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

What's missing from this year's Oscar nominations

What's missing from this year's Oscar nominations

Not only is Joker up for best picture, but it's also been nominated for the achievement in directing, film editing, costume design, cinematography, makeup and hairstyling, sound editing, and sound mixing awards.

The best actor contenders are Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).

The best actress nominees are Erivo and Ronan alongside Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story, Charlize Theron for Bombshell and Renee Zellweger for Judy. JLo was expected to receive a nomination for Actress in a Supporting Role.

The nominees for best supporting actress are: Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"; Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"; Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"; Florence Pugh, "Little Women"; Margot Robbie, "Bombshell".

The results for "The Irishman", "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" and "1917" were almost just as good.

Greta Gerwig's acclaimed "Little Women" adaptation has been notably absent in several award nominations announcements, although it was one of nine films nominated for the best picture Oscar. Scorsese (a one-time winner) was nominated for best director for the ninth time.

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In the history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for best director - including Gerwig, for 2017's "Lady Bird".

Best adapted screenplay is between The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women and The Two Popes.

Tom Hanks, nominated for best supporting actor for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", has been nominated for six acting Oscars, winning twice, but this is the first time he has been nominated in the supporting actor category. You can see John Cho and Issa Rae announce all of the nominees for this year's awards in the video embedded above. In Hollywood, The Irishman, Joker and Little Women.

Oscar predictions had pointed out to performances by Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, Awkwafina for The Farewell and Lupita Nyong'o in Us, but only one non-white actor was among the Academy's picks: British star Cynthia Erivo, who plays USA anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman in Harriet. In Hollywood and Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite.

The nominees for best animated feature film: "How to Train a Dragon: The Hidden World"; "Toy Story 4"; "I Lost My Body"; "Klaus"; "Missing Link".

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 9. ABC will again broadcast the show, viewership for which previous year rose 12% to 29.6 million.

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