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Science fiction epic ‘Dune’ leads BAFTA nominations with 11 nods


British television presenter AJ Odudu poses during a photocall ahead of the British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) nominations announcement in London, Britain, February 3, 2022. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

British tv presenter AJ Odudu poses throughout a photocall forward of the British Academy Movie Awards (BAFTA) nominations announcement in London, Britain, February 3, 2022. (REUTERS)

LONDON – Science fiction epic “Dune”, a mammoth adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, led nominations for the British Academy Movie Awards on Thursday, securing 11 nods, with darkish Western “The Energy of the Canine” following with eight.

“Belfast”, Kenneth Brannagh’s semi-autobiographical black and white comedy drama set on the onset of Northern Eire’s three many years of battle, obtained six nominations at Britain’s high film honours.

All three movies will compete for greatest movie on the awards, referred to as the BAFTAs (British Academy of Movie and Tv Arts), alongside coming-of-age story “Licorice Pizza” and “Don’t Look Up”, a humorous warning about local weather change.

James Bond film “No Time to Die”, a remake of “West Facet Story” and “Licorice Pizza” every obtained 5 nominations.

“It’s an extremely thrilling listing of nominations, 48 totally different movies have been nominated this 12 months,” BAFTA Chair Krishnendu Majumdar instructed Reuters.

“The important thing factor to take out is the breadth and the variety of tales. Actually totally different movies have been nominated not simply when it comes to style but additionally who’s in them and who’s making them.”

Following an outcry in 2020 over the shortage of range amongst an all-white performing nominees listing and all-male greatest director contenders, BAFTA has expanded membership, added a longlist voting spherical and elevated the performing and director classes.

Half of the perfect director nominees this 12 months are ladies: Jane Campion for “The Energy of the Canine”, Audrey Diwan for “Occurring”, a French drama about unlawful abortion within the Nineteen Sixties, and Julia Ducournau for physique horror “Titane”.

Aleem Khan (“After Love”), Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (“Drive My Automotive”) and Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”) full the listing.

Boasting an all-star solid, “Dune”, about an intergalactic battle to regulate a valuable useful resource, can also be in working for tailored screenplay, unique rating and cinematography alongside different artistic and technical classes.

The main actress nominees are Woman Gaga for trend drama “Home of Gucci”, Alana Haim for “Licorice Pizza”, Emilia Jones for “CODA”, a coming-of-age story about the one listening to member of a deaf household and Renate Reinsve for love drama “The Worst Individual within the World”.

Additionally nominated are Joanna Scanlan for taking part in a widow who discovers a devastating secret in “After Love” and Tessa Thompson for “Passing”, a movie about racial id.

Main actor nominees embrace Benedict Cumberbatch for his portrayal of a Nineteen Twenties rancher in “The Energy of the Canine”, Leonardo DiCaprio for taking part in an astronomer determined to avoid wasting the planet in “Don’t Look Up” and Will Smith for taking part in the daddy of tennis champion sisters Venus and Serena Williams in “King Richard”.

“Ali & Ava” actor Adeel Akhtar, Mahershala Ali (“Swan Music”) and Stephen Graham (“Boiling Level”) full the listing.

The BAFTAs will probably be held in-person on March 13 in London, following a digital occasion final 12 months as a result of pandemic.


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