‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘The Irishman’ top BAFTA nominations


Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures(NEW YORK) — The nominations for the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) movie awards — commonly referred to as the “British Oscars” — are in, and Todd Phillips’ Joker leads the pack with 11 nods.

The nominations, which often help predict the Oscar race, also singled out Quentin Tarantino’s recent Golden Globe winner, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, both nominated for 10 awards each. Sam Mendes’ 1917 landed nine nominations.

Joker is in the running for best film, with Phillips nominated for both director and adapted screenplay. Lead actor Joaquin Phoenix is nominated in the leading actor category.

Also up for best film: 1917, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite.

In addition, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood earned best director and best original screenplay nominations for Tarantino, a leading actor nod for Leonardo DiCaprio, and supporting actor honors for Brad Pitt.  Margot Robbie earned a supporting actress nomination for playing Sharon Tate, along with a second nom in the same category for her role in Bombshell.

BAFTA also recognized Robbie’s Bombshell co-star Charlize Theron in the leading actress category for her roll as Megyn Kelly in the leading actress category.  She’s up against Jessie Buckley for Wild Rose; Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story; Saoirse Ronan for Little Women; and Renée Zellweger for Judy. Johansson is also nominated as a supporting actress for her role in Jojo Rabbit.

Marriage Story’s Adam Driver goes up against Phoenix, DiCaprio, Rocketman’s Taron Egerton and The Two Popes’ Jonathan Pryce in the best actor category.

Here’s the list of the main categories for the 2020 BAFTA Awards, which take place February 2, 2018 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.  The full list can be found here:

BEST FILM1917The IrishmanJokerOnce Upon a Time in HollywoodParasiteANIMATED FILMFrozen 2KlausA Shaun the Sheep Movie: FarmageddonToy Story 4

DIRECTORSam Mendes, 1917Martin Scorsese, The Irishman Todd Phillips, JokerQuentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodBong Joon-ho, Parasite

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAYSusanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman, BooksmartRian Johnson, Knives OutNoah Baumbach, Marriage Story Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodHan Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

ADAPTED SCREENPLAYSteven Zaillian, The IrishmanTaika Waititi, Jojo RabbitTodd Phillips, Scott Silver, JokerGreta Gerwig, Little WomenAnthony McCarten, The Two Popes

LEADING ACTRESSJessie Buckley, Wild RoseScarlett Johansson, Marriage StorySaoirse Roanan, Little WomenCharlize Theron, BombshellRenée Zellweger, Judy

LEADING ACTORLeonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodAdam Driver, Marriage StoryTaron Egerton, RocketmanJoaquin Phoenix, JokerJonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

SUPPORTING ACTRESSLaura Dern, Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson, Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh, Little WomenMargot Robbie, BombshellMargot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

SUPPORTING ACTORTom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAnthony Hopkins, The Two PopesAl Pacino, The IrishmanJoe Pesci, The IrishmanBrad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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