Joker leads in Oscar race

Full list of Academy Award nominations revealed

by Jennie Kermode

Joker is all glammed up for the Academy with 11 nominations
Joker is all glammed up for the Academy with 11 nominations

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were announced today by actor and producer John Cho and actor/writer/producer Issa Rae. Todd Phillips' Joker has taken the lead with 11 nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), followed by The Irishman and Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood, with ten apiece.

Parasite picked up six nominations
Parasite picked up six nominations

Once again, the Best Director list is entirely male and there are few nominations for women outside the acting categories. Notable omissions include Lupita Nyong'o, a fan favourite for her dual performances in Us, and Céline Sciamma, whose Portrait Of A Lady On Fire has received extensive acclaim. Greta Gerwig's Little Women picked up several major nominations but she yet again missed out on recognition for her work as a director.

The most impressive breakthrough story this year is that of Parasite, which received six nominations (including Best Picture and Best Director), an impressive feat for any film not made in English. In the Best Foreign Film category it faces tough competition, with a line-up that includes a fellow Cannes award winner, Pedro Almodóvar's Pain And Glory, which scored a Best Actor nomination for Antonio Banderas, and Jan Komasa's Corpus Christi.

The Oscar ceremony will be taking place early this year, on Sunday 9 February in Los Angeles (early in the morning of 10 February in the UK). We'll bring you live updates as usual.

Those nominations in full:-

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Animated Feature Film

Best International Feature Film

Best Documentary Feature

Best Original Screenplay

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Live Action Short Film

Best Animated Short Film

Best Documentary Short Subject

Best Film Editing

Best Cinematography

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Costume Design

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Best Sound Editing

Best Sound Mixing

Best Original Score

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

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