BAFTA Nominations Put ‘1917’ in the Awards Spotlight Again – and ‘Joker,’ Too

Sam Mendes’ World War I drama will compete for the top award with “The Irishman,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “Parasite” and the surprise leader in nominations, “Joker”

Last Updated: January 7, 2020 @ 7:30 AM

Sam Mendes’ Golden Globe winner “1917” had another strong awards showing on Tuesday in London, where it will be competing for the top award at the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards, which are handed out by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

In nominations announced Tuesday morning by Asa Butterfield and Ella Balinska, “1917” was nominated for Best Film along with Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” and Todd Phillips’ “Joker.”

But while the homegrown “1917,” from a British director and about British soldiers in World War I, landed a solid nine nominations, Todd Phillips’ “Joker” was the surprise leader in noms with 11. “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “The Irishman” each received 10, with “1917” lagging behind after being left out of the acting and screenwriting categories.

The acting nominees were for the most part performers who are expected to be contending for Oscars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger in the lead categories, and Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Joe Pesci, Al Pacino, Laura Dern, Florence Pugh and Margot Robbie in supporting. But the 6,700 BAFTA voters also threw in some distinctly British touches, with Jessie Buckley landing a nomination for “Wild Rose” and Taron Egerton getting a chance to reprise his Globes victory by getting an actor nod for “Rocketman.”

The voters also really liked Johansson, who was nominated in lead for “Marriage Story” and supporting for “Jojo Rabbit”; and Robbie, who took two of the five slots in supporting actress for both “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and “Bombshell.”

The five directing nominees were an exact match of the Best Film category: Mendes for “1917,” Scorsese for “The Irishman,” Phillips for “Joker,” Tarantino for “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and Bong for “Parasite.”

In the writing categories, all of the main films except “1917” were represented, though “Booksmart” and “Knives Out” also slipped in.

BAFTA added a casting category for the first time this year, with the nominations going to the casting directors of “Joker,” “Marriage Story,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” “The Personal History of David Copperfield” and “The Two Popes.”

Films nominated in the Best Film Not in the English Language category were “The Farewell,” “Pain and Glory,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” the documentary “For Sama” and, of course, “Parasite.”

That last film became the seventh non-English film to be nominated in BAFTA’s top category since 2000, following “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” “Amelie,” “The Motorcycle Diaries,” “Babel,” “The Lives of Others” and “Roma,” which won last year.

Since the Oscars expanded the number of Best Picture nominees in 2009, 46 of the 50 BAFTA Best Film nominees have gone on to receive Oscar nominations, with five of the 10 winners also winning the Oscar for Best Picture.

Last year, all five BAFTA best-film nominees also became Oscar Best Picture nominees, as did four of the five nominees in three of the acting categories. (In the fourth acting category, supporting actress, only three of the BAFTA nominees made the cut at the Oscars.) The eventual Oscar winner, “Green Book,” received four BAFTA nominations, including Best Film, but lost to “Roma” two weeks before winning at the Oscars.

This year’s BAFTA ceremony will take place on Sunday, Feb. 2 at the Royal Albert Hall in London. It will likely end right around the time the Super Bowl is beginning in New Orleans, in a rare instance of a major awards show and the biggest football game taking place on the same day.

The BAFTA nominations:

BEST FILM
1917 Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
THE IRISHMAN Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
JOKER Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, Emma Tillinger Koskoff
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon Ho, Kwak Sin Ae

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
BAIT Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite
FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
ROCKETMAN 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

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 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

DOCUMENTARY
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
KLAUS Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh
A SHAUN THE SHEEP MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON Will Becher, Richard Phelan, Paul Kewley
TOY STORY 4 Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen

DIRECTOR
1917 Sam Mendes
THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese
JOKER Todd Phillips
ONCE UPON A TIME… IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon Ho

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

LEADING ACTRESS
JESSIE BUCKLEY Wild Rose
SCARLETT JOHANSSON Marriage Story
SAOIRSE RONAN Little Women
CHARLIZE THERON Bombshell
RENÉE 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 SCORE
1917 Thomas Newman
JOJO RABBIT Michael Giacchino
JOKER Hildur Gu?’nadóttir
LITTLE WOMEN Alexandre Desplat
STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER John Williams

CASTING
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

CINEMATOGRAPHY
1917 Roger Deakins
THE IRISHMAN Rodrigo Prieto
JOKER Lawrence Sher
LE MANS ’66 Phedon Papamichael
THE LIGHTHOUSE Jarin Blaschke

EDITING
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 HOLLYWOOD Arianne 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

SOUND
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 (voted for by the public)
AWKWAFINA
JACK LOWDEN
KAITLYN DEVER
KELVIN HARRISON JR.
MICHEAL WARD

*also written by Héctor Gálvez

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