Joker, First Comic-Based Movie To Get BAFTA Best Film/Best Actor Nominations, 11 in Total

The BAFTA nominations are out. And the Best Film nominations are all genre-based, comics, war, crime and thriller, but Joker is the first movie directly based on a comic book character to be nominated for Best Film. Not even the lauded Black Panther came close to that. What Martin Scorsese will say about Joker on the same list as The Irishman (sadly, not about someone who was bitten by a radioactive leprechaun) has yet to be recorded. Of course, if Joker wins that's almost as much a win for Scorsese as it would be for director Todd Phillips. But it has plenty of worthwhile rivals. Me, I'd plump for Parasite from the list… but I also think Bait was robbed, though it pops up later on.

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Joker took eleven nominations, including best director, best picture and best actor. With Phoenix winning a Golden Globe for Best Actor, this strengthens the possibility of an Oscar nomination next week. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and The Irishman were close behind with ten nominations each. 1917 has nine nominations, JoJo Rabbit had six nominations, Marriage Story, The Two Popes and Little Women had five, while Rocketman, Parasite and For Sama had four each.

The BAFTA film awards will take place on the 2nd of February at the Royal Albert Hall in London. Here's the full nomination list.

Best film

1917
The Irishman
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best British film

1917
Bait
For Sama
Rocketman
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 SamaWaad Al-Kateab (director/producer), Edward Watts (director)
MaidenAlex Holmes (director)
Only YouHarry Wootliff (writer/director)
RetabloÁlvaro Delgado-Aparicio (writer/director)

Film not in the English language

The Farewell
For Sama
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best documentary

American Factory
Apollo 11
Diego Maradona
For Sama
The Great Hack

Best animated film

Frozen II
Klaus
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

Best director

1917 – Sam Mendes
The IrishmanMartin Scorsese
JokerTodd Phillips
Once Upon a Time in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino
ParasiteBong Joon-ho

Best original screenplay

BooksmartSusanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
Knives OutRian Johnson
Marriage Story Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Quentin Tarantino
Parasite Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho,

Best adapted screenplay

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

Best actress

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

Best actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best 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

Best 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

Best score

1917
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best casting

Joker
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Two Popes

Best cinematography

1917
The Irishman
Joker
Le Mans '66
The Lighthouse

Best editing

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Le Mans '66
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best production design

1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best costume design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Judy
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best make up & hair

1917
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Rocketman

Best sound

1917
Joker
Le Mans '66
Rocketman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best special visual effects

1917
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker

Best British short animation

Grandad Was a Romantic
In Her Boots
The Magic Boat

Best British short film

Azaar
Goldfish
Kamali
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)
The Trap

EE Rising Star award (voted for by the public)

Awkwafina
Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr
Micheal Ward

BAFTA fellowship

Kathleen Kennedy

About Rich Johnston

Chief writer and founder of Bleeding Cool. Father of two. Comic book clairvoyant. Political cartoonist.

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