Film News: Nominations Announced for Oscars 2020

After an awards season rife with controversy, infighting and a lot of white men, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has revealed its list of Oscars nominations for the past twelve months of film. With some welcome surprises and a smidgeon more diversity than the BAFTAs could trudge up, there is also the usual level of denunciation. Most of the fury has been aimed at Joker, which is this year’s top contender after scooping an extraordinary 11 nominations.

The gloriously breathtaking Parasite has been honored with 5 nominations, including the coveted Best Picture nod. Similarly, it’s lovely to see underdog The Lighthouse edge in with a cinematography recognition for the marvelous Jarin Blaschke, Florence Pugh score a nomination for Little Women and Ad Astra for Sound Mixing. There were some notable snubs, though: Lupita Nyong’o’s stunning performance in Us has been ignored all awards season, and Taron Egerton missed out on a nomination for his role in Rocketman despite scooping the Golden Globe for Best Actor just last week. Many were also hoping Greta Gerwig would break into the all-male directing category, but has instead has to settle for Adapted Screenplay.

The full list of nominees are:

Best Picture

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


Best Actress

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


Best Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Read more: London Film Festival Review: Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes


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 Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite


Best Animated Feature

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


Best Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister


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


Best Cinematography

The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Best Documentary

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland


Best Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha


Best Live Action Short

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Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbours’ Window
Saria
A Sister


Best International Feature Film

Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite


Best Editing

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite


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 Production Design

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


Best Original Score

Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
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 II
“Stand Up”, Harriet


Best Makeup and Hair

Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917


Best Costume Design

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


Best Visual Effects

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

Words by Steph Green

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