Getting Ready for the Main Event – BAFTA and Guild Awards Results!

We’re six days away from the Academy Awards, and at this point, the prep work is just about complete. With the exception of the Independent Spirit Awards, which take place this Saturday and due to their nature can only have a mild effect on the outcome, Awards Season is essentially in the books. All that’s left is the Oscars, and thanks to the run-up, we have a pretty good idea of where the winds are blowing.

Below are the results for this year’s BAFTA Awards, as well as the four major labor guild ceremonies. If you’re filling out a prediction pool for the Oscars, this information could be very helpful for you.

BAFTA Awards

Best Film: 1917
Best Director: Sam Mendes – 1917
Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger – Judy
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Original Screenplay: Parasite
Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit
Outstanding British Film: 1917
Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director, or Producer: Mark Jenkin – Bait
Cinematography: 1917
Editing: Le Mans ’66 (aka Ford v Ferrari)
Costume Design: Little Women
Production Design: 1917
Makeup & Hair: Bombshell
Original Score: Joker
Sound: 1917
Special Visual Effects: 1917
Film Not in the English Language: Parasite
Documentary: For Sama
Animated Film: Klaus
British Short Animation: Grandad Was a Romantic.
British Short Film: Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Casting: Joker
Rising Star Award: Michael Ward

The main takeaway is that 1917 all but swept the proceedings and the acting wins mirrored the Golden Globes. That should be a pretty good clue, especially when you consider the guilds.

Producers Guild of America Awards

Theatrical Motion Picture: 1917
Animated Motion Picture: Toy Story 4
Documentary: Apollo 11

With 1917 getting the win here, you can all but lock up Best Picture. However, Animated Feature becomes a bit of a quagmire, as we’ve had three separate winners in three separate ceremonies.

Directors Guild of America Awards

Feature Film: Sam Mendes – 1917
Documentary: Steven Bognar and Julie Reichert – American Factory
First Time Feature: Alma Har’el – Honey Boy

Go ahead and put Best Director on the shelf as well. Documentary Feature, on the other hand, is going to be a crap shoot as always. As for Alma Ha’rel, she’s up in a similar category at the Spirit Awards, so maybe this will be a hint at her winning out on Saturday.

Screen Actors Guild Awards

Best Actor: Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Best Actress: Renée Zellweger – Judy
Best Supporting Actor: Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Best Supporting Actress: Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Best Ensemble: Parasite
Best Stunt Ensemble: Avengers: Endgame

Still unanimous on the four major acting awards, which sucks, because this basically means every high-profile award outside the screenplays is already in the bag.

Writers Guild of America Awards

Original Screenplay: Parasite
Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit
Documentary Screenplay: The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley

We may be close to consensus on the screenplays, but we can’t be 100% sure because of Quentin Tarantino’s win at the Globes. The Documentary result can basically be ignored, as none of the Doc Feature nominees were even up for consideration with the WGA.

Join the conversation in the comments below! Are the results lining up with your predictions? How about with your preferences? Should we delay the results announcements until after the Oscars so that there’s a shred of suspense? Let me know!

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