BAFTA 2022 Winner Predictions in Four Acting Categories


Posted: February 19, 2022

Updated: February 19, 2022

  • BAFTA 2022 will be held on March 13th in London
  • Who will win awards in four main acting categories?
  • Cumberbatch, Smith and Lady Gaga are among favorites

There are not too many movie awards that haven’t been given this season with BAFTA being one of them. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts will announce its winners this spring. Check out the BAFTA 2022 winner predictions in all acting categories – Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actor – and bet on favorites to win.

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) is one of the most awaited movie awards of the year. In 2022, the annual award show is scheduled to take place on March 13th. The full list of nominees has been already announced, so let’s take a look at the latest BAFTA 2022 winner predictions. Today, we will cover all the acting nominations having winner odds at online sportsbooks in the UK.

2022 BAFTA Nominees for Best Actor 

This year, six actors aim for the award in the main acting nomination. The British Academy of Film and Television Arts nominated the following movie stars for the 2022 award:

  • Will Smith (King Richard)
  • Adeel Akhtar (Ali & Ava)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog)
  • Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up)
  • Mahershala Ali (Swan Song)
  • Stephen Graham (Boiling Point)

Undoubtedly, all actors from the list did a great job and deserved a spot on the BAFTA list of nominees for Best Actor. Thus, Benedict Cumberbatch has a slightly better chance of winning.

His performance in The Power of the Dog has already earned plenty of awards as well as the Oscar nomination. What is more, Cumberbatch is a British actor whose odds to win a BAFTA are seriously affected by this fact. This year’s BAFTA runner-up is Will Smith but he seriously aims for his first Oscar for the role in King Richard.

BAFTA 2022 Winner Predictions: Best Actress

The situation seems to be more predictable in the Best Actress category. Like in the male category, six actresses are nominated for the 2022 BAFTA:

  • Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza)
  • Emilia Jones (CODA)
  • Joanna Scanlan (After Love)
  • Tessa Thompson (Passing)
  • Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World)
  • Lady Gaga (House of Gucci)

Lady Gaga is the number-one favorite to take home her first BAFTA for acting and the second award overall. As the pop icon skips this year’s Academy Awards, her odds to win at the 2022 BAFTAs have seriously improved. According to Bet365, the House of Gucci star will surpass Emilia Jones and Joanna Scanlan a.k.a. her closest rivals in the British award race. 

Supporting Cast: BAFTAs Nominees in 2022

BAFTA 2022 winner predictions on Best Supporting Actor are probably the most predictable of the whole upcoming ceremony. Thus, Kodi Smit-McPhee is an absolute leader in his nomination for the role in The Power of the Dog. No one comes close to the Australian actor who is also an Oscar nominee in 2022. Here is a full list of nominees for Best Supporting Actor:

  • Mike Faist (West Side Story)
  • Ciarán Hinds (Belfast)
  • Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog)
  • Kodi Smit-McPhee (The Power of the Dog)
  • Troy Kotsur (CODA)
  • Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon)


What about ladies in the Best Supporting Actress nomination? According to the bookies, the 2022 BAFTA award is highly likely to go to Ariana DeBose for Spielberg’s version of West Side Story. Most online gambling sites in the UK evaluate her chances of winning as the highest. Besides DeBose, five outstanding ladies got nominations for BAFTAs:

  • Caitríona Balfe (Belfast)
  • Ruth Negga (Passing)
  • Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)
  • Ariana DeBose (West Side Story)
  • Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard)
  • Ann Dowd (Mass)

The 2022 BAFTA will take place at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Before you watch the ceremony on March 13th, make sure you’ve bet on your favorite actors and actresses to win.

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