Oscars 2020: Nominations announcement under way

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Also surprisingly overlooked were these other Golden Globe nominees, also considered strong Oscar contenders. "Don't worry", I told a group of folks who'd already rightfully given up.

Well-deserving actors and artists got their nods, while some of the finest work of the year was completely ignored per the Oscars' unadventurous prerogative, and a few weird nominations just made no sense at all. In Hollywood came close seconds, both nabbing 10 nominations each.

And yet, here we are. The 92nd Academy Awards premieres Sunday, February 9th at 8 PM Eastern on ABC.

Two critically-acclaimed films directed by women, Lorene Scafaria's black comedy Hustlers and Lulu Wang's The Farewell, are among the most notable snubs. The grand total of nominations for all of those films combined? Eight, with six going to Little Women and one each to Harriet (for Erivo's performance) and Neighbourhood (for Tom Hanks's performance).

In the history of the Oscars, only five women have ever been nominated for best director - including Gerwig, for 2017's "Lady Bird".

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Add to that nominations for the achievement in cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, and visual effects awards (along with a nomination for best adapted screenplay, which it shares with Joker), and Netflix has to be feeling good about The Irishman heading into the show.

Early on Monday morning, Issa Rae and Jon Cho announced the nominations for the 2020 Oscars with Joker leading the nominations with 11 nods, including ones for best actor and best picture. On what planet is the screenplay for 1917 more deserving than The Farewell, Pain and Glory or Booksmart? Who are the sizeable percentage of the Academy's director's branch who thought Todd Phillips deserved to join a club that's been denied to all but five women in 92 years?

Coming off a year where the primary two films celebrated were deemed wildly problematic in their representations of race (Green Book) and sexuality (Bohemian Rhapsody), it's hard to trust the Oscars to get it together in anytime soon.

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody won the most awards previous year, picking up four prizes including best actor.

Much of the focus so far this award season has been on the lack of women and ethnic minority filmmakers honored. Making her ensemble pop even more?

"Bombshell", the female-led drama which depicts the sexual harassment scandal that ousted Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, was a surprise absence from the best picture list.

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