'Joker' leads Britain's Baftas with 11 nominations

2020-01-08 08:02
 
Joaquin Phoenix in 'Joker.'

London - Nominations were unveiled for this year's Baftas on Tuesday, with the dark comic book drama Joker, starring Golden Globes winner Joaquin Phoenix, leading the pack.

The original story of the Batman series villain secured 11 nominations for Britain's showpiece film awards, including Best Film.

It is up against Martin Scorsese's gangster epic The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, which both received 10 nominations each.

Sam Mendes' 1917, a tale about two British soldiers which earned the coveted best drama Golden Globe, received nine nominations, including in the best film category.

Last year's golden mask statuette was scooped up by the Netflix black-and-white production Roma, which went on to win three Oscars but fell short in the best film category.

This year's Baftas include all the Oscar favourites, including Once Upon A Time in Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio and Renée Zellweger, who portrays US singer and actress Judy Garland in the romance drama Judy.

The full list of leading actor nominations are DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Taron Egerton, Phoenix and Jonathan Pryce.

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Zellweger are up for leading actress.

The best director nominees are Sam Mendes for 1917, Scorsese, Todd Phillips for Joker, Tarantino and South Korea's Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite.

The six nominees for Outstanding British Film are 1917, Bait, For Sama, Rocketman, Sorry We Missed You, and The Two Popes.

The award ceremony will take place on 2 February.

READ THE FULL LIST OF NOMINATIONS HERE: 

Best film

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best British film

1917

Bait

For Sama

Rocketman

Sorry We Missed You

The Two Popes

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Bait – Mark Jenkin (writer/director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (producers)

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab (director/producer), Edward Watts (director)

Maiden – Alex Holmes (director)

Only You – Harry Wootliff (writer/director)

Retablo – Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (writer/director)

Film not in the English language

The Farewell

For Sama

Pain and Glory

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

Diego Maradona

For Sama

The Great Hack

Best animated film

Frozen II

Klaus

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4

Best director

1917 – Sam Mendes

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese

Joker - Todd Phillips

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

Best original screenplay

Booksmart - Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho

Best adapted screenplay

The Irishman -Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi

Joker – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

Little Women – Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes – Anthony Mccarten

Best actress

Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose

Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renée Zellweger – Judy

Best actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Taron Egerton – Rocketman

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best supporting actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best supporting actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino - The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best score

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best casting

Joker

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Personal History of David Copperfield

The Two Popes

Best cinematography

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Le Mans ’66

The Lighthouse

Best editing

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Le Mans ’66

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best production design

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best costume design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Judy

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best makeup and hair

1917

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Rocketman

Best sound

1917

Joker

Le Mans ’66

Rocketman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best special visual effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

Best British short animation

Grandad Was a Romantic

In Her Boots

The Magic Boat

Best British short film

Azaar

Goldfish

Kamali

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)

The Trap

EE rising star award (voted for by the public)

Awkwafina

Jack Lowden

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr

Micheal Ward

Bafta fellowship

Kathleen Kennedy

Compiled by Alex Isaacs

Photo: Warner Bros. 

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