Oscars 2020:Joker leads field with 11 nominations

By: BBC
Joker leads Oscars 2020 nominations with 11
Brad Pitt (left) and Leonardo Di Caprio star in Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

THE nominations for this year's Academy Awards have been announced, with Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.

The comic book villain origin story is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each.

Britain's Cynthia Erivo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce and Florence Pugh are all up for acting prizes.

Joker's 11 nominations equals its tally at the British Academy Film Awards, whose nominations were announced last week.

At the Oscars, though, at least one acting contender - Harriet star Erivo - will be non-white.

Yet the awards are sure to receive some censure for announcing another all-male line-up in its best director category.

Like Joker, The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood are all up for the best picture prize.

The other nominees are Ford vs Ferrari (aka Le Mans 66), Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and South Korean film Parasite.

Phoenix is joined in the best actor category by Marriage Story's Adam Driver, Once Upon a Time's Leonardo DiCaprio, Pain and Glory's Antonio Banderas and The Two Popes' Pryce.

Erivo's best actress rivals include Little Women's Saoirse Ronan, Bombshell star Charlize Theron and Renee Zellweger for Judy.

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Laura Dern and Scarlett Johansson are both nominated in the acting categories for Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson is nominated for Marriage Story and gets another nod in the supporting actress category for Jojo Rabbit.

Johansson's Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern is also in the running for that award, as is Bombshell's Margot Robbie.

Kathy Bates and Pugh - nominated for Richard Jewell and Little Women respectively - complete the line-up in this category.

Brad Pitt is up for best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, as is The Irishman's Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

Hopkins and Tom Hanks - up for The Two Popes and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood respectively - are the other supporting actor nominees.

Britain's Sam Mendes joins The Irishman's Martin Scorsese, Joker's Todd Phillips, Parasite's Bong Joon-ho and Tarantino in the best director category.

There was a nomination for Little Women's Florence Pugh but no best director nod for Greta Gerwig

Parasite and Pedro Almodovar's Pain & Glory are also up for the international feature film award - previously known as best foreign film.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on February 9.

This year's ceremony, like last year's, will not have an overall host, with a variety of celebrity guests instead introducing each category.

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards last year, picking up four prizes including best actor.

Green Book was named best picture, while Britain's Olivia Colman won best actress for The Favourite.

Here's the list in full.

Best picture

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

Best actor

    Joaquin Phoenix - Joker
    Adam Driver - Marriage Story
    Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory
    Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Best actress

    Renee Zellweger - Judy
    Charlize Theron - Bombshell
    Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
    Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
    Cynthia Erivo - Harriet

Best director

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

Best supporting actress

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

Best supporting actor

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

Best costume design

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

Jojo Rabbit has six nominations in total

Best film editing

    The Irishman
    Ford v Ferrari
    Parasite
    Jojo Rabbit
    Joker

Best animated short

    Hair Love
    Kitbull
    Dcera (Daughter)
    Sister
    Memorable

Best live action short

    Brotherhood
    The Neighbors' Window
    A Sister
    Saria
    Nefta Football Club

Best sound editing

    1917
    Ford v Ferrari
    Joker
    Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
    Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best sound mixing

    1917
    Ford v Ferrari
    Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood
    Ad Astra
    Joker

Best adapted screenplay

    The Irishman
    Jojo Rabbit
    Little Women
    The Two Popes
    Joker

Best original screenplay

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

Best foreign language film

    Parasite - South Korea
    Pain and Glory - Spain
    Les Miserables - France
    Honeyland" - North Macedonia
    Corpus Christi - Poland

Best original song

    I'm Gonna Love Me Again - Rocketman
    I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away - Toy Story 4
    Into the Unknown - Frozen II
    Stand Up - Harriet
    I'm Standing With You - Breakthrough

Best original score

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

Best animated feature

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

Best documentary feature

    The Edge of Democracy
    American Factory
    For Sama
    Honeyland
    The Cave

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 cinematography

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

Best costume design

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

Best make-up and hairstyling

    Bombshell
    Joker
    Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
    1917
    Judy

Best production design

    Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
    The Irishman
    1917
    Jojo Rabbit
    Parasite

Best visual effects

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