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2020 Oscar Nominations

The Oscars 2020

Surprising or not surprising depending on your feelings for the film, Joker is in the lead for most nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards which were announced this morning. The R-rated film featuring one of Batman’s most iconic villains received 11 nominations including Best Picture, Director, Cinematography, and Actor. Perhaps we can look forward to more obscure rants from Joaquin Phoenix?

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are tied for second place with 10 nominations each.

Scarlett Johansson is in running for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Marriage Story) as well for Supporting Role (Jojo Rabbit), Al Pacino and Joe Pesci are both nominated for Best Supporting Actor for The Irishman and the South Korean film Parasite is nominated for both Best International Feature Film and Best Picture.

While it is no surprise that Tom Hanks is nominated for his supporting role as Mister Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, it is surprising that the film did not receive any other nominations. It is also surprising to learn that the highest grossing animated movie of all time (Frozen 2) is not in the running for Best Animated Feature Film. And with all of the hoopla with Beyonce’s song from The Lion King (“Spirit”), it was not nominated for Best Original Song. Of course, no one is surprised to learn that Cats received no nominations at all (but it is a shoe in to win a Razzie or two).

Here are this year’s nominees:

Best Picture

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best Director

  • Martin Scorsese / The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips / Joker
  • Same Mendes / 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Bong Joon Ho / Parasite

Best Actress
in a Leading Role

  • Cynthia Erivo / Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson / Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan / Little Women
  • Charlize Theron / Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger / Judy

Best Actor
in a Leading Role

  • Antonio Banderas / Pain and Glory
  • Leonardo DiCaprio / Once Upon a Time Hollywood
  • Adam Diver / Marriage Story
  • Joaquin Phoenix / Joker
  • Jonathan Pryce / The Two Popes

Best Actress
in a Supporting Role

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

Best Actor
in a Supporting Role

  • 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 Cinematography

  • Rodrigo Prieto / The Irishman
  • Lawrence Sher / Joker
  • Jain Blaschke / The Lighthouse
  • Roger Deakins / 1917
  • Robert Richardson / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Original Screenplay

  • Rian Johnson / Knives Out
  • Noah Baumbach / Marriage Story
  • Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns / 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino / Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won / Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best International
Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi (Poland)
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia)
  • Les Misérables (France)
  • Pain and Glory (Spain)
  • Parasite (South Korea)

Best Documentary
Feature Film

  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

Best Animated
Feature Film

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbor’s Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Best Documentary Short Subject

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Walk, Run, Cha-Cha

Best Animated Short Film

  • Dcera
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

Best Costume Design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

Best Production Design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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 Original Score

  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing

  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Film Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

The Oscars will be presented live on Sunday, February 24 on ABC.

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Jeffrey Totey View All

I write about arts and entertainment in the greater Seattle area.

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