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Bafta 2020: 1917, Joker Dominates Awards; Joaquin Phoenix Cries Out At 'Systematic Racism' 'Oppression' In Hollywood

The World War I Drama "1917" Led Among The Winners With Six Awards, Including Best Film And Best Director For Sam Mendes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Shriparna Saha | Updated on: 03 Feb 2020, 08:20:33 AM
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The British Academy of Film and Television Arts  Awards were presented Sunday and like every other Hollywood film awards like the Golden Globe awards, Critics Choice award movies like 1017, Joker, The Marriage Story were the clear winners.

The World War I drama "1917" led among the winners with six awards, including best film and best director for Sam Mendes.

"I couldn't be more thrilled," director Sir Sam told BBC News backstage. "There's the personal delight in seeing a story very close to me and my family be developed and enlarged but the massive thing has been audiences going in large numbers.

"None of us knew if an audience would turn up, it wasn't certain at all. It's coincided with awards season and the fact this is still number one in the UK after four weeks, [the awards have] really alerted people to the fact the movie is on, it rarely happens like that."


Joker won three awards including best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, while Renee Zellweger was named best actress for her portrayal of Judy Garland.

South Korean film Parasite won two prizes - for original screenplay and film not in the English language.

There were no major upsets or surprise winners, with 1917 unarguably dominating the evening.

BAFTA stoked controversy earlier this award season for the lack of diversity among the nominees. Oscar and Golden globe nominations earned similar criticism.

Phoenix took aim at "systemic racism" and "oppression" within the film industry in his acceptance speech.

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"I feel very honoured and privileged... but I have to say that I also feel conflicted because so many of my fellow actors that are deserving don't have that same privilege," Phoenix said.

"I think that we send a very clear message to people of colour that you're not welcome here, I think that's the message that we're sending to people that have contributed so much to our medium and our industry and in ways that we benefit from."

 All 20 acting nominees were white, and no female directors were nominated for the seventh year in a row.

Here is the full list of winners

Best Film - 1917

Best Actress - Renee Zellweger (Judy)

Best Actor - Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Best Supporting Actor - Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Hollywood)

Best Supporting Actress - Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Best Director - Sam Mendes (1917)

Best Casting - Shayna Markowitz (Joker)

EE Rising Star Award - Micheal Ward

Best Film Not in English Language - Parasite

Best Visual Effects - Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy (1917)

Best Adapted Screenplay - Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit)

Best Original Screenplay - Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer - Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Bait)

Best Original Score - Hildur GuÄ‘nadóttir (Joker)

Best Cinematography - Roger Deakins (1917)

Best Documentary - Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts (For Sama)

Best Animated Film - Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh (Klaus) Best Editing - Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker (Le Mans ‘66) Best Production Design - Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales (1917)

Best Costume Design - Jacqueline Durran (Little Women)

Best Makeup and Hair - Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan (Bombshell)

Best Sound - Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson (1917)

Best British Short Animation - Maryam Mohajer (Grandad Was a Romantic)

Best British Short Film - Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva (If You’re a Girl)

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema - Andy Serkis

BAFTA Fellowship - Kathleen Kennedy

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First Published : 03 Feb 2020, 08:19:15 AM