Oscars 2020: 'Joker' makes history with 11 nominations for comic book movie

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Referencing a notable moment from the Lorene Scafaria movie, one fan tweeted about Jennifer Lopez's snub: "Jennifer Lopez could and should crush each member of the Academy with her thighs while Fiona Apple blares in the background and Cardi B hisses and claps in approval".

Instead, we got another list of virtually all white men, in an identical list to the 2020 Golden Globes' Best Director nominees.

The cast of Little Women.

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

"I don't think it's a vote against female directors", he added.

There are nine nominees for best picture.

The five nominees for Best Director also represent the leaders in the overall nomination count.

Britain's Cynthia Erivo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce and Florence Pugh are all up for acting prizes. "Frozen 2" wasn't nominated for animated feature.

Oh, how naive I was going into this awards season with hope - truly a unsafe thing to have when you're a lifelong Oscar geek desperate for a reason to defend an institution that has been increasingly indefensible as of late.


"Parasite", from South Korea, is the sixth film to be nominated for best global film - before this year known as best foreign language film - and for best picture in the same year.

In fact, 2020 nominee Martin Scorsese has more nominations on his own than all the women directors combined-something that has annoyed many social media users.

One actress, for example, whose name started trending as soon as the best actress category was announced is Lupita Nyong'o, who failed to secure a nomination for her dual role in Jordan Peele's Us.

While Antonio Banderas' place on the best actor list may not come as a surprise, this is the actor's first Acadamy Award nomination in his decades-long career.

Nominations have been announced in eight categories so far, with the remaining 16 shortlists to follow shortly.

The nominees for documentary feature are: "American Factory"; "The Cave"; "The Edge of Democracy"; "For Sama"; "Honeyland". It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground.

"Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!" he wrote.

Some 9,000 Academy members vote for the Oscars.

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