BAFTA Sets Date for 2022 Film Awards

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The 2022 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Film Awards will take place in London on March 22, and will be broadcast in the U.K. on BBC One.

The awards are the U.K.’s highest film honors and traditionally act as a bellwether to the Oscars, which take place shortly after. Next year’s Academy Awards are set for March 27.

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This year’s awards saw Chloé Zhao win best director and Frances McDormand leading actress for “Nomadland,” and Anthony Hopkins win leading actor for “The Father.” “Promising Young Woman” was named outstanding British Film and Bukky Bakray was awarded the EE Rising Star Award following her role in “Rocks.” Other award winners included Daniel Kaluuya, Yuh-Jung Youn, Emerald Fennell and Remi Weekes.

In 2020, BAFTA undertook a wide-ranging review and introduced changes for the 2021 film awards as part of an ongoing process of levelling the playing field for all entered films.

The review came in response to the lack of diversity in the 2020 film awards, which included a much-criticized roster of all-white acting nominations.

Key aspects of the review that will have an ongoing effect on the film awards include membership expanding to target 1,000 new members from under-represented groups over the next several months. This process is being overseen by a future membership group of current BAFTA members from a variety of backgrounds.

In addition, a new longlisting round of voting in all categories was introduced to achieve greater diversity in nominations, and it became compulsory for all voters, chapters and juries to watch all longlisted films before Round 2 voting.

The full timeline and eligibility details for the 2022 film awards will be announced in due course.

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