Todd Phillips’ Joker has landed more Oscar nominations than anyone or anything — 11 of these babies including Best Picture, Best Director for Phillips and Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix. Which leads one to imagine that it might conceivably win the Best Picture Oscar…right? Best Picture handicappers have ignored this possibility all along, but it’s obviously on the table.
Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman (yowsah!), Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (okay) and Sam Mendes’ 1917 (yup) snagged 10 nominations each. Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and Parasite landed six each.
The Best Director nominees are all dudes — Martin Scorsese for The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Bong Joon-ho for Parasite, Sam Mendes for 1917 and Todd Phillips for Joker.
Marriage Story and Little Women landed Best Picture nominations (congrats), but no respective Best Director noms for Noah Baumbach or Greta Gerwig. Both, however, scored screenwriting noms — Gerwig for Little Women (adapted) and Baumbach for Marriage Story (original).
No Best Supporting Actress nom for Hustlers‘ Jennifer Lopez! Snubbed, ixnayed, frozen-out, brushed off, given the go-by and the bum’s rush. Everyone thought JLo was locked down. Where exactly did she go wrong? What did she fail to do? Her fans are shrieking, howling, reeling in shock.
Then again Kathy Bates‘ supporting performance in Richard Jewell was nominated; ditto Jarin Blaschke‘s cinematography for The Lighthouse.
Back to #Oscarssowhite…right? With the exception of Harriet‘s Cynthia Erivo being Best Actress nominated, woke quota mandates were pretty much ignored. Gerwig wasn’t Best Director-nominated but who would seriously argue that Harriet director Kasi Lemmons was in any way, shape or form shafted? The universal opinion is that Harriet is nowhere near good enough. The Khmer Rouge quota commissars have a point as far as the overlooking of The Farewell‘s Lulu Wang is concerned.
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Al Pacino and Joe Pesci (The Irishman), Brad Pitt (Once Upon A Time in Hollywood). Pitt has this, of course.
Best Picture: Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Parasite. Hollywood Elsewhere can read the writing on the wall as well as anyone else, but all will be well as long as Parasite doesn’t win.
Best Actor: 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.
Best Actress: Cynthia Erivo, Harriet; Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story; Saoirse Ronan, Little Women; Charlize Theron, Bombshell; Renee Zellweger, Judy. What happened to The Farewell‘s Awkwafina? I’ll tell you what happened to her. Her nomination slot was snatched by Cynthia Erivo.
Best Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood; Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes; Al Pacino, The Irishman; Joe Pesci, The Irishman; Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.
Best Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell; Laura Dern, Marriage Story; Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit; Florence Pugh, Little Women; Margot Robbie, Bombshell.
All hail HE;s favorite Best International Feature nominees, Jan Komasa‘s Corpus Christi and Ladj Ly‘s Les Miserables.
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois
“I Lost My Body” Jeremy Clapin
“Klaus” Sergio Pablos
“Missing Link” Chris Butler
“Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley
“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet
“Sister,” Siqi Song
“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
“Just Mercy” Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten
“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, Jin Won Han
“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto
“Joker,” Lawrence Sher
“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke
“1917,” Roger Deakins
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson
Best Documentary Feature:
“American Factory,” Julia Rieichert, Steven Bognar
“The Cave,” Feras Fayyad
“The Edge of Democracy,” Petra Costa
“For Sama,” Waad Al-Kateab, Edward Watts
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
Best Documentary Short Subject:
“In the Absence”
“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone,” Carol Dysinger
“Life Overtakes Me,” Kristine Samuelson, John Haptas
“St. Louis Superman”
“Walk Run Cha-Cha,” Laura Nix
Best Live Action Short Film:
“Brotherhood,” Meryam Joobeur
“Nefta Football Club,” Yves Piat
“The Neighbors’ Window,” Marshall Curry
“Saria,” Bryan Buckley
“A Sister,” Delphine Girard
Best International Feature Film:
“Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho
“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang
“Ford v Ferrari,” Don Sylvester
“Joker,” Alan Robert Murray
“1917,” Oliver Tarney, Rachel Tate
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Wylie Stateman
“Star Wars: The Rise of SkyWalker,” Matthew Wood, David Acord
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
“The Irishman,” Bob Shaw and Regina Graves
“Jojo Rabbit,” Ra Vincent and Nora Sopkova
“1917,” Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh
“Parasite,” Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, and Cho Hee
“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,”Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams*“The King,” Nicholas Britell
“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”
Makeup and Hair:
“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”
”The Irishman,” Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson
“Jojo Rabbit,” Mayes C. Rubeo
“Joker,” Mark Bridges
“Little Women,” Jacqueline Durran
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Arianne Phillips
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”