While much of America was watching the San Francisco 49ers and the Kansas City Chiefs in the Super Bowl, the British Film Academy was celebrating the best in films with the annual BAFTA Awards.

Like American awards shows, the British Film Academy faced an issue of the lack of diversity in the nominees.

The winners of the 2020 BAFTA Awards:
Best Film: “1917”
Outstanding British Film: “1917”
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer: Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, and Linn Waite for “BAIT”
Outstanding Film Not in the English Language:
“Parasite” from South Korea
Outstanding Documenatry: “FOR SAMA”
Outstanding Animated Film: “KLAUS”
Outstanding Director: Sam Mendes for “1917”
Outstanding Original Screenplay: Han Jin Won and Bong Joon Ho for “Parasite”
Outstanding Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi for “Jojo Rabbit
Outstanding Leading Actress:Renee Zellweger for “Judy”
Outstanding Leading Actor: Joaquin Phoenix for “Joker”
Outstanding Supporting Actress: Laura Dern for “Marriage Story”
Outstanding Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt for “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”
Outstanding Original Score: Hildur Guonadottir for “Joker”
Outstanding Casting: Shayna Markowitz for “Joker”
Outstanding Cinematography: Roger Deakins for “1917”
Outstanding Editing: Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker for “Le Mans”
Outstanding Production Design: Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales for “1917”
Outstanding Costume Design: Jacqueline Durran for “Little Women”
Outstanding Makeup and Hair: Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, and Anne Morgan for “Bombshell”
Outstanding Sound: Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, and Stuart Wilson for “1917”
Outstanding Special Visual Effects: Greg Butler, Buillaume Rocheron, and Dominic Tuohy for “1917”
Outstanding British Short Animation Film: Maryan Mohajer for Grandad was a Romantic”
Outstanding British Short Film: “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”
Rising Star Award: Michael Ward


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