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The Oscars: 'Joker' Tops Oscar Nominations with 11; 3 other films get 10

The Oscars: 'Joker' Tops Oscar Nominations with 11; 3 other films get 10 Photo: ABC

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Updated: January 13, 2020 02:02 PM

Todd Phillips’ much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations on Monday, while Martin Scorsese’s elegiac crime epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ World War I tale “1917” all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece.  

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The nominations will bring about endless speculation about who will win, and who should win. Who wins will be revealed on Feb. 9, when the Oscars are held in Los Angeles. They'll need all the star power they can get - the show will go hostless for its second straight year.

Monday's Oscar nominations were full of historic achievements and trivial tidbits. Antonio Banderas has received his first Academy Award nomination for the first time. John Williams was nominated for the 52nd time.  In addition to Banderas' best actor nod for “Pain and Glory” and Williams' best original score nomination for “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” Scarlett Johansson became the 12th double acting nominee in Oscar history. She's up for best supporting actress for “Jojo Rabbit” and best actress for “Marriage Story.” She's one of a record 62 women nominated for Oscars this year, but the best director category was, as it almost always is, all men. 

Beyoncé’s song “Spirit” from “The Lion King” didn’t roar loud enough to earn her a nomination for best original song, though Randy Newman, Elton John and the husband-wife duo Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez have a chance at winning another Oscar for songwriting. 

Rounding out the five nominees for best original song are Diane Warren, earning her 11th bid with no wins, and Cynthia Erivo, who also picked up a nomination for best actress for “Harriet.”

Here is a look at some of the nominations in the 92nd Academy Awards.

Performance by an actor in a leading role:

Antonio Banderas in PAIN AND GLORY
Leonardo DiCaprio in ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD
Adam Driver in MARRIAGE STORY
Joaquin Phoenix in JOKER
Jonathan Pryce in THE TWO POPES

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:

Tom Hanks in A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
Anthony Hopkins in THE TWO POPES
Al Pacino in THE IRISHMAN
Joe Pesci in THE IRISHMAN
Brad Pitt in ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD

Performance by an actress in a leading role:

Cynthia Erivo in HARRIET
Scarlett Johansson in MARRIAGE STORY
Saoirse Ronan in LITTLE WOMEN
Charlize Theron in BOMBSHELL
Renée Zellweger in JUDY

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:

Kathy Bates in RICHARD JEWELL
Laura Dern in MARRIAGE STORY
Scarlett Johansson in JOJO RABBIT
Florence Pugh in LITTLE WOMEN
Margot Robbie in BOMBSHELL

Achievement in directing:
THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese
JOKER Todd Phillips
1917 Sam Mendes
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE Bong Joon Ho

Best motion picture of the year:

FORD V FERRARI Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
THE IRISHMAN Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
JOJO RABBIT Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers
JOKER Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
LITTLE WOMEN Amy Pascal, Producer
MARRIAGE STORY Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers
1917 Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers
ONCE UPON A TIME...IN HOLLYWOOD David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers
PARASITE Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

For more nominations and information, visit https://oscar.go.com/news/nominations/oscar-nominations-2020-list-nominees-by-category

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