“Joker” received 11 Academy Award nominations, including Joaquin Phoenix for best actor. (Courtesy Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.)

‘Joker’ tops this year’s Oscar nominations

‘1917,’ ‘Irishman,’ ‘Once Upon a Time’ close behind

An awards season that had been short on clarity and long on surprises came into focus Monday morning as the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced, with nine films representing a wide range of genres earning best picture nods and the dark comic-book smash “Joker” leading the field with 11 nominations.

Following closely behind with 10 nominations apiece, including best picture, are the World War I epic “1917,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s fantasia “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood” and Martin Scorsese’s gangster epic “The Irishman.” Along with “Joker,” the other nominees for best picture are “Ford v Ferrari,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story” and “Parasite,” the latter of which became the first South Korean film to earn a nod for the academy’s top prize.

Nominees for director are Scorsese, Todd Phillips (“Joker”), Sam Mendes (“1917”), Tarantino and Bong Joon Ho (“Parasite”). It was a shutout for female directors, with potential nominees including Greta Gerwig (“Little Women”), Lulu Wang (“The Farewell”) and Marielle Heller (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”) failing to make the cut.

In the fiercely competitive lead actor category, Antonio Banderas (“Pain and Glory”), Leonardo DiCaprio (“Once Upon a Time”), Adam Driver (“Marriage Story”), Joaquin Phoenix (“Joker”) and Jonathan Pryce (“The Two Popes”) all scored nominations.

Nominees for lead actress are Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”), Scarlett Johansson (“Marriage Story”), Soairse Ronan (“Little Women”), Charlize Theron (“Bombshell”) and Renee Zellweger (“Judy”).

The supporting actress nominees are Kathy Bates (“Richard Jewell”), Laura Dern (“Marriage Story”), Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”), Florence Pugh (“Little Women”) and Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”). In one of the morning’s notable snubs, Jennifer Lopez, who had been considered a strong contender for her performance in “Hustlers,” failed to earn a nod.

Johansson’s nominations for lead and supporting actress, which are her first Oscar nominations, make her only the 12th performer to earn double nominations for acting in a single year. (The last performer to achieve it was Cate Blanchett in 2007.)

The supporting actor nominees are Tom Hanks (“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”), Anthony Hopkins (“The Two Popes”), Al Pacino (“The Irishman”), Joe Pesci (“The Irishman”) and Brad Pitt (“Once Upon a Time”).

On the diversity front, the academy narrowly avoided a reprise of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that had dogged it in recent years. But only by a single nomination. With Lopez left off the list, along with such other contenders as “The Farewell” star Awkwafina and “Us” star Lupita Nyong’o and “Just Mercy” supporting actor Jamie Foxx, Erivo was the only person of color among this year’s acting nominees.

Netflix made a strong showing with 24 nominations, the most of any studio. But although the streaming giant has made steady gains in its pursuit of Oscar glory _ last year it earned 15 nominations, and in 2018 it earned eight _ it remains to be seen whether it can go the distance and take home the best picture trophy it has long coveted. At this year’s Golden Globes, Netflix managed to convert its 17 film nominations into just a single win.

Nominees for international feature are “Corpus Christi” (Poland), “Honeyland” (North Macedonia), “Les Miserables” (France), “Pain and Glory” (Spain) and “Parasite” (South Korea). Mati Diop’s supernatural romance “Atlantics,” which Netflix acquired for release out of the Cannes Film Festival, was among the most notable snubs after it cracked the category’s 10-film shortlist of potential nominees.

On the nonfiction side, the nominees for documentary feature are “American Factory,” “The Cave,” “The Edge of Democracy,” “For Sama” and “Honeyland.” The academy’s documentary branch has a well-documented history of snubbing commercial successes, and this year’s box office hit “Apollo 11” _ like last year’s “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” _ failed to earn a nod.

