“Joker” tallied 11 total 2020 Oscars nominations in Hollywood on Monday morning, including Best Picture, Best Directing, and Best Actor. Joaquin Phoenix won the Golden Globe for his disturbing portrayal of the Joker, and he’s the inside favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Actor at the 2020 Oscars.

2020 Oscars Nominations 1917 Joker
Actor George MacKay as a British soldier in the trenches during the World War I film, “1917”, directed by Sam Mendes. (Image: Dreamworks/Universal)

The 2020 Oscars take place in Hollywood on Feb. 9, 2020 and nine films received nominations for best picture, including “Joker,” “Ford v Ferrari,” “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “1917,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and “Parasite.”

Sam Mendes’ World War I film, “1917,” won the Golden Globe for best picture. 1917 is the early favorite to win the 2020 Oscar for Best Picture.

2020 BEST PICTURE Nominations
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood
Parasite

2020 Oscars BEST DIRECTING
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Todd Phillips (Joker)
Sam Mendes (1917)
Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood)
Bong Joon-ho (Parasite)

As expected, Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino received nominations for best director. They are joined by Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, and Bong Joon-ho. Mendes won the Golden Globe for Best Director in a Motion Picture. Mendes won an Oscar back in 1999 for his directorial debut, “American Beauty”.

Best Actor and Actress: Scarlett, Charlize, Renee, Leo, Joaquin, Antonio

The main characters bogged down in a nasty divorce from Noah Baumbach’s “Marriage Story,” played by Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, both earned nominations in their respective Oscars categories.

At the Golden Globes last weekend, Renee Zellwegger (Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama) and Joaquin Phoenix (Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama) walked away with the big awards.

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 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)

Phoenix has been the odds-on favorite to win Best Actor before Joker even hit the theaters. But could there be an upset in the Best Actress category? If anyone can pull it off, it’s Johansson.

Supporting Roles: Pacino, Pitt, Hopkins, Hanks

Laura Dern dazzled audiences with her performance as a vicious divorce attorney in “Marriage Story.” Johansson received nominations in two acting categories, including a nod for Best Supporting Actress for her role as the mother in “Jojo Rabbit.”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)
Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
Florence Pugh (Little Women)
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Actor in a Supporting Role
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
Al Pacino (The Irishman)
Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Only four actors received nominations for Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars this year. However, they’re five giants of cinema including Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, and Brad Pitt. Pitt seems like the popular pick among fans and bettors. Pitt, playing a stunt man in “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood”, earned a Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture.

The Rest of the 2020 Oscars Nominees

While most of the world focuses on the big-name directors and huge stars, there’s an entire industry of unknown people who work in Hollywood in all sorts of capacities. Those unsung heroes, like editors, screenwriters, and costume designers, get to share the stage with Hollywood’s elite once a year during the Oscars.

In the writing categories, nominees for best original screen play included “Knives Out,” “Marriage Story,” “1917,” “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood,” and “Parasite.” Tarantino won a Golden Globe for penning “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” For adapted screenplay, 2020 nominees included “The Irishman,” “Jojo Rabbit,” “Joker,” “Little Women,” and “The Two Popes.”

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

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

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

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

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

International Feature Film
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain and Glory
Parasite

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

Documentary Feature
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

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

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 II)
“Stand Up” (Harriet)

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

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