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BAFTAs 2022: how to watch the British Film Awards free online and on TV

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The 2022 BAFTAs takes place at the Royal Albert Hall tonigjht, 13th March. This year's nominees run the gamut from Lady Gaga (House of Gucci) and Emilia Jones (CODA), to Benedict Cumberbatch (The Power Of The Dog) and Leonardo DiCaprio (Don't Look Up). UK viewers can watch the BAFTAs on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab). Not in the UK? Follow this guide to watch the BAFTAs 2022 from where you are, with a VPN (opens in new tab).

BAFTAs live stream

Date: Sunday 13th March 

Time: 7pm GMT / 2pm ET / 8.30pm AEDT (Monday)

FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

US stream: BritBox 7-day free trial (opens in new tab)

Aus stream: BBC UKTV (Foxtel (opens in new tab))

The 75th British Academy Film Awards is shaping up to be one glitzy evening. The ceremony won't actually be broadcast 'live' – its shown a few hours later so that the producers can cut out any tedious speeches and drunken swearing.

Movie fans can tune into the main show from 7pm GMT / 2pm ET / 8.30pm AEDT. Rebel Wilson, the comedian and actress best known for Pitch Perfect, will host the event, which is doubling up as a celebration of great British film franchises, from Harry Potter to James Bond.

We've listed all the BAFTA nominations below. Sci-fi epic Dune leads the pack with 11 nominations, while Jane Campion's The Power of the Dog has eight, and Sir Kenneth Branagh's Belfast has six.

Ready for the red carpet? The 2022 BAFTAs streams on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (free of charge). Make sure you know how to watch the BAFTAs 2022 from where you are.

Watch the BAFTAs 2022 for free on BBC iPlayer

BBC iPlayer

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In the UK, BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) will stream the BAFTAs free of charge

Simply sign up for a BBC account (opens in new tab) with an email address and a UK postcode (e.g. W1A 1AA). Done? You're good to go!

Of course, BBC iPlayer is ONLY available within the UK (and with a valid TV licence).

Outside the UK? Simply use a VPN (opens in new tab) to access BBC iPlayer from overseas. Using a VPN is easy – simply follow the step-by-step instructions below.

Watch the BAFTAs from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have a BBC account, you won't be able to access BBC iPlayer when outside the UK. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet. There are lots of VPNs to choose from, but we think ExpressVPN is one of the very best...

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How to use a VPN


Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For the BAFTAs 2022, you may wish to choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the BAFTAs live stream 2022 free of charge!

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

The BAFTAs live stream 2022 in the USA

BT talk to ITV about potential Britbox involvement

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The BAFTAs will be available on BritBox in the US, Canada and South Africa. 

Access to the streaming service costs $6.99 / $8.99 CAD a month. New users get a 7-day free trial (opens in new tab).

Remember: UK nationals who are outside the UK can watch the BAFTAs 2022 free of charge on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) using a VPN. Details just above.

Watch the BAFTAs live stream in Australia

BBC UKTV is the place to watch the BAFTAs in Oz, though you'll have to wait until 8.30pm AEDT on Monday when the awards will be televised.

BBC UKTV is available via Foxtel (opens in new tab) and existing subscribers can watch online using their TV provider login details.

Not a subscriber? Foxtel's Sports + Drama + Entertainment package costs from AU$59 a month.

Remember: UK nationals who are outside the UK can watch the BAFTAs 2022 free of charge on BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) using a VPN. Details just above.

2022 BAFTA nominees

The sign of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts headquarters at 195 Piccadilly in London

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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

Leading actress
Tessa Thompson - Passing
Alana Haim - Licorice Pizza
Lady Gaga - House Of Gucci
Emilia Jones - Coda
Renate Reinsve - The Worst Person In The World
Joanna Scanlan - After Love

Leading actor
Will Smith - King Richard
Mahershala Ali - Swan Song
Adeel Akhtar - Ali & Ava
Benedict Cumberbatch - The Power Of The Dog
Leonardo DiCaprio - Don’t Look Up
Stephen Graham - Boiling Point

Supporting actor
Mike Faist - West Side Story
Ciaran 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

Supporting actress
Ruth Negga - Passing
Ann Dowd - Mass
Caitriona Balfe - Belfast
Jessie Buckley - The Lost Daughter
Ariana DeBose - West Side Story
Aunjanue Ellis - King Richard

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

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