-"Joker" dominated the 92nd Academy Awards nominations with 11 nods, including Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Cinematography, Original Score, and more The controversial drama known for extreme violence features Joaquin Phoenix's portrayal of the mentally ill villain
-Can you introduce me as Joker? -Some of its top competitors in the Best Picture category are "Marriage Story" and "The Irishman," both from Netflix, and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood," which already made a strong showing at the 2020 Golden Globes These films are joined by "Little Women,"
-Congratulations to those men And finally — -South Korean director Bong Joon-ho joins the list for his film "Parasite," which is also nominated for Best International Film and Best Picture [Both speaking Korean] The only actress of color nominated is Cynthia Erivo for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman She faces Saoirse Ronan from "Little Women," Renée Zellweger from "Judy," and Scarlett Johansson from "Marriage Story" This is Johansson's first Oscar nomination, and she gets to celebrate by also being recognized in the Best Supporting category for "JoJo Rabbit
" Her competition includes her "Marriage Story" co-star Laura Dern, who is considered the frontrunner of this category -Let me get this out of the way I think you're a wonderful actress -Thank you -The "Marriage Story" nominations don't stop there
Adam Driver landed himself in the Lead Actor category, facing Joaquin Phoenix, who has picked up prize after prize for "Joker" The Supporting category for male actors includes even more Hollywood legends, from Tom Hanks as Mr Rogers to Al Pacino and Joe Pesci sharing screen time in "The Irishman" Some noticeable snubs include Adam Sandler, who was rumored to receive his first Oscar nod for his role in "Uncut Gems," a story about a New York City jeweler with a gambling addiction Jennifer Lopez was left out of the acting categories for her role in "Hustlers
" And perhaps the snub getting the chilliest reception — "Frozen 2," which was not included in the Best Animated Film category For the second year in a row, the Academy Awards will not have a host The awards show airs on Sunday, February 9th, on ABC