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Child star Woody Norman beats out stars to land a BAFTA nod for C’mon C’mon

A British child star whose previous roles include Poldark and War Of The Worlds, has trumped Hollywood superstars to land a nomination at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards.

Woody Norman, 12, has landed a nod for Best Supporting Actor in the drama C’mon C’mon, where he stars opposite Joaquin Phoenix and Gaby Hoffmann.

The nominations for the 2022 BAFTAs were announced on Wednesday, with sci-fi epic Dune leading with a total of eleven nods.

Surprise! Child star Woody Norman, 11, has beaten out a slew of Hollywood heavyweights to land a nomination at the 2022 British Academy Film Awards

Woody, who started his acting career aged five, won critical acclaim for his role in C’mon C’mon.

The drama stars Joaquin as a New York radio journalist who is unexpectedly landed with his precocious young nephew.

Woody will compete against Jesse Plemons (The Power of the Dog) and Ciarån Hinds (Belfast), Mike Faist (West Side Story), Troy Kotsur (Coda) and Kodi Smit-Mcphee (The Power Of The Dog) for Supporting Actor. 

Next generation: The young actor, who began acting at the age of five has landed a nod for Best Supporting Actor in the drama C'mon C'mon

Next generation: The young actor, who began acting at the age of five has landed a nod for Best Supporting Actor in the drama C’mon C’mon

Family: In the film, Woody plays the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix's character, a New York journalist tasked with taking care of him

Family: In the film, Woody plays the nephew of Joaquin Phoenix’s character, a New York journalist tasked with taking care of him

On the rise: One of Woody's earliest roles came opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 2017's The Current War

On the rise: One of Woody’s earliest roles came opposite Benedict Cumberbatch in 2017’s The Current War

He beat out a slew of big names to land a BAFTA nod, including Judi Dench, Jamie Dornan, Andrew Garfield and even his co-star Joaquin. 

Woody, who is passionate about animal rights, previously admitted he is a far cry from his character, telling Screendaily: ‘We are very different. I’ve always been more extroverted. Well, not always, but he’s more introverted and I’ve always been better with people. 

‘I’ve never had a point in my life where I haven’t had friends, but Jesse has had a point like that. So I think what made me want to take the job is that Jesse and I are so different. I liked how weird Jesse was, and I got to play with that weirdness.’

Roles: He also played Valentine Warleggan in the fifth series of Poldark in 2019 (pictured)

Roles: He also played Valentine Warleggan in the fifth series of Poldark in 2019 (pictured)

Family: Woody's mother, Vonda Barnes (centre), was also member of 1990s girl band Madasun and subsequently found work as a TV presenter

Family: Woody’s mother, Vonda Barnes (centre), was also member of 1990s girl band Madasun and subsequently found work as a TV presenter

Before starring in the film, Woody had appeared in a slew of TV series, including Valentine Warleggan in the fifth series of Poldark in 2019, and George Junior in The War Of The Worlds miniseries.

His mother, Vonda Barnes, was also member of 1990s girl band Madasun and subsequently found work as a TV presenter. 

It looks set to be a competitive evening in the acting categories, with Lady Gaga, Caitriona Balfe and Benedict Cumberbatch battling it out for the leading honours, alongside newcomers Kodi Smit-McPhee, Ariana DeBose and Adeel Akhtar.  

While many of Dune’s nominations came in the technical categories, it’s also landed a nod for Best Film, alongside Belfast, Don’t Look Up, Licorice Pizza and The Power of the Dog. 

Performer: Woody (pictured on his mother's Instagram) previously admitted he is a far cry from his character in C'Mon C'Mon

Performer: Woody (pictured on his mother’s Instagram) previously admitted he is a far cry from his character in C’Mon C’Mon

Snubbed: He beat out a slew of big names to land a BAFTA nod, including Judi Dench (pictured left), Jamie Dornan, Andrew Garfield and even his co-star Joaquin

Snubbed: He beat out a slew of big names to land a BAFTA nod, including Judi Dench (pictured left), Jamie Dornan, Andrew Garfield and even his co-star Joaquin

The critically-acclaimed film, the first of two films based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, had been tipped for awards glory, with Hans Zimmer once again recognised in the Original Score category, along with nods for Casting, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Costume Design, Makeup and Hair, Sound and Special Visual Effects. 

After its success at the Golden Globes, the dark Western The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including 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. 

Following close behind is Belfast, which landed six nods despite an unexpected snub for Kenneth in the Director category. 

In the Outstanding British Film category, Belfast and No Time To Die will fight it out for the honour alongside After Love, Ali & Ava, Boiling Point, Cyrano, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, House of Gucci, Last Night in Soho, and Passing. 

