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Joker Leads 2020 BAFTA Nominations, As Margot Robbie and Scarlett Johansson Score Double Chances

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has caused a stir with a slew of nominations for The Irishman, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and some conspicuous snubs.

by | January 7, 2020 | Comments

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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) 2020 film nominations were announced late last night. Todd Phillips’ Joker led the pack of nominees with 11 nominations, including for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, fresh off of his Golden Globes victory. Once Upon A Time in Hollywood and The Irishman both followed with 10 nominations each and Sam Mendes’ World War I epic and newly minted Golden Globe winner 1917 earned nine nominations, including for Best Film, Best Director, and Best Cinematography for iconic cinematographer Roger Deakins.

Though we saw many familiar and expected names among the nominees, an acting slate without a single performer of color did not go unnoticed, particularly in a year that featured the award-worthy work of Golden Globe-winner Awkwafina (The Farewell) – who did pick up a Rising Star nomination – along with Lupita Nyong’o (Us), Jennifer Lopez (Hustlers), and British actress Cynthia Erivo (Harriet). Surprise double nominations for Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie (the latter in the same category, Supporting Actress), may have squeezed out some of those names. The Oscar nominations come out next Monday, January 13, and it will be interesting to see whether the American Academy goes a different route.

See the full list of nominees below and let us know what you think of the BAFTA picks below. 


BEST FILM


OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM


OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

Mark Jenkin,Kate Byers, Linn Waite

Bait
100%

Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

For Sama
98%

Alex Holmes

Maiden
98%

Harry Wootliff

Only You
96%

Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio

Retablo
100%

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE


DOCUMENTARY


ANIMATED FILM


DIRECTOR

Sam Mendes

1917
89%

Martin Scorsese

The Irishman
95%

Todd Phillips

Joker
68%

Bong Joon-ho

Parasite
99%

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman

Booksmart
96%

Rian Johnson

Knives Out
97%

Noah Baumbach

Marriage Story
95%

Bong Joon-ho

Parasite
99%

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Steven Zaillian

The Irishman
95%

Taika Waititi

Jojo Rabbit
80%

Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Joker
68%

Greta Gerwig

Little Women
95%

Anthony Mccarten

The Two Popes
89%

LEADING ACTRESS


LEADING ACTOR


Leonardo DiCaprio

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood


Adam Driver

Marriage Story


Taron Egerton

Rocketman


SUPPORTING ACTRESS


Laura Dern

Marriage Story


Florence Pugh

Little Women


Margot Robbie

Bombshell


Margot Robbie

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood


SUPPORTING ACTOR


Tom Hanks

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


Al Pacino

The Irishman


Joe Pesci

The Irishman


Brad Pitt

Once Upon A Time in Hollywood


ORIGINAL MUSIC

Thomas Newman

1917
89%

Michael Giacchino

Jojo Rabbit
80%

Hildur Guđnadóttir

Joker
68%

Alexandre Desplat

Little Women
95%

CASTING

Shayna Markowitz

Joker
68%

Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler

Marriage Story
95%

Nina Gold

The Two Popes
89%

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Roger Deakins

1917
89%

Rodrigo Prieto

The Irishman
95%

Lawrence Sher

Joker
68%

Phedon Papamichael

Ford v Ferrari
92%

Jarin Blaschke

The Lighthouse
90%

EDITING


PRODUCTION DESIGN


COSTUME DESIGN

Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell

The Irishman
95%

Mayes C. Rubeo

Jojo Rabbit
80%

Jany Temime

Judy
82%

Jacqueline Durran

Little Women
95%

MAKEUP & HAIR


SOUND


SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS


BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

  • Grandad Was A Romantic
  • In Her Boots
  • The Magic Boat 

BRITISH SHORT FILM

  • Azaar 
  • Goldfish 
  • Kamali 
  • Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)
  • The Trap 

EE Rising Star Award

  • Awkwafina
  • Jack Lowden
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Micheal Ward

The BAFTA Awards ceremony will be held February 2, 2020

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