Oscars 2020 nominations announced: 'Joker' leads the way

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: A view of oscar statuettes backstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images)

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences today announced the films and filmmakers in consideration for the 92nd Academy Awards – the Oscars – which will be held on 9 February.

Actor and producer John Cho and actor/writer/producer Issa Rae hosted a live two-part presentation that unveiled the nominations in all 24 categories for the first time.

Joker leads the way with 11 nominations in total including Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director, followed by The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood with ten apiece. Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and Parasite all have six nominations.

Little Women star Florence Pugh, 1917 director Sir Sam Mendes and The Two Popes' Sir Anthony Hopkins are among the British Oscar nominees.

Read more: Joker leads the 2020 BAFTA nominations

Cynthia Erivo also bagged a nod for her star turn in biopic Harriet while Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin have been nominated for the best original song for their work on Rocketman. Pugh's Little Women co-star Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination with a best actress nod.

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, 9 February, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live. Read the full list of nominations below.

Best Picture

Joaquin Phoenix in Todd Phillips' Joker. (Warner Bros.)

Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Actor In A Leading Role

Leonardo DiCaprio stars in Columbia Pictures' "Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood" (Sony Pictures)

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Actor In A Supporting Role

Al Pacino and Robert De Niro in Martin Scorsese's crime thriller 'The Irishman'. (Credit: Netflix)

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

Actress In A Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo in Harriet (Credit: Focus Features)

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

Actress In A Supporting Role

Timothée Chalamet and Florence Pugh as Amy, the youngest of the four March sisters.

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

Animated Feature Film

(Credit: Pixar/Disney)

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link
Toy Story 4


The Irishman, Martin Scorsese
Joker, Todd Phillips
1917, Sam Mendes
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho


Willem Dafoe and Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse (Credit: A24)

The Irishman, Rodrigo Prieto
Joker, Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse, Jarin Blaschke
1917, Roger Deakins
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Robert Richardson

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Taika Waititi arrives at the 25th annual Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020, at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The Irishman, Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit, Taika Waititi
Joker, Todd Phillips and Scott Silver
Little Women, Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes, Anthony McCarten

Writing (Original Screenplay)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 04: Rian Johnson attends the BAFTA Tea Party Presented by Jaguar Land Rover and BBC America on January 04, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for BAFTA)

Knives Out, Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
1917, Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho

Costume Design

Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Saoirse Ronan, Eliza Scanlen in Little Women.

The Irishman, Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit,
Mayes C. Rubeo
Mark Bridges
Little Women,
Jacqueline Durran
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood,
Arianne Phillips

Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama

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

Film Editing

Ford V Ferrari, Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
The Irishman,
Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit,
Tom Eagles
Jeff Groth
Yang Jinmo

International Feature Film (Formerly known as Foreign Language Film)

France, Les Misérables
North Macedonia, Honeyland
Poland, Corpus Christi
South Korea, Parasite
Spain, Pain and Glory

Makeup and Hairstyling

Three of the finest actors in Hollywood transform themselves for this take on the sexual harassment allegations against Fox News CEO Roger Ailes. Charlize Theron is anchor Megyn Kelly, while John Lithgow portrays Ailes. (Credit: Lionsgate)

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Music (Original Score)

Joker, Hildur Gudnadottir
Little Women,
Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story,
Randy Newman
Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,
John Williams

Music (Original Song)

’I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ from Toy Story 4
’(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’
from Rocketman
’I’m Standing With You’
from Breakthrough
’Into The Unknown’
from Frozen II
’Stand Up’
from Harriet

Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Live Action Short

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
A Sister

Sound Editing

Ford v Ferarri, Donald Sylvester
Alan Robert Murray
Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood,
Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,
Matthew Wood and David Acord

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferarri
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood

Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Total nominations by film

Joker 11

The Irishman 10

1917 10

Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood 10

Jojo Rabbit 6

Little Women 6

Marriage Story 6

Parasite 6

Ford V Ferrari 4

The Two Popes 3

Bombshell 3

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker 3

Pain and Glory 2

Harriet 2

Judy 2

Toy Story 4 2

Honeyland 2