London: Jane Campion’s dull Western “The Power of the Dog” won BAFTAs for best chief and best film on Sunday, beating Denis Villeneuve to the top award despite the fact that his science fiction epic “Hill” won five different honors at the ritzy London function.
Will Smith scooped the best entertainer prize for his depiction of the Williams sisters’ dad and tennis trainer in “Ruler Richard”, while Britain’s Joanna Scanlan won best entertainer for her widow’s job in show “After Love”.The star of “The Power of the Dog”, Benedict Cumberbatch, acknowledged the best chief honor for Campion, the day after she won the Directors Guild of America’s top award.
New Zealander Campion showed up on a video call after the function, let columnists know that she was “puzzled” to win the UK’s best film grant.
Maker Tanya Seghatchian honored Campion, hailing “a visionary whose trail has bursted through the most recent 30 years of film”.
The film is currently a leader for the best film grant at the Oscars to be held in Los Angeles on March 27.