When the 2020 Oscar nominations were announced, 11 of them went to the Joker. The Warner Bros. DC film grabbed a Best Picture nod, along with a Best Director nomination for Todd Phillips and after his Golden Globe win, star Joaquin Phoenix is nominated for Best Actor. Joker nominations also include Best Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Makeup and Hairstyle, and Best Original Score.
The only other comic book movie to grab a nomination was Avengers: Endgame, which gained a single nod for Best Visual Effects. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker was nominated for Original Score (John Williams grabbing another nod), Sound Editing, and Visual Effects. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil was nominated for Makeup and Hairstyling. Toy Story 4 and Frozen II both grabbed nominations for Best Song.
Along with Joker, Best Picture nominees are Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.
In addition to Phillips, the Best Director category includes Martin Scorsese (The Irishman), Sam Mendes (1917), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Bong Joon Ho (Parasite).
Other Best Actor nominees are Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes).
Best Actress nominees are Cynthia Erivo (Harriet), Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story), Saoirse Ronan (Little Women), Charles Theron (Bombshell), and Renee Zellweger (Judy).
Best Supporting Actor nominees are Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes), Al Pacino (The Irishman), Joe Pesci (The Irishman), and Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood).
Best Supporting Actress nominees are Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Scarlett Johannson (Jojo Rabbit), Florence Pugh (Little Women), and Margot Robbie (Bombshell).
In addition to Phillips and Scott Silver’s nomination for Joker, Best Adapted Screenplay nods are Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit), Steve Zaillain (The Irishman), Anthony McCarten (The Two Popes), and Greta Gerwig (Little Women).
Best Original Screenplay nominations go to Rian Johnson (Knives Out), Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story), Same Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns (1917), Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood), and Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won (Parasite).
The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020. The full list of nominees can be found on Oscar.go.com.