Oscar Nominations 2020: Surprises, Snubs, and 'Joker' Leads the Pack

Oscar Nominations 2020: Surprises, Snubs, and 'Joker' Leads the Pack

Other movies that each received 10 Oscar nominations included The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and 1917.

Joker leads the award nominations race with 11 nods.

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.

Another Netflix movie, "Marriage Story", received six nominations - Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Adam Driver), Actress in a Leading Role (Scarlett Johansson), Actress in a Supporting Role (Laura Dern), Original Screenplay (Noah Baumbach) and Original Score (Randy Newman).

Many Twitter users expressed disappointment that for the second year in a row, no women were nominated for the Best Director category, whose contestants this year are Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes, Phillips and "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho.

The cast of Little Women.

Last week, the British Film Academy was criticized for its nominations' lack of diversity; all best picture contenders were directed by men and not a single person of color was among the nominated actors.

Until "Harriet" star Cynthia Erivo was announced as a nominee for best actress, it was looking increasingly likely that the Oscars were heading for a repeat of the #OscarsSoWhite controversy that drove the Academy to aggressively begin diversifying its membership four years ago. Other documentaries that have been nominated for the same category include "The Cave", "The Edge of Democracy", "For Sama" and "Honeyland".

Nominations have been announced in eight categories so far, with the remaining 16 shortlists to follow shortly. It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground.

After today's noms are unveiled, final Oscar voting kicks off January 30 and ends February 4 at 5 PM PT.

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