Oscar nominations: Joker, Taika Waititi get Best Picture nods, ScarJo nominated twice

Oscar nominations: Joker, Taika Waititi get Best Picture nods, ScarJo nominated twice
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Dark comic book story Joker leads the nominations for the 2020 Oscars with 11 nods, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

The Warner Bros film will compete for the top prize with Taika Waititi's Nazi satire Jojo Rabbit, race car drama Ford v Ferrari, Netflix gangster movie The Irishman, classic novel Little Women, divorce drama Marriage Story, World War One film 1917, nostalgic Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and South Korean movie Parasite.

The Irishman, Universal Pictures' 1917 and Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood from Sony Pictures got 10 nods each.

Netflix got 24 nominations, including for The Irishman, as well as for Marriage Story, The Two Popes and documentary American Factory.

The Oscars, the highest awards in the movie industry, will be handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood on February 9.

The nods for Joker, which was controversial for its terrifying portrayal of an isolated loner but took more than $US1 billion at the global box office, covered all the major fields, including for director Todd Phillips, adapted screenplay, film editing and sound editing.

In acting races, other nominees included Once Upon a Time in Hollywood stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, Marriage Story stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and Little Women actresses Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.

Johansson was nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress (Jojo Rabbit).

Only two of the acting nominees were not white: Cynthia Erivo for her lead role as anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman in Harriet and Spaniard Antonio Banderas for drama Pain and Glory.

All the nominated directors were men, dashing the hopes of Greta Gerwig in the traditionally male club for Little Women, although she did get a Best Adapted Screenplay nod.

Also in the Best Adapted Screenplay category are Kiwis Waititi and Anthony McCarten for Jojo Rabbit and The Two Popes respectively.

However, a record 62 women were nominated, almost one-third of the field, said the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, whose 8,000 members vote on the nominees and the winners.

Social satire Parasite became the first South Korean movie to be nominated in both the Best Picture and Best international film categories. Director Bong Joon Ho also received a nod for Best Director.

Notable snubs included Robert De Niro, star of The Irishman, Jennifer Lopez for Hustlers, Eddie Murphy for comedy Dolemite is My Name and Disney blockbusters The Lion King and Frozen 2 - both of which were omitted in the animated feature film category.

Full list of 2020 Oscars nominees:

 

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

  • 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 Johansson, 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 Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Best Original Screenplay

  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best Animated Feature

  • Advertisement
  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

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 International Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Misérables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite

Best Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

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

Best Original Song

  • 'Advertisement', Advertisement
  • '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

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 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

  • Advertisement
  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbours’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Best Animated Short

  • Dcera (Daughter)
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

 

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