- 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 PictureFord v. FerrariThe IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenMarriage Story1917Once Upon a Time in HollywoodParasiteBest ActorAntonio Banderas, Pain and GloryLeonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodAdam Driver, Marriage StoryJoaquin Phoenix, JokerJonathan Pryce, The Two PopesBest ActressCynthia Erivo, HarrietScarlett Johansson, Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan, Little WomenCharlize Theron, BombshellRenee Zellweger, Judy
Best Supporting ActressKathy Bates, Richard JewellLaura Dern, Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson, Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh, Little WomenMargot Robbie, BombshellBest Supporting ActorTom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAnthony Hopkins, The Two PopesAl Pacino, The IrishmanJoe Pesci, The IrishmanBrad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodBest DirectorMartin Scorsese, The IrishmanTodd Phillips, JokerSam Mendes, 1917Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in HollywoodBong Joon Ho, ParasiteOriginal ScoreJokerLittle WomenMarriage Story1917Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerBest Animated FeatureHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden WorldI Lost My BodyKlausMissing LinkToy Story 4Best 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,” HarrietBest Adapted ScreenplayThe IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenThe Two PopesBest Original ScreenplayKnives OutMarriage Story1917Once Upon a Time in HollywoodParasite