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Joker leads the 2020 Oscar nominations with 11 nods, but who got snubbed?

By Tim Augustin - on 16 Jan 2020, 5:13pm

Joker leads the 2020 Oscar nominations with 11 nods, but who got snubbed?

Joker / Warner Bros. Pictures

The nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards have been revealed, with Joker sweeping the nominations with a massive 11 nods. The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood followed close behind with several nominations as well. 

Netflix also got recognised in a pretty massive way, leading every other movie studio with a groundbreaking 24 nominations for movies like Marriage Story, The Two Popes and The Irishman. It seems like the streaming service is putting their all into making more critically appreciated movies these days, especially in 2020

Blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame got very few nominations, on the other hand. Avengers picked up just one nomination, while Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker got three nominations. Here is the full list of Oscar nominations:


Best picture 

Parasite / Image source: CJ Entertainment


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood


Ford v Ferrari


Best director 

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Sam Mendes, 1917

Todd Phillips, Joker

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Best actor 

Joaquin Phoenix, Joker

Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory

Adam Driver, Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes


Best actress 

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Renée Zellweger, Judy

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women


Best supporting actress

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit


Best supporting actor 

Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Al Pacino, The Irishman

Joe Pesci, The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood


Best film editing

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Ford v Ferrari



Best costume design

Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson, The Irishman

Mark Bridges, Joker

Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Jacqueline Durran, Little Women

Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit


Best production design 

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

The Irishman


Jojo Rabbit



Best sound mixing

Ad Astra



Ford v Ferrari

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Best sound editing


Ford v Ferrari


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best original screenplay

Rian Johnson, Knives Out

Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story

Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite


Best adapted screenplay

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman

Greta Gerwig, Little Women

Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit

Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Todd Phillips & Scott Silver, Joker


Best cinematography 

Roger Deakins, 1917

Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman

Lawrence Sher, Joker

Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse

Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Makeup and hairstyling 




Maleficent: Mistress of Evil



Visual effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Music (original score)


Little Women

Marriage Story


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Music (original song)

"I'm Standing With You" from Breakthrough

"Into The Unknown" from Frozen II

"Stand Up" from Harriet

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4

"Glasgow" from Wild Rose


Animated feature film

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body


Missing Link

Toy Story 4


Animated short film 

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love





Live-action short film 


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors' Window


A Sister


Documentary feature


The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama



Documentary short feature 

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha


International feature film

France, Les Misérables

North Macedonia, Honeyland

Poland, Corpus Christi

South Korea, Parasite

Spain, Pain and Glory


Who got snubbed?

Us / Image source: United International Pictures

The 92nd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, February 9. You’ll have to check back then to see who wins - but at first glance, there are plenty of snubs here. Movies like The Farewell, Us, The Peanut Butter Falcon, El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, The Lighthouse, Dolemite is My Name, Rocketman, The Last Black Man in San Francisco and Uncut Gems were all snubbed one way or another. I would go so far as to say that a couple of them even deserved a Best Picture nod over a bunch of other movies on that list. 

Still, it just goes to show that 2019 was an incredible year for movies, with multiple potential Oscar contenders coming out in such a short amount of time. If you want to check out our Top 10 list of 2019 movies, click here. Unless you're more into TV shows?