Oscars 2020: Nominations announcement under way

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2020

The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement capped months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, revealing which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood's ultimate prize next month.

Movie lovers expected films like "Once Upon A Time.In Hollywood" and actresses like Scarlett Johansson to score Oscar nominations, but the "Beyhive" may not be too pleased that Beyoncé did not make the cut.

It's already in the history books as the first South Korean film to be nominated for either best picture or best global film.

Much of the focus so far this award season has been on the lack of women and ethnic minority filmmakers honored.

The cast of Little Women.


A look at some of the historic achievements and trivial tidbits from Monday's nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards.

The five nominees for Best Director also represent the leaders in the overall nomination count.

"Little Women" acting nominee Florence Pugh told Variety she was "happy that everybody is upset" over Gerwig's snub.

"Bombshell", the female-led drama which depicts the sexual harassment scandal that ousted Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, was a surprise absence from the best picture list.

If it wins, Parasite would become the first foreign-language film to win the Oscar for best picture.


In the past 10 years, the only woman nominated was Greta Gerwig in 2017 for Lady Bird.

Tom Hanks, nominated for best supporting actor for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", has been nominated for six acting Oscars, winning twice, but this is the first time he has been nominated in the supporting actor category.

Another actress who fans were hoping would land a nomination is Jennifer Lopez. "I couldn't even get an Oscar nomination because these bougie b****es think that they're better than me".

The nominees for documentary feature are: "American Factory"; "The Cave"; "The Edge of Democracy"; "For Sama"; "Honeyland".

Voting for winners - in which all members can vote in every category - begins January 30, closing five days later. You know we're probably going to watch the February 9th ceremony anyway - but if the night doesn't end with the words "and the Oscar for best picture goes to.Parasite", you can be certain our knives will be out.


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