Oscar 2020 Nominees: Female Directors Snubbed While Joker Receives 11 Nominations

Todd Phillip’s Joker has shown that comic films mean business as it has landed itself with 11 Academy Award nominations. Despite mixed reviews and a plethora of controversy, it is now a strong contender to win in its various categories. But it is up against equally strong films as below:

Best Picture: 

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best actor

  • 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

Best actress

  • Cynthia Erivo – Harriet
  • Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story
  • Saoirse Ronan – Little Women
  • Charlize Theron – Bombshell
  • Renee Zellweger – Judy

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Best director

  • The Irishman – Martin Scorsese
  • Joker – Todd Phillips
  • 1917 – Sam Mendes
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino
  • Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

Best supporting actor

  • 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

Best supporting actress

  • Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell
  • Laura Dern – Marriage Story
  • Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit
  • Florence Pugh – Little Women
  • Margot Robbie – Bombshell

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Best adapted screenplay

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • The Two Popes

Best original screenplay

  • Knives Out
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best animated feature

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  • I Lost My Body
  • Klaus
  • Missing Link
  • Toy Story 4

Best cinematography

  • The Irishman
  • Joker
  • The Lighthouse
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

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Best costume design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best documentary feature

  • American Factory
  • The Cave
  • The Edge of Democracy
  • For Sama
  • Honeyland

Best editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • Joker
  • Parasite

Best international feature film

  • Corpus Christi – Poland
  • Honeyland – North Macedonia
  • Les Miserables – France
  • Pain and Glory – Spain
  • Parasite – South Korea

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  • 1917

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Best original score

  • Joker
  • Little Women
  • Marriage Story
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best original song

  • I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away – Toy Story 4
  • (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – Rocketman
  • I’m Standing With You – Breakthrough
  • Into the Unknown – Frozen 2
  • Stand Up – Harriet

Best production design

  • The Irishman
  • Jojo Rabbit
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Parasite

Best sound editing

  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best sound mixing

  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari
  • Joker
  • 1917
  • Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best visual effects

  • Avengers: Endgame
  • The Irishman
  • The Lion King
  • 1917
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

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Best animated short

  • Dcera (Daughter)
  • Hair Love
  • Kitbull
  • Memorable
  • Sister

Best documentary short

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best live action short

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

We at Sszeemedia always love to promote the work that our female geniuses create in the entertainment field and it is a shame that some of the best female directors have once again been ignored by the Academy, especially as many of their films such as Greta Gerwig’s Little Women have been nominated for other awards. On a personal note, I am also disappointed that Lupita Nyong’o didn’t receive a nomination for her excellent dual performance in Us and Taron Egerton’s performance as Elton John in Rocketman was ignored. I am pleased to see that Lion King has been recognised for its visual effects despite the mixed reception.

What are your opinions? Who do you think got snubbed this year? Who do you want to win? Let us know in the comments!

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