Read more about the 2022 Outstanding British Film BAFTA nominees

Ahead of the 2022 British Academy Film Awards taking place this Sunday, we've compiled a list of the ten nominated films in the Outstanding British Film category. Tune in this Sunday at 19:00 GMT on BBC One to find out who will be crowned the winner!

After Love

infrequent strong language

After Love is a British drama in which a grieving widow uncovers a secret her late husband has been keeping.


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well milder bad language including uses of 'prick', 'whore', 'bitch' and 'bastard'.

There are scenes of emotional upset around the death of a man, as well as the discovery by his wife that he had a secret relationship with another woman which produced a son. In one scene, a teenage boy insults his mother and receives a slap to his face from another woman. There are mild sex references, mainly to an adulterous relationship, which also include a brief scene in which two teenage boys fool around in an intimate manner. There is occasional smoking.


moderate threat, discrimination, infrequent strong language

Belfast is a drama in which a boy's future in his home town hangs in the balance when violence breaks out.

threat and horror

A villainous character threatens to shoot a nine year-old boy, but his father quickly intervenes. The boy is caught up in sectarian rioting as petrol bombs are thrown. He cowers under a table with his family as cars explode and windows break.


There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k'), and milder terms such as 'bloody', 'bugger', 'shite', 'arsehole', 'Christ', 'hell' and 'God'.


The sectarianism of the Troubles is a theme of the film, which carries an anti-discriminatory message.

There is brief mild violence: a villain is disarmed by a thrown brick; there is a slow-motion punch to the face. There are infrequent mild sex references. Children steal from shops, but the negative consequences of doing so are clear. There are upsetting scenes relating to the death of a loved-one.


moderate violence, bloody images, discrimination, language, threat

Cyrano is a musical romance in which a poet agrees to help a soldier woo the woman that they are both in love with.


There is a self-referential use of the term 'midget', as well as directed uses of 'freak' and 'savage' aimed at a person with dwarfism. The film does not endorse discriminatory attitudes.


There is moderate bad language ('slut'), as well as milder terms such as 'God', 'hell' and 'damn'.

threat and horror

A man threatens to force a woman into marriage, and makes his way through the city to do so. She concocts a ruse to prevent this, however. A man is cornered in an alleyway by a group of swordsmen.


There are fist-fights and swordfights, as well as battlefield violence. A man runs another through with a sword, and another is slashed across the face. Violence infrequently results in bloody detail.

There is mild innuendo.

Everybody's Talking About Jamie

infrequent strong language, moderate sex references, discrimination

Everybody's Talking About Jamie​​​ is a musical comedy drama in which a teenager prepares to realise his dream of performing as a drag queen at his school prom.


A schoolboy character bullies classmates, using discriminatory and sexual slurs. Mostly this is homophobic in nature, but he also calls a girl a 'wacky spacky'. Those on the receiving end of such abuse respond with witty retorts, humiliating the bully, but some of his insults stick and, when the titular character is called 'disgusting', it triggers unhappy memories of parental rejection. In the course of deflecting abuse, several discriminatory terms are used, including 'queer', 'faggot', 'fairy' and 'batty bum boy'. The film carries a clear anti-discrimination message.


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms including 'wanker', 'knobhead', 'dick', 'shit', 'bloody, 'bugger', 'bollocks', 'arsehole', 'sod', 'balls' and 'tits'.


There are some crude sex references and innuendo, such as a schoolboy claiming to be a 'vagetarian'. Song lyrics refer to sex dungeons and spanking.

flashing/flicking lights

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In one sequence, a teenager steals alcohol, gets drunk, and causes a scene at a football match. A man shoves him to the ground and his face is bloodied. There is also a comic reference to sexual violence when a boy complains that his eyebrows make him look like his face has "been raped by epileptic caterpillars".

No Time To Die

moderate violence, infrequent strong language

No Time To Die is an action drama in which a secret agent comes out of retirement when a villain threatens global chaos with an advanced biochemical weapon.


There is infrequent strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bloody', 'shit', 'screwing around', 'Jesus', 'Christ', 'God', 'damn' and 'hell'.


