The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced, with Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.
The comic book villain origin story is up for the best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.
The Warner Bros film will compete for the top prize with racecar drama “Ford v Ferrari,” Netflix gangster movie “The Irishman,” Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit,” classic novel “Little Women,” divorce drama “Marriage Story,” World War One film “1917,” nostalgic “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” and South Korean movie “Parasite.”
“The Irishman,” Universal Pictures’ “1917” and Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” from Sony Pictures got 10 nods each. Netflix got 24 nominations, including for “The Irishman,” as well as for “Marriage Story,” “The Two Popes” and documentary “American Factory.”
The Oscars, the highest awards in the movie industry, will be handed out at a ceremony in Hollywood on Feb. 9.
The nods for “Joker,” which was controversial for its terrifying portrayal of an isolated loner but took more than $1 billion at the global box office, covered all the major fields, including for director Todd Phillips, adapted screenplay, film editing and sound editing.
In acting races, other nominees included “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt, “Marriage Story” stars Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and “Little Women” actresses Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh.
Social satire “Parasite” became the first South Korean movie to be nominated in both the best picture and best international film categories. Director Bong Joon Ho also received a nod for best director.
Notable snubs included Robert De Niro, star of “The Irishman,” Jennifer Lopez for “Hustlers,” Eddie Murphy for comedy “Dolemite is My Name” and Disney blockbusters.
Source: The Peninsula
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