2020 Oscar Nominees and Winners

January 13, 2020

By Tim Nasson

2020 Oscar Nominees and Winners Complete List

Stay tuned for 2020 Oscar winners February 9, 2020, beginning at 8:00 p.m. EST.

While everyone knew that Joaquin Phoenix was a sure thing in the Best Actor race at the 2020 Oscars,  it’s doubtful that anyone figured that Joker would end up with the most Oscar nominations in 2020. It did take the cake, earning 11 Oscar nominations and one-upping three movies; Once Upon A Time in… Hollywood, The Irishman and 1917, each of which received 10 nominations, including Best Picture. In almost any other year 10 nominations would be enough to lay claim to having earned the most nominations.

As for studio, Netflix lays claim to having earned the most Oscar nominations in 2020 – with 24.

Little Women made history by being only the third movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture that’s written, directed and produced exclusively by women. The film also earned nominations for Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh) and Best Adapted Screenplay (Greta Gerwig). In total the film received 6 Oscar nominations.

The film’s producer, Hollywood’s most powerful woman, Amy Pascal, last week revealed to me, “It was 100 percent about Greta Gerwig’s modern and unique approach to the material that dealt with all our collective understanding of what Little Women is and means and doing something different with it,” when I asked her what compelled her to take on a story that has been done countless times before.

Pascal, you may recall, in 2013 was embroiled in the Sony Pictures e-mail hacking scandal. At the time, she was President of Columbia Pictures. Currently, she is the most powerful female producer in the world. She is the producer of all current Spider-Man franchises, the one with Tom Holland, and the animated one (. She also produced the Best Picture Oscar nominee The Post. Coming up she produces Margot Robbie’s big screen movie about Barbie, yes, that Barbie.

“I think Greta’s version of the story excavated what was more subversive, which also makes it so accessible to a modern sensibility while at the same time delivering on all the crucial things we all remember about love about the story. I also think the movie took place on many levels; it explored Jo’s memory of her idealized childhood, the compromises and sacrifices she has to make as we all do growing up; it weaved in the highly intelligent commentary Louisa herself was able to slip into the book – it dealt with the actual institutional structures the real Louisa has to deal with at the time; and finally, it was  a film made by a genius filmmaker who was able to beautifully combine her own interest in the passage of time and unique understanding of the massive magic of what home means, while making it a modern epic for women and men alike” replied Pascal when I mentioned that her version of Little Women seems to be the most beloved version by critics and audiences (and now the Academy). The film is on track to earn well over $100 million in the United States alone.

After hearing about the 6 Oscar nominations that Little Women received, this is Pascal’s official quote: “We are profoundly overwhelmed and honored to have received all these nominations from the Academy, and to have made history by being only the third movie ever to be nominated for Best Picture that’s written, directed and produced exclusively by women. This film is a testament to the brilliance of Greta Gerwig. She is the most brilliant creative talent working in our industry today, and we are thrilled that she and our beautiful film have been recognized.”

Scarlett Johansson received her first and second Oscar nominations (she had never been nominated until today) for Jo Jo Rabbit (Best Supporting Actress) and Marriage Story (Best Actress).

The only actor nominated this year who was also nominated last year; Adam Driver.

The following are hardly snubs, as no one in their right mind considered them as Oscar contenders. As I predicted (starting last September) they would, Jennifer Lopez, Adam Sandler and Robert Pattinson all failed to earn Oscar nominations for roles their publicists, agents and managers tried as hard as they could to land for their clients. Sometimes common sense prevails. In addition, there are even more people and movies that were not nominated for Oscars this year and that had no business even being seriously considered, such as:

Beyonce, for her dreadful Original Song from the atrocious The Lion King remake.
Frozen 2 for Best Animated Feature.
Eddie Murphy as Best Actor for Dolemite Is My Name.

