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Oscar Nominations 2020: Surprises, Snubs, and 'Joker' Leads the Pack

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Jennifer Lopez failed to earn an Oscars nomination for

As for Best Picture, likely nominees include The Irishman, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood, Parasite and Marriage Story. Other movies that each received 10 Oscar nominations included The Irishman, Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood, and 1917. In a live stream yesterday, Issa Rae and John Cho revealed the nominees for the 2020 Oscars and Joker stole the show with 11 of them. The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time...

Golden Globe victor and Rocketman star Taron Egerton is not nominated. Also selected in the best actress category are Cynthia Arivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women) and Charlize Theron (Bombshell). The movie has been nominated for best picture, Martin Scorsese has landed an achievement in directing nod, and both Al Pacino and Joe Pesci have received nominations for best performance by an actor in a supporting role.

Germany's pick, System Crasher, wasn't among the works selected on the Academy's long list.

Nominations have been announced in eight categories so far, with the remaining 16 shortlists to follow shortly.

In the history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for best director - including Gerwig, for 2017's "Lady Bird".

The cast of Little Women. Joaquin Phoenix, unsurprisingly, has also landed a nomination for best leading actor in a leading role.

Two critically-acclaimed films directed by women, Lorene Scafaria's black comedy Hustlers and Lulu Wang's The Farewell, are among the most notable snubs. Instead, Erivo saved the Academy from the embarrassment of yet another slate of all-white acting nominees - but just barely. However, just like the Golden Globes, the Academy was criticized for overlooking female directors and actors of colour. Following the results of this year's selection, the United Kingdom academy announced it would be reviewing its voting process.

This year's Oscars will take place on February 9, the earliest date ever in the ceremony's 92-year history.

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