The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the 2020 Oscar nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards from the Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California on Monday, 13 January.

The Oscars will be handed out at the Academy Awards ceremony on 9 February.

Films released or distributed by Empire Entertainment in Southern Africa received a total of 36 nominations, with four Empire titles nominated in the Best Picture category. JOKER leads the race with 11 nominations, closely followed by 1917 with 10 nominations. 1917 starts showing in South African cinemas on Friday, 17 January 2020.

JOKER (already released) received 11 nominations

Best Picture
Best Director – Todd Phillips
Best Actor – Joaquin Phoenix
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Cinematography – Lawrence Sher
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Original Score – Hildur Guðnadóttir
Best Costume Design
Best Make-Up & Hair

1917 (in SA cinemas 17 January 2020) received 10 nominations

Best Picture
Best Director – Sam Mendes
Best Original Screenplay
Best Cinematography – Roger Deakins
Best Production Design
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Original Score – Thomas Newman
Best Make-Up & Hair
Best Visual Effects

JOJO RABBIT (in SA cinemas 7 February 2020) received 6 nominations

Best Picture
Best Supporting Actress – Scarlett Johannson
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Film Editing
Best Production Design
Best Costume Design

FORD V FERRARI (already released) received 4 nominations

Best Picture
Best Film Editing
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing

JUDY (already released) received 2 nominations

Best Actress – Renée Zellweger
Best Make-Up & Hair

RICHARD JEWELL (in SA cinemas 13 March 2020) received 1 nomination

Best Supporting Actress – Kathy Bates

JUST MERCY (in SA cinemas 21 February 2020) received 1 nomination

Best Adapted Screenplay

AD ASTRA (already released) received 1 nomination

Best Sound Mixing

Here is the full list of Academy Award/Oscar nominations for 2020

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
Just Mercy Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham
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, Nancy Haigh
Parasite, Lee Ha-Jun and Cho Won Woo, Han Ga Ram, 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*The King, Nicholas Britell

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

What: 2020 Oscar nominations for the 92nd annual Academy Awards