The BAFTA Awards: “1917” Took Home Seven Wins

George MacKay, Jonny Lavelle, and Samson Cox-Vinell in "1917"

The 2020 BAFTAs took place Sunday and Sam Mendes’ 1917 was the big winner of the night taking home seven awards.

Hosted by Graham Norton, the BAFTA awards took place in London’s Royal Albery Hall and there was a clear winner of the night —1917, the World War I epic from Universal and Amblin/DreamWorks, was nominated for 11 awards and it won seven including Best Director, Best Film, Outstanding British Film, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Sound, and Best Special Visual Effects.

Joker was nominated for 11 awards, while The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were each nominated for 10 awards.

Joker was another big winner of the night, receiving three awards for Best Leading Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Original Score, and Best Casting. Also winning best lead or supporting actor awards were Renee Zellweger for Judy, Laura Dern for Marriage Story, and Brad Pitt for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.