Stephen: Joker, The Irishman lead 2020 Oscars nominees

Joker was the big winner during Monday’s Academy Award nominations, walking away as the most-nominated film with 11 nods–including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Director and Best Adapted Screenplay for Todd Phillips.

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood all came in a close second with 10 nominations apiece. All of those are also up for Best Picture and Best Director, with The Irishman also earning acting nods for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood doing the same for Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt.

This year’s jaw-dropping snubs include Jennifer Lopez, overlooked for her acclaimed role in Hustlers, plus Uncut Gems star Adam Sandler, Dolemite Is My Name‘s Eddie Murphy and Us star Lupita Nyong’o. Robert DeNiro was not nominated for Best Actor in The Irishman, even as Al Pacino and Joe Pesci picked up Best Supporting Actor nods. Ford v. Ferrari stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon were left out despite a Best Picture nod. And Noah Baumbach and girlfriend Greta Gerwig were both shut out for Best Director, although their respective films–Marriage Story and Little Women–earned nods for their screenplays, as well as multiple acting nods and a Best Picture nomination each. Perhaps most shocking, Frozen 2 is not up for Best Animated Feature.

Among this year’s surprises, records and firsts, composer John Williams broke his own record when he scored a Best Original Score nod for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. It’s his 52nd Oscar nomination, the most of all living nominees. Meanwhile, Scarlett Johansson scored her first two nominations for Best Actress in Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress in Jojo Rabbit.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards, which will go on without a host, will air live from Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre on Sunday, February 9, on ABC.

Here are the nominees in several major categories (check the links for more):
Best Picture
  • Ford v. Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite
Best Actor
  • Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Adam Driver, Marriage Story
  • Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
  • Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Best Actress
  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actress

  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Best Supporting Actor

  • 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
Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Sam Mandes, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Original Score
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Best Animated Feature
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4
Best Original Song
  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
  • “I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
  • “I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
  • “Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
  • “Stand Up,” Harriet
Best Adapted Screenplay
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes
Best Original Screenplay
  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite



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