2020 Oscar Nominations: ‘Joker’ Leads With 11!

2020 Oscar Nominations: ‘Joker’ Leads With 11!

Joaquin Phoenix Joker

For the second year in a row, a comic book movie has been nominated for Best Picture at the Oscars. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced their nominees this morning and gave the most love, with 11, to Joker, a drama based on the titular DC Comics villain.

Joaquin Phoenix, who plays the character in Joker, also became the second person in history to be Oscar-nominated in the role. Heath Ledger posthumously won for his portrayal of the Joker in The Dark Knight in 2009. He was in the Best Supporting Actor category, however, while Phoenix is up for Best Actor.

Other notable nominees include Parasite, Bong Joon-ho’s class-focused drama, which is nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best International Feature Film (the category previously known as Best Foreign Language Film) among its six. Parasite made history by becoming the first Korean film nominated in the foreign/international category. Another Korean film, In the Absence, was nominated for Best Documentary Short.

And another documentary, Honeyland, became the first film nominated for Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film. Neon released both Parasite and Honeyland, so both milestones are great news for the relatively new distributor.

Other first include first-time nominees such as Scarlett Johansson, who went big by actually receiving two nominations, one for Best Actress for Marriage Story and one for Best Supporting Actress for Jojo Rabbit. Her competition in the former category include first-timers such as Cynthia Erivo. In the latter category she’s up against first-timer Florence Pugh.

Best Actor contenders Antonio Banderas and Jonathan Pryce are also first-time nominees, for their performances in Pain and Glory and The Two Popes, respectively. Knives Out writer/director Rian Johnson received his first nomination ever for his original screenplay.

Winners will be announced when the 92nd Academy Awards are broadcast live on ABC on February 9. Here is the full list of the nominations:

 

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 Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Actor in a Leading Role
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 in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

 

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
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 Cinematography
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins, 1917
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

 

Best Original Screenplay
Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Han Jin-won; Story by Bong Joon-ho Parasite

 

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

 

Best International Feature Film
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

 

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

 

Best Animated Short Film
Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Live-Action Short Film
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

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

 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

 

Best Production Design
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
Parasite

 

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

 

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 Original Score
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
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 Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

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