Joker leads 2020 Oscar nominations


Joker led the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards with a total 11 nods.

The box office hit, which focuses on the origin story of the DC Comics villain, landed nominations on Monday (January 13, 2019) for categories including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director for Todd Phillips and Best Adapted Screenplay, plus a host of technical categories such as Best Cinematography.

The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood each follows with 10 nods apiece, and will face-off against Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans ’66, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, and Parasite for Best Picture.

Leonardo DiCaprio scored a Best Actor nod for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with co-star Brad Pitt recognized in the Best Supporting Actor list and director Quentin Tarantino is honored with a Best Director nod.

The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci each landed a Best Supporting Actor nomination, with Martin Scorsese also appearing in the Best Director category.

Elsewhere, Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Renee Zellweger (Judy) make up the Best Actress category.

Despite being hotly-tipped for Oscar success, Jennifer Lopez missed out on a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her acclaimed performance as stripper Ramona in Hustlers. Instead Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Florence Pugh (Little Women), and Margot Robbie (Bombshell) will be competing for the prize.

Tom Hanks landed his first Oscar nod in almost 20 years in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as children’s TV favorite Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, with Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes) completing the list.

The nominations were announced by Insecure star Issa Rae and John Cho.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony will forego a host for the second consecutive year, instead of being led by a string of guest presenters following the success of the 2019 format.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Ford v Ferrari

Best Director:
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Sam Mendes – 1917
Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Todd Phillips – Joker

Leading Actress:
Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
Charlize Theron – Bombshell
Renee Zellweger – Judy

Leading Actor:
Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Supporting Actress:
Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
Laura Dern – Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh – Little Women
Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Supporting Actor:
Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adapted Screenplay:
The Irishman – Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi
Joker – Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Little Women – Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:
Knives Out – Rian Johnson
Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin Won
1917 – Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

International Feature:
Corpus Christi
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory

Documentary Feature:
American Factory
The Cave
For Sama
The Edge of Democracy

Animated Feature:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

1917 – Roger Deakins
The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto
Joker – Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson

Film Editing:
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Production Design:
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Costume Design:
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Makeup and Hairstyling:
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Original Score:
1917 – Thomas Newman
Joker – Hildur Gudnadottir
Little Women – Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story – Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Original Song:
I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4
I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman
Into the Unknown – Frozen 2
Stand Up – Harriet

Sound Editing:
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Sound Mixing:
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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

Animated Short:
Hair Love

Documentary short:
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Live-Action Short:
A Sister
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window