Check if out, Bafta film awards 2020: Joker leads nominations. "GO JOKER"

Updated: Apr 30

Joker leads theway in Bafta film nominations, but there is criticism that the acting nominees are all white. Some people believe this should be addressed.


Joker is followed by Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, which have 10 nominations each.


Scarlett Johansson and Margot Robbie are up for two acting awards each.

Image: Warner bros.




But no female directors were nominated for the seventh year in a row. Bafta boss Amanda Berry said she was "very disappointed" by the lack of diversity.


The leading Bafta nominees


Joaquin Phoenix will be the favourite for best actor for his role in Joker, which tells the origin story of Batman's nemesis and has divided some critics and audiences.


It's 11 years since Heath Ledger won a posthumous Bafta for playing the same character in The Dark Knight.


But Phoenix will face competition from Taron Egerton, who played Sir Elton John in Rocketman, as well as Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time..., Adam Driver for Marriage Story and Jonathan Pryce for The Two Popes.


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