Joaquin Phoenix starer 'Joker' got nominated in 11 categories at the 2020 British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), including Best Director, Best Film and Best Actor. '
Joker' followed by 'The Irishman' and 'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood' with 10 nominations each. The three films will compete with '1917' and 'Parasite' in the Best Film category which got top honors at the 'Golden Globe' International awards.
Immersive World War One drama 1917 got nine nominations. The movie, which uses a long-shot format to follow two young British soldiers sent on a mission across enemy lines, triumphed at Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony where it picked up best drama and best director for Briton Sam Mendes.
Joaquin Phoenix’s turn in Joker, where he transforms from a vulnerable loner into a confident villain, won him a BAFTA leading actor nomination. He will compete against Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.