Irish actors Saoirse Ronan and Jessie Buckley are among the nominees for this year's BAFTAs, while Joker leads the way after scoring a total of 11 nods.

Ronan and Buckley will compete in the Best Leading Actress category for their roles in Greta Gerwig's Little Women adaptation and the musical drama Wild Rose respectively.

The competitive category also features Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story, Charlize Theron for Bombshell and Renee Zellweger for JudyZellweger recently bagged the Golden Globe award for her performance in the Judy Garland biopic.

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The Best Leading Actor category is equally competitive, featuring Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Taron Egerton (Rocketman), Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes) and Joaquin Phoenix (Joker).

Joaquin Phoenix nominated for his role in Joker, while the film receives a total of 11 nods

With nods in 11 categories, the comic book origin story Joker received the most nominations overall, including best film, best actor, best adapted screenplay and best director.

It is followed closely behind by Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood with 10 nominations a piece.

They will compete in the best film category alongside Sam Mendes' war film 1917, which triumphed at the Golden Globes on Sunday, and the Korean film Parasite.

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood receives 10 nominations

After the 2020 nominations were announced on Tuesday, there has been backlash over the lack of diversity in the nominees. All of the acting nominees are white and no female directors are recognised.

Bafta chief executive Amanda Berry told the PA news agency: "Being totally honest, we are disappointed and that is not to take anything away from the people who have been nominated."

Marc Samuelson, chairman of Bafta's film committee, said: "Clearly everybody knows that everybody in the four acting groups of nominees are white, it's infuriating, we can't make the industry do something, all we can do is encourage and push and inspire and try to help people coming in at the bottom end."

Take a look at the full list of this year's nominees:

Outstanding British Film
1917
Bait
For Sama
Rocketman
Sorry We Missed You
The Two Popes


Best Supporting Actor
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Best 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

Best Director
Sam Mendes, 1917
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Bong Joon-Ho, Parasite.

Best 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

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

Best Animated Film
Frozen 2
Klaus
A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Toy Story 4

Best 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

Best 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

Best Casting
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

Best Cinematography
1917, Roger Deakins
The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
Joker, Lawrence Sher
Le Mans '66, Phedon Papamichael