Joker Leads With 11 Oscar Nominations

It’s a very good day at the Warner Bros studios as Joker leads the Oscar nominations (equalling BAFTA) with 11. While 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood and The Irishman received 10 nominations each.

Joker is included in three of the biggest categories: Best Film, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix and surprisingly Todd Phillips got the final spot in the Best Director. I say surprisingly as it was a three-way battle for the final spot with Gerta Gerwig and Taika Waititi for Little Women and Jojo Rabbit respectfully.

Image via Niko Tavernise/ Warner Bros

Away from the big Hollywood movies, it was a great day for Parasite picking up six nominations including Best Film and Best Director.

Elsewhere, in the acting categories, there were nominations for Antonio Banderas in Best Actor for Pain & Glory and Cynthia Erivo secured the Best Actress for her incredible performance in Harriet.

There were some big surprises from the get-go in Best Supporting Actress as the widely expected Hustlers star Jennifer Lopez missed out for Kathy Bates for her performance in Richard Jewell.

You could also make a case for Taron Egerton was snubbed in the Best Actor category having won the Golden Globe and nominated for both the Screen Actors Guild and BAFTA for his performance in Rocketman.

Furthermore, an equally big surprise omission was Frozen 2 not included in the Best Animated category to I Lost My Body, a Netflix movie that I feel no one has even heard of. Then there’s no International Feature Film nomination for French film Portrait Of A Lady On Fire.

On a personal note, I’m glad to see Joker got so many nominations and watching Twitter burn, then seeing parasite getting the love it deserves. Additionally, both Little Women stars Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh nab nominations.

On the other hand, I’m pretty pissed there wasn’t a Best Original Song for the incredible Wild Rose.

Here’s the full list of nominees with my winning picks in bold.

Best Picture

1917

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Parasite

Joker

Jojo Rabbit

Marriage Story

Little Women

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Actor

Antonio Banderas (Pain & Glory)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)

Renee Zellweger (Judy)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)

Florence Pugh (Little Women)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)

Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood)

Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

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Directing

Sam Mendes (1917)

Boog Joon-Ho (Parasite)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Todd Phillips (Joker)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Original Screenplay

1917

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Parasite

Knives Out

Marriage Story

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman

Joker

Little Women

The Two Popes

Jojo Rabbit

Image via eOne

Cinematography

Roger Deakins (1917)

Lawrence Sher (Joker)

Jarin Blaschke (The Lighthouse)

Robert Richardson (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

Rodrigo Prieto (The Irishman)

International Feature Film

Parasite (South Korea)

Les Miserables (Frace)

Honeyland (North Macedonia)

Pain & Glory (Spain)

Corpus Christi (Poland)

Animated Feature Film

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Klaus

I Lost My Body

Original Score

Hildur Gudnadottir (Joker)

John Williams (Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker)

Randy Newman (Marriage Story)

Thomas Newman (1917)

Alexandre Desplat (Little Women)

Documentary Feature

American Factory

The Edge Of Democracy

The Cave

Honeyland

For Sama

Production Design

1917

Parasite

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Image via Sony Pictures

Costume Design

Joker

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Little Women

The Irishman

Film Editing

Joker

Parasite

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

The Irishman

1917

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

1917

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Ford v Ferrari

Joker

Image via 20th Century Fox

Sound Editing

Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

1917

Joker

Ford v Ferrari

Makeup & Hairstyling

Judy

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

Joker

Bombshell

1917

Documentary Short Subject

In The Absence

St Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Life Overtakes Me

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)

Live-Action Short Film

Brotherhood

A Sister

The Neighbours’ Widow

Saria

Nefta Football Club

Animated Short Film

Sister

Kitbull

Hair Love

Memorable

Dcera (Daughter)

Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Randy Newman (Toy Story 4)

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Elton John & Bernie Taupin (Rocketman)

I’m Standing With You – Diane Warren (Breakthrough)

Into The Unknown – Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez (Frozen 2)

Stand Up – Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cythia Erivo (Harriet)

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