2020 Oscar nominations revealed: See the full list

Joker, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, 1917, and The Irishman dominate this year's slate

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    The nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards have been revealed. Now in its 92nd year, the annual awards show honors cinematic achievements in the film industry. This year’s gala is set for Sunday, February 9th, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California. Once again, the Academy has opted out of having another host.

    Stop laughing: Todd Phillips’ Joker dominated the entire slate with a whopping 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Score, Best Cinematography, and many more. Quite a coup for the comic book movie.

    Right behind Gotham’s Clown Prince is Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Sam Mendes’ 1917, which all racked up 10 nominations each, including Best Picture, Best Director, and Screenplay nods.


    Other features that fared well include Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit, and James Mangold’s Ford vs. Ferrari. Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite managed to nab both Best Picture and Best International Feature Film.

    The same could be said for Greta Gerwig’s Little Women, which was nominated for Best Picture, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, and Best Adapted Screenplay. However, Gerwig was notably absent from the Best Director category, which has already drawn ire.

    A few other major snubs include The Farewell’s Awkwafina for Best Actress, The Irishman‘s Robert De Niro for Best Actor, Hustlers’ Jennifer Lopez for Best Actress, Dolemite Is My Name’s Eddie Murphy for Best Actor, Frozen 2 for Best Animated Feature, Apollo 11 for Best Documentary Feature, and any and all nods for Uncut Gems despite winning over multiple critics’ circles across the board.


    It’s also a very white slate with only three nominations for artists of color: Cynthia Erivo for Best Actress in Harriet and also for Original Song alongside Joshuah Brian Campbell, in addition to Barack Obama with a Best Documentary nomination for producing American Factory.

    And much to the dismay of many horror hounds out there, prior Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o did not return with a Best Actress nomination for Us, while Ari Aster’s Midsommar was similarly ignored. Having said that, The Lighthouse did manage to nab a Best Cinematography nomination, which was by proxy A24’s sole nomination. Unreal.

    The full list of nominees can be found below. Stay tuned to Consequence of Sound for more coverage of the 2020 Academy Awards.


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

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

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


    Best Actress:
    Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
    Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
    Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
    Charlize Theron, Bombshell
    Renée 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:
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
    Knives Out, Rian Johnson
    Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
    1917, Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
    Parasite, Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han

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

    Best International Feature Film:
    Corpus Christi
    Les Miserables
    Pain and Glory

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

    Best Documentary Short:
    In the Absence
    Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
    Life Overtakes Me
    St. Louis Superman
    Walk Run Cha-Cha


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

    Best Animated Short Film:
    Dcera (Daughter)
    Hair Love

    Best Live Action Short Film:
    Nefta Football Club
    The Neighbors’ Window
    A Sister

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


    Best Original Song:
    “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” – Elton John & Bernie Taupin, Rocketman
    “I’m Standing With You” – Diane Warren, Breakthrough
    “Into the Unknown” – Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Frozen 2
    “Stand Up” – Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
    “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” – Randy Newman, Toy Story 4

    Best Production Design:
    The Irishman, Regina Graves & Bob Shaw
    Jojo Rabbit, Ra Vincent
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Nancy Haigh & Barbara Ling
    1917, Dennis Gassner & Lee Sandales
    Parasite, Lee Ha-Jun

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


    Best Costume Design:
    The Irishman, Christopher Peterson and Sandy Powell
    Jojo Rabbit, Mayes C. Rubeo
    Joker, Mark Bridges
    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Arianne Phillips
    Little Women, Jacqueline Durran

    Best Film Editing:
    The Irishman, Thelma Schoonmaker
    Ford v Ferrari, Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker
    Jojo Rabbit, Tom Eagles
    Joker, Jeff Groth
    Parasite, Jinmo Yang

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

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


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

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling:
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil