British filmmaker Sam Mendes war drama 1917 ruled the 2020 edition of Baftas with win, including best film best British film and best director. The best actor winner Joaquin Phoenix calling the systemic racism of the industry, received attention at the awards ceremony. Phoenix, who was awarded the Bafta for his titular performance in Joker, accused the sector of sending out a clear message to people of color that you are not welcome at the award. 1917 took home the Baftas for cinematography, production design, sound, and special visual effects. Actor Rebel Wilson took a potshot at the Academy for not nominating women directors.Besides Phoenix’s predicted win, Todd Phillips Joker managed two more awards in the best original score and casting categories.Actor Renee Zellweger took home the best actress honor for her role as legendary singer-actor Judy Garland in Judy. Brad Pitt and Laura Dern continued their winning streak in the supporting categories. South Korean director, Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite, scooped two Baftas in the English language. The award for best adapted screenplay went to writer-director Taika Waititi for Jojo Rabbit. Micheal Ward, known for Top Boy and Blue Story,” was named the Bafta rising star. Sama won the best documentary, Bafta. Bait was named outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer.
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