Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Life&Culture | By Sue Mclaughlin

Barack Obama, Florence Pugh & More React to 2020 Oscars Nominations

Barack Obama, Florence Pugh & More React to 2020 Oscars Nominations

The 2020 Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, Feb. 9, in Hollywood and will be broadcast live on ABC. That means that all narrative features directed by women combined got three fewer nominations than Joker, a film specifically about a cis white straight man feeling disaffected by society (which ultimately results in violence we are made to cheer for). Other possibilities were Lorene Scafaria ("Hustlers") and Melina Matsoukas ("Queen & Slim").

It's been a tough awards season for Beyonce and Jennifer Lopez.

"Parasite" was nominated in both the Best Picture and Best International Picture, and Bong Joon Ho also picked up a nod for Best Director and Best Original Screenplay alongside Jin Won Han. "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" received nods for actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as well as Best Picture, while "The Irishman" received nominations for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci as Supporting Actors, as well as Directing, Best Picture and Cinematography.

Renee Zellweger was nominated for her portrayal of showbiz legend Judy Garland in Judy - for which she also already received a Golden Globe at the beginning of January.

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Todd Phillips' much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash "Joker" topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations, while Martin Scorsese's elegiac crime epic "The Irishman", Quentin Tarantino's 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale "Once Upon a Hollywood" and Sam Mendes' World War I tale "1917" all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece. In Hollywood, Ford v Ferrari, and 1917.

"Frozen 2": The mega-successful follow-up to "Frozen" has earned more than $1 billion worldwide, but was not nominated for best animated feature.

Kathy Bates: Some were surprised to hear the "Richard Jewell" actress' name called Monday morning.

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