Australian actor Margot Robbie has received two British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) award nominations in the same category, as social media users decry the lack of diversity among the nominees.
- Margot Robbie has been nominated twice for best supporting actress
- The Australian actor has been nominated for her performances in Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood and Bombshell
- The lack of diversity among BAFTA nominees has been slammed on social media
Robbie will compete against herself in the best supporting actress category after receiving nods for her roles as Sharon Tate in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood and fictional Fox News employee Kayla Pospisil in Bombshell.
Scarlett Johansson was also nominated twice but in two separate categories. She will compete against Robbie in the best supporting actress category for her role in Jojo Rabbit, and has also been nominated for a best actress BAFTA award for Marriage Story.
Laura Dern (Marriage Story) and Florence Pugh (Little Women) have also been nominated for best supporting actress.
Robbie’s unusual feat of being nominated twice in the same category cannot be repeated when the Academy Awards nominations are announced next week.
The US Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences prohibits an actor or actress being nominated more than once in the same category.
But that rule does not stop non-actors from being nominated twice in the same category, as Steven Soderbergh received best director nominations for Traffic and Erin Brockovich in 2001 before picking up the award for Traffic.
Robbie has previously been nominated three times at the BAFTAs but has failed to pick up an award.
She received a rising star award nomination in 2015 after her breakout role in Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, a best actress in a leading role nomination for I, Tonya in 2018 and another best actress in a supporting role nomination in 2019 for Mary Queen of Scots.
Robbie was nominated for a best actress Academy Award for I, Tonya in 2018.
The Queenslander shared a video to Instagram before the Golden Globes ceremony on Monday, pleading with her followers to donate to bushfire relief.
Lack of diversity decried
Robbie and Johansson’s nominations sparked controversy on Twitter, with social media users frustrated at the lack of diversity in the categories recognising actors.
Under the #BAFTASsowhite hashtag, people expressed dismay that Jennifer Lopez, Awkwafina, Cynthia Erivo and Lupita Nyong’o were passed over, while Robbie and Johansson were nominated twice.
Awkwafina, who became first woman of Asian-American descent to win a best actress Golden Globe on Monday, did receive a rising star nomination.
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BAFTA executives themselves expressed dismay at the lack of diversity reflected in the nominations, which put only white actors up for the major acting prizes and also have no women competing in the best director category.
“Being totally honest, we are disappointed, and that is not to take anything away from the people who have been nominated,” British Academy chief executive Amanda Berry said.
The nominees in the majority of categories are selected in a vote by 6,500 BAFTA members around the world.
The Joker leads the nominations, with Todd Phillips’s film in the running for 11 BAFTAs.
The Irishman and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood each received 10 nominations.
The winners will be announced on February 2 at an event hosted by comedian Graham Norton, a past BAFTA winner for his TV chat show.
2020 BAFTA nominations
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Outstanding British film
Sorry We Missed You
The Two Popes
Outstanding debut by a British writer, director or producer
Bait – Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, Linn Waite (Producers)
For Sama – Waad al-Kateab (Director/Producer), Edward Watts (Director)
Maiden – Alex Holmes (Director)
Only You – Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director)
Retablo – Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director)
Film not in the English language
Pain and Glory
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
The Great Hack
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4
1917 – Sam Mendes
The Irishman – Martin Scorsese
Joker – Todd Phillips
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho
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
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten
Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renee Zellweger – Judy
Leonard DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Taron Egerton – Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell
Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
1917 – Thomas Newman
Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino
Joker – Hildur Gunadottir
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
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
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
1917 – Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales
The Irishman – Bob Shaw, Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit – Ra Vincent, Nora Sopkova
Joker – Mark Friedberg, Kris Moran
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Barbara Ling, Nancy Haigh
The Irishman – Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell
Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo
Judy – Jany Temime
Little Women – Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips
Make up and hair
1917 – Naomi Donne
Bombshell – Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan
Joker – Kay Georgiou, Nicki Ledermann
Judy – Jeremy Woodhead
Rocketman – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou
1917 – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
Joker – Tod Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic
Le Mans ’66 – David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steven A. Morrow, Donald Sylvester
Rocketman – Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, Danny Sheehan
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, Matthew Wood
Special visual effects
1917 – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame – Dan Deleeuw, Dan Sudick
The Irishman – Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, Pablo Helman
The Lion King – Andrew R. Jones, Robert Legato, Elliot Newman, Adam Valdez
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy
British short animation
Grandad was a Romantic – Maryam Mohajer
In Her Boots – Kathrin Steinbacher
The Magic Boat – Naaman Azhari, Lilia Laurel
British short film
Azaar – Myriam Raja, Nathanael Baring
Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, Laura Dockrill
Kamali – Sasha Rainbow, Rosalind Croad
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) – Carol Dysinger, Elena Andreicheva
The Trap – Lena Headey, Anthony Fitzgerald
EE Rising star award
Kelvin Harrison Jr