2020 Academy Award Nominations, A Complete List

The Oscar statue

This time of the year is always an exciting one for the film world. In addition to Holiday releases, Awards Season is also in full wing. The Golden Globes kicked off the season, presenting categories in both TV and film. There will also be other ceremonies like the SAG Awards and BAFTAs, but the creme de la creme is always the annual Academy Awards. The film academy gives out those coveted Oscars, and it all starts by nailing the "for your consideration" period of time, and securing a nomination. And now we can see how well those campaigns worked, as the Academy Award nominations are being announced.

It'll be a fascinating year at the Oscars, as there have been a variety of quality projects, coming to both theaters and streaming services. Netflix is no doubt hoping to perform well, with Martin Scorsese's The Irishman and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story both attempting to secure major noms after performing well at earlier ceremonies. Plenty of other movies debuted at film festivals and won awards before their theatrical release, including Jojo Rabbit, Waves, and A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood. Below is how the 2020 Academy Award Nominations are shaking down. There's also dark horses like Joker, especially following Joaquin Phoenix's Best Actor win at the Globes.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio in Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Best Picture

Ford V Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Marriage Story


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


De Niro in The Irishman

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman

Todd Phillips, Joker

Sam Mendes, 1917

Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

Jo in Little Women

Best Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet

Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan, Little Women

Charlize Theron, Bombshell

Renee Zellweger, Judy

Joker in his elevator

Best Actor

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

Laura Dern in Marriage Story

Best Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell

Laura Dern, Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit

Florence Pugh, Little Women

Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Brad Pitt in Once Upon A Time in Hollywood

Best Supporting Actor

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

The cast of Knives Out

Best Original Screenplay

Knives Out

Marriage Story


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


Hitler jumping in Jojo Rabbit

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

The Two Popes

Woody and Forky walking on the highway

Best Animated Feature

How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body


Missing Link

Toy Story 4

The Jessica Jingle from Parasite

International Feature Film

Corpus Christi, Poland

Honeyland, North Macedonia

Les Miserables, France

Pain And Glory, Spain

Parasite, South Korea

Workers eating lunch in American Factory

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama


Soldiers in the trenches in 1917

Production Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Once Upon A Time In Hollywood


Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse

Best Cinematography





Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The March sisters in Little Women

Best Costume Design

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Damon and Bale in Ford v Ferrari

Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari

The Irishman

Jojo Rabbit



Judy in a musical number

Best Makeup And Hairstyling




Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


The Rise of Skywalker's poster

Best Score


Little Women

Marriage Story


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Elsa singing "Into the Unknown" in Frozen II

Best Original Song

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" Toy Story 4

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" Rocketman

"I'm Standing With You" Breakthrough

"Into the Unknown" Frozen II

"Stand Up" Harriet

Soldiers in 1917

Best Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari



Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Brad Pitt in Ad Astra

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra

Ford v Ferrari



Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Thanos and his army in Avengers: Endgame

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame

The Irishman

The Lion King


Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

The little girl smiling in Hair Love

Best Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love




The protagonist of St. Louis Superman with a young boy

Best Documentary Short

In The Absence

Learning To Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St. Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

two boys in Nefta Football Club

Best Live Action Short


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbors' Window


A Sister

In many ways the Academy Awards are the peak of Award Season. Countless filmmakers aspire to take home one of the golden statues one day, putting an Oscar on their mantle and possibly completing an EGOT in the process. It should be interesting to see how the Film Academy ultimately votes, and how the results differ from other ceremonies like the Golden Globes. In the meantime, check out our 2020 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

Corey Chichizola
Movies Editor

Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Graduated with degrees theater and literature from Ramapo College of New Jersey. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBlend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his favorite actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid. He's particularly proud of covering horror franchises like Scream and Halloween, as well as movie musicals like West Side Story. Favorite interviews include Steven Spielberg, Spike Lee, Jamie Lee Curtis, and more.