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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
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Parasite

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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
1917
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Parasite

Hitler jumping in Jojo Rabbit

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
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
Klaus
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
Honeyland

Soldiers in the trenches in 1917

Production Design

The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
Parasite

Willem Dafoe in The Lighthouse

Best Cinematography

Irishman
Joker
Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood

The March sisters in Little Women

Best Costume Design

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

Damon and Bale in Ford v Ferrari

Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

Judy in a musical number

Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

The Rise of Skywalker's poster

Best Score

Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
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
Joker
1917
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
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Thanos and his army in Avengers: Endgame

Best Visual Effects

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

The little girl smiling in Hair Love

Best Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

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

Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors' Window
Saria
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.

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