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Oscar Nominations for this year’s Academy Awards were announced in Beverly Hills Monday morning. There could be as many as 10 films nominated for this year’s Best Picture Oscar. But what movies got the most this year? Let’s listen to the audio to reveal the answer!
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Nominations for 92nd Academy Awards were ________ (2 words missing) Monday morning, 13th January, 2020. As with every year, there were a number of big snubs – as well as a few surprise________ (1 word missing) too.
Joker leads the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards, which were unveiled Monday morning. The film earned a total of 11 nominations — the most of any _________(3 words missing) movie ever — including best picture, best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, best directing for Todd Phillips and best adapted screenplay for Phillips and Scott Silver.
In addition to Joker, eight other films are up for best picture: 1917, Ford v Ferrari, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, The Irishman, Marriage Story, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Parasite. Following Joker were three films with 10 noms apiece: The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and Parasite each earned six noms.
Leading the snubs were female directors, as women were left out in the best director category for the second consecutive year. Little Women‘s Greta Gerwig was the most glaring category omission. And though Cynthia Erivo nabbed a best actress nomination for Harriet, 19 of the 20 acting nominees were white, marking a year of Oscars almost so white while Oscar has been criticized for for a long time for its lack of diversity.
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