Academy Awards 2020: Nominations

Another poor year for diversity

Academy Awards 2020: Nominations

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards have been released, in a year that has been described by our resident film buff Tayo as containing ‘no massive surprises’. 

Indeed, it is true that this year contains no real shocks, unless you count the lack of female representation in main categories such as directing, and maybe Frozen not making it onto the nominations for Animated Feature Film.

The controversial Joker film (awarded just 2 stars by Tayo) leads the pack with 11 nominations. The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each.

Tayo will be writing a more detailed analysis and predictions post for the Academy Awards, but in the meantime you can find the full list of categories and nominations below.  

Actor In A Leading Role

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

Actor In A Supporting Role

  • 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

Actress In A Leading Role

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

Actress In A Supporting Role

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

Animated Feature Film

  • How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World - Dean Deblois, Bradford Lewis And Bonnie Arnold
  • I Lost My Body - Jérémy Clapin And Marc Du Pontavice
  • Klaus - Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh And Marisa Román
  • Missing Link - Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner And Travis Knight
  • Toy Story 4 - Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen And Jonas Rivera


  • The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto
  • Joker - Lawrence Sher
  • The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke
  • 1917 - Roger Deakins
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Robert Richardson

Costume Design

  • The Irishman - Sandy Powell And Christopher Peterson
  • Jojo Rabbit - Mayes C. Rubeo
  • Joker - Mark Bridges
  • Little Women - Jacqueline Durran
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Arianne Phillips


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

Documentary (Feature)

  • American Factory - Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert And Jeff Reichert
  • The Cave - Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod And Sigrid Dyekjær
  • The Edge Of Democracy - Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris And Tiago Pavan
  • For Sama - Waad Al-kateab And Edward Watts
  • Honeyland - Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska And Atanas Georgiev

Documentary (Short Subject)

  • In The Absence - Yi Seung-jun And Gary Byung-seok Kam
  • Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone (If You're A Girl) - Carol Dysinger And Elena Andreicheva
  • Life Overtakes Me - John Haptas And Kristine Samuelson
  • St. Louis Superman - Smriti Mundhra And Sami Khan
  • Walk Run Cha-cha - Laura Nix And Colette Sandstedt

Film Editing

  • Ford V Ferrari - Michael Mccusker And Andrew Buckland
  • The Irishman - Thelma Schoonmaker
  • Jojo Rabbit - Tom Eagles
  • Joker - Jeff Groth
  • Parasite - Yang Jinmo

International Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi - Poland
  • Honeyland - North Macedonia
  • Les Misérables - France
  • Pain And Glory - Spain
  • Parasite - South Korea

Makeup And Hairstyling

  • Bombshell - Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan And Vivian Baker
  • Joker - Nicki Ledermann And Kay Georgiou
  • Judy - Jeremy Woodhead
  • Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil - Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten And David White
  • 1917 - Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis And Rebecca Cole

Music (Original Score)

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

Music (Original Song)

  • I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away - From Toy Story 4; Music And Lyric By Randy Newman
  • (I'm Gonna) Love Me Again - From Rocketman; Music By Elton John; Lyric By Bernie Taupin
  • I'm Standing With You - From Breakthrough; Music And Lyric By Diane Warren
  • Into The Unknown - From Frozen Ii; Music And Lyric By Kristen Anderson-lopez And Robert Lopez
  • Stand Up - From Harriet; Music And Lyric By Joshuah Brian Campbell And Cynthia Erivo

Best Picture

  • Ford V Ferrari - Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping And James Mangold, Producers
  • The Irishman - Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal And Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • Jojo Rabbit - Carthew Neal And Taika Waititi, Producers
  • Joker - Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper And Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • Little Women - Amy Pascal, Producer
  • Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach And David Heyman, Producers
  • 1917 - Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-ann Tenggren And Callum Mcdougall, Producers
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - David Heyman, Shannon Mcintosh And Quentin Tarantino, Producers
  • Parasite - Kwak Sin Ae And Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Production Design

  • The Irishman - Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves
  • Jojo Rabbit - Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
  • 1917 - Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • Parasite - Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Short Film (Animated)

  • Dcera (Daughter) - Daria Kashcheeva
  • Hair Love - Matthew A. Cherry And Karen Rupert Toliver
  • Kitbull - Rosana Sullivan And Kathryn Hendrickson
  • Memorable - Bruno Collet And Jean-françois Le Corre
  • Sister - Siqi Song

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Brotherhood - Meryam Joobeur And Maria Gracia Turgeon
  • Nefta Football Club - Yves Piat And Damien Megherbi
  • The Neighbors' Window - Marshall Curry
  • Saria - Bryan Buckley And Matt Lefebvre
  • A Sister - Delphine Girard

Sound Editing

  • Ford V Ferrari - Donald Sylvester
  • Joker - Alan Robert Murray
  • 1917 - Oliver Tarney And Rachael Tate
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Wylie Stateman
  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Matthew Wood And David Acord

Sound Mixing

  • Ad Astra - Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson And Mark Ulano
  • Ford V Ferrari - Paul Massey, David Giammarco And Steven A. Morrow
  • Joker - Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic And Tod Maitland
  • 1917 - Mark Taylor And Stuart Wilson
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler And Mark Ulano

Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Endgame - Dan Deleeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken And Dan Sudick
  • The Irishman - Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-fauser And Stephane Grabli
  • The Lion King - Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones And Elliot Newman
  • 1917 - Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler And Dominic Tuohy
  • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker - Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach And Dominic Tuohy

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

  • The Irishman - Screenplay By Steven Zaillian
  • Jojo Rabbit - Screenplay By Taika Waititi
  • Joker - Written By Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
  • Little Women -Written For The Screen By Greta Gerwig
  • The Two Popes - Written By Anthony Mccarten

Writing (Original Screenplay)

  • Knives Out - Written By Rian Johnson
  • Marriage Story - Written By Noah Baumbach
  • 1917 - Written By Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-cairns
  • Once Upon A Time...In Hollywood - Written By Quentin Tarantino
  • Parasite - Screenplay By Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story By Bong Joon Ho
Header Image Credit: Warner Bros.


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Tom is the Editor of Voice. He is a politics graduate and holds a masters in journalism, with particular interest in youth political engagement and technology. He is also a mentor to our Voice Contributors, and champions our festivals programme, including the reporter team at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe..

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