The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released their list of nominees for the 2020 Oscars. Despite controversy, Warner Brothers’ Joker leads, garnering 11 nominations, including Best Director for Todd Phillips, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and Best Picture. Phoenix had recently received the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama at the Golden Globes. Other films to have received multiple nominations include Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood, The Irishman, each receiving ten nominations and Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite, which received six.


There are also a number of snubs this year. No women were nominated for Best Director. Little Women, directed by Greta Gerwig, has been nominated for Best Picture, while A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood has only garnered a single nomination – Tom Hanks for Best Supporting Actor. Besides the six nominations for Parasite, many have noted that there are few nominations for people of color. This is in stark contrast to last year’s showing, with multiple awards going to either people of color, such as Rami Malek winning Best Actor for Bohemian Rhapsody, or films about people of color, such as Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse winning best Animated Feature. Another notable snub includes Disney’s Frozen II. This is a surprise, considering the Academy had not only nominated Frozen back in 2013, but had taken home Best Animated Feature. Other snubs include Uncut Gems and The Farewell. Despite critical acclaim, both films have received zero nominations

The Oscars will be February 9 and will be broadcasted on ABC. All nominations are listed below.

Best Motion Picture of the year

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Best Director

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

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes
Antonio Banderas, Pain And Glory

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 animated feature film of the year

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

Best documentary feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

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

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

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

Achievement in cinematography

The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
Joker, Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse, Jarin Blaschke
1917, Roger Deakins
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Robert Richardson

Achievement in film editing

Ford v Ferrari, Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit, Tom Eagles
Joker, Jeff Groth
Parasite, Yang Jinmo

Achievement in production design

The Irishman, production design: Bob Shaw; set decoration: Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit, production design: Ra Vincent; set decoration: Nora Sopková
1917, production design: Dennis Gassner; set decoration: Lee Sandales
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, production design: Barbara Ling; set decoration: Nancy Haigh
Parasite, production design: Lee Ha Jun; set decoration: Cho Won Woo

Achievement in visual effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Achievement in costume design

The Irishman, Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit, Mayes C. Rubeo
Joker, Mark Bridges
Little Women, Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Arianne Phillips

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story, Randy Newman
1917, Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker, John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’, Toy Story 4
‘I’m Standing With You’, Breakthrough
‘I’m Gonna Love Me Again’, Rocketman
‘Into The Unknown’, Frozen II
‘Stand Up’, Harriet

Achievement in sound editing

Ford v Ferrari, Donald Sylvester
Joker, Alan Robert Murray
1917, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Matthew Wood, David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

Ad Astra, Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Mark Ulano
Ford v Ferrari, Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Steven A. Morrow
Joker, Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Tod Maitland
1917, Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, Mark Ulano

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

Bombshell, Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, Vivian Baker
Joker, Nicki Ledermann, Kay Georgiou
Judy, Jeremy Woodhead
Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, David White
1917, Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, Rebecca Cole

Best animated short film

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Best live action short film

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
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

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