Salma Hayek flaunted her curvy front as she walked down the red carpet for the BAFTA 2022 Film Awards on Sunday afternoon.
The 55-year-old House of Gucci star stole breaths away as she arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall dressed in a plunging purple velvet dress with gothic mesh which showcased her ample assets.
The Mexican-American actress paired her dazzling look with a pair of beautiful black heels to add an extra flair to her already glamorous figure.
Salma Hayek styled her gorgeous brunette locks in a neat back bun. As for accessories, she wore statement rings and flaunted a black manicure.
The experienced ladies at Charlotte Tilbury Beauty did the actress’ makeup using a full palette, adding extra care to make her eyes the attraction.
Rebel Wilson, who will be hosting the Academy’s 75th ceremony, confessed about being a little nervous about being called out on social media for her eccentric sense of humor.
In an interview with the Radio Times, she said:
‘Your head is on the chopping block as the host, which is a bit scary. I get very nervous.’
‘It’s a very hard time for comedians, because what can you say without being canceled?’
The BAFTA 2022 Film Awards nominations were made public last month. Dune, The Power Of The Dog and Belfast are in lead with 11, eight and six nominations respectively.
Denis Villeneuve’s star-studded sci-fi epic earned massive appreciation for its picturesque production. Thus winning the nod for the top prize for Best Film. Secondly, Jane Campion’s dark Western and Kenneth Branagh’s Irish biopic are not far behind with eight and six respectively.
It is true that the Academy has honored women by shortlisting three of them in the Director’s category. But BAFTA’s promise to hold out the torch to recognize diversity seems to have lagged, as only seven people of color received nominations as compared to 2021’s twelve.
But the competition is tough as the acting categories hold amazing stars like Lady Gaga, Caitriona Balfe and Benedict Cumberbatch battling for glory, against newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ariana DeBose and Adeel Akhtar.
Nominations For Best Film
Dune won a lot of nominations for technical categories. But the film stood firm also for Best Film alongside Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza and The Power of the Dog.
After winning huge accolades from critics, Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel based film also earned the nod at the awards with Hans Zimmer being nominated in the Original Score category. In addition, several other mentions for Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects.
The dark Western The Power of the Dog performed splendidly at the Golden Globes. And to continue the winning streak, it landed eight nominations at the BAFTA 2022. These include Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch, Original Score, Cinematography, and two nominations in the Supporting Actor category for Kodi Smit-McPhee and Jesse Plemons.
Not far away is Belfast, which landed six nods despite an unexpected snub for Kenneth in the Director category.
Belfast, which stars Jamie Dornan, Judi Dench and newcomer Jude Hill is based on Kenneths’ childhood growing up in Northern Ireland at the height of The Troubles. The beautiful film was also nominated for Outstanding British Film, Original Screenplay, Supporting Actress for Caitriona, Supporting Actor for Ciarán Hinds and Editing.
2012’s Skyfall exceeded all expectations at BAFTA. And to honor Daniel Craig’s swan song in the James Bond franchise, the British Academy has given No Time To Die five nominations.
Having been postponed amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the action-filled blockbuster earned noteworthy appreciation for Outstanding British Film, Special Visual Effects, Editing, Cinematography and Sound.
In the Outstanding British Film category, Belfast and No Time To Die stand againts other surprising titles namely After Love, Ali & Ava, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, House of Gucci, Last Night in Soho, and Passing.
The Leading Actress prize will see the ladies battle it out with Lady Gaga (House of Gucci), Alana Haim (Licorice Pizza), Emilia Jones (Coda), Renate Reinsve (The Worst Person in the World), Joanna Scanlan (After Love), or Tessa Thompson (Passing) in the nominees.
Adeel Akhtar (Ali & Ava), Mahershala Ali (Swan Song), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power of the Dog), Leonardo DiCaprio (Don’t Look Up), Stephen Graham (Boiling Point) and Will Smith (King Richard) are shortlisted for the Leading Actor award.
Nominated for Best Supporting Actress are Caitríona Balfe (Belfast), Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter), Ariana Debose (West Side Story), Ann Dowd (Mass), Aunjanue Ellis (King Richard) and Ruth Negga (Passing).
Mike Faist (West Side Story), Ciarán Hinds (Belfast), Troy Kotsur (Coda), Woody Norman (C’mon C’mon), Jesse Plemons (The Power Of The Dog), Kodi Smit-Mcphee (The Power Of The Dog) stand in queue for the Supporting Actor.
It is also interesting to note that the nominees for the Supporting Actor category are all first-timers. These make a total of 19 out of the 24 nominees winning a place in the shortlist for the first time ever.
Disney’s gushingly praised musical Encanto leads the nominations for Animated Film, competing against Flee, Luca and The Mitchells Vs The Machines.