The British Academy of Film and Television Arts Television Awards, commonly referred to as the BAFTA TV awards, are tributes offered for excellence in British television. Like the Oscars, the BAFTAs are the UK’s top honor for both British and International movie hits. In recent years, the BAFTAs seem to very closely mimic Hollywood. So, it is observed as a stateside method to predict Oscar winners.

This year, the 75th BAFTA award ceremony will be held on March 13, 2022, at the Royal Albert Hall in London. A full list of the 2022 BAFTA Awards nominees will be announced in February prior to the big announcement of winners.

American audiences can watch a delayed broadcast on BBC America, so check the local schedule beforehand. Also, if you wish to try a hand at predicting the winners and earning some cash, find out the sportsbooks that are accepting wagers at the event. A few service providers like Caesars sportsbook offer promo codes that you might want to check out.

Meanwhile, here are our predictions of 2022 BAFTA nominees.

BAFTA 2022: A Deeper Look

This year, the first round of voting for the BAFTA Awards closed on Monday, January 3. The British Academy states they will announce the longlist in all categories on January 12. However, you will have to wait till February 3, 2022, to know the official BAFTA nomination. Finally, the BAFTA Awards will happen on March 13, 2022.

With two months left till the grand event, Kenneth Branagh’s play “Belfast” and Daniel Craig’s final outing with James Bond’s “No Time to Die” are thought to be the strongest contenders this year.

Last year, the judging panel nominated ten people for the category “Outstanding British Film.” The section comprises 64 features, including MGM and United Artists Releasing “House of Gucci” and Walt Disney Pictures “Cruella.”

BAFTA is also working on expanding its net for diversity in terms of both membership and the films it honors. After the results of their diversity review, the organization also introduced a new voting system last year, where the award season for a loop was thrown away with an excellent selection.

The changes include:

  • Directed By: In the first round, the director’s chapter will vote for the top 20, of which the top seven male and female directors will be automatically placed on the longlist. Then, the shortlist judges choose the last three male and female directors. The voting process for Rounds two and three is still the same.
  • Performance Category: The top two performances in all the acting categories determined based on the Round One Acting chapter will be automatically nominated. On the other hand, the long list and nominated jury process put forward in the 2021 awards will continue. This year, the performer’s face photo will also be released for the very first time in the BAFTA view.
  • Documentary: The first round of voting will be carried out by the documentary opt-in chapter, thereby leading to a long list of 15 titles that will automatically choose the top two of this round. This year, BAFTA reported there would be a professional judge who would monitor the second round of voting for the remaining three candidates. The winner will be chosen based on the opt-in chapter.
  • Sound: All films on the Sound Longlist will submit an 8-minute clip that will be then shown to all Sound Chapter members in 195 Piccadilly before the Sound Chapter’s second-round nomination voting deadline.

So, What are Our Predictions?

Best Picture

  • Belfast (Focus Features) – Celia Duvall, Tamar Thomas, Laura Berwick, and Becca Kovacik
  • CODA (Apple Original Films) – Fabrice Gianfermi, Jérôme Seydoux, Philippe Rousselet, and Patrick Wachsberger
  • No Time to Die (MGM/ United Artists Releasing) – Michael G. Wilson, and Barbara Broccoli
  • Dune (Warner Bros) – Cale Boyter, Denis Vileneuve, Joe Caracciolo Jr, and Mary Parent
  • Licorice Pizza (MGM/ United Artists Releasing) – Paul Thomas Anderson, JoAnne Sellar, Sara Murphy, and Daniel Lupi
  • King Richard (Warner Bros) – Trevor White, Time White, and Will Smith

Best Director

  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Licorice Pizza)
  • Steven Spielberg (West Side Story)
  • Kenneth Branagh (Belfast)
  • Denis Villeneuve (Dune)
  • Jane Campion (The Power of the Dog)

Best Actor

  • Nicolas Cage – Pig
  • Will Smith – King Richard
  • Benedict Cumberbatch – The Power of the Dog
  • Denzel Washington – The Tragedy of Macbeth
  • Andre Garfield – Tick, Tick…Boom

Best Actress

  • Jessica Chastain – The Eyes of Tammy Faye
  • Kristen Stewart — Spencer
  • Olivia Colman – The Lost Daughter
  • Rachel Zegler – West Side Story
  • Nicole Kidman – Being the Ricardos

Best Supporting Actor

  • Bradley Cooper – Licorice Pizza
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee – The Power of the Dog
  • Jamie Dornan – Belfast
  • Troy Kotsur – CODA
  • Ciaran Hinds – Belfast

Best Supporting Actress

  • Caitriona Balfe – Belfast
  • Anunjanue Ellis – King Richard
  • Ariana DeBose – West Side Story
  • Ruth Negga – Passing
  • Kristen Dunst – The Power of the Dog