December 5, 2022
The Oscars 2020 Spotlight

The Nominations are in and Joker leads the charge with 11 nods at the 2020 Academy Awards

And the nominations are…! The Academy Award nominations have been revealed and its almost as we expected. Nominations have been granted to ‘Joker‘, ‘1917’, ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’, ‘Judy’, ‘Marriage Story’, ‘Rocketman’ and ‘Parasite’. As we expected, Sam Mendes, Todd Phillips, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-Ho and Martin Scorsese have been nominated for best director while Joaquin Phoenix, Antonio Banderas, Jonathan Pryce, Adam Driver and Leonardo Di Caprio have best actor nods. Best Actress nods have gone to Renee Zellweger, Charlize Theron, Saoirse Ronin, Scarlett Johansson and Cynthia Erivo.

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Let’s take a look at the nominations in the main categories:

Best Film

Ford Vs Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite

Best Director

Martin Scorsese-The Irishman, Todd Phillips-Joker, Sam Mendes-1917, Quentin Tarantino-Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Bong Joon-Ho-Parasite

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Best Actor

Antonio Banderas-Pain And Glory, Leonardo Di Caprio-Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Adam Driver-Marriage Story, Joaquin Phoenix-Joker, Jonathan Pryce-The Two Popes

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo-Harriet, Scarlett Johansson-Marriage Story, Saoirse Ronan-Little Women, Charlize Theron-Bombshell, Renee Zellweger-Judy

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Best Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks-A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood, Anthony Hopkins-The Two Popes, Al Pacino-The Irishman, Joe Pesci-The Irishman, Brad Pitt-Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates-Richard Jewell, Laura Dern-Marriage Story, Scarlett Johansson-Jojo Rabbit, Florence Pugh-Little Women, Margot Robbie-Bombshell

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Best Animated Feature

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, I Lost My Body, Toy Story 4, Klaus, Missing Link

Best Original Score

Joker-Hildur Gudnadottir, Little Women-Alexandre Desplat, Marriage Story-Randy Newman, 1917-Thomas Newman, Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker-John Williams

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 II, Stand Up-Harriet


Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, The Two Popes

Who will be victorious?

Looking at the nominations, we can expect to have almost no real surprises this year. Joaquin Phoenix and Renee Zellweger are shoo-in’s for awards for their performances for Joker and ‘Judy’ respectively as is Sam Mended for Best Director for 1917. Laura Dern should win best-supporting actress for ‘Marriage Story’ but don’t count out Margot Robbie as she keeps being nominated and surely has to win an Oscar sometime soon. I think Brad Pitt has the edge for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Once Upon A Time In Hollywood’ as does Quentin Tarantino for best screenplay for the same film. Hilder Gudnadottir should win the best score award for ‘Joker’ but I would like to see John Williams win it for the final ‘Star Wars’ film but I may be slightly biased!

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It is a shock to see the lack of a nomination for Taron Egerton for best actor for ‘Rocketman’ and Awkwafina as best actress for ‘The Farewell’ as well as the lack of nominations for Rian Johnson’s Knives Out‘, a film that deserved more than it got.

What are your predictions as to the winners come the ceremony? I shall put my predictions up just before the ceremony starts. Some are pretty easy to guess where the award will go, others though may shock us yet. Who would YOU like to see win? Drop us a line right here at The Future Of The Force with your winners.

Until next time…

“Hooray For Hollywood”!!!!!


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Carl Roberts is a Senior Staff Writer and Books and Literature Correspondent for Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter @CarlRoberts2 where he uses the force frequently!


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