SIFF 2019 favorite For Sama broke British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) documentary nomination records.

For Sama

The BAFTA nominations were announced today, and SIFF 2017 New Works-in-Progress film Retablo, from director Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio, was nominated for a BAFTA in the British Debut Film category, along with SIFF 2019 favorites Maiden and For Sama, which made a BAFTA documentary record with its four nominations.

However, like the Golden Globes, no women were nominated for Best Film or Best Director, and, except for Parasite, the films nominated actively make women's presence all but invisible. In fact, only Waad al-Kateab's extraordinary documentary For Sama broke into the top categories, getting a nod for Outstanding British Film. In the Film Not in the English Language category however, women directed three of the five nominated films, including The Farewell, For Sama, and Portrait of a Lady On Fire, alongside Parasite and Pain And Glory.

In all four of the acting categories, no people of color were nominated. Films featuring more than one woman on-screen—or people of color—including Little Women, Booksmart, Judy, Bombshell, and The Farewell do not feature in any of the major categories.

With the overall nominations (Joker with 11, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood with 10, and 1917 pulling in nine nominations), the widely assumed Oscar frontrunners continue to dominate the awards cycle. The BAFTAs will be handed out on February 2 at London's Royal Albert Hall.

- Beth Barrett | SIFF Artistic Director
January 7, 2020

* denotes a film screening as part of a SIFF program

Best Film
The Irishman
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood*

Outstanding British Film
For Sama*
Sorry We Missed You
The Two Popes

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer
For Sama*
Only You

Film Not in the English Language
The Farewell*
For Sama*
Pain and Glory*
Portrait of a Lady On Fire*

American Factory*
Apollo 11
Diego Maradona
For Sama*
The Great Hack

Animated Film
Frozen 2
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

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, Steven 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 Guđnadóttir
Little Women*, Alexandre Desplat
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

Joker, Shayna Markowitz
Marriage Story*, Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood*, Victoria Thomas
The Personal History of David Copperfield, Sarah Crowe
The Two Popes, Nina Gold

1917*, Roger Deakins
The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
Joker, Lawrence Sher
Le Mans '66, Phedon Papamichael
The Lighthouse*, Jarin Blaschke

The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit, Tom Eagles
Joker, Jeff Groth
Le Mans '66, Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood*, Fred Raskin

Production Design
1917*, Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
The Irishman, Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit, Ra Vincent, Nora Sopková
Joker, Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood*, Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh

Costume Design
The Irishman, Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
Jojo Rabbit, Mayes C. Rubeo
Judy, Jany Temime
Little Women*, Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood*, Arianne Phillips

Make Up & Hair
1917*, Naomi Donne
Bombshell*, Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
Joker, Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
Judy, Jeremy Woodhead
Rocketman, Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

1917*, Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
Joker, Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
Le Mans '66, David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
Rocketman, Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood

Special Visual Effects
1917*, Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame, Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
The Irishman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
The Lion King, Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

British Short Animation
"Grandad Was A Romantic.", Maryam Mohajer
"In Her Boots", Kathrin Steinbacher
"The Magic Boat", Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel

British Short Film
"Azaar", Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
"Goldfish", Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
"Kamali", Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
"Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)", Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
"The Trap", Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald

EE Rising Star Award
Kaitlyn Dever
Kelvin Harrison Jr.
Jack Lowden
Micheal Ward