BAFTAs 2020: ‘Joker’ leads nominations for British Academy Film Awards

“Joker” has racked up the most nominations for the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards.

The nominees for the prestigious awards show, often described as Britain's version of the Academy Awards, were revealed in a YouTube broadcast early Tuesday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Explore>> Watch the announcement here

The ceremony is slated for Feb. 2 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Here are the nominees in the major categories:

Best film:

  • "1917"
  • "The Irishman"
  • "Joker"
  • "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"
  • "Parasite"


  • Sam Mendes, "1917"
  • Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman"
  • Todd Phillips, "Joker"
  • Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"
  • Bong Joon-ho, "Parasite"

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"

Outstanding British film:

  • "1917"
  • "Bait"
  • "For Sama"
  • "Rocketman"
  • "Sorry We Missed You"
  • "The Two Popes"
ExploreSee the full list of nominees here

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