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Oscars 2020: Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations
9 February 2020, 20:01
The biggest night in film will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on Sunday night.
The 92nd ceremony will see British war epic 1917 take on huge Hollywood hits.
Joker leads the nominations at the Oscars this year, followed by The Irishman and Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood.
1917 will take on Korean social satire Parasite in the race for the top prize at the Oscars today.
Sir Sam Mendes, Sir Elton John and Florence Pugh are among the British contenders hoping to take home prizes, amid criticism of a lack of diversity among nominees.
Director Sir Sam will be aiming to replicate the success 1917 enjoyed at the Bafta film awards, where it took seven of the nine gongs it was nominated for, including best film, best British film, best director and best cinematography.
Joker, Todd Phillips's dark exploration of a troubled loner's descent into madness, leads the way in nominations with 11, ahead of 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood, which have 10 each.
All four of these films are nominated for best picture, alongside Ford V Ferrari - released in the UK as Le Mans '66 - Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and Parasite, which would be the first non-English language movie to win the top prize.
Sir Elton is nominated for his first Oscar since he won the best original song prize for The Lion King in 1995.
This time he is recognised, alongside longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin, for his track (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again from the biopic about his life, Rocketman.
Cynthia Erivo is the only non-white contender in the acting categories, having picked up a nomination for Harriet Tubman biopic Harriet.
If she wins, she will be the youngest ever EGOT (a winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony).
The ceremony has again faced criticism for a lack of diversity among nominees after the OscarsSoWhite hashtag started trending in 2015 and 2016, when there were no non-white performers recognised.
Last year, three of the four acting categories were won by non-white actors.
Erivo will compete for best leading actress with Renee Zellweger for Judy, Charlize Theron for Bombshell, Saoirse Ronan for Little Women and Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story.
Pugh is nominated for her first Oscar for her turn as Amy March in Little Women, but faces competition for the best supporting actress prize from co-star Laura Dern, who is nominated for her role in Marriage Story and has swept the category at preceding awards ceremonies.
Also recognised in the category is Kathy Bates for Richard Jewell, Johansson for Jojo Rabbit, and Margot Robbie for Bombshell.
Sir Sam is now considered a frontrunner in the directing category, despite competition from industry heavyweights Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Todd Phillips and Korean auteur Bong Joon-ho.
The British movie-maker last won the directing category in 2000 for American Beauty.
Female directors have been snubbed for a second year in a row, despite anticipation that Greta Gerwig might be recognised for Little Women.
Welsh star Jonathan Pryce is nominated in the leading actor category for The Two Popes but will have to fend off Joaquin Phoenix, who is nominated for Joker after already racking up gongs from Bafta, the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and Critics' Choice.
Also nominated is Antonio Banderas for Pain And Glory, Leonardo DiCaprio for Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood and Adam Driver for Marriage Story.
Pryce's co-star Sir Anthony Hopkins is nominated in the best supporting actor category, alongside Joe Pesci and Al Pacino for The Irishman, Tom Hanks for A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood and front runner Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood.
The ceremony will not have a presenter for the second year in a row, but there will be performances from Erivo, Sir Elton, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman, who will perform their nominated songs, as well as from Billie Eilish.
The 92nd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 9.
Here are the nominees in full:
- Best picture:
Ford v Ferrari (released in the UK as Le Mans '66)
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
- 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 actor:
Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Sir Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes
Al Pacino - The Irishman
Joe Pesci - The Irishman
Brad Pitt - Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood
- Best actress:
Cynthia Erivo - Harriet
Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan - Little Women
Charlize Theron - Bombshell
Renee Zellweger - Judy
- Best supporting actress:
Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell
Laura Dern - Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh - Little Women
Margot Robbie - Bombshell
- Achievement in directing:
The Irishman - Martin Scorsese
Joker - Todd Phillips
1917 - Sam Mendes
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho
- Adapted screenplay:
The Irishman - Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi
Joker - Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Little Women - Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten
- Original screenplay:
Knives Out - Rian Johnson
Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach
1917 - Sir Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino
Parasite - Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won
- Best animated feature film:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
- Achievement in cinematography:
The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto
Joker - Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke
1917 - Roger Deakins
Once Upon A Time ... In Hollywood - Robert Richardson
- Achievement in 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
- Best documentary feature:
The Edge Of Democracy
- Best documentary short subject:
In The Absence
Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha
- Achievement in film editing:
Ford v Ferrari - Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
The Irishman - Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit - Tom Eagles
Joker - Jeff Groth
Parasite - Yang Jinmo
- Best international feature film of the year:
Corpus Christi - Poland
Honeyland - North Macedonia
Les Miserables - France
Pain And Glory - Spain
Parasite - South Korea
- Achievement in make-up 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
- Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score):
Joker - Hildur Guonadottir
Little Women - Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story - Randy Newman
1917 - Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams
- Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song):
I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4 - Music and lyrics by Randy Newman
(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman - Music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin
I'm Standing With You from Breakthrough - Music and lyrics by Diane Warren
Into The Unknown from Frozen II - Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
Stand Up from Harriet - Music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo
- Achievement in production design:
The Irishman - Production design: Bob Shaw; Set decoration: Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit - Production design: Ra Vincent; Set decoration: Nora Sopkova
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
- Best animated short film:
- Best live action short film:
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbours' Window
- Achievement in 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
- Achievement in 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
Achievement in 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