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.

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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:

Best Picture:

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Joker

Little Women

Marriage Story

1917

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Parasite

Best Director:

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

Original Screenplay:

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

Adapted Screenplay:

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

Klaus

Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Author: BANG Showbiz