Unions, Jack! – BAFTA and Guild Nominations Announced!

The Academy Award nominations are just under a week away, and as the final preview, we now have the list of contenders for the major Hollywood labor unions and the British Film Academy! There’s a lot to sift through, and as the results trickle in over the next few weeks, we’ll get a lot of information about who will take home the big prizes come Oscar night.

So let’s not waste any time! Here are your nominees!

BAFTA – February 2

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

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 II
Klaus
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

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

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

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman – Steve Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

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

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

Casting
Joker
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
The Personal History of David Copperfield
The Two Popes

Cinematography
1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
Ford v. Ferrari (they call it Le Mans ’66) – Phedon Papamichael
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

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

Production Design
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Costume Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Judy
Little Women
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Makeup & Hair
1917
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Rocketman

Sound
1917
Joker
Ford v. Ferrari
Rocketman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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

British Short Animation
Grandad Was a Romantic
In Her Boots
The Magic Boat

British Short Film
Azaar
Goldfish
Kamali
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
The Trap

Rising Star Award
Nora Lum, aka Awkwafina
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison, Jr.
Jack Lowden
Michael Ward

* * *

Producers Guild Awards – January 18

Outstanding Theatrical Motion Picture
1917
Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Knives Out
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Animated Theatrical Motion Picture
Abominable
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Documentary Theatrical Motion Picture
Advocate
American Factory
Apollo 11
The Cave
For Sama
Honeyland
One Child Nation

* * *

Screen Actors Guild Awards – January 19

Best Actor
Christian Bale – Ford v. Ferrari
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Best Actress
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o – Us
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renée Zellweger – Judy

Best Supporting Actor
Jamie Foxx – Just Mercy
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman – Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers
Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Best Ensemble
Bombshell
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Stunt Ensemble
Avengers: Endgame
Ford v. Ferrari
The Irishman
Joker
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

* * *

Directors Guild Awards – January 25

Feature Film
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Documentary
Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert – American Factory
Feras Fayyad – The Cave
Alex Holmes – Maiden
Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska – Honeyland
Nanfu Wang and Jialing Zhang – One Child Nation

First-Time Feature Film
Mari Diop – Atlantics
Alma Ha’rel – Honey Boy
Melina Matsoukas – Queen & Slim
Joe Talbot – The Last Black Man in San Francisco
Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz – The Peanut Butter Falcon

* * *

Writers Guild Awards – February 1

Original Screenplay
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 1917
Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, and Katie Silberman – Booksmart
Rian Johnson – Knives Out
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
Han Jin Won and Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Adapted Screenplay
Micah Fitzerman-Blue and Noah Harpster – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Steven Zaillian – The Irishman
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker
Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Documentary Screenplay
Alex Gibney – Citizen K
Mark Jonathan Harris – Foster
Alex Gibney – The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley
Robert Seidman and Oren Rudavsky – Joseph Pulitzer: Voice of the People
Lauren Greenfield – The Kingmaker

* * *

I know that’s a lot to process, but here are my immediate takeaways. One, it looks like the Best Picture race might come down to The Irishman1917, and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, with a slight chance of Marriage StoryJoker, or Parasite playing spoiler. There are 10 nominees for the PGA. Expect one or two to get dropped by the Academy. I imagine Ford v. Ferrari will not advance, and perhaps not Knives Out, as the Academy doesn’t really care for comedy all that much.

Two, for some reason voters really seem to like the acting in Bombshell. It was alright, but nothing spectacular. Is there something I missed, or is this just Hollywood rewarding their own friends? For once, Adapted Screenplay seems to be more up in the air than Original Screenplay. Also, there’s rare unanimity among Documentary and Animation nominees (WGA being the exception). Finally, I don’t put too much stock in the plethora of nominations for The Two Popes at the BAFTAs. It’s a British film starring British actors doing something non-British. They eat that shit up.

Keep it locked here for continuing coverage as it develops. I still have a few more reviews to do before the Academy announces their nominees next week. Also, just for fun, the Razzie nominees will come out this weekend. I’ll be curious to see how many terrible movies I’ve witnessed in 2019. And of course, the world doesn’t stop for the Oscars. There are still new movies debuting that I’ll be rating as we go on through all of this!

Join the conversation in the comments below! What are your favorites among all these nominees? Who’s a dark horse? Will the Academy nominations reflect more diversity? Let me know!

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