JOKER TOPS NOMINATIONS FOR BRITISH ACADEMY FILM AWARDS

Parasite and For Sama receive 4 BAFTA nods each

Joaquin Phoenix is seen in the iconic role of the Joker. The film is up for 11 BAFTA awards. (Warner Bros.)

The film Joker has topped the nominations for the British Academy film awards announced Tuesday.

The movie about the origins of the comic book villain received 11 BAFTA nominations including best film, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and best director.

Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were close behind with 10 nominations each, including for best picture. Sam Mendes’ war film 1917 also earned a best picture nomination two days after winning that award at the Golden Globes.

The Korean film Parasite also is on the best picture list.

Canadian Oscar-winning sound engineer Paul Massey snagged a nomination in the sound category for Le Mans ’66, titled Ford v Ferrari in North America. He’s nominated alongside David Giammarco, Steven A. Morrow and Donald Sylvester.

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