It’s awards season in the film industry, and the BAFTA’s have just announced their prize winners at a glamorous ceremony. If you’re looking for inspiration for your next film to watch, you could go for any of the prize winners below. Read on to find out the winning films you should watch.
Best film – Power of the Dog
The best film winner this year was Jane Campion’s Power of the Dog. This ambiguous western follows charismatic rancher, Phil Burbank, as he inspires fear and awe in his family and followers. It’s a beautifully shot, slow-paced tale that will stick in your mind for weeks to come.
Leading Actress – Joanna Scanlan in After Love
Joanna Scanlan took home the leading actress award after a seismic performance in After Love. This film tells the story of Mary Hussein – a recent widower who discovers, a day after the burial, he has a secret just twenty-one miles across the English Channel in Calais. If you’re looking for an unmissable leading performance, then this could be the film for you.
Leading Actor – Will Smith in King Richard
Will Smith won leading actor for King Richard – a biopic following the Williams family as Serena and Venus worked their way towards stardom. If a tightly written sports/family drama seems like the movie for you, then pick it up from a DVD store today.
Costume Design – Cruella
Cruella is a stylish film that deservedly took home the award for best costume design. It features a backstory for Cruella de Vil before she became the villain infamous in The Hundred and One Dalmatians. Emma Stone shines as Cruella, and this is certainly a crowd-pleasing film.
Original Score – Dune
Dune was a stunning and cavernous feat of technical excellence in filmmaking. Unsurprisingly, its booming score took home the best original score award at the BAFTA’s. This film follows the epic sci-fi tale written by Frank Herbert and is all set to become one of the most successful new film franchises in recent years.
Animated Film – Encanto
If you’re looking for an animated film for the whole family to enjoy, then Encanto could be your best option. The winner of best-animated film follows a magical Colombian family blessed with incredible gifts. When their magic comes under threat, it’s left for the only ordinary member of the family to try and save them.
2021 was a superb year for films as the industry recovered from the pandemic and closed theatres. Just sift through any of the award winners and you should be able to pick a memorable film that lives in your memory for weeks and months to come.