Check out the full list of 2020’s Oscar nominees


The nominees for the 2020 Academy Awards have been announced and Todd Phillips’ Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations including Best Picture, Director and Actor for Joaquin Phoenix.

Sam Mendes’ 1917, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman, and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood are hot on its heels with 10 nominations each including Best Picture and Director.

The fairly unsurprising attention given to proven Oscar veteran filmmakers unfortunately pushed women largely out of the running. Greta Gerwig missed a second shot at the directing title for Little Women while Marielle Heller’s A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood only got one nom for Academy darling Tom Hanks’ performance. As for Lorene Scafaria’s standout hit Hustlers and Lulu Wang’s Golden Globe winner The Farewell, they ended up with lemons.

However, there are plenty of nifty surprises from this list of nominees. South Korea’s Parasite, Flicks’ favourite film of 2019, landed itself 6 nominations including Best Picture and Director—a feat that doesn’t come around too often for foreign language films. Netflix animated titles Klaus and I Lost My Body both scored a nomination for Best Animated Feature while Frozen II got only a single nomination for its song Into the Unknown.

The Academy Awards ceremony will screen and stream live in Aotearoa via TVNZ Duke 10 February.

And the nominees are…


Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari

1917

The Irishman

Joker

Jojo Rabbit

Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Sam Mendes – 1917

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Todd Phillips – Joker

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Best Actress

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Best Original Screenplay

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

1917 – Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian

Joker – Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi

Little Women – Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten

Best International Film

Corpus Christi – Poland

Honeyland – North Macedonia

Les Misérables – France

Pain and Glory – Spain

Parasite – South Korea

Best Animated Feature Film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Best Documentary — Feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama

Honeyland

Best Cinematography

The Irishman

Joker

The Lighthouse

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Film Editing

Ford V Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Parasite

Best Production Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

1917

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell

Joker

Judy

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

1917

Best Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

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 II

“Stand Up” – Harriet

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 Documentary — Short Subject

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 Film

Brotherhood

Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors’ Window

Saria

A Sister

Best Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love

Kitbull

Memorable

Sister