Academy Awards 2020: Margot Robbie leads Australian Oscars nominations

Carla Harmon
January 14, 2020

Netflix looks like a serious contender at this year's Academy Awards, with its films receiving 24 nominations - more than any other Hollywood studio.

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is the first Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar - and it also makes history by picking up nods in a variety of prestigious categories beyond worldwide film, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay.

"The Irishman" received 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Director (Martin Scorsese), Actor in a Supporting Role (Al Pacino and Joe Pesci), Adapted Screenplay (Steven Zaillian) and Visual Effects. As for Best Picture, likely nominees include The Irishman, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Parasite and Marriage Story.

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards are being announced Monday morning in Los Angeles beginning at 5:18 a.m. PST (8:18 a.m. EST).

Cate Blanchett, 50, also missed out on Oscars recognition, after being previously nominated in the "Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy" category at the Golden Globes for film, Where'd You Go, Bernadette.

Green Book was named best picture, while Britain's Olivia Colman won best actress for The Favourite. "The Lighthouse" nominated for best cinematography.

"American Factory", which is the first documentary to be released by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

"It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve", tweeted former president Barack Obama, adding he was "glad" to see the nomination.

The ceremony will not be led by a host this year, following the controversy over comedian Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets last year, which began circulating on the internet after he was announced as the 2019 ceremony's host. The once-again-hostless 92nd Academy Awards are February 9 at the Dolby Theater at Hollywood & Highland.

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