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1917 leads BAFTA winners as Marriage Story and Klaus bag awards

Staff Reporter

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1917 dominated the 2020 BAFTAs last night, with Netflix taking home two awards.

Sam Mendes’ war movie bagged a total of seven trophies, which were dished out by Graham Norton at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The film took home not only technical awards such as Best Cinematography, Production, Design, Visual Effects and Sound, but also bagged Best British Film and Best Director, as well as the coveted Best Film.

The resulting sweep shut out many of the other major contenders this year, but still left space in the acting and screenplay categories for others to shine. Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor, one of three awards that went to Joker – including Best Score for Hildur Guđnadóttir and the inaugural Casting prize – while Judy won Best Actress for Renee Zellweger. Once Upon in a Time in Hollywood won Best Supporting Actor for Brad Pitt.

Parasite, one of the other big hitters this awards season, took home Original Screenplay and Film Not in the English Language. The result was an evening that went largely as expected, although there was a welcome chance for Bait to be celebrated in the Outstanding Debut category, while For Sama proved a deserved winner of Best Documentary.

And what of the disruptor Netflix? It went into the race with a record 23 nominations – including 10 for The Irishman alone – and managed to convert that into two wins: Best Supporting Actress to Marriage Story for Laura Dern and Best Animated Film for Sergio Pablos and Jinko Gotoh’s Klaus. Michael Ward, the breakout star of Netflix’s Top Boy revival, meanwhile, took home the EE Rising Star Award.

Here’s the full list of winners, plus where you can watch them online:

BEST FILM

1917 Not available on VOD

OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM

1917 Not available on VOD

OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER

BAIT Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers) Available on BFI Player from 10th January

FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE

PARASITE Bong Joon-ho Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June

DOCUMENTARY

FOR SAMA Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts Watch on All 4

ANIMATED FILM

KLAUS Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh Watch on Netflix

DIRECTOR

1917 Sam Mendes Not available on VOD

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

PARASITE Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho Available on Curzon Home Cinema from 1st June

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

JOJO RABBIT Taika Waititi Not available on VOD

LEADING ACTRESS

RENÉE ZELLWEGER Judy Buy online

LEADING ACTOR

JOAQUIN PHOENIX Joker Buy online

SUPPORTING ACTRESS

LAURA DERN Marriage Story Watch on Netflix

SUPPORTING ACTOR

BRAD PITT Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood Buy/rent online

ORIGINAL SCORE

JOKER Hildur Guđnadóttir Buy online

CASTING

JOKER Shayna Markowitz Buy online

CINEMATOGRAPHY

1917 Roger Deakins Not available on VOD

EDITING

LE MANS ’66 Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker Available from 23rd March

PRODUCTION DESIGN

1917 Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales Not available on VOD

COSTUME DESIGN

LITTLE WOMEN Jacqueline Durran Not available on VOD

MAKE UP & HAIR

BOMBSHELL Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan Not available on VOD

SOUND

1917 Not available on VOD

SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS

1917 Not available on VOD

BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION

GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC. Maryam Mohajer Not available on VOD

BRITISH SHORT FILM

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL) Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva Not available on VOD

EE RISING STAR AWARD

MICHEAL WARD

Photo: Guy Levy/BAFTA

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