BAFTA 2020: Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Leads with 11 Nominations


The 73rd British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) scheduled for February 2 at London’s Royal Albert Hall has revealed its nominees.

Undoubtedly, Joker is this year’s front-runner with a whopping 11 nominations, while The Irishman and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood follow on behind with 10 nominations each.

Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker Leads with 11 Nominations

The Joaquin Phoenix-starring drama looks set to dominate on the night, and will compete for Best Film alongside 1917, The Irishman, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood and Parasite.

This is Joaquin’s fourth nomination by BAFTA and this time, he will face tough competition in the Lead Actor category from Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time…), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).

However, his chances at taking home his first BAFTA have only increased after he took home the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama for the role at Sunday night’s Golden Globes ceremony, where he beat Jonathan Pryce, Christian Bale, Antonio Banderas and Adam Driver.

In the Supporting Actor category, The Irishman actors Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are set to go head-to-head, but face competition from Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood), Sir Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…) for the award.

See the nominees below:

Best Film


The Irishman


Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood


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

Outstanding British Film



For Sama


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


Portrait Of A Lady On Fire


American Factory

Apollo 11

Diego Maradona

For Sama

The Great Hack

Animated Film

Frozen 2


A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4


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

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 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


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

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Rising Star Award


Jack Lowden

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Micheal Ward

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