Check out the 2020 Academy Awards Nominations

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The 92nd Annual Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, is ready to celebrate the most amazing and influential films of the past year.

The Academy Awards announced the nominations from Best Actor to Best Picture. The awards show will be taking place on February 9th. On the award show Twitter account,a fun countdown began on January 13th full of celebrity gifs before they revealed the nominees.

Joker, directed by Todd Philips, dominated the lists with 11 nominations. However, three films were right behind it with 10 nominations: Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, The Irishman, and 1917. All four of these movies have been nominated for the same category: Best Picture.

Once again, the award show will be host-free. In 2019, Kevin Hart was going to host, but ultimately decided to step down. The Academy decided it would be in their best interest to continue to remain hostless and rather have stars present the nominees, intending to focus more on the show.

However, while the nominations have been nothing but exciting, there has also been some slight backlash. Once again, no women were nominated for Best Director, the category currently includes Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-ho, Sam Mendes, and Todd Philips.

Here are some of the nominations.

Best Picture

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Irishman



Marriage Story

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Ford v Ferrari

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Todd Phillips, Joker

Best Animated Feature Film

Toy Story 4

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

Missing Link

I Lost My Body


Best International Feature Film

South Korea, Parasite

Spain, Pain and Glory

France, Les Misérables

North Macedonia, Honeyland

Poland, Corpus Christi

Since the show will air in February, it’s definitely a good time to start adding some movies to your watch list. You can also check out this website to make your own predictions on who you think will take home the awards.