Netflix And The 2020 Oscars: What You Need To Know


Many were also disappointed that only one nonwhite actor, Cynthia Erivo, the star of the action film "Harriet", was nominated for an Oscar.

Jennifer Lopez was widely thought to be in with a fighting chance of picking up a Supporting Actress nomination for her impressive role as a motherly scheming stripper in Hustlers. If "Parasite" won best picture, it would be the first foreign language film to do so.

Oh, how naive I was going into this awards season with hope - truly a unsafe thing to have when you're a lifelong Oscar geek desperate for a reason to defend an institution that has been increasingly indefensible as of late.

Australian actresses Toni Collette, 47, and Eliza Scanlen, 21, also missed out on nods in the same category for their performances in Knives Out and Little Women.

In announcing the nominees for best director, actress Issa Rae said with a deadpan expression: "Congratulations to those men".

A dark satire about the gap between rich and poor, it was the first South Korean movie to be nominated in both the best picture and best worldwide film categories.

South Korean class satire "Parasite", from Bong Joon-ho, secured the final best director slot, meaning once again no women made the shortlist.

Also overlooked was "Frozen 2", the highest-grossing animated film ever, in the animated film category.

Another controversy is brewing after the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) failed to nominate any female directors.

Florence Pugh, nominated for best supporting actress in "Little Women", Instagrammed a before and after photo of herself in bed.

In fact, 2020 nominee Martin Scorsese has more nominations on his own than all the women directors combined-something that has annoyed many social media users.

"It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve", tweeted former president Barack Obama, adding he was "glad" to see the nomination. With Apollo 11 out of the picture, the award looks likely to go to For Sama (the other nominees are American Factory, The Cave, The Edge of Democracy, and Honeyland).

This isn't the first time the show has gone on without a host.

The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on February 9.