On Monday, January 13, the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards aka the Oscars were announced at the David Geffen Theater at the soon-to-open Academy Museum by hosts Issa Rae and John Cho.

Todd Phillips’ Joker fared the best of all nominees with a total of eleven nominations, including an acting nod for Joaquin Phoenix — presumed to be the favorite and frontrunner after Golden Globes and Critics Choice wins — two nominations for Phillips for writing and directing, Best Picture, plus seven technical awards, including Costumes, Hair/Make-Up, Score and Sound categories. Joker is also only the second “comic book movie” after last year’s Black Panther to receive a Best Picture nomination.

Marvel Studios’ epic Avengers: Endgame didn’t fare quite as well, only receiving a single nomination for its Visual FX, an award it won at the Critics Choice Awards last night. By comparison, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker received two nominations.

Quentin Tarantino‘s Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, which won the Critics Choice top award for Best Film last night, received the same number of nominations as Joker, including three for Tarantino (for writing, directing and producing), as well as acting nominations for stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. The rest were technical awards, including production design, costumes and sound categories.

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Martin Scorsese‘s The Irishman also received ten nominations, including acting nominations for Al Pacino and Joe Pesce, Best Picture, nominations for Scorsese’s direction, its adapted screenplay and numerous technical nods.

Another Best Picture nominee, Sam Mendes‘ 1917, also received ten nominations including for its direction, writing and multiple technical awards.

Bong Joon-ho‘s acclaimed Parasite became the first Korean film to ever release an Oscar nomination as the country has been notoriously snubbed by the Academy even in the “Foreign Language” category (now retitled “International Film”). Parasite received six nominations, including Best Picture, plus noms for Bong’s direction and screenplay. It also received technical awards for Film Editing and Production Design, but nothing for its Cinematography.

Taika Waititi‘s dark comedy Jojo Rabbit also received six nominations, including Best Picture, writing and the first of two acting nominations for Scarlett Johansson.

Noah Baumbach‘s divorce drama Marriage Story received five nominations, helped by having the most acting nods, three total for Adam DriverScarlett Johansson (two in one year!) and Laura Dern, the latter who is proving to be the frontrunner with numerous wins for her portrayal of a crafty divorce lawyer.

Greta Gerwig‘s Little Women, which won “Adapted Screenplay” at the Critics Choice Awards, received five nominations, including Best Picture, one for Gerwig’s screenplay, two acting nominations for Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh, plus a nomination for its costumes.

Some of the biggest snubs of the morning had to be actor/producer Jennifer Lopez not receiving a supporting actress nod for her role in Hustlers after receiving nominations from the Golden Globes, SAG and Critics Choice. Also, Avengers: Endgame didn’t receive a single sound nomination and nor did Rocketman, both which were expected to do well with the Academy’s sound branch. 1917, Ford v Ferrari and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood were nominated in both sound categories.

Rocketman star Taron Egerton was also snubbed for his portrayal of pop star Elton John, although John did get a nomination for the film’s new and Original Song, “I’m Gonna Love Me (Again).”

Frozen II also received an Original Song nomination but was omitted from the Animated Feature category in favor of Netflix’s two animated releases, I Lost My Body and Klaus.

Lulu Wang‘s The Farewell was the biggest snub of the year with ZERO nominations despite star Awkwafina winning the Golden Globe in the comedy/musical section. In fact, A24 had a second year in a row without a Best Picture nomination and only received a single Oscar nomination for the Cinematography in Robert Eggers‘ The Lighthouse.

On the other hand, Netflix did very well this morning with 24 nominations total, mostly for The Irishman and  Marriage Story, but three nominations for The Two Popes, as well.

You can view the entire list of Oscar nominations below:

BEST PICTURE

FORD V FERRARI
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

THE IRISHMAN
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

JOJO RABBIT
Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

JOKER
Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

LITTLE WOMEN
Amy Pascal, Producer

MARRIAGE STORY
Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

1917
Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

PARASITE
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

DIRECTING

THE IRISHMAN
Martin Scorsese

JOKER
Todd Phillips

1917
Sam Mendes

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Quentin Tarantino

PARASITE
Bong Joon Ho

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

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

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

CYNTHIA ERIVO – Harriet
SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Marriage Story
SAOIRSE RONAN – Little Women
CHARLIZE THERON – Bombshell
RENÉE ZELLWEGER – Judy

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

KATHY BATES – Richard Jewell
LAURA DERN – Marriage Story
SCARLETT JOHANSSON – Jojo Rabbit
FLORENCE PUGH – Little Women
MARGOT ROBBIE – Bombshell

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

THE IRISHMAN
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

JOJO RABBIT
Screenplay by Taika Waititi

JOKER
Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

LITTLE WOMEN
Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig

THE TWO POPES
Written by Anthony McCarten

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

KNIVES OUT
Written by Rian Johnson

MARRIAGE STORY
Written by Noah Baumbach

1917
Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Written by Quentin Tarantino

