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2020 Oscar Nominations; Love for 'Joker', 'Parasite', 'The Irishman', JLo Snubbed

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | January 13, 2020 |

By Kayleigh Donaldson | Film | January 13, 2020 |


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Woof.

So, the Oscar nominations are out, and somehow, they managed to be even more disappointing than we had already prepared ourselves for. Another all-male Best Director line-up. 19 out of 20 acting nominees are white. Once again, they didn’t fill out the Best Picture category with ten nominees. 2019 was a staggering year for film but the Oscar nominations, as always, reduce it to its most beige state.

First, let’s look at the positives. A lot of love for Parasite, with Bong Joon-ho making history as a South Korean director here. It’s great to see my favorite actor of the year, Antonio Banderas, in the line-up. Rian Johnson getting nominated for his screenplay for Knives Out is something we can all celebrate. The animated feature line-up is really strong too.

And then there’s everything else.

No women for Best Director, AGAIN. As Issa Rae, who was announcing the nominees with John Cho said, congratulations to these men. Are you really saying that Todd Phillips is better than Lulu Wang, Marielle Heller, Greta Gerwig, Kasi Lemmons, etc? Jeez… Joker, correct me if I’m wrong, is also the most nominated film of the year?!

None of the Parasite cast was nominated, but the biggest and most embarrassing snub is the lack of Jennifer Lopez in Best Supporting Actress for Hustlers. We’ll get into this more later, but this is still really disheartening. Yes, the Oscars are silly and low stakes and all that jazz but in terms of reflecting how Hollywood sees itself and the path it wants to layout for its future, this isn’t hopeful.


BEST PICTURE
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

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 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 ACTRESS
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renee Zellweger - Judy

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 SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

BEST EDITING
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

BEST SOUND MIXING
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

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

BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

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

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In The Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Live Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Brotherhood
Netfa Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window
Saria
A Sister

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
Toy Story 4 - ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’
Rocketman - ‘I’m Gonna Love Me Again’
Breakthrough - ‘I’m Standing With You’
Frozen 2 - ‘Into the Unknown’
Harriet - ‘Stand Up’

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood
Parasite

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time… In Hollywood

BEST HAIR & MAKE-UP
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

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




Kayleigh is a features writer for Pajiba. You can follow her on Twitter or listen to her podcast, The Hollywood Read.



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