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Niko Tavernise/© 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) — Hollywood’s biggest night unfolds Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will take place.  Before the big night, broadcast live on ABC, here’s a quick recap.

Todd Phillips’ Joker leads with 11 nominations overall, while 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood follow closely behind, with 10 nominations each.

Let’s take a look at the nominees for Best Picture:

Joker
Oscar-nominated Hollywood filmmaker Todd Phillips has worked on a range of movie genres, but Joker broke a box office record and set a high bar for awards season. Phillips, who directed, co-wrote and produced the Batman villain origin story, stripped down the comic book villain nearly literally to the bare bones — Joaquin Phoenix’s gaunt, haunting, painful performance as failed comedian Arthur Fleck was the only special effect the movie needed.
 
Parasite
Acclaimed director Bong Joon Ho spins an intense, nearly inverse fairytale of a family whose plans to take advantage of a wealthy family spins out of control. 

Ford vs. Ferrari
Academy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale play, respectively, American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles, who in 1966 were tasked with the seemingly impossible mission of building a race car for Ford that could compete, and beat, Italian automaker Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans road race in France.

Jojo Rabbit
New Zealand director Taika Waititi wrote and directed this “anti-hate satire,” which earned six nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Waititi also played a young Hitler Youth’s imaginary best friend: Adolf himself. Scarlett Johansson earned a supporting actress nomination, one of two for her this year, for playing the boy’s mother.

1917
Sam Mendes’ World War I epic centers on two British soldiers who are in a desperate race across enemy territory with an urgent message that could save thousands of soldiers, including the brother of one of the messengers.

Once Upon a Time…In Hollywood
Quentin Tarantino’s love letter to an end of an era in Tinseltown features an Oscar-nominated supporting performance from Brad Pitt as the stuntman to a fading small-screen star, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was also nominated for his efforts.

Little Women
Writer-director Greta Gerwig was snubbed in the directing category, but her adaptation of the classic novel scored with moviegoers and Academy voter.  Laura Dern snagged one of her two nominations this year for her portrayal of Marmee, and Florence Pugh was also recognized for playing Amy.

Marriage Story
Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach called the shots on this intense film about a marriage falling apart, which earned best actor and actress nominations, respectively, for Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and a supporting actress nomination for Laura Dern.

The Irishman
Martin Scorsese’s epic saga of organized crime in postwar America features Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran, a WWII veteran-turned hitman who had a hand, or a trigger finger, in many major events in modern American history. The film earned supporting acting nominations for De Niro’s co-stars, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, and director accolades for Scorsese.

Oscars Countdown: The Red Carpet LIVE! kicks off Oscar Sunday’s coverage at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The three-hour show, hosted by ABC News’ Chris Connelly and Adrienne Bankert, will be the only live, continuous program from the red carpet at that time, and will also feature special contributors Elizabeth Wagmeister, senior correspondent at Variety; Kelley Carter, senior entertainment reporter for ESPN’s The Undefeated; and fashion and style experts Joe Zee and Ryan Michele Bathe.

The pre-show, officially called The Oscars Red Carpet Show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and will air live on ABC.  The Oscars telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. ET.

Here are the Academy Award nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture
1917 
Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit 
Joker 
Little Women
Marriage Story 
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood 
Parasite 

Actor in a Leading Role
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

Actress in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo — Harriet
Scarlett Johansson — Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan — Little Women
Charlize Theron — Bombshell
Renée Zellweger — Judy

Actress in a Supporting Role
Kathy Bates — Richard Jewell
Laura Dern — Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson — Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh — Little Women
Margot Robbie — Bombshell

Actor in a Supporting Role
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

Directing
Bong Joon Ho — Parasite
Sam Mendes — 1917
Todd Phillips — Joker
Martin Scorsese — The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino — Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Adapted Screenplay
The Irishman  — Steven Zaillian
Jojo Rabbit — Taika Waititi
Joker  — Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
Little Women — Greta Gerwig
The Two Popes — Anthony McCarten

Original Screenplay
1917  — Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Knives Out  — Rian Johnson
Marriage Story  — Noah Baumbach
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood — Quentin Tarantino
Parasite  — Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han

Production Design
1917
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

Film Editing
Ford v Ferrari 
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit 
Joker
Parasite 

Cinematography
1917 — Roger Deakins
The Irishman — Rodrigo Prieto
Joker — Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse — Jarin Blaschke
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood  — Robert Richardson

Visual Effects
1917
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Costume Design
Jojo Rabbit
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
The Irishman
Joker
Little Women

Sound Mixing
1917
Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Sound Editing
1917
Ford v Ferrari
Joker
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Score
1917 — Thomas Newman
Joker — Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women — Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story — Randy Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — John Williams

Animated Feature Film
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World 
I Lost My Body 
Klaus 
Missing Link 
Toy Story 4 

Animated Short Film
Dcera — Daughter
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

Documentary Feature
American Factory 
The Cave 
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland 

Documentary Short Subject
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone  — If You’re a Girl
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

Makeup and Hairstyling
1917
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Live-Action Short Film
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

Original Song
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” — Toy Story 4 — Randy Newman
“(I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman — Elton John & Bernie Taupin
“I’m Standing With You” – Breakthrough — Diane Warren
“Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2 — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez
“Stand Up” – Harriet — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

 

 

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