The Academy announced this year’s Oscar nominations for 2020 and let’s just say that people aren’t exactly jumping for joy. In fact, people are having the feels—and the feels, to be precise, are somewhere between an eye roll and outrage. Like, guys, Beyoncé—and her incredible Lion King magic—didn’t make the damn cut! Is this a joke?
Is this, as Twitter is saying, yet another example of how mostly white and mostly male people are nominated for fancy awards? (Yes, yes it is).
The 92ND Academy Award nominations include a whole bunch of people, like Tom Hanks, Brad Pitt, Anthony Hopkins, Laura Dern, Cathy Bates, Charlize Theron, Margot Robbie…but there are also a lot of snubs.
Huge 2020 Academy Awards SNUBS:
• ‘The Farewell’
• ‘Uncut Gems’
• ‘Dolemite Is My Name’
• Jennifer Lopez (‘Hustlers’)
• Dir. Greta Gerwig (‘Little Women’)
• Lupita Nyong’o (‘Us’)
• Taron Egerton (‘Rocketman’)
• Willem Dafoe (‘Lighthouse’)
• ‘Frozen 2’
• ‘Apollo 11’ pic.twitter.com/reJfszXtve
— DR Movie News (@DRMovieNews1) January 13, 2020
the lighthouse, the farewell, awkawafina, greta gerwig, uncut gems, adam sandler, eddie murphy, jlo, hustlers, knives out, rocketman…. pic.twitter.com/ApXUsNwb7t
— marilia (@fleabrg) January 13, 2020
But let’s be real. The whole award ceremony is basically just one big advertisement for Joker.
Academy Awards 2020 pic.twitter.com/b2h5alw2dk
— Chandler misses Beyza so much (@chandlerVol2) January 10, 2020
Like, okay. We get it.
11 ACADEMY AWARD NOMINATIONS INCLUDING BEST PICTURE AND DIRECTOR PERIOD BITCH PERIOD!!!! pic.twitter.com/4NdPUM8igI
— donnia (@fincherism) January 13, 2020
And #NoJLo? What sort of alternate universe are we living in?
I need to rewatch Marriage Story so I can better understand why Laura Dern’s performance is award winning. I know I’m a biased @jlo fan and I like Dern but what the actual f*ck? #CriticsChoice pic.twitter.com/6A8SYkMQX1
— Danny Hernández (@dannyhrb) January 13, 2020
Apparently, the kind of universe where this happens…
i can’t believe scarjo got away with two noms both in leading and supporting roles when lupita, awkwafina, zhao, jlo and many others were literally there pic.twitter.com/fCldqcL3XW
— chris (@pottermcu) January 13, 2020
JLo is clearly superb and deserves to be recognized.
jlo could do joker but jaoquin couldn’t do hustlers
— Tyler Coates (@tylercoates) January 13, 2020
— Shawn Reynolds (@ShawnGReynolds) January 13, 2020
Also, where is Greta Gerwig’s nomination for Little Women?
no greta gerwig oscar nomination for little women is my villain origin story
— moody baby (@und0milk) January 13, 2020
She was robbed!!!
Other thoughts? There are plenty of them…
me logging on to see the oscar nominations today pic.twitter.com/VW6RpxHh5W
— GG WINNER TARON EGERTON (@diamondstaron) January 13, 2020
Wait that dad in Parasite (Song Kang Ho) wasn’t nominated for an Oscar? BOOOOOOOO HISSSSSSSSS
— Mina Kimes (@minakimes) January 13, 2020
A few thoughts on the Academy Award nominations:
-Nominating Todd Phillips for director instead of Greta Gerwig or Taika Waititi is probably some form of illegal
-Joker getting 11 nominations is worth an eye roll, but the academy wanted a “Popular” movie and it made a billion.
— Elessar, Resident Seinfeld Expert (@elessar42) January 13, 2020
— MostlyTrueStory (@MostlyTrueStory) February 25, 2019
Just want to point out, the guy who made Dumb and Dumber and There’s Something About Mary just won an Academy Award for best picture. Literally anything is possible.
— Nick Scarpino (@Nick_Scarpino) February 25, 2019
The Academy Awards are basically dumb, a bunch of morally vain entertainment insiders making annoying political decisions. They should give the Best Picture award to Forrest Gump every year to remind people it’s all hackery. But the business model of Hollywood works. Protect it.
— Matt Stoller (@matthewstoller) March 3, 2019
Me: “Awards for art is dumb.”
“Yelling and being angry is the easiest type of acting and the Academy swoons for it every time. Boring.”
“not enough women and people of color are ever nominated.”
Also me: *watching the oscars every year* pic.twitter.com/KZwIiDz8Tb
— Jennifer Stanford (@Jennifer_Deon) January 13, 2020
Everyone I know has the same review of Once Upon A Time in Hollywood. “Meh, it was good but not great” – it now has 10 academy award nominations. The Oscars are so dumb.
— James (@geeums) January 13, 2020
The Joker leading nominations with 11 tells you most of what you need to know about the 2020 Academy awards mess.
— David “TEOTWAWKI” Muller (@phaezen) January 13, 2020
voters: we’d nominate women directors if there were any!
greta gerwig: hey i-
voters: if only there were women
lulu wang: um-
voters: not enough women!
alma har’el: actually-
voters: not a women in sight
olivia wilde: but-
voters: THERE’S ONLY MEN
céline sciamma: ferme ta gueule
— oscar nominated little women. (@sarahjehoiada) January 7, 2020
Anyway, here are the 2020 Oscar nominations for best picture, best leading actor and actress, director, and best supporting actor and actress:
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Cynthia Erivo — Harriet
Scarlett Johansson — Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan — Little Women
Charlize Theron — Bombshell
Renée Zellweger — Judy
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
The Irishman — Martin Scorsese
Joker — Todd Phillips
1917 — Sam Mendes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino
Parasite — Bong Joon-ho
Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates — Richard Jewel
Laura Dern — Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson — Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh — Little Women
Margot Robbie — Bombshell
Actor in a Supporting Role
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
For a full list of the Oscar nominations 2020, head on over to The Hollywood Reporter.