Oscar Nominees 2020 List: Joker Scores Most Nominations

Joker keeps on laughing as the Academy Awards nominees are revealed.

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This year's Oscar nominations have been announced. Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, and Score. The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood were close behind with 10 nominations each. The Korean sensation Parasite also did very well--as well as the expected Best International Film nomination, it was also recognised for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Original Screenplay.

There were nine Best Picture nominees this year, and they were Ford V Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.

Best Actress nods went to Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), and Renee Zellwegger (Judy). The Best Actor nominees this year were Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker), and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).

You can see a rundown of categories and nominees below. The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 9.

Best Picture

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

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)

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
  • Saorise Ronan (Little Women)
  • Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
  • Renee Zellwegger (Judy)

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
  • Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
  • Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
  • Florence Pugh (Little Women)
  • Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Original Screenplay

  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Costume Design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Original Score

  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Animated Short Film

  • Dcera
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

Live Action Short Film

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbours’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Sound Editing

  • Ford vs Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Sound Mixing

  • Ad Astra
  • Ford vs Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Film Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

Animated Feature Film

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

Cinematography

  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • The Lighthouse
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Documentary Feature

  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

Documentary Short Subject

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone
  • Life
  • Overtakes Me
  • St Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

International Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Miserables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Song

  • ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ (Toy Story 4)
  • ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again (Rocketman)
  • ‘I’m Standing With You’ (Breakthrough)
  • ‘Into the Unknown’ (Frozen 2)
  • ‘Stand Up’ (Harriet)

Production Design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
  • Parasite
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I hope Joker wins it all. Best movie of the decade. I've never been so close to crying as I was watching Joker. I was rooting for him and hoped he would snap little Bruce's neck.

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Once Upon a Time in Hollywood was definitely by far my favourite movie this year. I watched it 3 times. Even though there is no real plot it never gets boring. Both Leo and Brad were really amazing! Man, i could watch it again right now.

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@RaveNRolla: I agree. It gets my vote for the best of 2019 by far.

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@RaveNRolla: After not liking Hateful Eight, and being kinda lukewarm on Django and Inglorious Bastards, I was pleasantly surprised by how good Once Upon A Time In Hollywood was.

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Its very disappointing that the Joker as a character gained an insane amount of popularity due to the fact that millenials share the same magnitude of being emotionally unstable. The level of sadness, self-destruction, and vengeance matches eight out of ten of today's millennial who slam back anti-depressants like a shot of whiskey. The opening scene with the tears rolling down the cheek, the "negative thoughts" scene, and oh good frickin' christ---"The worst part of having a mental illness is people expect you to behave as if you don't" scene. We get it---you have clinical depression. But don't butcher an iconic comic book character by trying to relate yourself to him in the most unnecessary way through cinema. It's the same formula on how Harley Quinn gained insane popularity through Robbie's portrayal.

The Joker is a madman who gets into shenanigans against The Batman, not a mascot of your pity teen years.

The last time I enjoyed a role by Joaquin was in Signs.

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@Person4: The joker is a good movie, but at the same time one of the most petulant films I've ever watched. The level of arrogance and insolence are greater than most oscar bait movies in recent years. Those first 45 minutes of the script repeating itself over and over again, showing the character depressed all the time, that was just ridiculous. Like you said, we get it, the character have clinical depression, the message is about social mistreatment, etc.. Ok movie, you already showed your message. It only repeats the message over and over to create some kind of fake feeling of "artistry", look how dramatic our story is! We don't have Stephen Hawking or drug addicts, black gay people, etc... But fear not voters, we have a poor guy suffering with depression and mistreated by society.

Isn't that dramatic? If even one of the Affleck brothers was able to win awards by playing a similar role, why don't we try the same? Depression is something complex, it needs good acting (of course). And as a bonus, the superhero frenzy will boost it's popularity, people who never watched a Scorsese movie in their lives, have no idea that the lonely man niche exists... They will think the joker is a work of art, it broke new ground!

