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73rd BAFTA 2020 in London, UK: ‘1917’ wins best film award

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73rd British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)Awards 2020 ceremony, popularly referred to as BAFTA Awards 2019 was held on February 2, 2020  in Royal Albert Hall,London, United Kingdom. It honours the best national and foreign films of 2019.Highlights:
The ceremony was hosted by Graham Norton,an Irish television and radio presenter, comedian and commentator.
First World War drama ‘1917’ won the Best Film award, which was directed by Sam Mendes.The film 1917 won 7 awards including best picture & director for Sam Mendes, the 1st  time he has been honoured for direction by the British academy.

BAFTA 2020 Winners list:


S.No Category Winner






Best film

Outstanding British film

Best cinematography

Best production design

Best sound

Best special visual effects

7 Best director  Sam Mendes (for 1917)
8 Best leading actress Renée Zellweger (Judy)
9 Best leading actor Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
10 Best supporting actress Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
11 Best supporting actor Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)


Best original score

Best casting




Best film not in the English language

Best original screenplay

16 Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer Bait
(Mark Jenkin- Writer/Director Category), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producer category)
17 Best documentary For Sama
18 Best animated film Klaus
19 Best adapted screenplay Jojo rabbit (by Taika Waititi)
20 Best editing Le Mans ’66
21 Best costume design Little women
22 Best make up & hair Bombshell
23 Best British short animation Grandad was a romantic
24 Best British short film Learning to skateboard in a warzone (if you’re a girl)
25 EE Rising star award Michael Ward
26 Bafta Fellowship award Kathleen Kennedy (American film producer)


About BAFTA:
Country– United Kingdom (UK)
First awarded– 29 May 1949