammy Faye (Searchlight)” in LA.
As agreed, it also went in the categories “Best Supporting Actress” and “Best Supporting Actor”. At both awards Ariana Debose (31) for “West Side Story” and Troy Kotsur (53) for “Coda” creamed off.
James Bond and “Belfast”
The film “Belfast” also received a lot of attention. While it was honored in London as “Outstanding British Film”, the cast in Los Angeles got hold of the trophy for “Best Acting Ensemble”, among other things.
On the other hand, the makers of the last James Bond film with Daniel Craig (54) should be disappointed. At the BAFTAs it was enough for the award in the category “Editing”, at the Critics’ Choice there was at least the award for “Best Song”.