There are a number of scenes of violence, including crunchy blows, an arm-break and shootings, but these lack any focus on detail. There is occasional sight of injuries resulting from violence, including cuts and grazes, as well as sight of blood on faces, hands and clothing. People who have been exposed to a weaponised biochemical substance choke and collapse, and their flesh becomes disfigured and bloody.

There are a number of scenes in which characters are threatened or in danger, including in sustained chase sequences. A small child shows fear as she is held hostage and used as a bargaining tool by a villainous character. There are mild sex references and innuendo, as well as occasional discreet establishments of sex. A racist remark is made to a black character who meets it with a very firm and forceful challenge.


racism, upsetting scenes

Passing is a US drama in which a woman's life becomes unsettled after she is reunited with an old friend - a friend who has come to be "pass" as a white woman.


There are scenes in which white people use racist language and express racist views of Black people. Racist language is infrequent but includes terms such as 'n****r', 'negro', 'picaninny' and 'coloured'. In one particular sequence, a white man talks about his hatred for Black people. Such attitudes are clearly situated within a historical context and are clearly condemned overall. There are also verbal references to lynchings.


A person falls to their death from the balcony of an upper apartment building; the person's body is shown lying on the ground in long shot in the aftermath of the incident.

There is very mild bad language ('God', 'hell', 'damn' and 'darn'). There are scenes in which adults smoke cigarettes.

Ali & Ava

strong language, domestic abuse

Ali & Ava is a British drama in which two lonely people begin a romance over the course of a month.


There is use of strong language (‘f**k’). Milder terms include ‘slag’, ‘twat’, ‘dick’, ‘dickhead’, ‘shit’, ‘bastard’, ‘bloody hell’ and ‘piss’.


A woman speaks about having been beaten “black and blue” by her late husband, who also hit her daughter. There are scenes of moderate threat when a young man reacts with aggression and threats of violence towards his mother and her new boyfriend.

A woman expresses racist views about Pakistani men, calling them ‘womanisers’, but this is immediately criticised by another character; there is also a brief sequence of discriminatory language in reference to Romani people, including use of the term ‘gypsy’. Other issues include brief and verbally discreet references to miscarriage, and mild sex references.

Boiling Point

strong language, drug misuse

Boiling Point is a UK drama in which the head chef of a popular restaurant must wrangle his team on the busiest day of the year.


There is use of strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k'), and use of other terms ('prick', 'whoring', 'bullshit', 'shit', ass', 'piss', 'dick', 'bloody', 'hell').


Characters snort cocaine and smoke marijuana. There are also references to alcohol abuse and drug addiction.

There are scenes of discrimination in which a white restaurant patron reacts in a hostile manner to black waitress serving his table. There are self-harm references in which a young male is counselled by an older female colleague after she notices a number of horizontal cuts on his wrist. There is a scene in which a character struggles to breath after having an allergic reaction to her meal and is tended to by paramedics.

House Of Gucci

strong language, sex

House Of Gucci is a US drama, based on true events, telling the story of the family behind the iconic fashion house.


There is strong language (‘f**k’), accompanied by milder terms (‘bitch’, ‘bastard’, ‘shit’, ‘bullshit’, ‘butt’ and ‘God’).


Scenes of strong sex include a man having loud, thrusty sex with a woman over an office desk. There are also scenes containing sexualised female nudity.

flashing/flicking lights

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A scene of domestic abuse involves a man pinning his wife against the wall, his hands around her throat, during an argument. There are also scenes of emotional abuse within a marital relationship. Other violence includes shootings, with minimal detail.

Last Night In Soho

strong bloody violence

Last Night In Soho is a horror thriller in which a young fashion student in the modern day finds she has a surreal bond with an aspiring singer in 1960s London.


There are scenes of strong violence, including bloody stabbings, that feature close-up focus on impact detail, and blood and injury.

flashing/flicking lights

This work contains flashing images which may affect viewers who are susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy.

There is infrequent very strong language ('c**t'), accompanied by frequent strong language ('f**k'). There are scenes of sexual threat, sometimes accompanied by violence, in which a woman is coerced into performing sexual acts for men. There are scenes of strong threat and horror, including jump scares as well as sequences in which a woman is threatened by ghostly apparitions. There are infrequent scenes of drug misuse and implied oral sex.