Monday, 13 January 2020

Joker leads the pack with 11 Oscar nominations while the Obamas' documentary gets a nod

Joker is the leading nominee for the 2020 Oscars having picked up 11 nominations with Netflix's The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 following close behind after each scoring 10.   

Those four were among the nine films nominated for best picture after the Academy Awards nominations were announced on Monday. The others in that category were Parasite, Little Women, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari. 

While Joker was expected to do well, the academy's overwhelming support for a movie that was far from a critical favorite was unexpected. 

The much-debated supervillain origin story's nominations included best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best director for Todd Phillips, as well as adapted screenplay, film editing and sound editing. 

Scarlett Johansson picked up her first ever nominations in both the best actress category for Marriage Story and best supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit. That feat hasn't occurred since Cate Blanchett was nominated for both categories back in 2007.  

  • Joker is the leading nominee for the 2020 Oscars with 11 nominations
  • Netflix secured a total of 24 nominations with The Irishman, Marriage Story and The Two Popes
  • There were no female directors nominated for the 87th time with Greta Gerwig missing out for Little Women 
  • American Factory, the first release from Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, picked up a nomination for documentary feature 
  • Jennifer Lopez failed to pick up her first nomination for her role in Hustlers and Awkwafina also missed out despite winning a Golden Globe for The Farewell
  • Taron Egerton who picked up the Golden Globe for playing Elton John in Rocketman was also not nominated in the best actor category 

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