Scorsese criticizing the superhero films, the fans got mad. Then a superhero movie literally clones Scorsese, now it is considered amazing, lol This whole situation is hilarious. The Oscars will use these 11 nominations to raise the ratings, the masses will gather around to watch a sex industry tapping themselves on the back because they will finally award the superhero movies they love so much. And talking about how they manipulated the character to work with a depressive generation... That's fine, freedom of market. If we have tools like Twitch, who offers donations for lonely people to get the attention of the streamer, to see Hollywood working with this potential market is not really a surprise. Recently in my country a bunch of youtubers started a movement to sell their "regards" on social media in exchange for money. So you pay 50 bucks to receive a "hello there" from a youtuber on your instagram page. That's the reality we live in.

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@Person4: OK boomer.

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@Person4: Seems like maybe you’re generalizing just a little here.

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@Person4: You're really depressing...

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This movie is a breath of fresh air compared to the oversaturated Marvel movies.

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@warmblur: The joker literally cloned a 1976 movie. Very "fresh", indeed.

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@gleencross said:

@warmblur: The joker literally cloned a 1976 movie. Very "fresh", indeed.

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@warmblur: They're referring to Taxi Driver.

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@warmblur: Agreed.

Be down with a Bane movie, he has a great origin story.

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imo Joker is severely overrated. One of those examples of a movie designed to be a oscar bait. It still is a good film at the end of the day, but not something outstanding. The lack of creativity, how the director literally copies Scorsese in every way (+ the plot elements of taxi driver, a shameful copy), how Joaquim is clearly forcing the issue to look as dramatic and depressive as possible, etc.. You can smell the oscar bait a mile away, that can kill the experience. You know the actor is trying his hardest not because of the character, he is doing for the fake praise and awards. Like Leto playing a shemale who have aids, he was not really "acting", it was more a caricature than anything else. There are examples of movies who surpassed the oscar bait disease and still got praised, deservedly so, like lord of the rings, fury road, no country for old men, etc... That's definitely not the case of Joker. You want a better example than marriage story? Adam Driver is playing a character there, a human being, it is not a caricature like the joker. But of course, money and popularity talks, the oscars needs some of it's popularity back. So it will not be a surprise if this movie wins multiple awards. In the end, this sex industry called hollywood have no relevance whatsoever for me, but I admit... It's kinda sad to see people so easily manipulated by oscar baits.

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@gleencross: "Like Leto playing a shemale who have aids, he was not really "acting", it was more a caricature than anything else".

That's where I stopped reading.

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@gleencross: I don't know about being Oscar bait, but I do think more gets made of The Joker than it really deserves, and a lot of folks try to use it as a rallying flag for their own political agendas. Ultimately, I didn't think The Joker had much to say or really went anywhere interesting. Joaquin Phoenix did a heck of a job, and nothing about the movie was particularly bad, but overall, with no stakes and no real twists, The Joker was just kind of boring.

I'd put Joaquin up for best actor, and feel fine about him winning it, but I don't think I'd nominate The Joker for anything else.

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@gleencross: every Hollywood movie is copied somehow. but yet we keep throwing money at them. It is more just than just a taxi copy. it is a man that is having a hard time and society don't care much even after he is kicked in the alley and even after losing his job and there was no mental health. if you dont think this is more like the typical male being the underdog, i find the phylosophy that this movie brings a lot more than just the taxi.

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@waven101: It's the lonely man niche. The main character is lonely (for obvious reasons), usually sad and miserable... Suddenly, he snaps and goes out doing unusual stuff. This time with a superhero reskin to boost popularity. There's no greater message or philosophy, it's just a unusual theme being displayed to the masses. Even Shakespeare, who is a very well know name, the masses had no clue about his style and the structure of his work until the lion king exploded in the 90's. To overpraise copies... that's a sensitive subject. I try my best to not judge, but this time the oscar bait is so on the nose, it's hard to take a blind eye for it. Instead of trying to find a message about the joker movie, how about this: To put in perspective, the joker director is competing against Scorsese himself + Tarantino. Difference is... Scorsese and Tarantino can't copy themselves, this is not possible, lol so, what is the message when you put a copyist against real talent?

