• "Joker" leads the pack with 11 nods at the 2020 BAFTAs
  • "The Irishmn" and "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" recieved 10 nominations each
  • Joaquin Phoenix and Saoirse Ronan are featured in the Best Actor and Best Actress categories

Todd Phillips’ blockbuster hit “Joker” is creating all the right noises before the nominees of the Academy Awards are announced later this month. The movie is leading the pack with a staggering 13 nominations at the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards, leaving behind “The Irishman” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” that received 10 nods each.

According to the organization, the film starring Joaquin Phoenix in the lead has been nominated in almost all the major categories, including Best Picture. In the category, the movie will face stiff competition from films like “1917,” “The Irishman,” “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” and “Parasite.”

After being adjudged Best Actor at the recently held Golden Globes, Phoenix will be up for the same award at the star-studded ceremony. Adam Driver is also one of the frontrunners to receive the trophy for his stellar work in Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story.” Other actors included in the category are Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”), Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”) and Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”).

Other notable nods for the movie include a Best Director nom for Phillips, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Editing, and Original Score. Hildur Guðnadóttir already won a Golden Globe in the Original Score category this past weekend.

Meanwhile, Martin Scorsese’s epic crime drama was a close second in the nominations list. The Netflix film has received 10 noms, including a Best Director nod for Scorsese. In acting categories, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci have both been nominated for the Best Supporting Actor trophy.

Quentin Tarantino’s comedy-drama “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” garnered the same amount of nominations as “The Irishman.” Going up for 10 accolades, Tarantino will battle it out against the likes of Scorsese, Phillips, Sam Mendes and Bong Joon-Ho in the Directing category. Brad Pitt, who recently won a Golden Globe for the film, will be up for Best Supporting Actor once again at the awards ceremony.

On the other hand, Saoirse Ronan will be hoping for a win in the Leading Actress category for her extraordinary acting skills in Greta Gerwig’s “Little Women.” This is Ronan’s fifth Best Actress nomination at the BAFTAs. Surprisingly, she is yet to win her first award in the category.

Other female stars include names like Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”), Jessi Buckley (“Wild Rose”) and Golden Globe Award winner Renee Zellweger (“Judy”).

In the Supporting Actress category, all eyes are on Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”) and Florence Pugh (“Little Women”) since they are considered to be frontrunners for the award. Margot Robbie is the only actress to be nominated for two films, “Bombshell” and “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.”

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Film

“The Irishman”
“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”


“1917 ” - Sam Mendes
“The Irishman” - Martin Scorsese
“Joker” - Todd Phillips
“Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” - Quentin Tarantino
“Parasite” - Bong Joon-Ho

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”

Film Not in the English Language

“The Farewell”
“For Sama”
“Pain and Glory”
“Portrait Of A Lady On Fire”


“American Factory”
“Apollo 11”
“Diego Maradona”
“For Sama”
“The Great Hack”

Animated Film
“Frozen 2”
“A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”
“Toy Story 4”

Original Screenplay

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

Adapted Screenplay

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

Original Score

“1917” - Thomas Newman
“Jojo Rabbit” - Michael Giacchino
“Joker” - Hildur Gudnadóttir
“Little Women” - Alexandre Desplat
“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” - John Williams


“1917” - Roger Deakins
“The Irishman” - Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker” - Lawrence Sher
“Le Mans ’66” - Phedon Papamichael
“The Lighthouse” - Jarin Blaschke


“The Irishman” - Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit” - Tom Eagles
“Joker” - Jeff Groth
“Le Mans ’66” - Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
“Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” - Fred Raskin

Production Design

“1917” - Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
“The Irishman” - Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit’ - Ra Vincent, Nora Sopková
“Joker” - Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
"Once Upon a Time In Hollywood"- Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume Design

“The Irishman” - Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
“Jojo Rabbit”- Mayes C. Rubeo
“Judy” - Jany Temime
“Little Women” - Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” - Arianne Phillips

Makeup and Hair
“1917” - Naomi Donne
“Bombshell” - Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro,and Anne Morgan
“Joker” - Kay Georgiou- Nicki Ledermann
“Judy” - Jeremy Woodhead
“Rocketman” - Lizzie Yianni Georgiou


“1917” - Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, and Stuart Wilson

“Joker” - Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, and Dean Zupancic

“Le Mans ’66” - David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, and Donald Sylvester

“Rocketman” - Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Danny Sheehan

“Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” - David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, and Matthew Wood

Rising Star Award

Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Micheal Ward

Joker movie
Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BRON Creative’s "Joker." Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.