Here is the Partly Shocking list of Oscar Nominations

If you were expecting Awkwafina to get her first Oscar nomination for The Farewell, well, she didn’t. If you thought Jennifer Lopez was well on her way to having a nomination for her critically-acclaimed role in Hustlers…think again. If you thought Frozen II was an incredible film and totally deserving of an Oscar nomination The Academy had other plans.

The Oscars this year delivered a lot of snubs, showcasing a list of nominations that lack both diversity and excitement. On the bright note, Joker would end up making history by receiving 11 nominations, the most of any comic book film. (Maybe Hollywood is finally beginning to understand the hard work achieved to make a fantastic comic book movie.) So, on that note, here is the list of Oscar nominations. Enjoy!

(I am only sharing the categories I found to be the most important.)

Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling

  1. Joker
  2. Bombshell
  3. Judy
  4. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
  5. 1917

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil nabs its only Oscar nomination for Makeup and Hairstyling and I’m not surprised. It has fascinated me since Maleficent how they have managed to transform Angelina Jolie into a powerful (and slightly scary) fairy. So amazing!

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score) Nominees

  1. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
  2. Joker
  3. Little Women
  4. 1917 
  5. Marriage Story

Once again, John Williams garners another Oscar nomination for his outstanding musical score and deservedly so. Despite my gripes about the movie, the music is INCREDIBLE! However, will Hildur Guðnadóttir take home another win for her transporting work for Joker? We’ll see.

Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) Nominees

  1. “I’m Standing With You” for Breakthrough
  2. “Stand Up” from Harriet
  3. “Into the Unknown” from Frozen II
  4. “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman
  5. “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4

One shocking snub that I wasn’t expecting was to see that The Lion King‘s “Spirit”, performed by Beyonce, wasn’t nominated for an Oscar. I was blown away. Personally, I loved the song and seeing it garner a Golden Globe nomination was validation that the song was pretty much off the chain. But, of course, the Oscars snubbed Beyonce (probably because they didn’t want her performing.😒)

Achievement in Visual Effects Nominees

  1. The Irishman
  2. The Lion King
  3. Avengers: Endgame
  4. 1917
  5. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

This would be Endgame‘s only nomination as Alan Silvestri would get snubbed from the Original Musical Score category yet again despite delivering a powerful score that had some of the best music in the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Adapted Screenplay Nominees

  1. The Irishman
  2. Joker 
  3. Jojo Rabbit
  4. Little Women
  5. The Two Popes

Who will win this category? It should be an interesting result.

Original Screenplay Nominees

  1. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  2. Parasite
  3. Knives Out
  4. 1917
  5. Marriage Story

Rian Johnson nabs his first Oscar for Knives Out, solidifying himself as one of the best storytellers in Hollywood. Gosh, we need him to do more Star Wars pronto. I want to see where his imagination and creativity can take us next.

Achievement in Costume Design

  1. Jojo Rabbit
  2. Joker
  3. The Irishman
  4. Little Women
  5. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

I’d just like to say how disappointed I am that Aladdin wasn’t nominated for this category. After recently watching the film, I found myself utterly blown away by the work and craftsmanship showcased in abundance for the Disney remake. From Jafar to Jasmine and Aladdin and Genie, this movie put them in costumes that were literally jaw-dropping. For it not to be nominated is truly a missed opportunity.

Best Animated Feature Film of the Year

  1. I Lost My Body
  2. Klaus
  3. Missing Link
  4. How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
  5. Toy Story 4

Frozen II was devoid of joining this category. That’s a far cry from the first film which would go on to win Best Animated Film. Will Missing Link shock the world again and take home the ultimate prize? We’ll see…

Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Supporting Role Nominees

  1. Scarlet Johannson in Jojo Rabbit
  2. Florence Pugh in Little Women
  3. Margot Robbie in Bombshell
  4. Kathy Bates in Richard Jewell
  5. Laura Dern in Marriage Story

Woah, I just realized that Scarlet Johannson and Margot Robbie were nominated twice for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress in two different films. Really?

Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Supporting Role Nominees

  1. Al Pacino in The Irishman
  2. Anthony Hopkins in The Two Popes
  3. Tom Hanks in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  4. Joe Pesci in The Irishman
  5. Brad Pitt in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Five expected nominees. Who will win?

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role Nominees

  1. Cynthia Erivo in Harriet
  2. Scarlet Johannson in Marriage Story
  3. Renee Zellwegger in Judy
  4. Saoirse Ronan in Little Women
  5. Charlize Theron in Bombshell

Once again, five expected nominees. Who will take home the ultimate prize?

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role Nominees

  1. Adam Driver in Marriage Story
  2. Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes 
  3. Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory 
  4. Leonardo Dicaprio in Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  5. Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

Joaquin Phoenix’s portrayal of Joker was nothing short of extraordinary. There was so much depth, so much sorrow, so much pent-up anger, and so much insanity. I’ve only seen Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes and so I can’t definitively say that the other actors on the list don’t deserve the win but…Phoenix should win. His role was brilliant.

Achievement in Directing Nominees

  1. Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
  2. Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite
  3. Todd Phillips for Joker
  4. Martin Scorsese for The Irishman
  5. Sam Mendes for 1917

It was once again very jarring to see not one woman nominated for this category. The myth is being allowed to continue that women aren’t better (or equal to) directors than men. It’s 2020, people! Let’s put an end to this narrative.

Best Motion Picture of the Year Nominees

  1. Joker
  2. Parasite
  3. Jojo Rabbit
  4. Little Women
  5. Marriage Story
  6. Ford v Ferrari
  7. 1917
  8. Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Such a fascinating list. I’m so pleased to see Ford v Ferrari on this list. I didn’t get around to watching it but it was a movie that really intrigued me last year and that I can’t wait to eventually see.

So, this is the list of Oscar nominations. Like I said before, after last year’s very diverse Oscars, it’s a bit jarring seeing the lack of diversity in this year’s Oscar nominations but…so be it.

If you’d like to see the entire list of nominations click the link here.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

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