The most coveted honour in the film industry i.e. the 92nd Academy Awards, will take place on February 9 and the nominations are out. In a live stream yesterday, Issa Rae and John Cho revealed the nominees for the 2020 Oscars and Joker stole the show with 11 of them.
According to HuffPost, The Irishman, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and 1917 received 10 nominations each. However, just like the Golden Globes, the Academy was criticized for overlooking female directors and actors of colour.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) January 13, 2020
Presenter Issa Rae’s reaction after announcing the names of the 5 men nominated in the Best Director category (Martin Scorsese, Todd Phillips, Sam Mendes, Quentin Tarantino, and Bong Joon-Ho) inspired memes online. According to TIME, her salty “Congratulations to those men,” had people talking about deserving women like Lulu Wang, Marielle Heller, Lorene Scafaria and Greta Gerwig.
i seem to be having an allergic reaction to the nominees
— David Sims (@davidlsims) January 13, 2020
— Kathleen Newman-Bremang (@KathleenNB) January 13, 2020
— Mia (@marielouise_82) January 13, 2020
Can you name a Directing nominee that had a baby AND wrote/directed a film this year? No? #OscarNoms
Well, you know who did? Greta motherfucking Gerwig. pic.twitter.com/pe95yHyHZ7
— Belinda Garcia (@bbcgarcia) January 13, 2020
— anna forgets (@hapasareasian) January 13, 2020
They really should change the rules and make it so that women are eligible in the Best Director category. Crazy that the rule is still "men only." It's 2020! Do the right thing, Academy — change the rule!
— Ken Tremendous (@KenTremendous) January 13, 2020
I'm surprised any women got nominated for Best Actress.
— Joe Berkowitz (@JoeBerkowitz) January 13, 2020
At this point I’m shocked that the Best Actress categories aren’t just full of men too #Oscars2020
— Patti Murin (@PattiMurin) January 13, 2020
Now presenting the Academy Award nominees for Best Director pic.twitter.com/OF2iEk3vcO
— Daniel Howat (@howatdk) January 13, 2020
— Jada🖤 (@JabbyBab) January 14, 2020
#OscarsSoWhite also began trending as movie buffs called out the Academy for not recognizing the work of Black, Latinx and Asian actors like Awkwafina, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez and Lupita Nyong’o.
— grey (@woshigrey) January 13, 2020
— Hari Kondabolu (@harikondabolu) January 13, 2020
— LaToya Morgan (@MorganicInk) January 13, 2020
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And then there were MCU fans expressing their disappointment that Avengers: Endgame bagged a single nomination.
MCU Fans: Endgame will own #Oscars2020!
Oscars: Joker gets 11 nominations, Endgame gets 1
MCU Fans: pic.twitter.com/HQb3Stm0Xr
— Sheriff Snyder #ReleaseTheSnyderCut (@SnyderSheriff) January 13, 2020
The other films that received a lot of Oscar love are Ford v Ferrari, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and Parasite. Did your favourite one make the cut?