Anthony Hopkins and Kate Beckinsale take top honors at UK’s National Film Awards


Sir Anthony Hopkins and Kate Beckinsale were among the big winners at the eight annual National Film Awards held in the UK.

Chosen by the National Film Academy, Hopkins received this year’s award for World Contribution to Film.

Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”
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“I want to thank the National Film Academy and moviegoers nationwide for voting for me for the Global Contribution to Motion Picture award. This is one that truly humbles me,” Hopkins said in a statement.

Looking star-studded in a plunging sparkly gown, Beckinsale won Best Actress for her role as Lindy in the movie ‘Jolt’.

“This is probably the most beautiful awards show I’ve ever been to,” Beckinsale said after her win. She then thanked everyone on Instagram for voting for her.

Best Actor went to Jude Law for Harry Potter spin-off ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets’, while Best Feature Film and Best British Film went to ‘Belfast’ by Kenneth Branagh. Olive Tennant also won Best Newcomer for the same film.


(Left to right) Judi Dench as ‘Granny’, Jude Hill as ‘Buddy’ and Ciarán Hinds as ‘Pop’ in director Kenneth Branagh’s BELFAST, a Focus Features release. Credit: Rob Youngson / Focus Features
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The Netflix series ‘Emily in Paris’, which has been making headlines around the world over the past year, led the way with three gongs including Best Drama TV Series, Best Supporting Actor in a television series and lead star Lily Collins also won Best Actress in a Television Series.

The Lifetime Achievement Award went to icon Anita Dobson.

Lily Collins in

Lily Collins in “Emily in Paris”
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This year, more than 3.5 million film and TV fans cast their votes through the National Film Academy’s official website.

The National Film Academy produces the National Film Awards in the UK and the National Film & TV Awards ceremony in the US each year. The third edition of the NFTA returns to Los Angeles on December 5 this year.

Here is a list of the big winners of the evening.

Best Actress 2022

Best Actor 2022

Excerpt from Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore's Secrets

Excerpt from Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets
Image credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

Jude Law (Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets)

Best Newcomer 2022

Best Actress in a TV Series 2022

Lily Collins (Emily in Paris)

Best Actor in a TV Series 2022

Best Supporting Actor 2022

Matthew Horne (The Nah Movie)

Best Supporting Actress 2022

Best Drama 2022

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Series 2022

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Series 2022


Emily in Paris. (L to R) Lily Collins as Emily, Lucien Laviscount as Alfie in episode 209 of Emily in Paris. cr. Stephanie Branchu/Netflix © 2021

Lucien Laviscount (Emily in Paris)

Best Drama TV Series 2022

Best Thriller 2022

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A photo from Last Night in Soho
Image Credit: Focus Features

Best action in a movie/series 2022

Best Independent Film 2022

Best Screenplay 2022

Stephen Brown, Marcelo Grion, Stephen Karandy (The Prototype)

Best Documentary 2022

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rogue tinder
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Best British Film 2022

Best Comedy 2022

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Outstanding performance 2022

Craig Fairbrass (A Violent Man)

Best feature film 2022

Best Director 2022

Best Foreign Language Film 2022

9 – Martin Barrenechea and Nicolás Branca

Best International Film

World contribution to cinema

Anthony Hopkins (father)


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