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Will Smith wins Leading Actor for King Richard at the BAFTA Film Awards

Will Smiths' momentum with King Richard is still going strong. On Sunday, the BAFTA Film Awards announced that Will Smith won in the category for Leading Actor for the film. Going into award season a lot of critics felt like Smith's performance in King Richard was iconic and felt like the film could potential win in some categories at the 2022 Oscars.

Smith was very grateful for the award and thanked everyone involved in the film. Here are the rest of the winners for the BAFTA .Film Awards.

The Power of the Dog won two BAFTAs: Best Film, and Director for Jane Campion.

CODA won two awards: Adapted Screenplay for Siân Heder, and Supporting Actor for Troy Kotsur.

West Side Story won two awards: Supporting Actress for Ariana DeBose and Casting.

Dune won five awards: Original Score, Cinematography, Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

Belfast won Outstanding British Film.

The Harder They Fall won Outstanding Debut for Jeymes Samuel.

Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) won Documentary.

Drive My Car won Film Not in the English Language.

Encanto won Animated Film.

Original Screenplay was won by Paul Thomas Anderson for Licorice Pizza.

Leading Actor was won by Will Smith for King Richard.

Leading Actress was won by Joanna Scanlan for After Love.

No Time to Die won Editing, The Eyes of Tammy Faye won Make Up & Hair, Cruella won Costume Design.

The Black Cop won the British Short Film award, while the BAFTA for British Short Animation was won by Do Not Feed the Pigeons.

The EE Rising Star Award, voted for by the public, went to Lashana Lynch.

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