Nods and Snubs - 2020 Oscar Nominations are here

The 2020 Oscar nominations are out. This year, it’s all about Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” which leads the pack with 11 nods, including Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. In fact, the movie is on track to match the records of “Titanic,” “The Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King,” and “Ben-Hur” by winning 11 total awards.

Frontrunners also include Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” Sam Mendes’ World War I epic “1917,” and Quentin Tarantino’s star-studded “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” are right behind “Joker” with 10 nods each. “Parasite” became the first-ever South Korean film to be nominated for Best Picture, getting six nods along with “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” and “Marriage Story.”

Now for the snubs… here they are:

  • Women were totally snubbed in the Best Director category for the second year in a row… despite great movies like “Little Women” and “The Farewell” coming out last year. While that has Hollywood heated, “Deadline” reports that the percentage of female Oscar nominees is actually higher than ever. While 31-percent may not seem that high – men are still getting the majority of the nods – that percent has been consistently rising since at least 2016, when it was 22-percent.
  • Jennifer Lopez didn’t get a nod for best supporting actress in “Hustlers,” even after scoring Screen Actors Guild, Critics’ Choice and Golden Globes nominations.
  • Lupita Nyong’o played two different characters in Jordan Peele’s horror movie “Us”... and didn’t get nominated for either of them. The last time she was nominated was for 2013’s “12 Years A Slave.”
  • Nicole Kidman got plenty of props for playing Gretchen Carlson in the Fox News drama “Bombshell” – but not from the Academy. Meanwhile, her co-star Charlize Theron was nominated for her lead role as Megyn Kelly, and Margot Robbie got a nod for supporting actress for her original character.
  • Robert De Niro didn’t score an acting nod for Scorsese’s “The Irishman”... but his co-stars Joe Pescie and Al Pacino did.
  • Eddie Murphy made a big splash with his role as real-life movie legend Rudy Ray Moore in “Dolemite Is My Name.” Fans were hoping a Golden Globe win would push him into the running for an Oscar… but that didn’t happen.
  • Adam Sandler was almost unrecognizable in his hyped-up role in “Uncut Gems” – and fans were rooting for him to get his first Oscar nomination thanks to the relatively serious role. But he’s not on the list, either.
  • “Frozen II” didn’t live up to the hype of the original movie. After getting mixed reviews – despite its worldwide gross of over $1-billion – the sequel was denied a Best Animated Movie nod. But the movie’s hit song “Into The Unknown” did score a nod for Best Song.
  • Awkwafina made Golden Globes history as the first Asian actress to win Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy thanks to her role in “The Farewell”… but she didn’t have the same luck with the Oscars.
  • Taron Egerton took home a Golden Globe for Best Actor after portraying Elton John in “Rocketman,” but unlike Rami Malek’s success as Freddie Mercury in “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Egerton hasn’t been nominated for an Oscar.

The 92nd Academy Awards airs on February 9th at 6:30pm ET on ABC. Check out the nominees for major categories below and CLICK HERE for the full list.

Best Picture

  • “Ford v Ferrari”
  • “The Irishman”
  • “Jojo Rabbit”
  • “Joker”
  • “Little Women”
  • “Marriage Story”
  • “1917”
  • “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
  • “Parasite”

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 Director

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

Best Animated Feature

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

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