“Joker,” “The Irishman,” “1917” & “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” Lead 2020 Oscar Nominations

    • Joker was the big winner at 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 tied for 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 Oscar nominations ever: for Best Actress in Marriage Story and Best Supporting Actress in Jojo Rabbit. And there were unexpected nominations for Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory, Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes and Florence Pugh in Little Women.
    • 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
    Little Women
    Marriage Story
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    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 Mendes, 1917
    Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
    Original Score
    Little Women
    Marriage Story
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
    Best Animated Feature
    How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
    I Lost My Body
    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
    Little Women
    The Two Popes
    Best Original Screenplay
    Knives Out
    Marriage Story
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood