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Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

Archie Yates plays Yorki in Jojo Rabbit Archie Yates plays Yorki in Jojo Rabbit
Adrian Cunningham | 14 January, 2020, 01:40

Pugh's Little Women co-star Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination with a best actress nod.

The comic book villain origin story is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.

Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell), Laura Dern (Marriage Story), Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit), Margot Robbie (Bombshell) and Florence Pugh (Little Women) were selected for best supporting actress.

Best picture nominees are Le Mans '66, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon A Time. The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time...

Antonio Banderas, 59, and Jonathan Pryce, 72, have both had long and illustrious careers, but both got their first Oscar nominations Monday.

Renee Zellweger, who has swept the best actress nominations so far during this awards season, headed the best actress Oscar shortlist thanks to her acclaimed turn as showbiz legend Judy Garland in "Judy". In Hollywood and Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite.

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The 92nd Annual Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 9 at 8 p.m. Pitt is considered a lock for best supporting actor .

"Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood" was also nominated in just about every category it was expected to, including Tarantino for directing and screenplay, best actor for Leonardo DiCaprio and best supporting actor for Brad Pitt. Here are the most surprising snubs from this year's line-up.

In an industry criticized for its lack of diversity, the Oscars picked only one non-white acting nominee - British star Cynthia Erivo, who plays U.S. anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman in "Harriet".

Cynthia Erivo also bagged a nod for her star turn in biopic Harriet while Sir Elton John and Bernie Taupin have been nominated for the best original song for their work on Rocketman.

Joker's 11 nominations equals its tally at the British Academy Film Awards whose nominations were announced last week.

The figure includes movie producers and technical categories such as best musical score, where Icelandic maestro Hildur Gudnadottir became the ninth woman nominated. Following the results of this year's selection, the United Kingdom academy announced it would be reviewing its voting process.

The Academy Awards ceremony will take place on February 9 in Los Angeles.