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The 2020 BAFTAs Winners: '1917' takes the night by storm with 7 awards and looks set to be the Oscars favourite

Jessica Waugh Monday 03 February 2020

Sam Mendes's war drama '1917' is the grand victor of the 73rd edition of the BAFTAs following its seven wins during Sunday night's ceremony, amongst which is included the award for Best Film. With this triumph, the British film is shaping up to be the leading favourite at the upcoming Oscars gala, which takes place on the 9th February but will begin its broadcast in the early hours of the morning on the 10th February in the UK. 'Parasite' and 'Joker' were the other champions of the gala, though the night was not entirely predictable, with Spanish animated flick 'Klaus' beating both 'Frozen 2' and 'Toy Story 4' in a surprising victory.

The triumphant BAFTAs run of '1917' has transformed it into the Oscars favourite

Many had already predicted that '1917' was going to be the belle of the BAFTA ball by the time the gala, hosted by Graham Norton, began. The drama, set during the First World War and filmed as a sequence shot, began its stand-out awards season run at the Golden Globes when it took home the award for Best Drama Film and its position as a regular favourite was cemented when it won the top prize at the Producers Guild Awards. Its BAFTAs victory was absolute, with '1917' ending the night with the awards for Best Film, Best Director, Best British Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Fellow Victors: 'Joker', 'Parasite' and 'Klaus'

'Joker' and 'Parasite' were the other big winners of the night. The film about the iconic DC comics villain won the award for Best Actor, courtesy of Joaquin Phoenix's performance, as well as the awards for Best Score and Best Casting (with the latter category a new addition this year). The South Korean smash-hit 'Parasite', directed by Bong Joon-ho, took home the awards for Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Not in the English Language.

Amongst the notable 2020 BAFTAs winners are 'Parasite', 'Joker' and 'Klaus'

Also triumphing in the international category was 'Klaus', a charming Spanish animated hit distributed by Netflix. After winning the BAFTA for the Best Animated Film, it has become an Oscars favourite in that same category. If it succeeds in gaining victory over 'Toy Story 4' at the Oscars, it will be the first feature-length film produced in Spain to take home the golden statuette.

On the other hand, there were some obvious wins with Joaquin Phoenix, Renée Zellweger, Brad Pitt and Laura Dern in the four principal acting categories. Sam Mendes won the award for Best Direction whereas Taika Waititi earned the BAFTA for Best Adapted Screenplay. Moving away from fiction, 'For Sama' won the prize for Best Documentary.

The Complete List of Winners at the 2020 BAFTAs

Best Film

- '1917'

- 'The Irishman'

- 'Joker'

- 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

- 'Parasite'

Best Direction

- Sam Mendes, '1917'

- Martin Scorsese, 'The Irishman'

- Todd Phillips, 'Joker'

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

- Bong Joon-ho, 'Parasite'

Best Actor in a Leading Role

- Leonardo DiCaprio, 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

- Adam Driver, 'Marriage Story'

- Taron Egerton, 'Rocketman'

- Joaquin Phoenix, 'Joker'

- Jonathan Pryce, 'The Two Popes'

Best Actress in a Leading Role

- Jessie Buckley, 'Wild Rose'

- Scarlett Johansson, 'Marriage Story'

- Saoirse Ronan, 'Little Women'

- Charlize Theron, 'Bombshell'

- Renée Zellweger, 'Judy'

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

- Tom Hanks, 'A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'

- Anthony Hopkins, 'The Two Popes'

- Al Pacino, 'The Irishman'

- Joe Pesci, 'The Irishman'

- Brad Pitt , 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

- Laura Dern, 'Marriage Story'

- Scarlett Johansson, 'Jojo Rabbit'

- Florence Pugh, 'Little Women'

- Margot Robbie, 'Bombshell'

- Margot Robbie, 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Outstanding British Film

- '1917'

- 'Bait'

- 'For Sama'

- 'Rocketman'

- 'Sorry We Missed You'

- 'The Two Popes'

Best Documentary

- 'American Factory'

- 'Apollo 11'

- 'Diego Maradona'

- 'For Sama'

- 'The Great Hack'

Best Original Screenplay

- Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman, 'Booksmart'

- Rian Johnson, 'Knives Out'

- Noah Baumbach, 'Marriage Story'

- Quentin Tarantino, 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

- Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho, 'Parasite'

Best Adapted Screenplay

- Steven Zaillian, 'The Irishman'

- Taika Waititi , 'Jojo Rabbit'

- Todd Phillips, Scott Silver, 'Joker'

- Greta Gerwig, 'Little Women'

- Anthony McCarten, 'The Two Popes'

Best Film Not in the English Language

- 'The Farewell'

- 'For Sama'

- 'Pain and Glory'

- 'Parasite'

- 'Portrait of a Lady on Fire'

Best Animated Film

- 'Frozen 2'

- 'Klaus'

- 'Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon'

- 'Toy Story 4'

Best Cinematography

- Roger Deakins, '1917'

- Rodrigo Prieto, 'The Irishman'

- Lawrence Sher, 'Joker'

- Phedon Papamichael, 'Le Mans '66'

- Jarin Blaschke, 'The Lighthouse'

Best Casting

- 'Joker'

- 'Marriage Story'

- 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

- 'The Personal History of David Copperfield'

- 'The Two Popes'

Best Makeup and Hair

- '1917'

- 'Bombshell'

- 'Joker'

- 'Judy'

- 'Rocketman'

Best Costume Design

- 'The Irishman'

- 'Jojo Rabbit'

- 'Judy'

- 'Little Women'

- 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Best Editing

- 'The Irishman'

- 'Jojo Rabbit'

- 'Joker'

- 'Le Mans '66'

- 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Best Production Design

- '1917'

- 'The Irishman'

- 'Jojo Rabbit'

- 'Joker'

- 'Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood'

Best Special Visual Effects

- '1917'

- 'Avengers: Endgame'

- 'The Irishman'

- 'The Lion King'

- 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

Best Original Music

- Thomas Newman, '1917'

- Michael Giacchino, 'Jojo Rabbit'

- Hildur Guðnadóttir, 'Joker'

- Alexandre Desplat, 'Little Women'

- John Williams, 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

Best Sound

- '1917'

- 'Joker'

- ''Le Mans '66'

- 'Rocketman'

- 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker'

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

- Mark Jenkin (Screenwriter/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producer), 'Bait'

- Waad Al-Kateab (Director/Producer), Edward Watts (Director), 'For Sama'

- Alex Holmes (Director), 'Maiden'

- Harry Wootliff (Screenwriter/Director), 'Only You'

- Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Screenwriter/Director), 'Retablo'

Best Short Film

- 'Azaar'

- 'Goldfish'

- 'Kamali'

- 'Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)'

- 'The Trap'

Best Short Animation

- 'Grandad Was a Romantic'

- 'In Her Boots'

- 'The Magic Boat'

Rising Star

- Awkwafina

- Jack Lowden

- Kaitlyn Dever

- Kelvin Harrison Jr.

- Micheal Ward

Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema

- Andy Serkis

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