Oscar nominations 2020 predictions

Posted on 24 January 2020
By Danielle Wilson
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Oscar nominees for the 92nd awards ceremony were revealed last week, with fans already anticipating this year’s winners.

Although there were some criticisms surrounding no females being nominated for best director, most notably Greta Gerwig with her interpretation of Little Women, and the lack of diversity in other categories.

This follows Black Panther making history last year as the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture, fllowing ‘Whitewash’ claims for lack of black nominees in recent years.

Despite this, many are still eager to see how the show pans out this year. With some hopes falling on the bittersweet Nazi Germany movie Jojo Rabbit, which features director Taika Waititi – who is of Polynesian and Jewish descent, playing Adolf Hitler as a 10-year-old’s imaginary friend, which is up for 6 awards.

Joker is in the running for 11 awards, including best director and Joaquin Phoenix nominated for best actor. The film grossed in at over £1 billion worldwide has already secured numerous awards. It is a fan favourite for best picture, but what else is it up against?

Another favourite to win best picture is 1917. With 10 nominations for the Academy Awards, some predict that its success in the box office could lead to a rewarding awards season for director, Sam Mendes; after his film took the top award at the SAGs last weekend.

Korean blockbuster, Parasite is also in the running for six awards, including best picture. The film is one of very few international movies to be included in the best picture category, and has fans of the social satire eager to find out its success at the American awards.

Make sure to stay tuned for more Oscars updates!

And the full nominees are…

Best Picture

Le Mans ‘66/Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas – Pain & Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time In Hollywood
Adam Driver – Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix – Joker
Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Leading Actress

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


Martin Scorsese – The Irishman
Todd Phillips – Joker
Sam Mendes – 1917
Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho – Parasite
Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes
Al Pacino – The Irishman
Joe Pesci – The Irishman
Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Supporting Actress

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

Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
The Two Popes

Original Screenplay

Knives Out
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Costume Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Le Mans ‘66
Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood

Sound Editing

Le Mans ‘66/Ford V Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Score

Little Women
Marriage Story
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Live Action Short

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbour’s Window
A Sister​

Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Age of Democracy
For Sama

Documentary Short

In The Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re A Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

International Feature

Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables​ (France)
Pain & Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood