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Joker leads 2020 Oscar nominations

Joker leads 2020 Oscar nominations

Joker led the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards with a total 11 nods.

The box office hit, which focuses on the origin story of the DC Comics villain, landed nominations on Monday (January 13, 2019) for categories including Best PictureBest Actor for Joaquin PhoenixBest Director for Todd Phillips and Best Adapted Screenplay, plus a host of technical categories such as Best Cinematography.

The Irishman1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood each follows with 10 nods apiece, and will face-off against Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans ’66Jojo RabbitLittle WomenMarriage Story, and Parasite for Best Picture.

Leonardo DiCaprio scored a Best Actor nod for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with co-star Brad Pitt recognized in the Best Supporting Actor list and director Quentin Tarantino is honored with a Best Director nod.

The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci each landed a Best Supporting Actor nomination, with Martin Scorsese also appearing in the Best Director category.

Elsewhere, Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charlize Theron (Bombshell), Renee Zellweger (Judy) make up the Best Actress category.

Despite being hotly-tipped for Oscar success, Jennifer Lopez missed out on a nod in the Best Supporting Actress category for her acclaimed performance as stripper Ramona in Hustlers. Instead Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Florence Pugh (Little Women), and Margot Robbie (Bombshell) will be competing for the prize.

Tom Hanks landed his first Oscar nod in almost 20 years in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as children’s TV favorite Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood, with Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes) completing the list.

The nominations were announced by Insecure star Issa Rae and John Cho.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on February 9, 2020 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony will forego a host for the second consecutive year, instead of being led by a string of guest presenters following the success of the 2019 format.

See the full list of nominees here.