The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement capped months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, revealing which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood's ultimate prize next month.
Among the various categories voted upon by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, nine films were selected for best picture, including James Mangold's sports action film Ford v Ferrari, Martin Scorsese's gangster testament The Irishman, Taika Waititi's Hitler comedy Jojo Rabbit, Noah Baumbach's intimate divorce drama Marriage Story and Todd Phillips' dark comic thriller Joker.
After a break, the remainder of the categories will be announced at 5:30 PM PT (in no particular order): Actor in a Leading Role, Actress in a Leading Role, Animated Feature Film, Cinematography, Directing, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, Original Song, Best Picture, Production Design, Visual Effects, Adapted Screenplay and Original Screenplay. Director Bong Joon Ho also received a nod for best director.More news: 'Silence of the Lambs' Sequel Series 'Clarice' in the Works at CBS
Another actress who fans were hoping would land a nomination is Jennifer Lopez.
The cast of Little Women.
The 2020 Oscar nominations have been announced, with films such as Joker, 1917 and Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood snapping up the bulk of nominations.
"I don't think it's a vote against female directors", he added.More news: The oldest material on Earth was found in a meteorite
"Little Women" acting nominee Florence Pugh told Variety she was "happy that everybody is upset" over Gerwig's snub. You know we're probably going to watch the February 9th ceremony anyway - but if the night doesn't end with the words "and the Oscar for best picture goes to.Parasite", you can be certain our knives will be out.
In an industry criticized for its lack of diversity, the Oscars picked only one non-white acting nominee - British star Cynthia Erivo, who plays United States anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman in "Harriet".
Social media has been buzzing with other snubs like Lupita Nyong'o in Us, Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name and Jamie Foxx in Just Mercy. Monday's plethora of nominations "matters" for the industry as it further validates the Netflix business model.
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