ICYMI: JOKER wins three BAFTA awards, loses top honour to 1917

Joker (Warner Bros.)

ICYMI: JOKER wins three BAFTA awards, loses top honour to 1917

eOne’s (and Universal outside the UK) 1917 was the big winner at Sunday’s BAFTA awards ceremony here in London. The film took home seven of the nine prizes it was nominated for including the top honour of Best Film.

1917 was also handed awards for Best British Film, Best Director for Sam Mendes, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound and Best Visual Effects.

Warner Bros. Joker was nominated in a record 11 categories and was able to walk away with three prizes on the night. Composer Hildur Guðnadóttir picked up another award for her outstanding score for the film and now has Oscar glory in her sights.

Joker also picked up the new award for its cast. The new category aims to highlight the work of casting departments across the industry who bring together the amazing casts we regularly see on the big screen.

Joaquin Phoenix also walked away with the prize for Leading Actor, further cementing his chances at taking the top acting prize at next week’s Oscars ceremony.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Phillips directs from a screenplay he co-wrote with writer Scott Silver, based on characters from DC. The film is being produced by Phillips and Bradley Cooper under their Joint Effort banner, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff. It is executive produced by Richard Baratta, Joseph Garner and Bruce Berman.

The film stars Joaquin Phoenix in the title role, also starring are Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, Brett Cullen, Glenn Fleshler, Douglas Hodge, Marc Maron, Josh Pais, and Shea Whigham.

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1917 (eOne Entertainment)

Two new 1917 featurettes released ahead of BAFTA ceremony

eOne is celebrating three weeks at the top of the UK box office for Sam Mendes 1917. The film is nominated for nine BAFTA’s and with the ceremony set to take place on Sunday many are watching the film to see how well it competes alongside the likes of Joker and The Irishman.

First up is the Every Step of the Journey featurette:

Next up we take a look at one of the most stunning visual sequences in the film in the Lighting By Flares featurette:

1917 is directed by Sam Mendes, who wrote the screenplay with Krysty Wilson-Cairns (Showtime’s Penny Dreadful). The film is produced by Mendes and Pippa Harris (Revolutionary RoadAway We Go) for their Neal Street Productions, Jayne-Ann Tenggren (associate producer, Spectre), Callum McDougall (executive producer, Mary Poppins ReturnsSkyfall) and Brian Oliver (RocketmanBlack Swan). 

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