Not a single person of color features out of the 18 people nominated across the four leading and supporting actor and actress categories in the UK's prestigious BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) Film Awards this year."Joker" star Joaquin Phoenix — who won a Golden Globe for best actor in a drama film on Sunday for his role in the dark origin story of the comic book villain — joins Leonardo DiCaprio, Adam Driver, Taron Egerton and Jonathan Pryce in the leading actor category.Jessie Buckley, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, and Renée Zellweger — who took home a Golden Globe on Sunday — all received nods for leading actress.Johansson was also nominated for best supporting actress for her role in "Jojo Rabbit."Margot Robbie received two nominations for supporting actress — one for her portrayal of Sharon Tate in "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood," and another for "Bombshell."Marc Samuelson, chairman of BAFTA's film committee, acknowledged the lack of diversity in this year's nominations."Clearly everybody knows that everybody in the four acting groups of nominees are white, it's infuriating, we can't make the industry do something, all we can do is encourage and push and inspire and try to help people coming in at the bottom end," Samuelson told PA Media news agency."Joker" led the nominations, being shortlisted in 11 categories, including best film, best director and leading actor.Martin Scorsese's epic mob movie "The Irishman" and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood" both received 10 nominations.Scorsese, Tarantino, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips and Bong Joon-ho have all been nominated in the director category — which features no women. The lack of gender diversity has also been addressed by executives following the nominations. Amanda Berry, BAFTA chief executive, said she was "disappointed" at the lack of gender diversity in the nominees list, but added it was "not to take anything away from the people who have been nominated."Berry told PA : "We do have 13 directors nominated who are females across other categories… and this is what gives me joy and hope actually, six female directors in the shorts category and that is the category where we are really seeing talent at the start of their career and they are the industry of the future, but we are going to do more, we are not going to stop pushing."The awards ceremony, which is seen as an important indicator for the Oscars, will be held on February 2.
BAFTA Film Awards 2020 nominations in full
"The Irishman""Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood""Parasite"Outstanding British Film"For Sama""Rocketman""Sorry We Missed You""The Two Popes"Best DirectorSam Mendes ("1917")Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman")Todd Phillips ("Joker")Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood")Bong Joon-ho ("Parasite")Leading Actress Jessie Buckley ("Wild Rose")Scarlett Johansson ("Marriage Story")Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women")Charlize Theron ("Bombshell") Renée Zellweger ("Judy")Leading ActorLeonardo DiCaprio ("Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood")Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker")Adam Driver ("Marriage Story")Taron Egerton ("Rocketman")Jonathan Pryce ("The Two Popes")Supporting ActorTom 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")Supporting ActressLaura Dern ("Marriage Story")Scarlett Johansson ("Jojo Rabbit")Florence Pugh ("Little Women")Margot Robbie ("Bombshell")Margot Robbie ("Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood")Adapted ScreenplaySteven Zaillian ("The Irishman")Taika Waititi ("Jojo Rabbit")Todd Phillips, Scott Silver ("Joker")Greta Gerwig ("Little Women")Anthony McCarten ("The Two Popes")Original ScreenplaySusanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman ("Booksmart")Rian Johnson ("Knives Out")Noah Baumbach ("Marriage Story")Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood")Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho ("Parasite")Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerMark Jenkin, Kate Byers, Linn Waite ("Bait")Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts ("For Sama")Alex Holmes ("Maiden")Harry Wootliff ("Only You")Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio ("Retablo")Original ScoreThomas Newman ("1917")Michael Giacchino ("Jojo Rabbit")Hildur Guđnadóttir ("Joker")Alexandre Desplat ("Little Women")John Williams ("Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker")CinematographyRoger Deakins ("1917")Rodrigo Prieto ("The Irishman")Lawrence Sher ("Joker")Phedon Papamichael ("Le Mans '66")Jarin Blaschke ("The Lighthouse")EE Rising Star AwardKaitlyn DeverKelvin Harrison Jr. Jack LowdenMicheal WardFilm Not In The English LanguageLulu Wang, Daniele Melia ("The Farewell")Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts ("For Sama")Pedro Almodóvar, Agustín Almodóvar ("Pain and Glory")Bong Joon-ho ("Parasite")Céline Sciamma, Bénédicte Couvreur ("Portrait of a Lady On Fire")DocumentarySteven Bognar, Julia Reichert ("American Factory")Todd Douglas Miller ("Apollo 11")Asif Kapadia ("Diego Maradona")Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts ("For Sama")Karim Amer, Jehane Noujaim ("The Great Hack")Animated FilmChris Buck, Jennifer Lee, Peter Del Vecho ("Frozen 2")Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh (&quoRead More – Source