Academy Award Nominations 2020: ‘Joker’ Leads The Way! Oscar’s Biggest Snubs As Well! Here’s The Complete List!

The 92nd Oscar Nominations Are Here!

Nominations for the 92nd Oscars were announced Monday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and there were as usual some big winners and losers…

“Joker” led the way with 11 total nominations. Three movies tied for the second- most with 10: the Martin Scorsese mobster movie “The Irishman”, Sam Mendes’ World War I epic “1917” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time In…Hollywood.”

The Academy unveiled nominations in 24 categories this morning – including Best Picture, which had nine films this year. Along with those already mentioned add “Ford V Ferrari”, “Jojo Rabbit”,”Little Women”, “Marriage Story” and “Parasite.”

Brad Pitt and Renee Zellwegger are considered frontrunners for Best Supporting Actor and Best Actress, and Joachim Phoenix is widely considered a lock for Best Actor for “Joker.”

2020’s Biggest Snubs!

As always, there were snubs: no Robert DeNiro or Jennifer Lopez, and once again there were NO female Directors up for Best Director.

Gerwig was nominated in the Adapted Screenplay category, but the lack of women in the directing category is noticeable once again.

There is also a lot of talk this morning about the lack of diversity once again this year in the acting’s categories. Awkwafina was snubbed for her role in “The Farewell”, and while “Parasite” received lots of nominations, there were NONE for acting.

Here is a good look at all of the snubs, thanks to the Reporters at

If you are a completist who wants ALL of the nominations, here you go!

Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari
A 20th Century Fox Production
Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

The Irishman
Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

Jojo Rabbit
(Fox Searchlight)
A Defender Films/Piki Films Production
Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

(Warner Bros)
A Joint Effort Production
Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

Little Women
(Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Columbia Pictures/Regency Enterprises Production
Amy Pascal, Producer

Marriage Story
A Netflix/HeyDay Films Production
Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

(Universal/Amblin Partners)
A DreamWorks Pictures Production
Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Columbia Pictures Production
David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

A Barunson E&A Production
Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers


The Irishman (Netflix)
Martin Scorsese

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Todd Phillips

(Universal/Amblin Partners)
Sam Mendes

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Quentin Tarantino

Parasite (Neon)
Bong Joon Ho

Actress in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo
Harriet (Focus Features)

Scarlett Johansson
Marriage Story (Netflix)

Saoirse Ronan
Little Women
(Sony Pictures Releasing)

Charlize Theron
Bombshell (Lionsgate)

Renée Zellweger
Judy (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)

Actor in a Leading Role

Antonio Banderas
Pain and Glory (Sony Pictures Classics)

Leonardo DiCaprio
Once upon a Time in Hollywood
(Sony Pictures Releasing)

Adam Driver
Marriage Story

Joaquin Phoenix
Joker (Warner Bros.)

Jonathan Pryce
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates
Richard Jewell
(Warner Bros.)

Laura Dern
Marriage Story (Netflix)

Scarlett Johansson
Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)

Florence Pugh
Little Women
(Sony Pictures Releasing)

Margot Robbie
Bombshell (Lionsgate)

Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hanks
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Anthony Hopkins
The Two Popes (Netflix)

Al Pacino
The Irishman (Netflix)

Joe Pesci
The Irishman (Netflix)

Brad Pitt
Once upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman (Netflix)
Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Little Women (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes (Netflix)
Written by Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay

Knives Out (Lionsgate)
Written by Rian Johnson

Marriage Story (Netflix)
Written by Noah Baumbach

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Written by Quentin Tarantino

Parasite (Neon)
Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won
Story by Bong Joon Ho


The Irishman (Netflix)
Rodrigo Prieto

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse (A24)
Jarin Blaschke

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Roger Deakins

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Robert Richardson

Original Song

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4 (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman (Paramount)
Music by Elton John
Lyric by Bernie Taupin

“I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from Frozen 2 (Walt Disney)
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up” from Harriet (Focus Features)
Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Original Score

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Hildur Guðnadóttir

Little Women (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story (Netflix)
Randy Newman

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
John Williams

Documentary Feature

American Factory (Netflix)
A Higher Ground Productions and Participant Media Production
Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

The Cave (National Geographic)
A National Geographic Documentary Films/Danish Documentary Production in co-production with Ma.Ja.De/Hecat Studio Paris/Madam Films Production
Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)
A Busca Vida Filmes in association with Violet Films Production
Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

For Sama (PBS Distribution/Channel 4/Frontline)
A Channel 4 News/ITN Productions/Channel 4/Frontline/PBS Production
Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Honeyland (Neon)
A Pharmachem/Apolo Media/Trice Films Production
Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas

Documentary Short Subject

In the Absence
A Field of Vision Production
Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl) (A+E Networks)
A Grain Media Production
Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Life Overtakes Me (Netflix)
A Stylo Films Production
John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

St. Louis Superman” (MTV Documentary Films/AJE Witness)
An AJE Witness and Meralta Films Production
Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Walk Run Cha-Cha (The New York Times Op-Docs)
A Concordia Studio Production
Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Live Action Short Film

Brotherhood (Travelling, les films qui voyagent)
A Midi La Nuit/Cinetelefilms/Laika Film & Television Production
Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Nefta Football Club
A Les Valseurs Production
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

The Neighbors’ Window
A Marshall Curry Production
Marshall Curry

A Hungry Man Inc. Production
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A Sister
A Versus Production
Delphine Girard

Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal)
Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