While these people were worthy of Oscar nominations, there are only 5 spots per category (other than Best Picture). Therefore, voters should be voting solely on whom they think the 5 BEST in each category are, not based on one’s race, sex, sexual preference or age:

Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor in The Lighthouse.
Taron Egerton for Best Actor in Rocketman.
Greta Gerwig for Best Director for Little Women.
Christian Bale for Best Actor in Ford v. Ferrari
Nicole Kidman for Best Supporting Actress in Bombshell
Robert DeNiro for Best Actor in The Irishman
Awkwafina for Best Actress in The Farewell
Jamie Foxx for Best Supporting Actor in Just Mercy

I’d argue that Best Supporting Actor nominee, Tom Hanks, for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, should not have received his nomination. Instead, his slot should have gone to either Bruce Dern for Once Upon A Time In … Hollywood or Tim Blake Nelson for Just Mercy. Those two performances were truly supporting roles.

While one of the best movies of 2019, The Two Popes, failed to earn either a Best Picture or Director nomination, its two leads, Jonathan Pryce and Anthony Hopkins, each received acting nominations; Pryce for Best Actor and Hopkins for Supporting Actor. If you ask me, both Pryce and Hopkins were on screen about the same amount of time and each deserving of a Best Actor nomination.

2020 Oscar Nominees and Winners

Below: 2020 Oscar Nominees
Winners Announced February 9, 2020

Little Women (2019)

Little Women (2019)

Best Picture:
“Ford v Ferrari”
“The Irishman”
“Jojo Rabbit”
“Little Women”
“Marriage Story”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Lead 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”

Lead Actress:
Cynthia Erivo “Harriet”
Scarlett Johansson “Marriage Story”
Saoirse Ronan “Little Women”
Charlize Theron “Bombshell”
Renee Zellweger “Judy”

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”

Supporting Actress:
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”
Scarlett Johannson, “Jojo Rabbit”
Florence Pugh, “Little Women”
Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”
Todd Phillips, “Joker”
Sam Mendes, “1917”
Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”
Bong Joon Ho, “Parasite”

Animated Feature:
“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

Animated Short:
“Dcera,” Daria Kashcheeva
“Hair Love,” Matthew A. Cherry
“Kitbull,” Rosana Sullivan
“Memorable,” Bruno Collet
“Sister,” Siqi Song

Adapted Screenplay:
“The Irishman,” Steven Zaillian
“Jojo Rabbit,” Taika Waititi
“Joker,” Todd Phillips, Scott Silver
“Little Women,” Greta Gerwig
“The Two Popes,” Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay:
“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 Foreign Language Film:
“Corpus Christi,” Jan Komasa
“Honeyland,” Tamara Kotevska, Ljubo Stefanov
“Les Miserables,” Ladj Ly
“Pain and Glory,” Pedro Almodovar
“Parasite,” Bong Joon Ho

Film Editing:
“Ford v Ferrari,” Michael McCusker, Andrew Buckland
“The Irishman,” Thelma Schoonmaker
“Jojo Rabbit,” Tom Eagles
“Joker,” Jeff Groth
“Parasite,” Jinmo Yang

Sound Editing:
“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

Sound Mixing:
“Ad Astra”
“Ford v Ferrari”
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Production Design:
“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

Original Score:
“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir
“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat
“Marriage Story,”Randy Newman
“1917,” Thomas Newman
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

Original Song:
“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”

Costume Design:
”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

Visual Effects:
“Avengers Endgame”
“The Irishman”
“The Lion King”
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

Number of 2020 Oscar nominations by movie (more than 2):
“Joker” — 11
“Once Upon a Time In Hollywood” — 10
“The Irishman” — 10
“1917” — 10
“Parasite” — 6
“Marriage Story” — 6
“Little Women” — 6
“Jojo Rabbit” — 6
“Ford v Ferrari” — 4
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” — 3
“The Two Popes” — 3
“Bombshell” — 3

Number of 2020 Oscar nominations by studio (2 or more):

Netflix — 24
Columbia Pictures — 17
Walt Disney — 17
Warner Bros. — 12
Universal Pictures — 11
Neon — 8
Fox Searchlight — 6
Lionsgate — 4
Focus Features — 2
Roadside Attractions — 2
Sony Classics — 2



2020 Oscar Nominees and Winners are all found on this page.

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