BAFTA Releases Film Nominations as Joker Named in 11 Categories

BAFTA Releases Film Nominations as Joker Named in 11 Categories

After the Golden Globes, the BAFTAs are all set to hit screens on February 2 as the film nominations are released

Hollywood’s award season has kicked off to an amazing start with the Golden Globes which were held in Los Angeles on Sunday. And now that the celebrities are all warmed up to know what to expect, they are all ready and prepared as to what is in store next. The list of the 73rd British Academy Film and Television Awards nominees were just announced and they include some of our favourites, once again.

Joker led the nominations followed by The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Sam Mendes' 1917 – which got the Best Film award at the Golden Globes followed the three with nine nominations. On the other hand, Margot Robbie has two nominations as she competes against herself in the Best Supporting Actress category as she is nominated for both,  Bombshell and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. The film nominations have been announced, however, the TV nominations haven’t been released as of yet. While the awards are set to take place on February 2, here is a complete list of the nominations in the film category:

Best Film


The Irishman


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

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 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

Rising Star Award


Jack Lowden

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Micheal Ward

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By Shaheera Anwar
A multimedia journalist who keeps a keen eye on the latest happenings in the world of entertainment and often writes reviews along with opinion pieces on some of the most-talked-about debates