Baftas 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations

Supervillain story frontrunner for British film awards, with The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood just behindFull list of nominationsTodd Phillips’ controversial superhero origin story Joker was given a huge nod of approval by Bafta as it led this year’s pack with 11 nominations, including best director, best film and a best actor nod for Joaquin Phoenix.Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman were its closest contenders with 10 nominations each, but Phillips’ film, which was heavily criticised upon its release for its nihilistic worldview, was the surprise package despite winning only a couple of Golden Globes on Sunday.

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