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Seven Baftas for Sam Mendes’ anti-war film ‘1917’

The World War I drama "1917" scooped seven gongs at Britain's Bafta awards on Sunday, including best film, best British film, best director and best cinematography.

London, 3 February 2020 (dpa/MIA) – The World War I drama “1917” scooped seven gongs at Britain’s Bafta awards on Sunday, including best film, best British film, best director and best cinematography.

Joaquin Phoenix was awarded best actor for the role of the Joker in the film of the same name, while Renee Zellweger took best actress honours for portrayal of singer and actress Judy Garland in the biographical drama “Judy.”

Phoenix and Zellweger are also tipped to win Oscars at the Academy Awards next week. Both have already taken home Golden Globes this awards season.

Brad Pitt took away best supporting actor honours at the Baftas for his role in “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood,” while Laura Dern was awarded best supporting acress for her role in “Marriage Story.”

South Korean director and screenwriter Bong Joon-ho received Baftas for best original screenplay and best non-English-language film for his internationally acclaimed tragedy “Parasite.”

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