Joker leads 2020 Oscar nominations

Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix

Joker has led the nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards with a total of 11 nods.

The box office hit, which focuses on the origin story of the DC Comics villain, landed nominations on Tuesday for categories including Best Picture, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Best Director for Todd Phillips, and Best Adapted Screenplay, plus a host of technical categories such as Best Cinematography.

The Irishman, 1917, and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood each follows with 10 nods, and will face-off against Ford v Ferrari/Le Mans '66, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story, and Parasite for Best Picture.

Leonardo DiCaprio scored a Best Actor nomination for his performance in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, with co-star Brad Pitt recognised in the Best Supporting Actor list and director Quentin Tarantino honoured with a Best Director nod.

The Irishman stars Al Pacino and Joe Pesci each landed a Best Supporting Actor nomination, with Martin Scorsese also appearing in the Best Director category.

Elsewhere, Harriet's Cynthia Erivo, Marriage Story's Scarlett Johansson, Little Women's Saoirse Ronan, Bombshell's Charlize Theron, and Judy's Renee Zellweger make up the Best Actress category.

Despite being tipped for Oscar success, Jennifer Lopez missed out on a nod in the Best Supporting Actress list for her acclaimed performance as stripper Ramona in Hustlers.

Instead, Richard Jewell's Kathy Bates, Marriage Story's Laura Dern, Jojo Rabbit's Johansson, Little Women's Florence Pugh, and Bombshell's Margot Robbie will be competing for the prize.

Tom Hanks landed his first Oscar nod in almost 20 years in the Best Supporting Actor category for his role as children's TV favourite Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, with The Two Popes' Anthony Hopkins completing the category.

The 92nd Academy Awards will take place on 9 February at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Marriage Story

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Ford v Ferrari

Best Director:

Bong Joon Ho - Parasite

Sam Mendes - 1917

Martin Scorsese - The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Todd Phillips - Joker

Leading Actress:

Cynthia Erivo - Harriet

Scarlett Johansson - Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan - Little Women

Charlize Theron - Bombshell

Renee Zellweger - Judy

Leading Actor:

Antonio Banderas - Pain and Glory

Leonardo DiCaprio - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adam Driver - Marriage Story

Jonathan Pryce - The Two Popes

Joaquin Phoenix - Joker

Supporting Actress:

Kathy Bates - Richard Jewell

Laura Dern - Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson - Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh - Little Women

Margot Robbie - Bombshell

Supporting Actor:

Tom Hanks - A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Al Pacino - The Irishman

Anthony Hopkins - The Two Popes

Joe Pesci - The Irishman

Brad Pitt - Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Adapted Screenplay:

The Irishman - Steven Zaillian

Jojo Rabbit - Taika Waititi

Joker - Todd Phillips and Scott Silver

Little Women - Greta Gerwig

The Two Popes - Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:

Knives Out - Rian Johnson

Marriage Story - Noah Baumbach

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Quentin Tarantino

Parasite - Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won

1917 - Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

International Feature:

Corpus Christi

Les Miserables

Pain and Glory



Documentary Feature:

American Factory

The Cave

For Sama


The Edge of Democracy

Animated Feature:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body

Missing Link


Toy Story 4

Original Score:

1917 - Thomas Newman

Joker - Hildur Gudnadottir

Little Women - Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story - Randy Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker - John Williams

Original Song:

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away - Toy Story 4

I’m Standing With You - Breakthrough

(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again - Rocketman

Into the Unknown - Frozen 2

Stand Up - Harriet


1917 - Roger Deakins

The Irishman - Rodrigo Prieto

Joker - Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse - Jarin Blaschke

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood - Robert Richardson

Film Editing:

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit



Production Design:


The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


Costume Design:

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Makeup and Hairstyling



Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Sound Editing:


Ford v Ferrari


Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Sound Mixing:

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Visual Effects:


Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Animated Short:

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love




Documentary short:

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Live Action Short:


A Sister


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors' Window

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