2020 Oscar Nominations Announced


The nominees for the 92nd Annual Academy Awards were announced bright and early this morning and although things went mostly as expected, there were definitely a few interesting tweaks to the major predictions. Some of the biggest surprises were in the Documentary Feature and Animated Feature categories where Apollo 11 was snubbed in favour of the Brazilian film The Edge of Democracy and Klaus was able to sneak in over Frozen II. However, perhaps the biggest surprise of all was the fact that Todd Phillips’ Joker led the pack with a total of 11 nominations. We knew Joaquin Phoenix was going to be nominated for Best Actor but a lot of the other categories were not necessarily a given. Knives Out also missed out on a Best Picture nomination but Rian Johnson did at least get a Best Original Screenplay nod. What do you think of this year’s nominations? Check out the full list after the jump.

Best Picture

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

Best Director

Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

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 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 Original Screenplay

1917 (Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns)
Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
Parasite (Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han)

Best Cinematography

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

Best Costume Design

“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“The Irishman”

Best Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker)
The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
Joker (Jeff Groth)
Parasite (Jinmo Yang)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Original Score

“Little Women”
”Marriage Story”
”Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Best Original Song

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

Best Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
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 Sound Mixing

“Ad Astra”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Best Visual Effects

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

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Animated Short

“Dcera (Daughter)”
“Hair Love”

Best Documentary Feature

“American Factory”
“The Cave”
“The Edge of Democracy”
“For Sama”

Best 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”

Best International Feature

“Corpus Christi” (Poland)
“Honeyland” (North Macedonia)
“Les Miserables” (France)
“Pain and Glory” (Spain)
“Parasite” (South Korea)

Best Live Action Short

”Nefta Football Club”
”The Neighbors’ Window”
“A Sister”

  • Nat Almirall

    Well, I’ll just say it: “Nothing for Uncut Gems? What the $#!+, Frank?!?”

  • andyluvsfilms

    Best Film? Jojo Rabbit? Maybe for ‘Best First Twenty Minutes’

  • Jake

    There are snubs every year sure, but absolutely zero nominations for Uncut Gems seems like something’s up. Are the Safdie’s hated by the Academy or something??

  • Henrik

    Pulling for Joker to win best score! It was great.

  • Jameson

    Wonder how Joker’s 11 nominations will impact Frankie’s rewatch in preparation for the EOY lists.

  • Tommy

    Happy for Pugh.

  • Todd S. Gallows

    Baffling that Jojo somehow got on yet Uncut Gems didn’t.

  • Todd S. Gallows

    Another year, another farce.

  • Sean

    To be fair, Jojo Rabbit has been an Oscar favourite since it won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF. Uncut Gems is a little too edgy for the Academy I think, although some thought it might get a screenplay nomination.

  • Isildur_of_Numenor

    Not that I care (hehe) but I think the Academy is doing an increasingly better job with each year, all things considered. I mean, look at the best picture nominees, a lot of heavy hitters like Parasite, The Irishman and Marriage Story. I bet at least 7 out of the 9 nominees will appear on next show’s top 10 of the year lists. Sure, there are things to complain about (the bad taste that settled after Green Book won is still there no matter how much I brush my teeth) but let’s face it, the oscars are a pretty good representation of the best films of the year. Well, that is if we pretend Booksmart doesn’t exist… shame on you, Academy!

  • Claudio

    I know why i went 5 times for JOKER to the theater. Hope for the best. :D

  • TimC

    Strange that a WWII comedy with an imaginary Adolph Hitler as a main character is less “edgy”; but I agree. Actually, that is the main thing I disliked about Jojo, it felt too safe.

  • Holy shit. Henrik is still around? I suddenly am feeling a bit of nostalgia.

  • Absolute insanity that APOLLO 11 was not nominated for best doc. Disgusting.

  • I think this is actually a good point. Most of these noms are on pretty much everyone’s best of the year list.

  • Or Sandler.

    Punch Drunk Love got no Oscar love either. Which is insane. At minimum should have been nominated for (direction, lead actor, best picture, screenplay, score).

  • Adam Sandler promises to make ‘worst movie ever’ after ‘Uncut Gems’ Oscars snub


  • Isildur_of_Numenor

    Yep, people like to complain, naturally, but all in all the oscars deserve, well, not more credit but definitely less hate. I mean, that’s a top 9 no die-hard movie fan should be ashamed with.

  • Furthermore, Willem Dafoe should have been nominated as well as cinematography for The Lighthouse.

    And I know it probably wasn’t on the shortlist, but Portrait of a Lady on Fire is incredible.

  • Gerry

    I thought the screenplay for Jojo Rabbit was deceptively excellent, covering many things with an absolute minimum of exposition, relying on clever, subtle, minimalist storytelling instead.

    It absolutely nailed the situation in Germany near the end of the war, only missing out on the Russian soldiers raping the shit out of German women and girls, and it nearly did that too.

    Some writers of bigger budget films that drown in exposition could learn something from this film.

    I’ll be rooting for Waititi to win best screenplay come Oscar night.

  • Henrik

    Hope it’s not PTSD! Hi Andrew.