The 2020 BAFTA awards which is one of the biggest award shows took place on Sunday, as Sam Mendes’s film 1917 took home the biggest awards of the night with seven wins.
The film during the 2020 BAFTA awards nominations had one of the most nominations with nine which was behind Warner Bros’ Joker which had 11, with Netflix’s The Irishman and Sony’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood had 10 nominations each.
Mendes’ World War I epic from Universal and Amblin/DreamWorks picked up a leading seven awards, including Mendes for Best Director. The film repeated its Best Picture wins at the DGA and PGA as well as the Golden Globes. Mendes, a UK native, previously won Director honours at the Globes and Critics’ Choice.
1917 also won for Best British Film, Roger Deakins’ Cinematography, Production Design, VFX and Sound. It has been ramping up its momentum after being one of the last of the season’s awards contenders to hit theatres.
Here are the 2020 BAFTA awards winners:
Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, Jayne-Ann Tenggren
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Krysty Wilson-Cairns
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY A BRITISH WRITER, DIRECTOR OR PRODUCER
Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers)
FILM NOT IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Bong Joon Ho
Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh
Han Jin Won, Bong Joon Ho
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
FORD V FERRARI (LE MANS ’66)
Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
MAKE UP & HAIR
Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
BRITISH SHORT ANIMATION
GRANDAD WAS A ROMANTIC
BRITISH SHORT FILM
LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
EE RISING STAR AWARD
OUTSTANDING BRITISH CONTRIBUTION TO CINEMA