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@gleencross: I still find that it is typical of the American male right now 1/3 that has a criminal record. 2000 mental health/ c enter for abuse for women vs 2-3 for men. and then you got 2 million men prisoners they are going bankrupt on privatized prisons and nobody wants to hear the truth but it is so showing in this movie like it or not, that's exactly how you create criminals and I loved it the way he got to kill the medias that is the real power of hypocrisy here. oh and taxi drive he stood up for the prostitute and this one he stood up for himself. but you expect the man to keep his head high after being beaten up on every way but sometimes you get one that will just go off the rails.

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@waven101: The issue, imo, is how this message was smudged in our faces. Every single scene for about +-45 minutes, they show just one thing: the character being miserable and defeated. Every goddamn time, the message is about mental illness and social mistreatment/abandonment... Ok, I understand. Just make the character snaps and get over it. It's incredibly boring and condescending, also predictable. It's crystal clear how this sequence of depression was made to showcase Joaquin's whimper. He is talented, he is naturally weird so it made things easier for him to perform in this role... Ok, just get to the point. To send a message, you don't need to repeat the same idea over and over and over again. The rest of the movie was good, but not something incredible... And these first 45 minutes are insufferable for the wrong reasons. I didn't care, I didn't feel connected with Arthur because I could see the "strings" behind the insolent acting. The pain displayed in those scenes, they were not for me as the audience, they exist for the journalists and oscar voters. This kind of arrogance is something annoying.

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@gleencross: I disagree it's in the details that you will find what makes this movie great. the guy giving him a gun knowing he was already mentally ill. the men going against each other, the guys already are divisive so much, men are more lonely as they don't look for more friends than a lover, letting the little guy go, they didn't need to say more, to me every scene they showed something different that made this guy kill 1 man and become a perfect anti hero that I could believe I would side with. but taxi driver killed 10 men, and god knows what they were doing in that brothel, other than sex to save one person, and people took him for a hero. society is seeing man as someone who cannot redeem himself. I don't think it could've been more clearer even if they wrote it black on white.

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I'm pleasantly surprised about Joker's 11 nominations, the movie that alone severely hurt woke media.

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@RogerioFM said:

I'm pleasantly surprised about Joker's 11 nominations, the movie that alone severely hurt woke media.

It's because they think they talk for the general public, when in reality, the general public resents them. This movie absolutely feeds into that.

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This movie was as close as I could get to a perfect movie. I hope it wins all 11 nominations it deserves it.

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Very well earned. Although it has all these noms, it will probably get snubbed. I hope not.

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I don't know if I agree with The Irishman in Best Visual Effects. It wasn't Henry Cavill's upper lip distracting, but the digital de-aging in that movie just looked weird the whole time.

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@mogan: Joe Pesci kinda looked like a fleshy slug.

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@RogerioFM: Hasn't he always?

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@aross2004: lol, I stand corrected.

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Joker gets in, but not The Lighthouse? lol

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@brandsome: I enjoyed the Lighthouse, but liked Witch more.

I really had to work for it with the Lighthouse, (had to turn on subtitles to understand what was actually being said).

The cinematography was brilliant though.

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Phoenix's acting in Joker was superb. Hopefully he wins best actor.

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Glad to see Disney's stupid nomination campaigns got snubbed.

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Still no Marvel movie for Best Picture smh

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@owizeisme1: Maybe they will adapt silver surfer one day. And then make an entire movie about him philosophizing about the imperfections of life and the dying light of sorrowful stars.

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@gleencross: All of you like those boring ass old people movies. Not knowing that the entire OSCAR noms are rigged full of racist old jackasses. Uncut Gems shouldve been nominated as well, And Marvel films are ever bit as great. The box office says so. Nobody is flocking to the theaters to see old British BS.

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@owizeisme1: box office, lol right, following this logic then Justin Bieber is a great singer, E. L. James is a great writer and so on.

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@owizeisme1: Cause they are not worthy of best picture popularity doesn't = best picture. There is a reason why Fast & Furious, Transformers movies etc aren't at the Oscars for those type of nominations.

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K.. The Irishman was good, but not that good. It's basically Pacino, deniro and pesci being themselves for almost 4 hours.

And a Netflix only release should be in its own category.

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@balugha: Being themselves? psychopaths?

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@balugha: it was also released in theaters, and this was not Netflix-only

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