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The 2020 Oscar Nominations Are Here!

01-13-2020 by Kyla Killackey & Katie Marzullo

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Issa Rae and John Cho took to the stage bright and early this morning to announce all the nominations for the 2020 Academy Awards, so the countdown to February 9 is officially on!

 

If the Awards Season so far has been any indication, it should come as no surprise that Joker, Once Upon A Time… in Hollywood, Marriage Story, and Parasite all racked up long lists of nominations, including Best Picture. Check out the full list of nominees below!

 

BEST PICTURE

Anywhere from 5 to 10 films can be nominated for the top prize of the night. This year, there will be 9 contenders in the mix, one of which being Joker, which leads this year’s awards with 11 total nominations. Meanwhile, South Korea's Parasite is one of the few foreign language films over the years to be included in the Best Picture category (which makes it a shoe-in for Best Foreign Language Film).

 

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Marriage Story

Parasite

1917

 

DIRECTOR

A strong group here for sure, and every director listed could be a contender but for wildly different reasons, and many different visions and directing styles are represented here. Greta Gerwig could have made history as the first woman to become a two-time directing nominee, sadly it’s going to be another year of all-male nominees for Best Director.

 

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Todd Phillips, Joker

 

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

With the glaring omission of Golden Globe winner Taron Egerton (Rocketman) from this category, at this point this just feels like a race between Adam Driver and Joaquin Phoenix, who have both been trading off wins at other awards shows all season long. Joaquin came out on top at the Golden Globes and the Critics' Choice Awards; it will be interesting to see if he can carry that momentum into the SAGs as well, and then on to the Academy Awards to nab his second Best Actor trophy.

 

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

Scarjo is making history as one of the few actors to be nominated for Actress in a Leading role and Actress in a Supporting Role in the same year! She is putting in work. Meanwhile, keep an eye on Golden Globes winner Renée Zellweger, who could very well pick up her second Oscar after 16 years...

 

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

 

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

You might be wondering why Tom Hanks is in the Supporting category for his role as the late Mr. Rogers, but the movie was actually not about him. It is indeed rare these days to see Hanks in the Supporting category, period, but it's always nice to have him around this time of year. Meanwhile, he's up against other powerhouses, all of whom, like himself, are past Oscar winners (but Hanks is the only multiple winner on the list!).

 

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

Laura Dern has been cleaning up this year for her role as the bulldog divorce lawyer in Marriage Story, so she's the frontrunner as of today. Though it would be great to seeFlorence Pugh pull off the upset -- it takes immense talent for a 24-year-old woman to convincingly portray a 13-year-old girl and she did it seamlessly!

 

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

As stated above, with Parasite making its way into both the Best Picture and Best Director categories, you can pretty much guarantee that they'll at least take home the Oscar in this category.

 

South Korea, Parasite

Spain, Pain and Glory

France, Les Misérables

North Macedonia, Honeyland

Poland, Corpus Christi

 

ORIGINAL SONG

Elton John's original piece for his own biopic took home this award at the Globes and there's no reason to think it won't happen again here. Elton won this award 25 years ago for his song "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from The Lion King.

 

"I'm Standing With You", Breakthrough

"Into the Unknown", Frozen II

"Stand Up", Harriet

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again", Rocketman

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away", Toy Story 4

 

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

In a stunning turn of events, Disney's Frozen II was left off this category this year; but don't feel too bad for the mega-studio, as Toy Story 4 made the cut. However, Missing Link pulled off the big upset at the Globes; can they do it again at the Oscars?

 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

This might be where Greta Gerwig has a chance to shine, but you can't deny the ingenuity of one Mr. Taika Waititi!

 

The Irishman, Steve Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi

Little Women, Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten

Joker, Todd Phillips, Scott Silver

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Quentin Tarantino always seems to dominate any writing categories he gets nominated in, but if there is any justice in Hollywoodland, this award will go to Rian Johnson for his immensely original spin on the murder mystery genre with Knives Out.

 

Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino

Parasite, Bong Joon Ho, Jin Wan Han

Knives Out, Rian Johnson

1917, Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

With this nomination, John Williams becomes the most-nominated person in Oscars history second to only Walt Disney himself. Wow! He was first nominated all the way back in 1968 (Valley of the Dolls) and he won his first of five Oscars in 1972 (Fiddler on the Roof). He's only won this award for his work on Star Wars once, and that was for the first movie back in 1978. Winning this year would be a nice little cap on his long relationship with the space saga. In the meantime, though, Joker's Hildur Guðnadóttir made history by winning this award at the Globes and could very well do so again at the Oscars.


Joker, Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women, Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story, Randy Newman
1917, Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, John Williams

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

 

BEST 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"

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY

14-time nominee, 1-time winner, and legend in his field Roger Deakins pulled off some major filmmaking feats with his work on 1917, so don't be surprised to see him walk away with his 2nd trophy come Oscar night.


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

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Unfortunately, Cats did not make the cut. SIGH...

 

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

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
If Little Women doesn't win this one, then honestly why even have a Best Costumes category?!

 

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

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
Ford v Ferrari
Irish
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

 

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
"Dcera"
"Hair Love"
"Kitbull"
"Memorable"
"Sister"

 

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
"Brotherhood"
"Nefta Football Club"
"Saria"
"The Neighbors' Window"
"Saria"
"A Sister"

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

 

BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

 

The Academy recently announced that the Oscars will be going on without a host for the second year in a row -- we don’t know who will be presenting yet, but with this list of nominees, it is sure to be quite the show! So plan your viewing parties, cast your fantasy ballots, and tune in February 9th on ABC for all the action!