Baftas 2022: Seven highlights – from the jokes to the clothes

Lady Gaga (L) and last year's winner Bukky Bakray (R) present the rising star prize to Lashana Lynch

By Steven McIntosh
Entertainment reporter at the Baftas

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Lady Gaga (L) and last year’s winner Bukky Bakray (R) presented the rising star prize to Lashana Lynch

Dune might have won the most prizes, but The Power of the Dog proved too powerful when it came to the night’s top categories at Sunday’s Bafta Film Awards.

The Benedict Cumberbatch-starring western took home best film and best director for Jane Campion, standing it in good stead ahead of the Oscars at the end of this month.

Elsewhere, Rebel Wilson made an assured hosting debut while the likes of Will Smith, Troy Kotsur and Ariana DeBose cemented their status as Oscar frontrunners.

Here are seven highlights from this year’s ceremony, which marked a return to a full-capacity in-person event at the Royal Albert Hall.

1. Rebel Wilson made an impressive debut

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Rebel Wilson has starred in films such as Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect and Hustle

The Baftas are a more serious…