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‘1917,’ ‘Klaus’ Win 2020 BAFTA Awards

‘Grandad was a Romantic’ by Maryam Mohajer wins for British Short Animation; Roger Deakins wins for Cinematography on ‘1917.’

At a gala ceremony held Sunday night, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts unveiled the winners of the 2020 EE British Academy Film Awards.

1917 won for Best Film and Outstanding British Film, with Sam Mendes receiving the BAFTA for Director and Roger Deakins taking Cinematography. 1917 also won for Production Design, Sound and Special Visual Effects.

Klaus took the award for Animated Film; Grandad was a Romantic, by Maryam Mohajer, won the award for British Short Animation.

Joker won three awards: Joaquin Phoenix won Leading Actor, Shayna Markowitz won the inaugural Casting award, and Hildur Guðnadóttir won Original Score.

Parasite won two awards: Original Screenplay for Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won and Film Not in the English Language.

Leading Actress was won by Renée Zellweger for Judy.

Supporting Actor went to Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood.

Laura Dern won Supporting Actress for Marriage Story.

Find the complete list of winners here.

The Special Award for Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema was presented to Andy Serkis. Through his pioneering work in the evolving art of performance capture he has widened the parameters of what it means to be an actor in the 21st century.

The Fellowship, the highest honor the Academy can bestow, was presented to producer Kathleen Kennedy by HRH The Duke of Cambridge, President of BAFTA, and Daisy Ridley and John Boyega.

The ceremony, hosted by Graham Norton, was held at London’s Royal Albert Hall and featured performances by Cirque du Soleil and Jessie Buckley.

As part of BAFTA’s year-round program of learning events and initiatives, 50 of this year’s nominees took part in ‘BAFTA Film: The Sessions’ on Saturday 1 February at The Savoy Hotel. The Sessions saw the nominees discuss their craft in interviews that will be available online on BAFTA Guru soon.

Other year-round film activity includes initiatives such as our new talent activity and scholarships program, BAFTA Crew, BAFTA Elevate, as well as masterclasses, the David Lean Lecture delivered by a leading film director, and the 'BAFTA A Life in Pictures' series.

Source: The British Academy of Film and Television Arts

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