73rd BAFTA Nominations

Well that wasn’t the morning I was expecting. This Tuesday, the British Academy of Film and Television Awards, also known as the BAFTAs, announced their nominees for the best films of 2019. And while they tend to favor British films here, indicating support for 1917, they opted for a different route: making Joker the most nominated film among their 73rd round of awards.

That’s right, Todd Phillips’ superhero spinoff has earned a whopping eleven nominations, including Best Film, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and every possible technical category – including the newly formed Best Casting. It has narrowly edged out The Irishman and Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood, which each earned ten nominations. The Irishman earned the expected top awards, including Best Film, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, and a litany of tech nominations. Meanwhile, Hollywood earned Film, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor, Screenplay, and beyond. It’s biggest twist, however, was its nomination for Margot Robbie, who has been the Oscar hunt for Bombshell. But don’t worry too much – Robbie also received a nomination in Best Supporting Actress for Bombshell. That’s right, Robbie earned two nominations in the same category, which helped cement an all-white round of acting nominations. In a year that gave us Awkwafina, Song Kang Ho, Cynthia Erivo, Lupita Nyong’o, and beyond, this is a deep blemish on the BAFTAs’ face. Best Film was rounded out by 1917, which earned nine nominations (Film, Director, and beyond), and surprisingly Parasite, which had previously been considered ineligible due to its release date, and also received nominations in Director, Screenplay, and Film Not In The English Language.

So with the top nominations out of the way, what are the big surprises out of the BAFTAs? Well, as far as I’m concerned, the biggest story of the lot would have to be Jojo Rabbit, which wasn’t nominated for Best Film, but still received one of the highest numbers of nominations. Jojo was nominated in six categories – Best Supporting Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, and Best Editing. Also surprising, in the best possible way, was the nomination for Best Performance Of The Year Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose – I’m glad the BAFTAs didn’t forget her charming, charismatic turn as a Scottish country singer. And I’m sure the small, but vocal fan base here in the United States will be excited to note that Booksmart has continued its last-second push for an Oscar nomination in Best Original Screenplay with a nomination here.

The 73rd British Academy Film Awards will be held on February 2nd, and will be hosted by television celebrity Graham Norton. You can see the full list of nominees below (note: Ford v Ferrari was released in the U.K. under the title Le Mans ’66 and the nominations reflect as such. I included both titles for your convenience).

Best Film

  • 1917
  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  • Joker

Best British Film

  • 1917
  • Bait
  • For Sama
  • Rocketman
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • The Two Popes

Best 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

Best Leading Actress

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

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 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 Director

  • Bong Joon Ho – Parasite
  • Sam Mendes – 1917
  • Todd Phillips – Joker
  • Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
  • Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay

  • Booksmart
  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman Joker
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Best Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer:

  • Bait
  • For Sama
  • Maiden
  • Only You
  • Retablo

Best Cinematography

  • Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
  • 1917
  • The Lighthouse
  • The Irishman
  • Joker

Best Documentary

  • American Factory
  • Apollo 11
  • Diego Maradona
  • For Sama
  • The Great Hack

Best Original Score

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

Best Sound

  • 1917
  • Joker
  • Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
  • Rocketman
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Best Production Design

  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Visual Effects

  • 1917
  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Lion King
  • The Irishman
  • Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker

Best Costume Design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Judy
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Makeup and Hair

  • Bombshell
  • Judy
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Rocketman

Best Casting

  • Joker
  • Marriage Story
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
  • The Personal History of David Copperfield
  • The Two Popes

Best Editing

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Le Mans ’66 (Ford v Ferrari)
  • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Best Film Not in The English Language

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

Best Animated Film

  • Frozen 2
  • Klaus
  • A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Toy Story 4

Best British Short Film

  • Azaar
  • Goldfish
  • Kamali
  • Learning to Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)
  • The Trap

Best British Short Animation

  • Grandad Was A Romantic
  • In Her Boots
  • The Magic Boat

EE Rising Star Award

  • Awkwafina
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr.
  • Jack Lowden
  • Michael Ward

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