The animation category delivered another unexpected snub, with the juggernaut sequel “Frozen 2,” which recently became the highest-grossing animated film of all time worldwide, failing to earn a nomination. The nominees are “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,” “I Lost My Body,” “Klaus,” “Missing Link” and “Toy Story 4.”

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Feb. 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, televised live ABC starting at 3:30 p.m. Pacific Time.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Actor, 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

Actor, supporting role

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Brad Pitt, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

Actress, leading role

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Actress, supporting role

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Aaimated feature film

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World — Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

I Lost My Body — Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

Klaus — Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

Missing Link — Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

Toy Story 4 — Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera


The Irishman — Rodrigo Prieto

Joker — Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse — Jarin Blaschke

1917 — Roger Deakins

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Robert Richardson

Costume design

The Irishman — Sandy Powell And Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit — Mayes C. Rubeo

Joker — Mark Bridges

Little Women — Jacqueline Durran

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Arianne Phillips


The Irishman — Martin Scorsese

Joker — Todd Phillips

1917 — Sam Mendes

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino

Parasite — Bong Joon Ho

Documentary feature

American Factory — Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

The Cave — Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

The Edge Of Democracy — Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

For Sama — Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Honeyland — Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Documentary short

In The Absence — Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl) — Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

Life Overtakes Me — John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

St. Louis Superman — Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

Walk Run Cha-Cha — Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Film editing

Ford V Ferrari — Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

The Irishman — Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit — Tom Eagles

Joker — Jeff Groth

Parasite — Yang Jinmo

International feature film

Corpus Christi, Poland, Directed by Jan Komasa

Honeyland, North Macedonia, Directed by Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa

Les Misérables, France, Directed by Ladj Ly,

Pain and Glory, Spain, Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

Parasite, South Korea, Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Makeup and hairstyling

Bombshell — Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

Joker — Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

Judy — Jeremy Woodhead

Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil — Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

1917 — Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Original score

Joker — Hildur Guðnadóttir

Little Women — Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story — Randy Newman

1917 — Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — John Williams

Original song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4, Randy Newman

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman, Elton John, Bernie Taupin

I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough, Diane Warren

Into The Unknown from Frozen Iim Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez

Stand Up from Harriet, Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo

Best motion picture

Ford V Ferrari — Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

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

Jojo Rabbit 00 Carthew Neal And Taika Waititi, Producers

Joker — Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

Little Women — Amy Pascal, Producer

Marriage Story — Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum Mcdougall, Producer

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — David Heyman, Shannon Mcintosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

Parasite — Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Production design

The Irishman — Production Design: Bob Shaw, Set Decoration: Regina Graves

Jojo Rabbit — Production Design: Ra Vincent, Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

1917 — Production Design: Dennis Gassner, Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Production Design: Barbara Ling, Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

Parasite — Production Design: Lee Ha Jun, Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Short film, animated

Dcera (Daughter) — Daria Kashcheeva

Hair Love — Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Kitbull — Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

Memorable — Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

Sister — Siqi Song

Short film, live action

Brotherhood — Meryam Joobeur And Maria Gracia Turgeon

Nefta Football Club — Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

The Neighbors’ Window — Marshall Curry

Saria — Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A Sister — Delphine Girard

Sound editing

Ford V Ferrari — Donald Sylvester

Joker — Alan Robert Murray

1917 — Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Wylie Stateman

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker — Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound mixing

Ad Astra— Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

Ford V Ferrari — Paul Massey, David Giammarco And Steven A. Morrow

Joker — Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

1917 — Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

Visual effects

Avengers: Endgame — Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

The Irishman — Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

The Lion King — Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

1917 — Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Screenplay, adapted

The Irishman — Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit — Aika Waititi

Joker — Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Little Women — Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes — Anthony Mccarten

Screenplay, original

Knives Out — Rian Johnson

Marriage Story — Noah Baumbach

1917 — Written By Sam Mendes Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino

Parasite — Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

Movies and TV

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