'Joker' leads the 2020 BAFTA nominations

Joaquin Phoenix as Joker (Warner Bros.)
Joaquin Phoenix as Joker (Warner Bros.)

Joker is leading the pack in the 2020 BAFTA nominations, bringing in 11 nods including Best Film, Best Director for Todd Phillips and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

The movie, which tells the origin story of Batman’s nemesis, is also nominated in the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Cinematography categories.

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Meanwhile, Margot Robbie has been nominated twice in the Best Supporting Actress category; once for her role in Bombshell, and again for playing Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time in Hollywood.

Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Credit: Sony Pictures)
Margot Robbie in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Credit: Sony Pictures)

Both Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman received 10 nominations each, while Sam Mendes’ forthcoming World War One movie 1917 received nine nods.

Here are the nominations in full:

Best Film

1917 (Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren)
The Irishman (
Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff)
Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood
(David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino)
(Bong Joon-ho, Kwak Sin-ae)

Outstanding British Film

1917 (Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren)
(Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite)
For Sama
(Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
(Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, Lee Hall)
Sorry We Missed You
(Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien, Paul Laverty)
The Two Popes
(Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, Anthony McCarten)


1917 - Sam Mendes
The Irishman - Martin Scorsese
Joker - Todd Phillips
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho

Leading Actress

Jessie Buckley - Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renee Zellweger - Judy

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

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

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

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

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit Taika Waititi
Joker Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Little Women Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes Anthony McCarten

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)
Retalbo Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)*

*also written by Héctor Gálvez

Film Not In The English Language

The Farewell (Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia)
For Sama (Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar)
Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur)


American Factory (Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert)
Apollo 11 (
Todd Douglas Miller)
Diego Maradona (
Asif Kapadia)
For Sama (
Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts)
The Great Hack (
Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim)

Animated Film

Frozen 2 (Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho)
(Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh)
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
(Will Becher, Richard Phelan, Paul Kewley)
Toy Story 4 (
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen)

Original Score

1917 Thomas Newman
Jojo Rabbit Michael Giacchino
Joker Hildur Guđnadóttir
Little Women Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker John Williams


Joker Shayna Markowitz
Marriage Story Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood Victoria Thomas
The Personal History of David Copperfield Sarah Crowe
The Two Popes Nina Gold


1917 Roger Deakins
The Irishman Rodrigo Prieto
Joker Lawrence Sher
Le Mans ‘66 Phedon Papamichael
The Lighthouse Jarin Blaschke


The Irishman Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit Tom Eagles
Joker Jeff Groth
Le Mans ‘66 Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood Fred Raskin

Production Design

1917 Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
The Irishman Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit Ra Vincent, Nora Sopková
Joker Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume Design

The Irishman Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
Jojo Rabbit Mayes C. Rubeo
Judy Jany Temime
Little Women Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon A Time... In HollywoodArianne Phillips

Make Up & Hair

1917 Naomi Donne
Bombshell Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
Joker Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
Judy Jeremy Woodhead
Rocketman Lizzie Yianni Georgiou


1917 Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
Joker Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
Le Mans ‘66 David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
Rocketman Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects

1917 Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
The Irishman Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
The Lion King Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

British Short Animation

Grandad Was A Romantic. Maryam Mohajer
In Her Boots Kathrin Steinbacher
The Magic Boat Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel

British Short Film

Azaar Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
Goldfish Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
Kamali Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl) Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
The Trap Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

EE Rising Star Award

Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Micheal Ward

You can check out the full list of nominees at the BAFTA website.

The ceremony takes place on February 2 at the Royal Albert Hall, hosted by Graham Norton.

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