‘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: 1917The IrishmanOnce 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:

The Irishman
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Frozen 2
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

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

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

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

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

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

Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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

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