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Will Smith Bags Best Leading Actor For ‘King Richard’ at 2022 BAFTAs

Will Smith added another feather to his cap. The superstar secured the award for Best Actor for the movie ‘King Richard’. The movie ‘King Richard’ got lauded by the critics and was a smashing hit at the box office as well.

Will was not present at the 2022 BAFTAs to receive his award, so on his behalf, it was collected by his director Reinaldo Marcus Green. Alongside Smith, Mahershala Ali, Benedict Cumberbatch, Leonardo DiCaprio, Adeel Akhtar, and Stephen Graham were also nominated in the same category. Apart from being an actor, Will is also a rapper and a film producer.

What is the movie ‘King Richard’ all about?

The sports drama film rotates around the life of 78-year-old Richard Williams. Through the film, we get a clear vision about what kind of future he wanted for his daughters Serena and Venus.

Serena Williams and Venus Williams played the role of executive producers for the movie.  In the biopic, Will essayed the role of Serena and Venus Williams’s father Richard Williams.

The short film is 24 minutes long. It takes us through the journey of Richard and how he wanted the names of his daughters to be written in the pages of history one day. Reinaldo Marcus Green directed the movie and Zach Baylin wrote the screenplay.

Richard goes to the fullest extent to shape his daughter’s future. He builds values of sheer commitment and keen intuition in his daughters. The Williams broke the glass ceilings and carved a way for themselves.

More Details about 2022 BAFTAs

This year, the EE British Academy Film Awards took place in London. The ceremony was organized at the Royal Albert Hall. The movie ‘Power Of The Dog’ secured the award for the Best Film. When we talk about the category of Leading Actress, Joanna Scanlan got the Bafta for her performance in the movie ‘After Love’.

Ariana DeBose secured the award of Supporting Actress for her role in the movie ‘West Side Story’. On the other hand, Troy Kotsur bagged the award of Supporting Actor for his great performance in the film ‘Coda’. It was pretty special for Troy as this was his first BAFTA to date.

In which projects have Will starred in before?

Will has been a part of some amazing films such as ‘The Pursuit of Happyness’, ‘I Am Legend’, ‘The Karate Kid’, ‘Enemy of the State’, ‘Spies in Disguise’, ‘Men In Black 3’, ‘Bad Boys For Life’ and many more. He has even made a guest appearance in a Bollywood film called ‘Student of the Year 2’.

He has also starred in a couple of great shows like ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’, ‘Welcome to Earth’, ‘Best Shape of My Life’, ‘All of Us’, ‘The Thick of It’ ‘Will from Home’, ‘We have a Dream’, ‘Women of the Movement’ and so on.

Will Smith deserved to win the award of the Best Actor for his brilliant performance in ‘King Richard’. Other than that we were amazed to see the stars shine on the red carpet in their gorgeous outfits. Stay tuned for the latest updates.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.
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