I Lost My Body (Netflix)
Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

Klaus (Netflix)
Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

Missing Link (United Artists Releasing)
Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

Toy Story 4 (Disney)
Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter) (Miyu Distribution)
A FAMU/MAUR Film Production
Daria Kashcheeva

Hair Love (Sony Pictures Releasing)
A Matthew A. Cherry Entertainment/Lion Forge Animation/Blue Key Entertainment Production
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Kitbull (Disney)
A Pixar Animation Studios Production
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

A Vivement Lundi ! Production
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

A California Institute of the Arts Production
Siqi Song

Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari (Walt Disney)
Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

The Irishman (Netflix)
Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Tom Eagles

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Jeff Groth

Parasite (Neon)
Yang Jinmo

International Feature

Corpus Christi
An Aurum Film Production

A Pharmachem/Apolo Media/Trice Films Production
North Macedonia

Les Misérables
An SRAB Films Production

Pain and Glory
An El Primer Deseo/El Deseo Production

A Barunson E&A Production
South Korea

Production Design

The Irishman (Netflix)
Production Design: Bob Shaw
Set Decoration: Regina Graves

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Production Design: Ra Vincent
Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Production Design: Dennis Gassner
Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Once upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Production Design: Barbara Ling
Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Parasite (Neon)
Production Design: Lee Ha Jun
Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Costume Design

The Irishman (Netflix)
Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
Mayes C. Rubeo

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Mark Bridges

Little Women
(Sony Pictures Releasing)
Jacqueline Durran

Once upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Arianne Phillip

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame (Disney)
Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

The Irishman (Netflix)
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

The Lion King (Walt Disney)
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell (Lionsgate)
Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

Judy (LD Entertainment and Roadside Attractions)
Jeremy Woodhead

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (Disney)
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra (Disney)
Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

Ford v Ferrari (Disney)
Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
(Sony Pictures Releasing)
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari (Walt Disney)
Donald Sylvester

Joker (Warner Bros.)
Alan Robert Murray

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners)
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing)
Wylie Stateman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Disney)
Matthew Wood and David Acord

This is also when I remind everyone that there have been 13 Oscar nominations in history for X-rated films…here they are:

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22 replies

  1. I’m always so excited for award’s season, but I don’t think this year is going to live up to last year. Still, there are a lot of actors I like who are nominated. It just seems like a lot of the same faces that we’ve seen over the past few years rather than up and comers or people long overdue for an Oscar.


  2. thanks for the list. like you, I feel like the female directors need to be recognized. disappointing, and I loved ‘farewell’ for many reasons. our local art house always runs a series of the shorts and I love seeing them and choosing personal favorites.

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  3. Snubs in the women and African American categories are a shame. Although, I don’t care for Greta’s work, so I don’t know if it has to do with marketing or what, but I honestly don’t know of many women films this year! That’s a shame. As far as the frontrunner’s go, I believe Joaquin and Renee will win. Best film, director, cinematographer will go to 1917.

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    • Others have pointed out that we should only care about the best PERSON, regardless of race or gender…I was only pointing out to them that it IS an issue that is getting lots of conversation today, whether anyone agrees with it. The other film that was a possibility was “The Farewell” which was well liked but it didn’t get anything…


      • That is a film I’ve been meaning to watch. From the storyline and blogger reviews, I am sure you are right!


      • Also Hustlers (no noms despite J-Lo being widely praised) and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (only one nom, for Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers). Both of those women-directed films got really great reviews, though admittedly not as great as 2/3 of the Best Picture contenders.

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      • Yes, both were very well done…I liked “Hustlers” much more than I expected to – and J-Lo gave a career performance, certainly better than Kathy Bates in “Richard Jewell” – thanks for your thoughts!


  4. Thanks for that extensive listing, John. I am going to see 1917 this week, but I haven’t yet seen Tarantino’s film, nor The Joker. I pay less attention than ever to the Oscars now. It seems to have become very political, and over-concerned about ‘diversity’. If a film is good, it’s good. I don’t care if the star is black or white, or if it was directed by a man or woman.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. 9 February, that is my wedding anniversary so I am sure it will be a great celebration [smile]. The Joker sounds like it is a good choice, my husband really enjoyed it. Maybe the films directed by women weren’t as good as those directed by men this year? I don’t like this focus on male and female, it should be the BEST people who are nominated.

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    • Well, I agree in principle, but the issue is that women are NEVER acknowledged by this overwhelmingly white male branch of the Academy. Greta Gerwig’s direction of “Little Women” is beautiful, and even if the other 5 nominees are also worthy, the issue is the lack of diversity in that branch of the Academy, and a clear reluctance to become more diverse

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      • Hi John, in that context, it is, of course, a bad thing. I am surprised – I thought America was more progressive than this.

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      • Some of it is, but the Academy is still heavily made up of older white men – and they are SLOW to change…again, I’m all for the best PERSON period, but there is evidence of an “aversion” to acknowledging others to be sure…they vote for themselves – in the old days the studios would demand that every employee vote ONLY for their studio films!


    • I agree that the focus should be on the best PEOPLE, at the same time I don’t feel it’s due to a lack of great movies (some f the best, too) directed by women, in pretty much every genre: The Hurt Locker, Chocolat, Wonder Woman (had to include that one 😉 ), The Piano, pretty much anything by Penny Marshall, the classic Wayne’s World, Bridget Jones Diary, and I’m just getting started! 🙂

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