Joker Leads The BAFTA Nominations

BAFTA have announced their nominations for this year’s awards with Joker leading the way with 11 including Best Film, Best Actor and Best Director.

Bringing up the rear are Netflix’s The Irishman and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood from Sony with 10 nominations.

While I don’t see all three of these films winning all categories nomination in, but I do see a real possibility, following their Golden Globes win and it’s a British war film, 1917 doing brilliantly in the nine categories it’s nominated.

There were a couple of happy surprises with Jessie Buckley deservedly getting in the Best Actress category for her superb performance in Wild Rose. Meanwhile, in the Best Animation race, there are nominations for Netflix’s Christmas Klaus and I’m personally happy to see A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon is there.

Additionally, Parasite deservedly in the Best Film race and Booksmart getting an Original Screenplay nom.

On the other hand, there were some other questionable nominations with the fact there isn’t a person of colour nominated in any of the acting categories and this is highlighted by Margot Robbie having two Best Supporting Actress noms for Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

There were two nominations for Scarlett Johansson, one in Best Actress for Marriage Story and the other in Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit.

It’s a shame because I don’t see ScarJo’s performance any better than say Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers and then you’ve got Ana de Armas who was fantastic in Knives Out.

Finally, you could make a real case for Awkwafina and Cynthia Erivo for their cracking performances in The Farewell and Harriet to be in the Best Actress race, but the question is who would you take out.

Apart from those, I think BAFTA has done a spot-on job and it’s great to see casting getting the recognition it deserves.

Here’s the full list of nominees and in bold will be ones I believe will win.

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Best Film

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Parasite

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Outstanding British Film

1917

Bait

For Sama

Rocketman

Sorry We Missed You

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Director

Sam Mendes (1917)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Todd Phillips (Joker)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite)

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Leading Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Taron Egerton (Rocketman)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

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Leading Actress

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

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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)

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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)

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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 Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/ Director)

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Casting

Shayna Markowitz (Joker)

Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler (Marriage Story)

Victoria Thomas (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Sarah Crowe (The Personal History Of David Copperfield)

Nina Gold (The Two Popes)

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Original Screenplay

Booksmart

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Parasite

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Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

The Two Popes

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Animated Film

Frozen 2

Klaus

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4

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Film Not In The English Language

The Farewell

For Sama

Pain And Glory

Parasite

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire

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Documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

Diego Maradona

For Sama

The Great Hack

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Cinematography

Roger Deakins (1917)

Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman)

Lawrence Sher (Joker)

Phedon Papamichael (Le Mans ’66)

Jarin Blaschke (The Lighthouse)

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Original Score

Thomas Newman (1917)

Michael Giacchino (Jojo Rabbit)

Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker)

Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)

John Williams (Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker)

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Editing

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Le Mans’ 66

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Sound

1917

Joker

Le Mans ‘’66

Rocketman

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

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Special Visual Effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

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Production Design

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Judy

Little Women

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Make Up & Hair

1917

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Rocketman

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British Short Film

Azaar

Goldfish

Kamali

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone

The Trap

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British Short Animation

Grandad Was A Romantic

In Her Boots

The Magic Boat

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EE Rising Star Award

Awkwafina

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr

Jack Lowden

Michael Ward

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