AceShowbiz - "Joker" looks set for success at the 2020 BAFTA Awards, after receiving an impressive 11 nominations.
The tragic tale of how Batman's villainous foe came to be earned nods for star Joaquin Phoenix, who is up for the Leading Actor gong, director Todd Phillips and Best Film. The movie is also up for the inaugural Best Casting prize, as well as awards for Editing, Production Design, Make-up & Hair and Sound.
Just behind "Joker" were "The Irishman" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", earning 10 nominations apiece. Martin Scorsese's mob drama saw him nominated for Best Director, while Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are among those set to battle it out for the Supporting Actor statuette. Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" saw nominations for Supporting Actor Brad Pitt, Leading Actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and Supporting Actress Margot Robbie.
Margot actually featured twice in that category, as she's also up for the award for her movie "Bombshell".
Sam Mendes' "1917" received nine nominations, including one for the prestigious Best Film gong, while "Jojo Rabbit" is up for six prizes, including Supporting Actress for Scarlett Johansson. Scarlett and Margot will face off against Laura Dern in "Marriage Story" and Florence Pugh in "Little Women (2019)" for the prize.
Scarlett is also up for the Leading Actress award, thanks to her role in "Marriage Story", alongside fellow competitors Saoirse Ronan for "Little Women", Charlize Theron in "Bombshell", Renee Zellweger in "Judy" and Jessie Buckley" for "Wild Rose".
Meanwhile, "The Two Popes" also bagged an impressive nominations haul with five nods, including Supporting Actor for Anthony Hopkins. But the acting veteran has some tough competition, with Tom Hanks nominated for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", as well as Pacino, Pesci and Pitt. Jonathan Pryce is up for the Leading Actor award for his role in "The Two Popes", but will also have a big ask beating "Marriage Story" star Adam Driver, "Rocketman" lead actor Taron Egerton, DiCaprio and Phoenix to take home the award.
The BAFTA Film Awards, hosted by Graham Norton, will take place at London's Royal Albert Hall on February 2, 2020.
The main list of nominees are as follows:
Outstanding British Film:
EE Rising Star Award:
Film Not in the English Language: