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British Academy Film Awards 2020 Concludes with a Bang

‘Parasite’, ‘Joker’ and ‘1917’ are the notable winners at the event



British Academy Film Awards 2020 Concludes with a Bang

The winners of the 73rd British Academy Film Awards were announced  during an event at the Royal Albert Hall, London on February 2, 2020.

The award ceremony was presented by the  British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA).

Sam Mendes’s ‘1917’ has stood top among the winners with 7 awards, including Best Film and Best Director.


The psychological thriller ‘Joker’ has won only 3 awards besides securing 11 nominations. The leading actor Joaquin Phoenix has won the Best Actor Award.

Meanwhile, Bong Joon Ho’s ‘Parasite’ has won the 2 awards at the event, namely ‘Best Film Not in the English Language’ and ‘Best Original Screenplay’.

British Academy Film Awards 2020

The award ceremony was hosted by  Graham Norton, a five-time BAFTA TV Award winner.

List of all winners:

  • Best Film: “1917”
  • Best British Film: “1917”
  • Best Director: Sam Mendes – “1917”
  • Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – “Joker”
  • Best Actress: Renee Zellweger – “Judy”
  • Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt – “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern – “Marriage Story”
  • Best Rising Star: Micheal Ward – “Blue Story”
  • Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer: Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers and Linn Waite – “Bait”
  • Best Cinematography: Roger Deakins – “1917”
  • Best Original Screenplay: Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – “Parasite”
  • Best Adapted Screenplay: Taika Waititi – “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Best Film Not in the English Language: “Parasite”
  • Best Original Score: Hildur Guðnadóttir – “Joker”
  • Best Editing: “Le Mans ’66”
  • Best Production Design: “1917”
  • Best Casting: “Joker”
  • Best Costume Design: “Little Women”
  • Best Sound: “1917”
  • Best Visual Effects: “1917”
  • Best Makeup and Hair: “Bombshell”
  • Best Animated Film: “Klaus”
  • Best British Short Film: “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)”
  • Best British Short Animation: “Grandad Was a Romantic”
  • Best Documentary: “For Sama”
  • Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema: Andy Serkis
  • BAFTA Fellowship: Kathleen Kennedy

The British Academy Film Awards is an annual ceremony to honor the best feature-length films and documentaries of any nationality that were screened at British cinemas.

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