PARASITE
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON: THE HIDDEN WORLD
Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

I LOST MY BODY
Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

KLAUS
Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

MISSING LINK
Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

TOY STORY 4
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

CINEMATOGRAPHY

THE IRISHMAN
Rodrigo Prieto

JOKER
Lawrence Sher

THE LIGHTHOUSE
Jarin Blaschke

1917
Roger Deakins

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Robert Richardson

COSTUME DESIGN

THE IRISHMAN
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

JOJO RABBIT
Mayes C. Rubeo

JOKER
Mark Bridges

LITTLE WOMEN
Jacqueline Durran

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Arianne Phillips

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

AMERICAN FACTORY
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

THE CAVE
Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

THE EDGE OF DEMOCRACY
Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

FOR SAMA
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

HONEYLAND
Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

IN THE ABSENCE
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

LEARNING TO SKATEBOARD IN A WARZONE (IF YOU’RE A GIRL)
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

LIFE OVERTAKES ME
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

ST. LOUIS SUPERMAN
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

WALK RUN CHA-CHA
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

FILM EDITING

FORD V FERRARI
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

THE IRISHMAN
Thelma Schoonmaker

JOJO RABBIT
Tom Eagles

JOKER
Jeff Groth

PARASITE
Yang Jinmo

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

CORPUS CHRISTI
Poland

HONEYLAND
North Macedonia

LES MISÉRABLES
France

PAIN AND GLORY
Spain

PARASITE
South Korea

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

BOMBSHELL
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

JOKER
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

JUDY
Jeremy Woodhead

MALEFICENT: MISTRESS OF EVIL
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

1917
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

JOKER
Hildur Guðnadóttir

LITTLE WOMEN
Alexandre Desplat

MARRIAGE STORY
Randy Newman

1917
Thomas Newman

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
John Williams

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

I CAN’T LET YOU THROW YOURSELF AWAY
from Toy Story 4; Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

(I’M GONNA) LOVE ME AGAIN
from Rocketman; Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin

I’M STANDING WITH YOU
from Breakthrough; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

INTO THE UNKNOWN
from Frozen II; Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

STAND UP
from Harriet; Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

PRODUCTION DESIGN

THE IRISHMAN
Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves

JOJO RABBIT
Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917
Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

PARASITE
Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

DCERA (DAUGHTER)
Daria Kashcheeva

HAIR LOVE
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

KITBULL
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

MEMORABLE
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

SISTER
Siqi Song

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

BROTHERHOOD
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

NEFTA FOOTBALL CLUB
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

THE NEIGHBORS’ WINDOW
Marshall Curry

SARIA
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A SISTER
Delphine Girard

SOUND EDITING

FORD V FERRARI
Donald Sylvester

JOKER
Alan Robert Murray

1917
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Wylie Stateman

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Matthew Wood and David Acord

SOUND MIXING

AD ASTRA
Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

FORD V FERRARI
Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

JOKER
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

1917
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

VISUAL EFFECTS

AVENGERS: ENDGAME
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

THE IRISHMAN
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

THE LION KING
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

1917
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday, February 9, broadcast on ABC.

7 COMMENTS

  1. Hey, a creator-owned comic got a nom for Best Animated Feature!
    No Best Animated Feature nom for The Lion King? I’m SHOCKED.

    My prediction: Marvel will once again lose the SFX Oscar.

  2. If JOKER wins a screenplay award, Philips should invite Martin Scorsese to the stage and allow him to share the award. That movie “borrowed” a LOT from Scorsese.

    It also borrowed from the late Michael Winner’s DEATH WISH (the subway rampage).

    If Phoenix wins, it will mean two actors have won Oscars for playing the same character. Anyone know if this has happened before?

  3. There’s an easy answer to that, and you don’t have to venture too far from Joker to find it.

    De Niro won an Oscar for The Godfather Part II playing Vito Corleone, the character Marlon Brando won an Oscar for playing in The Godfather :)

    Personally, I thought Joker was more like American Psycho, and it certainly was as divisive as American Psycho.

  4. Thanks, Edward! I should have remembered that.

    I liked film critic Sam Adams’ crack that “scribbling in the margins of ‘Taxi Driver’ shouldn’t get you an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.”

    Unless the nom is for adapting the films of Martin Scorsese …

  5. “Personally, I thought Joker was more like American Psycho, and it certainly was as divisive as American Psycho.”

    The Joker’s talk show appearance in the movie reminded me (and others) of Crispin Glover’s very strange appearance on Letterman in 1987. It was later revealed to be an acting exercise. You can see it on YouTube.

  6. “Oh, I saw the Crispin Glover appearance live… cause I’m THAT old. :)”

    I saw it live too, Edward! That makes two old-timers here!

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