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Dune, Ukraine and Rebel Wilson as the new Bond at the Baftas 2022

Sci-Fi epic Dune scooped 5 awards at the 2022 Baftas while Will Smith and Ariana DeBose, both US actors, beat some stiff British competition to win the best actor and best supporting actress.

Glamour and Charm were the order of the day on the red carpet, with some big names in the world of fashion attending the ceremony.

Stars like Benedict Cumberbatch wore pins and ribbons with the yellow and blue of the Ukrainian flag, in support of Ukraine in its war against Russia.

The awards were hosted by Australian Rebel Wilson, who managed to hit home with a few gags aimed at the well-publicised search for the new James Bond, joking that she would be the next actor to take on the coveted role.

The moody Netflix western Power of the Dog took home best picture and best director awards while the best actor award went to Will Smith for his portrayal of the father of tennis superstar siblings, Venus and Serena Williams.

The best actress award went to Joanna Scanlan for her portrayal of a widowed Muslim convert who travels to France to discover her late husband had a secret family, being the likes of Oscar winner Lady Gaga and musician-turned actress Alana Haim.

Scanlan made a name for herself on other big-name feature films like Bridget Jones’ Baby and was nominated for a TV Bafta for her writing work on the satirical sitcom, Getting On.

The film Belfast, set in tumultuous 1960s Northern Ireland starring Dame Judi Dench took out best British film, while one of the stars of the new James Bond features No time to Die, Lashana Lynch, was awarded the rising star award.

The best-supporting actress went to American Ariana DeBose for her work on the Stephen Spielberg musical, West Side Story and the best supporting actor award was taken out by deaf actor Troy Kotsur for CODA, which also won best-adapted screenplay.

The biggest winner of the night was the futuristic Dune, the first of two movies based on the popular 1965 book by Sci-Fi pioneer Frank Herbert.

It took home the awards for best score, best cinematography, production design, sound and special visual effects.

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