2022 BAFTA nominations: From Kristen Stewart to Andrew Garfield, here are BIGGEST snubs

2022 BAFTA nominations: From Kristen Stewart to Andrew Garfield, here are BIGGEST snubs
Kristen Stewart in 'Spencer', Dennis Villeneuve, and Andrew Garfield in 'Tick, Tick... Boom' (Neon/Getty Images/Netflix)

The awards season has always been unpredictable and this year it’s no different. Nicole Kidman stunned the world with her win at the Golden Globes. On the other hand, SAG’s decision to keep Kristen Stewart out of the Best Actress race received a lot of backlash on social media.

Fans thought the British Academy Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) would keep everything in mind and will nominated actors who richly deserve these recognitions. However, BAFTA did something really unthinkable by not including actors who are considered to be frontrunners in the acting categories.



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Once again, it was Kristen Stewart who was left out of the Best Actress category while Andrew Garfield failed to get a nomination for ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’. So, let’s take a look at the actors and filmmakers that were snubbed from this year’s BAFTA nominations.


A BAFTA Award is pictured at this years BAFTA nominations at BAFTA on Januray 19, 2004 in London. (Photo by Steve Finn/Getty Images)


Kristen Stewart and ‘Spencer’

When ‘Spencer’ had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, it was said that the Pablo Larrain’s feature film will be the frontrunner at every award ceremony. However, it seems that the juries are not showing that similar kind of love at this year’s awards season. The movie was completely shut out at the BAFTAs and didn’t receive a single nomination at this year’s ceremony. Yes, you heard it right, which means Kristen Stewart has once again been left out from the Best Actress category.

The snub comes after Stewart has been named Best Actress by 22 critics and film societies.


Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana in 'Spencer' (Neon)


Andrew Garfield

Andrew Garfield not getting nominated for ‘Tick, Tick… Boom’ is another snub that left everyone shell-shocked. Garfield’s performance as Jonathan Larson in Lin Manuel-Miranda’s first feature film as a director has garnered universal acclaim. He has always garnered nominations at the SAG Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards. On the other hand, he won the Best Actor (Musical or Comedy) at this year’s Golden Globes. So, his omission from the BAFTAs comes as a shock to everyone.


Andrew Garfield as Jonathan Larson in 'Tick, Tick...Boom' (Netflix)


Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand

Once again, the BAFTA voting jury has found that Denzel Washington’s performance in ‘The Tragedy of Macbeth’ didn’t connect with them and that’s why he didn’t receive a nomination. On the other hand, his co-star Frances McDormand also couldn’t find a spot in the Best Actress category.

Not including Washington did not sit well with fans and social media did not hold back in showing their disappointment.


Denzel Washington and Frances McDormand in 'The Tragedy of Macbeth' (Apple TV+)


Meanwhile, the movie could only muster one nomination at this year’s event. 

Denis Villeneuve, Kenneth Branagh, and Steven Spielberg miss out


‘Dune’, ‘Belfast’, and ‘West Side Story’ are three of the most critically-acclaimed movies in recent times, and these films are undoubtedly the Oscars' frontrunners. The directors of these movies – Denis Villeneuve, Kenneth Branagh, and Steven Spielberg – have already been recognized for their aforementioned projects, but BAFTA decided to leave them out from this year’s nominations.


Kenneth Branagh attends the opening night red carpet and screening of "Belfast" during the 24th SCAD Savannah Film Festival on October 23, 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD)


Although ‘Dune’ received 11 nominations at the event, including Best Pictures, the exclusion of Villeneuve broke many hearts. Meanwhile, ‘Belfast’ and ‘West Side Story’ received 5 nominations each.


Steven Spielberg (L) and Rachel Zegler attend the New York premiere of West Side Story on November 29, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for 20th Century Studios)


As far as nominations are concerned, 'Dune' earned11 nominations, with many of those in technical categories. On the other hand, Jane Campion's 'The Power of the Dog' garnered 8 nods, including Best Picture. 


The 75th BAFTA Film Awards will be handed out at the iconic Royal Albert Hall on Sunday, March 13, and will be hosted by Rebel Wilson. 

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