We’re officially another awards show closer to this year’s Oscars, as the EE British Academy Film Awards were held earlier today. Hosted by actress Rebel Wilson, the BAFTAs wound up being a key predictor for last year’s Oscars acting winners–to a tee–and they might just wind up providing similar insight this year. Actors Will Smith, Troy Kotsur, and Ariana DeBose added a BAFTA to their already impressive list of awards season wins.

My biggest takeaway from the BAFTAs (which I viewed via BritBox) is that the Oscars should consider moving away from network television to one of the many available streaming platforms. While the BAFTAs made the disappointing choice to not present all of the categories from the run of show–in addition to their broadcast being on an unnecessary delay–there was something to be said for the pacing, give or take a couple of awkward comedic bits. It was a no muss, no fuss kind of awards show that I can appreciate. It’s something the Oscars should genuinely take under consideration for the future, minus the huge broadcast delay. And #PresentAll23, obviously.

Alright, without further ado, see all of this year’s BAFTA winners below, as well as a moving performance from CODA’s Emilia Jones.

Best Film

The Power of the Dog

Best Director

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Leading Actor

Will Smith, King Richard

Leading Actress

Joanna Scanlan, After Love

Supporting Actor

Troy Kotsur, CODA

Supporting Actress

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story (2021)

EE Rising Star Award

Lashana Lynch

Original Screenplay

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Adapted Screenplay

Sian Heder, CODA

Outstanding British Film


Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer

The Harder They Fall


Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Animated Film


Original Score



West Side Story (2021)




No Time To Die

Production Design


Costume Design


Make-Up & Hair

The Eyes of Tammy Faye



Special Visual Effects


British Short Animation

Do Not Feed the Pigeons

British Short Film

The Black Cop

And last, but certainly not least, enjoy Emilia Jones performing “Both Sides Now” from CODA.

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