Bafta nominations 2020: full list revealed

Joker leads the nominations for this year's British Academy Film Awards, with the ceremony taking place in London later this month

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It’s that time in the movie calendar that we love to hate and hate to love… Yep, awards season is in full flow and, hot on the heels of the Golden Globes, the backslapping machine continues apace with the reveal of the nominees for the 2020 Bafta awards.

This year, Todd Phillips’ comic-book thriller Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations (including one for its Golden Globe-winning star, Joaquin Phoenix), while Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time In Hollywood follow closely behind with 10 nominations each. Sam Mendes’ one-shot war drama 1917 picked up nine nominations.

And, in a move that will probably irk the likes of Stephen Spielberg, streaming service Netflix scored a total of 20 nods, shared out between The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes. Elsewhere, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite overcame the subtitle barrier to secure a nomination for Best Film.

However, Bafta has already faced something of a backlash for the lack of diversity among the nominees, especially in the acting categories. In particular, Golden Globe winner and The Farewell star Awkwafina was snubbed in the Best Actress category, although she is nominated for the public-voted Rising Star award. Elsewhere, Greta Gerwig lost out on a Best Director nod for Little Women thanks to another all-male field of nominations in that category, although she did pick up an Adapted Screenplay nod.

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The winners will be revealed at the 2020 Bafta Film Awards ceremony, hosted by debut Film Awards presenter Graham Norton, on 2 February.

Here is the full list of this year’s nominees:

Best Film

1917The IrishmanJokerOnce Upon A Time In HollywoodParasite

Outstanding British Film

1917BaitFor SamaRocketmanSorry We Missed YouThe Two Popes


1917 – Sam MendesThe Irishman – Martin ScorseseJoker – Todd PhillipsOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood – Quentin TarantinoParasite – Bong Joon-Ho

Leading Actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon A Time In HollywoodAdam Driver – Marriage StoryTaron Egerton – RocketmanJoaquin Phoenix – JokerJonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

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Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day In The NeighbourhoodAnthony Hopkins – The Two PopesAl Pacino – The IrishmanJoe Pesci – The IrishmanBrad Pitt – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Leading Actress

Jessie Buckley – Wild RoseScarlett Johansson – Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan – Little WomenCharlize Theron – BombshellRenée Zellweger – Judy

Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson – Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh – Little WomenMargot Robbie – BombshellMargot Robbie – Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Film Not In The English Language

The FarewellFor SamaPain and GloryParasitePortrait Of A Lady On Fire

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Steven ZaillianJojo Rabbit – Taika WaititiJoker – Todd Phillips, Scott SilverLittle Women – Greta GerwigThe Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay

Booksmart – Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie SilbermanKnives Out – Rian JohnsonMarriage Story – Noah BaumbachOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood – Quentin TarantinoParasite – Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-Ho

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American FactoryApollo 11Diego MaradonaFor SamaThe Great Hack

Animated Film

Frozen IIKlausFarmageddon: A Shaun The Sheep MovieToy Story 4

Original Score

1917 – Thomas NewmanJojo Rabbit – Michael GiacchinoJoker – Hildur GudnadóttirLittle Women – Alexandre DesplatStar Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker – John Williams


1917 – Roger DeakinsThe Irishman – Rodrigo PrietoJoker – Lawrence SherLe Mans ’66 – Phedon PapamichaelThe Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke


The IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLe Mans ’66Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Production Design

1917The IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood

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Costume Design

The IrishmanJojo RabbitJudyLittle WomenOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood

Make-Up & Hair



1917JokerLe Mans ’66RocketmanStar Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Special Visual Effects

1917Avengers: EndgameThe IrishmanThe Lion KingStar Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker


Joker – Shayna MarkowitzMarriage Story – Douglas Aibel, Francine MaislerOnce Upon A Time In Hollywood – Victoria ThomasThe Personal History Of David Copperfield – Sarah CroweThe Two Popes – Nina Gold

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Bait – Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn WaiteFor Sama – Waad al-Kateab, Edward WattsMaiden – Alex HolmesOnly You – Harry WootliffRetablo – Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio

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British Short Animation

Grandad Was A RomanticIn Her BootsThe Magic Boat

British Short Film

AzaarGoldfishKamaliLearning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)The Trap

EE Rising Star Award

AwkwafinaKaitlyn DeverKelvin Harrison Jr.Jack LowdenMichael Ward


Kathleen Kennedy