‘Joker’ Leads Academy Awards Race With 11 Nominations So Consider Us Beclowned


Another year, another set of nominations, another chance to argue with loved ones and total strangers. That’s right, my lovelies: the list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony has been revealed, highlighting yet another chaotic year of cinema.

Joker has swept up with eleven nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, and Best Director for Todd Phillips.

Phillips himself sidles up against The Irishman‘s director Martin Scorsese, whose earlier work served as a clear influence on the supervillain flick. Expect mayhem if Phillips gets the nod.

Elsewhere, Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood has done real well for itself, along with Golden Globes hit 1917. 

Scarlett Johansson racked up acting nominations in both the lead and support categories for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, respectively, while her Marriage Story co-star Adam Driver is also in the mix for Best Actor.

As for notable exclusions? Well, shit, there’s enough there for a whole other article. For now, pop your eyes onto this:

Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood


Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker
Sam Mendes – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

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

Actress in a Leading Role

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

Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day In The Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Actress in a Supporting Role

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

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Animated Feature Film

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


Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman
Lawrence Scher – Joker
Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse
Roger Deakins – 1917
Robert Richardson – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Costume Design

Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson – The Irishman
Mayes C. Rubeo – Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges – Joker
Jacqueline Durran – Little Women
Arianne Phillips – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Documentary (Feature)

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

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

Film Editing

Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland – Ford V Ferrari
Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman
Tom Eagles – Jojo Rabbit
Jeff Groth – Joker
Yang Jinmo – Parasite

International Feature Film

Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain And Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker – Bombshell
Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou – Joker
Jeremy Woodhead – Judy
Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White – Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil
Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole – 1917

Music (Original Score)

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker
Alexandre Desplat – Little Women
Randy Newman – Marriage Story
Thomas Newman – 1917
John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Music (Original Song)

Randy Newman – I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away from Toy Story 4
Elton John and Bernie Taupin – (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again from Rocketman
Dianne Warren – I’m Standing With You from Breakthrough
Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – Into The Unknown from Frozen II
Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo – Stand Up from Harriet

Production Design

Bob Shaw and Regina Graves – The Irishman
Ra Vincent and Nora Sopková – Jojo Rabbit
Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales – 1917
Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won Woo – Parasite

Short Film (Animated)

Daria Kashcheeva – Dcera (Daughter)
Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver – Hair Love
Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson – Kitbull
Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre – Memorable
Siqi Song – Sister

Short Film (Live Action)

Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon – Brotherhood
Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi – Nefta Football Club
Marshall Curry – The Neighbor’s Window
Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre – Saria
Delphine Girard – A Sister

Sound Editing

Donald Sylvester – Ford V Ferrari
Alan Robert Murray – Joker
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate – 1917
Wylie Stateman – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Matthew Wood and David Acord – Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Sound Mixing

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano – Ad Astra
Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow – Ford V Ferrari
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland – Joker
Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson – 1917
Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Visual Effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick – Avengers: Endgame
Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli – The Irishman
Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman – The Lion King
Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy – 1917
Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy – Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman
Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker
Greta Gerwig – Little Women
Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Rian Johnson – Knives Out
Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won – Parasite