Joker leads the pack as Oscars 2020 nominations revealed

Beyoncé , Jennifer Lopez, and Uncut Gems were among the snubs.

January 13, 2020
<I>Joker</i> leads the pack as Oscars 2020 nominations revealed Joaquin Phoenix in Joker.  

The nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards were announced on Monday morning, with Joaquin Phoenix's Joker picking up 11 nominations. The Todd Philips-directed comic book origin story is the most nominated movie at this year's ceremony and will run in best picture, best director, and best actor for Phoenix. 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are close behind with ten nominations each ahead of the February 9 event.

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This year's Oscars includes six nominations for South Korean drama Parasite. Bong Joon-Ho's heavily metaphorical thriller will compete for best picture, becoming the first Korean film in history to do so.

Nominating a foreign language film for best picture is one of a small handful of nods to diversity by the Academy, with Cynthia Erivo's turn in Harriet making her the only person of color nominated across four acting categories. Scarlett Johansson is nominated for best actress and best supporting actress for Marriage Story and Joji Rabbit, respectively.

All five directors nominated for best director, meanwhile, are men. Little Women, Greta Gerwig's remake of the Louisa May Alcott classic, received six nominations, including best picture, yet there was no room for her in the directing category.

Other big snubs include Jennifer Lopez missing out on a best supporting actress nomination for Hustlers and Beyoncé's "Spirit" not making it into best original song. A24 movies The Farewell and Uncut Gems were both shut out entirely, receiving zero nominations.

Check out the full list of nominees below:

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

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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 supporting actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johannson, 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

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

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The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Just Mercy
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

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbours’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Best international feature film

Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
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
The King

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

Joker leads the pack as Oscars 2020 nominations revealed