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It is easy to focus on a number of societal factors for the 2020 Academy Awards. No women were honoured in the Best Director category and acting categories were predominately white-washed – unfortunately, no surprise there. But what did come out of the recent Oscar nominations announcement was a positive nod to the overwhelming success of streaming services.

Announced today, the hotly-anticipated event of the year, the annual Oscars, revealed the actors and filmmakers up for a shot at the golden statue. While the likes of Disney/Fox and Sony Pictures were once again frontrunners, Netflix made history with 24 nominations and in turn revealed a new attitude and direction from the Academy on streaming services. Unsurprisingly, Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman nabbed 10 nominations closely followed by Marriage Story with six nominations, The Two Popes earned three while Klaus scored one nomination in the Best Animated Feature category.

Success for the streaming platform hasn’t come easy however. While Netflix hasn’t had focus on winning at the Box Office, the Academy has put rules in place which states that any film must be shown – even for a short time – in theatres, before hitting the service to be considered. This rule also includes being shown in Los Angeles County for seven consecutive days with three screenings a day, one being between 6pm and 10 pm.

Elsewhere, Joker was nominated 11 times, Once Upon A Time In Hollywood won 10 nominations followed by 1917. Scarlett Johansson nabbed two acting nominations for Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit, while Best Picture nominations also went to Ford V Ferrari, Little Women and Parasite.

Amid usual diversity controversy, a new era of film is among us. Scroll below for all the nominations.

BEST PICTURE
“Ford v Ferrari”

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Joker”

“Little Women”

“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”

“Marriage Story”

“Parasite”

“1917”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”

Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

Florence Pugh, “Little Women”

Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
South Korea, “Parasite”

Spain, “Pain and Glory”

France, “Les Misérables”

North Macedonia, “Honeyland”

Poland, “Corpus Christi”

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”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
“American Factory”

“The Edge of Democracy”

“Honeyland”

“For Sama”

“The Cave”

ORIGINAL SONG
“I’m Standing With You,” “Breakthrough”

“Into the Unknown,” “Frozen II”

“Stand Up,” “Harriet”

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” “Rocketman”

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” “Toy Story 4”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“I Lost My Body”

“Klaus”

“Missing Link”

“Toy Story 4”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Little Women”

“The Two Popes”

“Joker”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
“Marriage Story”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Parasite”

“Knives Out”

“1917”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
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”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

DIRECTOR
Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”

Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

Sam Mendes, “1917”

Todd Phillips, “Joker”

PRODUCTION DESIGN
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman”

“1917”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Parasite”

CINEMATOGRAPHY
“1917”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman”

“Joker”

“The Lighthouse”

COSTUME DESIGN
“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

“Little Women”

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit”

“Joker”

SOUND EDITING
“1917”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

“Joker”

SOUND MIXING
“1917”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood”

“Ad Astra”

“Joker”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM
“Dcera (Daughter)”

“Hair Love”

“Kitbull”

“Memorable”

“Sister”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM
“Brotherhood”

“Nefta Football Club”

“The Neighbors’ Window”

“Saria”

“A Sister”

ORIGINAL SCORE
“1917,” Thomas Newman

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir

“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat

“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Avengers: Endgame”

“The Lion King”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“The Irishman”

“1917”

FILM EDITING
“The Irishman”

“Ford v Ferrari”

“Parasite”

“Joker”

“Jojo Rabbit”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
“Bombshell”

“Joker”

“Judy”

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”

“1917”

thoughts?