The BAFTA Nominations Feature No Female Directors For The Seventh Year In A Row

Todd Philip's Joker leads the film nominations with 11, but the news of exclusivity brings with it a barrage of racial-based criticism,

Margot Robbie is nominated twice in the Best Supporting Actress award. 

Tuesday saw the 2020 BAFTA nominations revealed, ahead of their February event date, to an altogether unenthused crowd – with most saying that the nomination list reflects an extremely limited view of talent.

This year's list of nominees features no female directors nominated for the seventh year in a row and an almost entirely white nominations list in general. 

Told on BBC Radio 4's Today programme that the acting list "seems very white", BAFTA CEO Berry replied: "I'm going to totally agree with you. That's how I felt when I first saw the list.

"This isn't being disrespectful to anybody who has been nominated because it's an incredibly strong list this year.

"If you look at the director category, where I hoped we would see at least one female director, that is an incredibly strong list when you have people like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino and Sam Mendes, who have got multiple nominations in the past."

The actors who are believed to be overlooked include British star Cynthia Erivo, who was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role in Harriet, a biopic about Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and, Jennifer Lopez for her hugely impressive role in Hustlers. 

The lists drew strong criticism on social media, with #BaftasSoWhite trending.

Jessie Buckley (Wild Rose), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Renee Zellweger (Judy) are in the running for best actress, while the best actor category lists Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).

Margot Robbie is up against herself for two supporting actress trophies, for her part as Sharon Tate in Once Upon A Time… and as a fictionalised producer in Bombshell, a film about the Fox News sexual assault scandal.

Scarlett Johansson was also nominated for best actress, for her role in Marriage Story, and best-supporting actress for her role in JoJo Rabbit.

Nominations are as follows:

Best Film

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Director

Sam Mendes, 1917

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Todd Phillips, Joker

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

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

Leading Actress

Jesse Buckley, Wild Rose

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy

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

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

Casting

Shayna Markowitz, Joker

Douglas Aibel and Francine Maisler, Marriage Story

Victoria Thomas, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sarah Crowe, The Personal History of David Copperfield

Nina Gold, The Two Popes

Original Screenplay

Booksmart - Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins & 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 - Steve Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi

Joker - Todd Phillips and Scott Silver

Little Women - Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten

Outstanding British Film

1917

Bait

For Sama

Rocketman

Sorry We Missed You

The Two Popes

Film Not In The English Language

The Farewell

For Sama

Pain and Glory

Parasite

Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Outstanding Debut By A British Writer, Director Or Producer

Bait

For Sama

Maiden

Only You

Retablo

Documentary

American Factory

Apollo 11

Diego Maradona

For Sama

The Great Hack

Animated Film

Frozen 2

Klaus

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Toy Story 4

Original Score

1917

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Cinematography

1917

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

Editing

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Production Design

1917

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Judy

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Makeup & Hair

1917

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Rocketman

Sound

1917

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

Rocketman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Special Visual Effects

1917

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

British Short Animation

Grandad Was A Romantic

In Her Boots

The Magic Boat

British Short Film

Azaar

Goldfish

Kamali

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)

The Trap

EE Rising Star Award

Awkwafina

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Jack Lowden

Micheal Ward

Main image by @margotrobbie

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