'Joker' tops Oscar nominations with 11; three other films get 10

  • Movies
  • Monday, 13 Jan 2020

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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 Time In Hollywood and Sam Mendes' World War I tale 1917 all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece.

Those four were among the nine films nominated for best picture, in nominations announced Monday to the 92nd Academy Awards. The others were: Parasite, Little Women, Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit and Ford v Ferrari.

While Joker was expected to do well Monday, the academy's overwhelming support for a movie that was far from a critical favourite was unexpected. The film's nominations included best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best director for Phillips.

For the 87th time, the academy selected all-male directing nominees despite a year in which women made historic gains behind the camera. The most likely candidate was Greta Gerwig (Little Women), who was the last woman nominated, two years ago for Lady Bird. Congratulations to those men, said Issa Rae, who presented the nominees alongside John Cho.

There were some surprises. Frozen 2, the highest grossing animated film ever, was passed over. Beyonce (The Lion King) missed out on her first Oscar nomination, for best song. And most glaringly, Jennifer Lopez, long considered a supporting actress front-runner for her performance in Hustlers, was denied her first Oscar nomination. – AP

Here is the full list of nominees:

Best Picture
Actor In A Leading Role
  • 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
Actress In A Leading Role
  • Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
  • Charlize Theron, Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger, Judy
Actor In A Supporting Role
  • Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
  • Al Pacino, The Irishman
  • Joe Pesci, The Irishman
  • Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Actress In A Supporting Role
  • Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
  • Laura Dern, Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh, Little Women
  • Margot Robbie, Bombshell
  • Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
  • Todd Phillips, Joker
  • Sam Mendes, 1917
  • Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Bong Joon Ho, Parasite
Animated Feature Film
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Just Mercy
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes
Writing (Original Screenplay)
  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite
  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • The Lighthouse
  • 1917
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Documentary (Feature)
  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland
Documentary (Short Subject)
  • In The Absence
  • Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha
Short Film (Live Action)
  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister
Short Film (Animated)
  • Dcera
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister
International Feature Film
  • Corpus Christi
  • Honeyland
  • Les Miserables
  • Pain and Glory
  • Parasite
Film Editing
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite
Sound Editing
Sound Mixing
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Production Design
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
  • Parasite
Music (Original Score)
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Music (Original Song)
  • I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away, from Toy Story 4
  • I’m Gonna Love Me Again, from Rocketman
  • I’m Standing With You, from Breakthrough
  • Into The Unknown, from Frozen 2
  • Stand Up, from Harriet
Makeup And Hairstyling
Costume Design
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Visual Effects
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