The Oscar Nominations Are Out, And Scarlett Johannsson Walked Away With Two

January 13, 2020 / Posted by:

The Oscar nominations were read by John Cho and Issae Rae this morning, and Scarlett Johansson has reason to celebrate. Because not only did she hear her name called for the first time ever, she heard it in two categories. Wow, what are the odds? ScarJo got two Oscar nominations and neither were for the brilliant portrayal of a tree.

ScarJo getting two nominations isn’t surprising since she has been double-fisting award nominations all season. She received a Golden Globe, SAG Award, Critics Choice Award, and BAFTA for her lead performance in Marriage Story, and the same awards for her supporting performance in Jojo Rabbit. So far, she’s won none, thanks to Renee Zellweger and Laura Dern sweeping both categories, respectively. And let’s face it – Scarlett should probably start practicing her most gracious loser clap, because Renee and Laura were nominated for Oscars this morning. Ah well. I’m pretty sure she still gets two Oscar nominee gift bags, and isn’t that the real prize? Who needs a gold-plated statue when you could have Colin Jost getting drunk on bottomless cruise margaritas.

If predictability is your thing, then today’s Oscar nominations will surely give you the vapors. It’s almost like the Academy grabbed the list of nominations for the Golden Globes and the SAG Awards, erased the name at the top of the page, and scribbled in OSCARS. You’ve got Joaquin Phoenix for Joker. You’ve got The Irishman and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. There’s Adam Driver and Brad Pitt and Charlize Theron for her portrayal of a right-wing blonde robot. And also like the Golden Globes, no women were nominated for Best Director. Greta Gerwig’s Little Women received six nominations for Best Picture, Best Actress (Saoirse Ronan), Best Supporting Actress (Florence Pugh), Best Adapted Screenplay, Beat Costume Design, and Best Original Score. But none for directing. Sorry, Greta.

Although the BAFTAs are still standing on their own for a blatant lack of diversity in the acting categories. I mean, it’s not much better at the Oscars; they only have two actors of color nominated (Antonio Banderas and Cynthia Erivo).

Speaking of snubs, Lupita Nyong’o didn’t get a single Best Actress nomination for playing two totally different damn people in Us. Robert De Niro (The Irishman), Adam Sandler (Uncut Gems), and Eddie Murphy (My Name is Dolemite) were shut out of Best Actor. Golden Globe winner Awkwafina is nowhere to be found, and neither is her film The Farewell. Shia LaBeouf didn’t get one for playing his own dad. The director nominations are all men, as expected, and Issa Rae subtly dragged the Academy for it:

And most shockingly, Jennifer Lopez didn’t get a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Hustlers. I know the Academy has their reasons, but come on – you can’t tell me any of those Best Supporting Actress nominees could work a stripper pole like JLo. Okay, maybe Kathy Bates, but no one else.

Here’s all the nominations that were announced today:

Best Picture
1917
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best 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

Best Actress
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

Best Supporting Actor
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes

Best Supporting Actress
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

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

Best Original Screenplay
1917, Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Knives Out, Rian Johnson
Marriage Story, Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Quentin Tarantino
Parasite, Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han

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

Best International Picture
Corpus Christi (Poland)
Honeyland (North Macedonia)
Les Misérables (France)
Pain and Glory (Spain)
Parasite (South Korea)

Best Documentary
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

Best Animated Feature
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

Best Production Design
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Best Editing
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Best Cinematography
1917
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects
1917
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Costume Design
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Joker
Little Women

Best Sound Mixing
1917
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Sound Editing
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” (Toy Story 4), Randy Newman
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman), Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“I’m Standing With You” (Breakthrough), Diane Warren
“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2), Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Stand Up” (Harriet), Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

Best Original Score
Little Women
Marriage Story
Joker
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
1917
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Live-Action Short Film
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Best Animated Short Film
Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Best Documentary Short
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

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