Tuesday, June 18, 2024

UPDATING Oscar Nominations: Snubs Include JLo, Beyonce, Eddie Murphy, “1917” for Editing, No Women Directors, “The Farewell,” “Cats,” Just 1 African American Nominee


The 2020 Oscar nominations are here. Snubs  include Jennifer Lopez for “Hustlers.” Eddie Murphy for “Dolemite” and everything for that movie. But I’m really shocked that “1917” didn’t get editing. This was the movie with the “one cut” and incredible editing by Lee Smith. What??? And no women editors, no nomination for Greta Gerwig. There was also nothing for “The Farewell”– no Awkwafina, or “Cats,” of course. Robert De Niro was not nommed for “The Irishman.” (See my next story.)

Other snubs: No Clint Eastwood, but Kathy Bates made it in from “Richard Jewell.” Nothing for “Just Mercy.” Almost nothing for African Americans except Cynthia Erivo as “Harriet.”

In documentaries, “Maiden” was ignored. This was really a shame.

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari, Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time, Parasite

Actor in a Leading Role

Antonio Banderas, Leonardo Di Caprio, Adam Driver, Joaquin Phoenix, Jonathan Pryce

Actress in a Leading Role

Cynthia Erivo, Scarlett Johansson, Saoirse Ronan, Charlize Theron, Renee Zellweger

Animated Feature Film

Dragon, Lost My Body Klaus, Missing Link, Toy Story 4


Irishman, Joker Lighthouse, 1917, Once Upon a time


Irishman, Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time, Parasite

Documentary Feature

American Factory. The Cave, Edge of Democracy, For Sama, Honeyland

Documentary Short Subject

Absence, Learning to Skateboard, Life Over Skates Me, St Louis Superman, Walk Run Chacha

International Feature Film

Corpus Christi, Honeyland, Les Miserables, Pain and Glory, Parasite

Makeup and Hairstyling

Bombshell Judy 1917 Maleficient

Visual Effects

Avengers, Irishman, Lion King, 1917, Star Wars

Adapted Screenplay

Irishman, Jojo, Joker, Little Women, Two Popes

Original Screenplay

Knives out, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a time, Parasite

Original Song

Toy Story 4, Rocketman, Diane Warren, Into the Unknown, Stand Up

Production Design

Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, 117, Once Upon a Time, Parasite


Actor in a Supporting Role

Tom Hanks, Anthony Hopkins, Al Pacino, Joe Pesci, Brad Pitt

Actress in a Supporting Role

Kathy Bates, Laura Dern, Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Margot Robbie

Costume Design

Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Once Upon a Time

Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari, Irishman, Jojo Rabbit. Joker, Pparasite

Original Score

Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Star Wars

Animated Short Film

Dcera (Daughter) Hair Love Kitbull Memorable Sister


Live Action Short Film


Sound Editing

Ford, Joker, 1917. Once Upon a Time, Star Wars

Sound Mixing

Ad Astra,  Ford , Joker, 1917, Once Upon a Time

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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