The 92nd Academy Award Nominations

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Gavin Clingham, Staff Writer

It’s almost February and the Golden Globes have passed, which means it’s nearly time for The Oscars. One of the most prestigious awards and one of the biggest nights in Hollywood, The Oscars will be making changes and will air on February 24th at 8:00 p.m. The academy has strived to increase its viewing numbers by making amendments to the awards and picking the right host for the show. In order to prevent the host from catching fire online or from making Epstein jokes, the Academy has picked no host. It did this last year, as well, and there was no one for anyone to blame, no host for the Internet to trash. With vague previews for the show and a lot of uncertainty about what will happen, it remains to be seen how the show will go down. For now, here are the nominations.


Best Picture

1917 (Universal)

The Irishman (Netflix)

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)

Joker (Warner Brothers)

Little Women (Sony)

Marriage Story (Netflix)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Sony)

Parasite (Neon)

Ford v. Ferrari (20th Century Fox)


Best Director

Bong Joon-Ho (Parasite)

Sam Mendes (1917)

Todd Philips (Joker)

Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)


Best Actress

Cynthia Ervo (Harriet)

Renée Zellweger (Judy)

Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)

Charlize Theron (Bombshell)

Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)


Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)

Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)

Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)

Adam Driver (Marriage Story)

Johnathan Pyrce (The Two Popes)


Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)

Florence Pugh (Little Women)

Margot Robbie (Bombshell)

Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)

Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)


Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)

Al Pacino (The Irishman)

Joe Pesci (The Irishman)

Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)


Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out (Rian Johnson)

Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)

1917 (Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)

Parasite (Bong Joon-Ho and Jin Won Han)


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman (Steve Zaillian)

Jojo Rabbit (Taika Watiti)

Joker (Todd Philips and Scott Silver)

Little Women (Greta Gerwig)

The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)


Best Cinematography

The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)

Joker (Lawrence Sher)

The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)

1917 (Roger Deakins)

Once Upon a TIme…in Hollywood (Richard Richardson)


Best Editing

Ford v. Ferrari (Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland)

The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)

Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)

Joker (Jeff Groth)

Parasite (Jinmo Yang)


Best Sound Editing

Ford v. Ferrari (Don Sylvester)

Joker (Alan Robert Murray)

1917 (Oliver Tarney and Richard Tate)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Wylie Stateman)

Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker (Matthew Wood and David Acord)


Best Production Design

The Irishman (Bob Shaw and Regina Graves)

Jojo Rabbit (Ra Vincet and Nora Spokova)

1917 (Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Barbra Ling and Nancy Haigh)

Parasite (Lee Ha-Jun, Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee)


Best Original Score

Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir)

Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)

Marriage Story (Randy Newman)

1917 (Thomas Newman)

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (John Williams)


Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman


The Lion King

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker


Best Costume Design

The Irishman (Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson)

Jojo Rabbit (Mayes C. Rubeo)

Joker (Mark Bridges)

Little Women (Jacqueline Durran)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (Arianne Phillips)


Best Makeup and Hairstyling




Maleficent: Mistress of Evil



Best Foreign Language Film

Corpus Christi


Les Miserables

Pain and Glory



Best Original Song

I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (Toy Story 4)

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)

I’m Standing with You” (Breakthrough)

Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2)

Stand Up” (Harriet)


Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

Ford v. Ferrari



Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood


Best Documentary

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama



Best 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


Best Animated Short Film


Hair Love




Once again, there were a large number of snubs. Adam Sandler is snubbed for his career-changing performance in the film Uncut Gems. This time around, Little Women managed to grab more nominations after being shut out of most of the Golden Globe and Screen Actors’ Guild awards. Controversy was picked up by the Academy for not nominating any female directors. They were also accused of being very non-diverse for nominating mostly white people. One big outrage was Jennifer Lopez’s performance in the film Hustlers being snubbed. Despite all this hate, the common people were happy with Parasite making it into the Best Picture category. 

The 92nd Academy Awards will be hosted by no one on February 9th at 8 P.M EST/5 P.M PST.