18.05.2021

Margot Robbie has two BAFTA 2020 nominations but criticism is swirling over the lack of diversity

Speaking to Variety, the chair of BAFTA’s film committee, Marc Samuelson, said there was an “infuriating lack of diversity in the acting noms. It’s just a frustration that the industry is not moving as fast as certainly the whole BAFTA team would like it to be.”


The BAFTAs are the ultimate celebration of movies in the UK, but as the nominations for the British Academy Film and TV Awards are announced there is a backlash over the lack of diversity, with all 20 of the main acting nominations going to white actors. There is also an all-male line up in the best director category.

Social media has gone into a frenzy over the lack of representation in the nominations, with some claiming other films such as Us, Hustlers, Harriet and Queen & Slim, which all feature diverse casts, have been overlooked.

However, the nominations for the [link url=”https://ee.co.uk/why-ee/ee-baftas” no follow=”true”]EE Rising Star award[/link] are far more diverse than the rest of the award categories, with Awkwafina – fresh from her history-making Golden Globe award win as the first Asian actor to win a leading actress award at the awards – Michael Ward and Kelvin Harrison Jr all nominated.

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie receives two nominations in the Best Supporting Actress category for her scene-stealing turns in Bombshell and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, while Scarlett Johansson is nominated twice for Best Leading Actress and Best Supporting Actress respectively in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit. Plus, there is good news for GLAMOUR cover star Florence Pugh, who is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her star turn in Little Women. YASSSS FLORENCE!

As we dissect the nominations, here’s everything you need to know about the BAFTA awards 2020…

When are the 2020 BAFTA?

The Awards will take place on 2nd February 2020.

Where will the 2020 BAFTAs take place?

The BAFTAs will take place in the Royal Albert Hall.

Who will host the 2020 BAFTAs?

Graham Norton will host the 73rd British Academy Film and TV Awards.

How can I watch the BAFTAs 2020?

The ceremony will be broadcast on BBC One on 2nd February at 8pm, and be available on catchup on BBC iPlayer after the fact.

The nominations for the annual award for breakout talent was announced the day before the full BAFTA nominations, with Fighting With My Family star Jack Lowden up against Crazy Rich Asians star Awkwafina for her dramatic turn in The Farewell, which she won a Golden Globe award for. Kaitlyn Dever, who starred in the heart-breaking Netflix drama Unbelivable, about a girl who reports a rape but is not believed, as well as the hilarious Booksmart, and Micheal Ward of Top Boy fame are also nominated. Rounding off the nominations is Kelvin Harrison Jr, who received critical acclaim for Netflix’s Mudbound and It Comes At Night, which earned him a Gotham Independent Film award nomination for breakthrough actor.

The award is the only category that is voted for by the public and you can cast your vote HERE.

What are the BAFTA Nominations?

Best film

1917
The Irishman
Joker
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

Outstanding British film

1917
Bait
For Sama
Rocketman
Sorry We Missed You
The Two Popes

Leading actress

Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Leading actor

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Supporting actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

Supporting actor

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

Director

Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Bong Joon-Ho – Parasite

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public – VOTE HERE)

Awkwafina
Jack Lowden
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Micheal Ward

Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer

Bait
For Sama
Maiden
Only You
Retablo

Film not in the English language

The Farewell
For Sama
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady On Fire

Documentary

American Factory
Apollo 11
Diego Maradona
For Sama
The Great Hack

Animated film

Frozen 2
Klaus
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

Original screenplay

Booksmart
Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

Adapted screenplay

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

Original music

1917
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Cinematography

1917
The Irishman
Joker
Le Mans ’66
The Lighthouse

Costume design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Judy
Little Women
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Editing

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Le Mans ’66
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Production design

1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Once upon a Time… In Hollywood

Make-up and hair

1917
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Rocketman

Sound

1917
Joker
Le Mans ’66
Rocketman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Special visual effects

1917
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best casting

Joker
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Two Popes

British short film

Anna
Azaar
Goldfish
Kamali
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Madame
The Nightcrawlers
November 1st
The Trap
We Are Dancers

British short animation

4:3
Creepy Pasta Salad
Grandad Was A Romantic
In Her Boots
The Magic Boat
My Dad’s Name Was Huw. He Was An Alcoholic Poet

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