'The Joker' nabs leading 11 Oscar nods; three other films close behind with 10 each

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Todd Phillips' much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash "Joker" topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations, while Martin Scorsese's elegiac crime epic "The Irishman," Quentin Tarantino's 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" and Sam Mendes' World War I tale "1917" all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece.

Those four were among the nine films nominated for best picture, in nominations announced Monday to the 92nd Academy Awards. The others were: "Parasite," "Little Women," "Marriage Story," "Jojo Rabbit" and "Ford v Ferrari."

While "Joker" was expected to do well Monday, the academy's overwhelming support for a movie that was far from a critical favorite was unexpected. The film's nominations included best actor for Joaquin Phoenix and best director for Phillips.

The results for "The Irishman," "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" and "1917" were nearly just as good.

The 10 nominations for "The Irishman" tied the most for a Netflix film, following "Roma" last year. Scorsese (a one-time winner) was nominated for best director for the ninth time. The film also won nods for Al Pacino, Joe Pesci and its de-aging special effects.

"1917" followed up its Golden Globes win and strong opening weekend at the box office with nominations not just for its technical achievement (including Mendes' directing and Roger Deakins' cinematography) but for best screenplay, too.

"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" was also nominated in just about every category it was expected to, including Tarantino for directing and screenplay, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Brad Pitt.

For the 87th time, the academy selected all-male directing nominees despite a year in which women made historic gains behind the camera. The most likely candidate was Greta Gerwig ("Little Women"), who was the last woman nominated, two years ago for "Lady Bird." "Congratulations to those men," said Issa Rae, who presented the nominees alongside John Cho.

There were some surprises. Awkwafina, who was poised to become just the second Asian American nominated for best actress (the first, 1936 nominee Merle Oberon, hid her South Asian heritage), wasn't nominated for her acclaimed leading performance in "The Farewell." Also overlooked was "Frozen 2," the highest grossing animated film ever; Beyonce, for her "Lion King" song; or the hit documentary "Apollo 11."

Most glaringly, Jennifer Lopez, long considered a supporting actress front-runner for her performance in "Hustlers," was also denied her first Oscar nomination.

Those oversights left the Oscars with their least diverse field since the fallout of #OscarsSoWhite pushed the film academy to diversify its membership. The only actor of color nominated was Cynthia Erivo, the British actress, for her Harriet Tubman in "Harriet."

The other nominees for best actress are: Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story"; Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women"; Charlize Theron, "Bombshell"; Ren e Zellweger, "Judy."

The nominees for best actor are: Antonio Banderas, "Pain and Glory"; Leonardo DiCaprio, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"; Adam Driver, "Marriage Story"; Jonathan Pryce, "The Two Popes"; Joaquin Phoenix, "Joker."

The nominees for best supporting actress are: Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"; Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"; Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"; Florence Pugh, "Little Women"; Margot Robbie, "Bombshell."

The nominees for best supporting actor are: Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"; Anthony Hopkins, "The Two Popes,"; Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"; Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"; Al Pacino, "The Irishman".

The nominees for best international film are: "Corpus Christi," Poland; "Honeyland," North Macdeonia; "Les Miserables," France; "Pain and Glory," Spain; "Parasite," South Korea.

The best director nominees are: Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite;" Sam Mendes, "1917;" Todd Phillips, "Joker;" Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman;" Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"

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

The nominees for best animated feature film: "How to Train a Dragon: The Hidden World"; "Toy Story 4"; "I Lost My Body"; "Klaus"; "Missing Link."

This year's nominees will for the second straight year go without a host.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place Feb. 9 in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theatre. ABC will again broadcast the show, viewership for which last year rose 12% to 29.6 million.

The nominees

Complete list of nominees for 92nd Academy Awards

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Best picture: "Ford v. Ferrari;" "The Irishman;" "Jojo Rabbit;" "Joker;" "Little Women;" "Marriage Story;" "1917;"; Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood;" "Parasite."

Best actor: 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: Cynthia Erivo, "Harriet;" Scarlett Johansson, "Marriage Story;" Saoirse Ronan, "Little Women;" Charlize Theron, "Bombshell;" Renee Zellweger, "Judy"

Supporting actor: Tom Hanks, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood"; Anthony Hopkins, "The Two Popes"; Brad Pitt, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"; Joe Pesci, "The Irishman"; Al Pacino, "The Irishman".

Supporting actress: Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"; Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"; Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"; Florence Pugh, "Little Women"; Margot Robbie, "Bombshell."

Director: Bong Joon Ho, "Parasite;" Sam Mendes, "1917;" Todd Phillips, "Joker;" Martin Scorsese, "The Irishman;" Quentin Tarantino, "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood"

Adapted screenplay: "The Irishman," Steven Zaillian; "Jojo Rabbit," Taika Waititi; "Joker," Todd Phillips, Scott Silver; "Just Mercy," Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham; "Little Women," Greta Gerwig; "The Two Popes," Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay: "Knives Out," Rian Johnson; "Marriage Story," Noah Baumbach; "1917," Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns; "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," Quentin Tarantino; "Parasite," Bong Joon-ho and Jin Won Han

Animated feature: "How to Train a Dragon: The Hidden World"; "Toy Story 4"; "I Lost My Body"; "Klaus"; "Missing Link."

Original Score: Hildur Guonadottir, "Joker;" Alexandre Desplat, "Little Women;" Randy Newman, "Marriage Story;" Thomas Newman, "1917;" John Williams, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker."

Original song: "(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again," "Rocketman" (Music by Elton John, lyrics by Bernie Taupin); "I'm Standing With You," "Breakthrough" (Music and lyrics by Diane Warren); "Into The Unknown," "Frozen II" (Music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez); "Stand Up," "Harriet" (Music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo); "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away," "Toy Story 4" (Music and lyrics by Randy Newman)

Cinematography: Rodrigo Prieto, "The Irishman;" Lawrence Sher, "Joker;" Jarin Blaschke, "The Lighthouse;" Roger Deakins, "1917;" Robert Richardson, "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."

Costume design: "The Irishman," "Jojo Rabit, "Joker," "Little Women," "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood"

Animated short film: "Dcera (Daughter)," "Hair Love," "Kitbull," "Memorable," "Sister,"

Visual effects: "Avengers: Endgame;" "The Irishman;" "The Lion King;" "1917;" "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"

Live action short film: "Brotherhood," "Nefta Football Club," "The Neighbors' Window," "Saria," "A Sister"

Documentary short subject: "In the Absence," "Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)," "Life Overtakes Me," "St. Louis Superman," "Walk Run Cha-Cha."

Documentary feature: "American Factory"; "The Cave"; "The Edge of Democracy;" "For Sama;" "Honeyland."

International film: "Corpus Christi," Poland; "Honeyland," North Macdeonia; "Les Miserables," France; "Pain and Glory," Spain; "Parasite," South Korea.

Film editing: "Ford v Ferrari," "Jojo Rabbit," "The Irishman," "Joker," "Parasite"

Production design: "The Irishman," "Jojo Rabit,: "1917" "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" "Parasite"

Makeup and hairstyling: "Bombshell," "Joker," "Judy," "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil," "1917"

Sound Editing: "Ford v Ferrari," Don Sylvester; "Joker," Alan Robert Murray; "1917," Oliver Tarney and Rachel Tate; "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood," Wylie Stateman; "Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker," Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound mixing: "Ad Astra," Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano; "Ford v Ferrari," Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow; "Joker," Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland; "1917," Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson; "Once upon a Time...in Hollywood" Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano


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