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  • Writer's pictureCharlie Turner

"Joker" leads 2020 Oscar Nominations

"Joker" has a whopping 11 nominations; "The Irishman" and "Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood" have 10.



It's that time of year! Oscar nominations went live earlier this morning, and the list has some very notable nominees, as well as several missing names. Take a look below and see for yourself:


Best Picture


Ford V Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood

Parasite


Directing


The Irishman

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood

Parasite


Actor in a Leading Role


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


Actress in a Leading Role


Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy


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


Actress in a Supporting Role


Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell


Adapted Screenplay


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

The Two Popes


Original Screenplay


Knives Out

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood

Parasite


Cinematography


The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

1917

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood


Animated Feature Film


How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4


Original Score


Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


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


Production Design


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

1917

Once Upon a Time In… Hollywood

Parasite


Film Editing


Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Parasite


Documentary Feature


American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland


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


International Feature Film


Corpus Christi (Poland)

Holy Land (North Macedonia)

Les Misérables (France)

Pain and Glory (Spain)

Parasite (South Korea)


Makeup and Hairstyling


Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

1917


Visual Effects


Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Costume Design


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time In... Hollywood


Animated Short Film


Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable

Sister


Live Action Short Film


Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window

Saria

A Sister


Sound Editing


Ford V Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time In... Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Sound Mixing


Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

1917

Once Upon a Time In... Hollywood


While the list of nominees features some truly remarkable films, the missing names are whats most interesting. Taron Egerton was snubbed for Lead Actor in "Rocketman," and the film itself only managed to get one nominee for Best Original Song. As someone who liked "Rocketman" monumentally more than 2018's "Bohemian Rhapsody," the Queen biopic, I'm disappointed to see that it didn't make the cut.


In addition, Adam Sandler's "Uncut Gems" isn't up for any awards, and neither is Robert De Niro, who starred in "The Irishman." Fans of Marvel were also hoping to see Robert Downey Jr. receive a nomination for his portrayal as Iron Man in "Avengers: Endgame," but that didn't happen either. Also missing is Jennifer Lopez in "Hustlers," Eddie Murphy in "Dolemite Is My Name," and Lupita Nyong'o in "Us."


What are your thoughts on this year's nominees? The list features some very notable names, but there also seems to be a lot missing. Films that, in my opinion, deserve to be up there.


The 92nd Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 9 at 8:00 p.m. EST on ABC.


("Joker" image courtesy of Parade)

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