Hollywood war movie filmed in Glasgow up for Bafta award

1917, which was partly filmed at Govan Graving Docks, is in the running for Best Film.

Hollywood war movie filmed in Glasgow up for Bafta award

A Hollywood war blockbuster shot in Glasgow has been nominated for the top prize at Bafta’s British Academy Film Awards.

1917, which was partly filmed at Govan Graving Docks, is in the running for Best Film.

The epic WWI drama has also been nominated for Outstanding British Film, Original Score, Cinematography, and Best Director for Sam Mendes.

1917, which follows two young soldiers tasked to hand-deliver a message to a battalion during the height of the First World War, was penned by Mendes and Glasgow-born screenwriter Krysty Wilson-Cairns – who first gained work experience on the set of Taggart.

The movie has already won Best Motion Picture – Drama and Best Director – Motion Picture at this year’s Golden Globes.

Joker leads the Bafta nominations with 11 nods.

The origin story of the comic book villain, starring Joaquin Phoenix as Arthur Fleck, is in the running for Best Film, Leading Actor, Adapted Screenplay, Best Director, Original Score, Cinematography, Editing, Production Design, Make-up and Hair, Sound, and Casting.

It is closely followed by Martin Scorsese’s gangster story The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s ninth film Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, which both scored ten nominations and will also compete in the Best Film category.

Nominee: Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose.

Wild Rose, which tells the story of an aspiring country singer and single mother-of-two from Glasgow, is also in the running for an award.

Jessie Buckley will go head-to-head with Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Renee Zellweger (Judy) for the Leading Actress gong.

Scots actor Jack Lowden (Dunkirk, Mary Queen of Scots) has also been nominated for the Rising Star Award.

The shortlist, which honours young performers who have “demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition”, also features Awkwafina (The Farewell), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), Kelvin Harrison Jr (Waves), and Michael Ward (Top Boy).

This year’s Bafta ceremony will be hosted by Graham Norton and takes place on February 2.

Outstanding British Film

  • 1917
  • Bait
  • For Sama
  • Rocketman
  • Sorry We Missed You
  • The Two Popes

Supporting Actor

  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Supporting Actress

  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Margot Robbie, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women

Best Film

  • 1917
  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite


  • Sam Mendes for 1917
  • Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips for Joker
  • Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite

Leading Actor

  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Taron Egerton, Rocketman
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Leading Actress

  • Jessie Buckley, Wild Rose
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger, Judy

Animated Film

  • Frozen 2
  • Klaus
  • A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Toy Story 4

Original Screenplay

  • Booksmart – Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, Katie Silberman
  • Knives Out – Rian Johnson
  • Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
  • Parasite – Han Jin Won, Bong Joon-ho

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman, Steven Zaillian
  • Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
  • Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
  • Little Women, Greta Gerwig
  • The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten

Original Score

  • 1917, Thomas Newman
  • Jojo Rabbit, Michael Giacchino
  • Joker, Hildur Gudnadottir
  • Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, John Williams


  • Joker, Shayna Markowitz
  • Marriage Story, Douglas Aibel, Francine Maisler
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Victoria Thomas
  • The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Sarah Crowe
  • The Two Popes, Nina Gold


  • 1917, Roger Deakins
  • The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
  • Joker, Lawrence Sher
  • Le Mans ’66, Phedon Papamichael

Film Not In The English Language

  • The Farewell, Lulu Wang, Daniele Melia
  • For Sama, Waad al-Kateab, Edward Watts
  • Pain and Glory, Pedro Almodovar, Agustín Almodovar
  • Parasite, Bong Joon-ho
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire, Celine Sciamma, Benedicte Couvreur


  • The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Jojo Rabbit, Tom Eagles
  • Joker, Jeff Groth
  • Le Mans ’66, Andrew Buckland, Michael McCusker
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood, Fred Raskin

EE Rising Star Award

  • Awkwafina
  • Jack Lowden
  • Kaitlyn Dever
  • Kelvin Harrison Jr
  • Micheal Ward

Producer Kathleen Kennedy will be awarded the Bafta Fellowship award.