Oscars 2020: Nominations announcement under way

Joker' which stars Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for 11 Academy Awards

Joker' which stars Joaquin Phoenix was nominated for 11 Academy Awards

And despite receiving a number of nominations, Netflix came away relatively empty-handed from this year's Golden Globes - winning just two awards, one for Dern's performance in "Marriage Story" and the other for Olivia Coleman in "The Crown".

If everything went according to plan, Beyonce could've scored a nod in Best Original Song with "Spirit". Greta Gerwig, who in 2018 was the last woman to be nominated in the category (for Lady Bird), missed out on a nom for Little Women, with other notable absences including Scafaria and Marielle Heller for A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Today, January 13th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its snub-heavy 2020 Oscar nominations list, and-shocker!-not a single woman was nominated for the Best Director category.

She hasn't a chance this year - the prize will nearly certainly go to Dern - but it's nice to know that a septuagenarian isn't out of the game.

The figure includes movie producers and technical categories such as best musical score, where Icelandic maestro Hildur Gudnadottir became the ninth woman nominated.

"Congratulations to those men", said presenter Issa Rae pointedly, after the announcement of an all-male directors slate.

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She returned to Twitter on Monday to add that she just needs a "couple of years of school" to "shake the table". Imma talk about it another day", she wrote , capping off the tweet series with hope for the future.

The nominees for best worldwide film are: "Corpus Christi", Poland; "Honeyland", North Macdeonia; "Les Miserables", France; "Pain and Glory", Spain; "Parasite", South Korea. "I think best Oscar, people thought this was not possible in our lifetime".

This year's nominees will bring plenty of star power to the February 9 ceremony - a good thing, too, since the show will for the second straight year go without a host. It's already in the history books as the first South Korean film to be nominated for either best picture or best global film. She's the third person to get acting and songwriting nominations for the same film, and all were recent.

Considering Joker was far from a critical favourite and divided audiences with its portrayal of an isolated loner, the Academy's overwhelming support for the film was unexpected.

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Yet, while the Oscars are a celebration of movies and cinema, there are still those worthy artists who missed out on nominations.

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