Winners Of The 73rd British Academy Film Awards

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Hey there my friends I am back with the winners list of the recently held BAFTA’s which is the British Academy Film Awards in case you didn’t know that. These awards are still a new inclusion to our context of awards show narratives and I must admit that I like having them here since it upgrades our Pop Culture focuses nicely. It doesn’t hurt to support some stuff from across the pond for any of our readers in the United Kingdom. So let’s take a look at who won out and as you might have expected, I have left the nominated players in the mix for comparison sake. See you at the close.

Best Film:
WINNER – 1917 – Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes and Jayne-Ann Tenggren
The Irishman – Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Joker – Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips and Emma Tillinger Koskoff
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Kwak Sin-ae

Best Direction:
WINNER – Sam Mendes – 1917
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Todd Phillips – Joker

Best Actor in a Leading Role:
WINNER – Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker
Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Pope Francis
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton
Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John

Best Actress in a Leading Role:
WINNER – Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland
Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly
Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose as Rose-Lynn Harlan
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine “Jo” March
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber

Best Actor in a Supporting Role:
WINNER – Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth
Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI
Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers

Best Actress in a Supporting Role:
WINNER – Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw
Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March
Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil
Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Sharon Tate
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie

Best Original Screenplay:
WINNER – Parasite – Han Jin-won and Bong Joon-ho
Booksmart – Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins and Katie Silberman
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay:
WINNER – Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Joker – Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Best Casting:
WINNER – Joker – Shayna Markowitz
Marriage Story – Douglas Aibel and Francine Maisler
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Victoria Thomas
The Personal History of David Copperfield – Sarah Crowe
The Two Popes – Javier Braier, Barbara Giordani, Nina Gold, Francesco Vedovati and Gabriel Villegas

Best Cinematography:
WINNER – 1917 – Roger Deakins
Ford v Ferrari – Phedon Papamichael
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Best Costume Design:
WINNER – Little Women – Jacqueline Durran
The Irishman – Christopher Peterson and Sandy Powell
Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo
Judy – Jany Temime
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Best Editing:
WINNER – Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker
The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles
Joker – Jeff Groth
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Fred Raskin

Best Makeup and Hair:
WINNER – Bombshell – Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro and Anne Morgan
1917 – Naomi Donne and Tristan Versluis
Joker – Kay Georgiou and Nicki Ledermann
Judy – Jeremy Woodhead
Rocketman – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou, Barrie Gower and Tapio Salmi

Best Original Music:
WINNER – Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir
1917 – Thomas Newman
Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Best Production Design:
WINNER – 1917 – Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
The Irishman – Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit – Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
Joker – Mark Friedberg and Kris Moran
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh

Best Sound:
WINNER – 1917 – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
Ford v Ferrari – David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow and Donald Sylvester
Joker – Tod A. Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich and Dean A. Zupancic
Rocketman – Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith and Danny Sheehan
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson and Matthew Wood

Best Special Visual Effects:
WINNER – 1917 – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron and Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame – Matt Aitken, Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
The Irishman – Ivan Busquets, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli and Pablo Helman
The Lion King – Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman and Adam Valdez
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Best Animated Film:
WINNER – Klaus – Sergio Pablos and Jinko Gotoh
Frozen II – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee and Peter Del Vecho
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Will Becher, Richard Phelan and Paul Kewley
Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen

Best Documentary:
WINNER – For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
American Factory – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert
Apollo 11 – Todd Douglas Miller
Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia, James Gay-Rees and Paul Martin
The Great Hack – Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim

Best Film Not in the English Language:
WINNER – Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
The Farewell – Lulu Wang and Daniele Melia
For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar and Agustín Almodóvar
Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma and Bénédicte Couvreur

Best Short Animation:
WINNER – Grandad Was a Romantic – Maryam Mohajer
In Her Boots – Kathrin Steinbacher
The Magic Boat – Naaman Azhari and Lilia Laurel

Best Short Film:
WINNER – Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
Azaar – Myriam Raja and Nathanael Baring
Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull and Laura Dockrill
Kamali – Sasha Rainbow and Rosalind Croad
The Trap – Lena Headey and Anthony Fitzgerald

Outstanding British Film:
WINNER – 1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Bait – Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers and Linn Waite
For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts
Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn and Lee Hall
Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach, Rebecca O’Brien and Paul Laverty
The Two Popes – Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward and Anthony McCarten

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer:
WINNER – Bait – Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers and Linn Waite (Producer)
For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab (Director/Producer) and Edward Watts (Director)
Maiden – Alex Holmes (Director)
Only You – Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director)
Retablo – Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)

Rising Star Award:
WINNER – Micheal Ward
Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr.

BAFTA Fellowship:
Kathleen Kennedy

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema:
Andy Serkis

In Memoriam: Rutger Hauer, Terry Rawlings, Lawrence G. Paull, Bibi Andersson, John Sargent, Terry Jones, Richard Williams, John Singleton, Peter Fonda, Robert Evans, Stanley Donen, Robert Forster, Nigel Goldsack, Agnes Varda, Michelle Guish, Nik Powell, Franco Zeffirelli, Valentina Cortese, Buck Henry, Danny Aiello, Anna Karina, Gerry Lewis, Peter Mayhew, Norman Garwood, Sue Lyon, Freddie Jones, Doris Day

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Piercing Ken Thoughts: When I posted about the nominations, I had pointed out that the only films I saw from the list were “Avengers: Endgame”, “Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker” and “Joker” so I was glad to see “Joker” winning some of the trophies. I did enjoy that movie but I had some issues with parts of where it went in the Batman mythology. Sometimes I am a purest with the comic book film stuff and I do realize that they cannot do this stuff word for word and keep the history as tight as we’d like but I digress. What I do like about the awards shows from other areas is how they sometimes spotlight films from the region and most of us wouldn’t be aware of them otherwise. If these rundowns serve any purpose I hope it makes you look into some of the films. As I close this up I am hoping that your 2020 is progressing nicely and I can tell you that I already have a mile long list of to do in terms of the conventions and the shows. We’ll be doing NY Now soon and then its onto Toy Fair so hooray for that. Stay tuned, and thanks for reading as always.

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