Bafta: acclaimed “Joker”, named “Portrait of the girl on fire”

The Academy of Bafta, the English equivalent of the Oscars, unveiled the nominations for the 2020 edition this morning. “Joker” is the most cited film with eleven nominations, while “Portrait of the girl on fire” is cited in the best foreign language film category.

The award season is in full swing. After the Golden Globes which saw the surprise success of “1917” in the category of best dramatic film and of “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” in the category of best comedy film, these are the nominations for the Bafta Awards, the English equivalent of the Oscars that have been unveiled. They are scrutinized a lot by specialists because the two academies share many voters. And it’s “Joker” by Todd Phillips who came first in quotes (11), ahead of “The Irishman” by Martin Scorsese and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” (10).

Follow “1917” by San Mendes (9) and “Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho (6). For the Bafta for Best Actor, Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time in … Hollywood”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Taron Egerton (“Rocketman”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The two popes”) will compete for the reward. For actresses, voters must choose Jessie Buckley (“Wild Rose”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Saoirse Ronan (“The Four Daughters of Dr. March”), Charlize Theron (“Scandal”), and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”). In the other categories, note the double nomination of Margot Robbie in the category best supporting actress for “Scandal” and “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and the double nomination of Scarlett Johansson with that of the supporting role for ” Jojo Rabbit ”.

In the category best non-English film, cocorico! The French Céline Sciamma is nominated for “Portrait of the young girl on fire”. She will compete with the big favorite of the category, the South Korean director Bong Joon-ho with “Parasite”, but also Lulu Wang for “The Farewell – The Farewell”, Pedro Almodovar for “Pain and glory” and finally Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts (“For Sama”).

The ceremony will take place on February 2 at the Royal Albert Hall in London.

The list of the main nominations

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”

Main actor:

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Adam Driver, “Marriage story”

Taron Egerton, “Rocketman”

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

Main actress:

Jesse Buckley, “Wild Rose”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage story”

Saoirse Ronan, “The Four Daughters of Doctor March”

Charlize Theron, “Scandal”

Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Second male role

Tom Hanks, “An Extraordinary Friend”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Supporting female role

Laura Dern, “Marriage story”

Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

Florence Pugh, “The Four Daughters of Doctor March”

Margot Robbie, “Scandal”

Margot Robbie, “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”

Film not in English

“L’Adieu – The Farewell” by Lulu Wang

“For Sama” by Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts

“Pain and Glory” by Pedro Almodovar

“Parasite” by Bong Joon-ho

Céline Sciamma’s “Portrait of the Girl on Fire”

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