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Here are the 2020 Oscar Nominations
Film awards season is finally upon us, reaching a climax with the annual Academy Awards, entertainment’s biggest night. The prestigious Oscar is fawned over by many but very few in film ever get the chance to win one, and this year’s nominees are some of the best in the business.
‘Joker’, Todd Phillips and Warner Bros. comic book psychological thriller leads the pack with 11 nominations, with ‘The Irishman’, ‘1917’, and ‘Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood’ following right behind with 10 nominations each. The best-picture category this year is particularly stacked, having nine different films attempting to take the top spot. A dark horse this year is director Bong Joon-Ho’s ‘Parasite’ a dark comedy psychological thriller that commentates on class inequality in South Korea. The film’s six nominations displays some progress towards diversity– the Oscar’s consistent complaint. Netflix’s ‘Marriage Story’ was also nominated for quite a few awards, displaying the growing prowess of Netflix’s film inventory.
As with most of the years past, much debate has spawned over the extreme lack of diversity in the nominees this year. The only person of color nominated was Cynthia Erivo for her role as Harriet Tubman in ‘Harriet’. In the directing category, no women were nominated, a major shock for fans of Greta Gerwig, the director of the acclaimed ‘Little Women’. Overlooked in the acting categories were the likes of Lupita Nyong’o for her role in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’, Eddie Murphy in ‘Dolemite Is My Name’, and Awkwafina in ‘The Farewell’. Lulu Wang, the director of ‘The Farewell’ was also snubbed for a directing nomination.
For the full list of Oscar nominees, see their official website. Make sure to tune in to ABC at 7 P.M., Sunday, February 9th, to watch the full awards show. Much like last year’s award ceremony, there will be no host.