Top prizes! The nominations for the 2022 BAFTAs were announced on Wednesday, with sci-fi epic Dune leading with a total of eleven nods (pictured)

Top prizes! The nominations for the 2022 BAFTAs were announced on Wednesday, with sci-fi epic Dune leading with a total of eleven nods (pictured)

The Leading Actress prize will go to either 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) 

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).

All of the performers in the Supporting Actor category are first-time nominees, with a total of 19 out of the 24 nominees up acting accolades earning their place on the shortlist for the first time. 

The 2022 British Academy Film Awards will be hosted at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Sunday 13th March

Exciting: The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, and Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured)

Exciting: The Power of the Dog landed eight nominations, including Best Film, Director and Adapted Screenplay for Jane Campion, and Leading Actor for Benedict Cumberbatch (pictured)

BAFTAs 2022: THE NOMINATIONS

Best Film

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

Dune

Licorice Pizza

The Power of the Dog

 

Outstanding British Film

After Love

Ali & Ava

Belfast

Boiling Point

Cyrano

Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

House of Gucci

Last Night in Soho

No Time To Die

Passing

Best Film: Dune is up for the big going as well as 10 more gongs

Best Film: Dune is up for the big going as well as 10 more gongs

Leading Actress

Lady Gaga, House of Gucci

Alana Haim, Licorice Pizza

Emilia Jones, CODA

Renata Reinsve, The Worst Person in the World

Joanna Scanlan, After Love

Tessa Thompson, Passing

 

Leading Actor

Adeel Akhtar, Ali & Ava

Mahershala Ali, Swansong

Benedict Cumberbatch, The Power of the Dog

Leonardo DiCaprio, Don’t Look Up

Stephen Graham, Boiling Point

Will Smith, King Richard

 

Supporting Actress

CaitrĂ­ona Balfe, Belfast

Jessie Buckley, The Lost Daughter

Ariana DeBose, West Side Story

Ruth Negga, Passing

Aunjanue Ellis, King Richard

Ann Dowd, Mass

Leading Actress: Lady Gaga has a nod for House of Gucci

Leading Actress: Lady Gaga has a nod for House of Gucci

 Supporting Actor

Mike Faist, West Side Story

CiarĂĄn 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

 

Director

Aleem Khan, After Love

Ryusuke Hamaguchi, Drive My Car

Audrey Diwan, Happening

Paul Thomas Anderson, Licorice Pizza

Jane Campion, The Power of the Dog

Julia Ducournau, Titane

 

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

After Love

Boiling Point

The Harder They Fall

Keyboard Fantasies

Passing

Original Screenplay: Being the Ricardos is up for the gong

Original Screenplay: Being the Ricardos is up for the gong 

 Adapted Screenplay

CODA

Drive My Car

Dune

The Lost Daughter

The Power of the Dog  

 

Original Screenplay

Being the Ricardos

Belfast

Don’t Look Up

King Richard

Licorice Pizza

EE Rising Star Award

Harris Dickinson

Millicent Simmonds

Lashana Lynch

Kodi Smit-McPhee

Ariana DeBose

EE Rising Star Award: Bond star Lashana Lynch is nominated

EE Rising Star Award: Bond star Lashana Lynch is nominated

 Cinematography

Dune

Nightmare Alley

No Time To Die

The Power of the Dog

The Tragedy of Macbeth

 

Animated Film

Encanto

Flee

Luca

The Mitchells vs The Machines

 

Documentary

Becoming Cousteau

Cow

Flee

The Rescue

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

Costume Design: Cruella has been nominated

Costume Design: Cruella has been nominated

Film Not in the English Language

Drive My Car

The Hand of God

Parallel Mothers

Petite Maman

The Worst Person in the World

 

Costume Design

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

 

Make Up & Hair

Cruella

Cyrano

Dune

The Eyes of Tammy Faye

House of Gucci

Original Score: Don’t Look Up is up for a gong

Original Score: Don’t Look Up is up for a gong 

Original Score

Being The Ricardos

Don’t Look Up

Dune

The French Dispatch

The Power of the Dog

 

Editing

Belfast

Dune

Licorice Pizza

No Time To Die

Summer of Soul (Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

 

Production Design

Cyrano

Dune

The French Dispatch

Nightmare Alley

West Side Story

Sound

 

Special Visual Effects

British Short Animation

Casting

Boiling Point

Dune

The Hand of God

King Richard

West Side Story

Editing: Black and white film Belfast is nominated

Editing: Black and white film Belfast is nominated

 

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