These are all of the key 2020 Oscar nominations

Monday, 13th January 2020, 2:41 pm
Updated Monday, 13th January 2020, 2:42 pm

Nominations for the Oscars - the film industry’s most prestigious awards - have been announced ahead of the February ceremony.

This year’s big hitters, like The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, Joker, Little Women, and Marriage Story, have all secured a raft of nominations in various categories, but there were still some surprises.

The critically acclaimed South Korean film Parasite was nominated in multiple categories - a rare feat for a foreign language film.

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Parasite’s director, Bong Joon Ho, was nominated for the screenplay and the direction, and the film itself was nominated for both best international feature, and best picture.

Scarlett Johansson was rewarded for her performances in Jojo Rabbit and Marriage Story with best supporting actress, and best supporting actress nominations for each respectively.

Diversity controversy

But the nominations have not been without controversy, and this year’s awards have faced repeated criticism for a perceived failure to recognise black and minority ethnic artists and filmmakers.

The trending #OscarsSoWhite hashtag has highlighted many people’s frustrations with the awards, as well as the expectation that white artists will dominate the nominations again this year.

#OscarsSoWhite prove me wrong!

— Joseph Tau (@joeylovesjlo) January 13, 2020

There is also widespread frustration with the number of women nominated for traditionally male-dominated industry roles, like directing.

Presenter Issa Rae emphasised many people’s dissatisfaction when she said, pointedly, “congratulations to all those men”, after reading out the names of the best director nominees.

Here are all of the nominations for some of the most sought-after awards categories.

Best original screenplay

Knives Out - Rian JohnsonMarriage Story - Noah Baumbach1917 - Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-CairnsOnce Upon a Time...in Hollywood - Quentin TarantinoParasite - Bong Joon Ho & Han Jin Won

Best original song

“I can’t let you throw yourself away” - Toy Story 4“(I’m gonna) love me again” - Rocketman“I’m standing with you” - Breakthrough“Into the unknown” - Frozen 2“Stand up” - Harriet

Best international feature film

Corpus Christi - PolandHoney Land - North MacedoniaLes Miserables - FrancePain and Glory - SpainParasite - South Korea

Best actor in a supporting role

Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the NeighbourhoodAnthony Hopkins - The Two PopesAl Pacino - The IrishmanJoe Pesci - The IrishmanBrad Pitt - Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood

Best actress in a supporting role

Kathy Bates - Richard JewellLaura Dern - Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson - Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh - Little WomenMargot Robbie - Bombshell

Best actor in a leading role

Antonio Banderas - Pain and GloryLeonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time...in HollywoodAdam Driver - Marriage StoryJoaquin Phoenix - JokerJonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Best actress in a leading role

Cynthia Erivo - HarrietScarlett Johansson - Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan - Little WomenCharlize Theron - BombshellRenee Zellweger - Judy

Best director

The Irishman - Martin ScorseseJoker - Todd Phillips1917 - Sam MendesOnce Upon a Time...in Hollywood - Quentin TarantinoParasite - Bong Joon Ho

Best picture

Ford v FerrariThe IrishmanJojo RabbitJokerLittle WomenMarriage Story1917Once Upon a Time...in HollywoodParasite