Joker leads the nominations for this year’s Academy Awards with 11 nods
The DC Comics origins tale will contest for the coveted Best Picture accolade alongside Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 – which follow narrowly behind with 10 spots on the shortlists – as well as Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, and Parasite.
All thee of the most nominated films have also scored places on the Best Director shortlist for Todd Phillips (Joker), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Sam Mendes (1917, alongside Bong Joon-ho for Parasite and The Irishman helmsman Martin Scorsese.
Joaquin Phoenix – who has already won a string of awards for his performance in Joker is up for the Actor in a Leading Role award alongside Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and Jonathan Pryce, (The Two Popes).
Joker’s other nominations come in categories including Adapted Screenplay, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Costume Design and Cinematography
Scarlett Johansson has been nominated for two awards, Actress in a Leading Role for Marriage Story – in which she faces competition from Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell) and Renée Zellweger (Judy) and Actress in a Supporting Role for Jojo Rabbit.
In the latter category, the shortlist also includes her Marriage Story co-star Laura Dern, as well as Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Florence Pugh (Little Women) and Margot Robbie (Bombshell).
The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci will go head-to-head for Actor in a Supporting Role, with the category also offering places on the shortlist for Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes) and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
The nominations were revealed on Monday, 13 January by Issa Rae and John Cho on behalf of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, this year’s Best Picture contenders include something for everyone: prestige dramas and superheroes, foreign films and more Netflix than you can shake a stick at.
The 92nd Academy Awards – which will have no host for the second year in a row – take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February.
92nd Academy Awards select list of nominations:
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Jong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
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 Neighborhood
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
Knives Out, Written by Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, Written by Noah Baumbach
1917, Written by Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Written by Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won
The Irishman, Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit, Screenplay by Taika Waititi
Joker, Written by Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Little Women, Screenplay by Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes, Written by Anthony McCarten
Animated Feature Film:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Toy Story 4
Author: BANG Showbiz