Oscars 2020: How to watch the Academy Awards

Brenda Watkins
January 14, 2020

The 2020 Oscar nominations were announced on January 13 by John Cho and Issa Rae, live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.

The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement capped months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, revealing which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood's ultimate prize next month. Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman", Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" and Sam Mendes' "1917" followed close behind with 10 nods a piece. "Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" received nods for actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt as well as Best Picture, while "The Irishman" received nominations for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci as Supporting Actors, as well as Directing, Best Picture and Cinematography.

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Another Netflix movie, "Marriage Story", received six nominations - Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Adam Driver), Actress in a Leading Role (Scarlett Johansson), Actress in a Supporting Role (Laura Dern), Original Screenplay (Noah Baumbach) and Original Score (Randy Newman). The academy has nominated only men for best director in all but five years, and 2020 is no exception. In addition to these films, "Ford v Ferrari", "Jojo Rabbit", "Little Women", "Marriage Story" and "Parasite" are all competing for Best Picture this year. Greta Gerwig ("Little Women"), Kasi Lemmons ("Harriet"), Lulu Wang ("The Farewell") and Lorene Scafaria ("Hustlers") were all overlooked by the Academy. Erivo also obtained a second nod with the same film, in the original song category.

Last week, the British Film Academy was criticized for its nominations' lack of diversity; all best picture contenders were directed by men and not a single person of color was among the nominated actors. Following the results of this year's selection, the United Kingdom academy announced it would be reviewing its voting process. The 92nd Academy Awards premieres Sunday, February 9th at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

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