This year marked the 75th anniversary of the prestigious British Academy of Film Awards (BAFTAs), which honors the best British and international contributions to film each year.
The star-studded ceremony was held at the Royal Albert Hall in London and hosted by Rebel Wilson.
Dune was expected to sweep the night with 11 nominations but failed to take home the top honors. They did walk away with five trophies, however, including best cinematography, special visual effects, sound, original score and production design.
Instead it was The Power of the Dog that walked away with best film and best director for Jane Campion. She is only the third woman in the history of the BAFTA’s to receive this honor. Her win this year after Chloe Zhao’s last year is indicative of an important shift in the entertainment world that is finally affording more opportunities to women behind the camera.
The best acting awards were distributed as follows: Joanna Scanlon as leading actress for After Love, Will Smith as best lead actor for King Richard, Troy Kotsur as best supporting actor for Coda and Ariana DeBose for best supporting actress in West Side Story.
Other notable wins included the best original screenplay for Licorice Pizza, Cruella for costume design and Encanto for animated film.
For a complete list of winners and nominees click HERE.