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‘ScarJo’? ‘Joaquin’? ‘1917’? ‘Parasite’? The countdown to Sunday’s Oscars is on

Niko Tavernise/© 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved(LOS ANGELES) — Hollywood’s biggest night unfolds Sunday night at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, where the 92nd Annual Academy Awards will take place.  Before the big night, broadcast live on ABC, here’s a quick recap.

Todd Phillips’ Joker leads with 11 nominations overall, while 1917, The Irishman and Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood follow closely behind, with 10 nominations each.

Let’s take a look at the nominees for Best Picture:

JokerOscar-nominated Hollywood filmmaker Todd Phillips has worked on a range of movie genres, but Joker broke a box office record and set a high bar for awards season. Phillips, who directed, co-wrote and produced the Batman villain origin story, stripped down the comic book villain nearly literally to the bare bones — Joaquin Phoenix’s gaunt, haunting, painful performance as failed comedian Arthur Fleck was the only special effect the movie needed. ParasiteAcclaimed director Bong Joon Ho spins an intense, nearly inverse fairytale of a family whose plans to take advantage of a wealthy family spins out of control.  Ford vs. FerrariAcademy Award-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale play, respectively, American car designer Carroll Shelby and British-born driver Ken Miles, who in 1966 were tasked with the seemingly impossible mission of building a race car for Ford that could compete, and beat, Italian automaker Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans road race in France.Jojo RabbitNew Zealand director Taika Waititi wrote and directed this “anti-hate satire,” which earned six nominations, including Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture. Waititi also played a young Hitler Youth’s imaginary best friend: Adolf himself. Scarlett Johansson earned a supporting actress nomination, one of two for her this year, for playing the boy’s mother.1917 Sam Mendes’ World War I epic centers on two British soldiers who are in a desperate race across enemy territory with an urgent message that could save thousands of soldiers, including the brother of one of the messengers.Once Upon a Time…In HollywoodQuentin Tarantino’s love letter to an end of an era in Tinseltown features an Oscar-nominated supporting performance from Brad Pitt as the stuntman to a fading small-screen star, played by Leonardo DiCaprio, who was also nominated for his efforts.Little WomenWriter-director Greta Gerwig was snubbed in the directing category, but her adaptation of the classic novel scored with moviegoers and Academy voter.  Laura Dern snagged one of her two nominations this year for her portrayal of Marmee, and Florence Pugh was also recognized for playing Amy. Marriage StoryAcademy Award-nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach called the shots on this intense film about a marriage falling apart, which earned best actor and actress nominations, respectively, for Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson, and a supporting actress nomination for Laura Dern.The IrishmanMartin Scorsese’s epic saga of organized crime in postwar America features Robert De Niro’s Frank Sheeran, a WWII veteran-turned hitman who had a hand, or a trigger finger, in many major events in modern American history. The film earned supporting acting nominations for De Niro’s co-stars, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, and director accolades for Scorsese.Oscars Countdown: The Red Carpet LIVE! kicks off Oscar Sunday’s coverage at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT. The three-hour show, hosted by ABC News’ Chris Connelly and Adrienne Bankert, will be the only live, continuous program from the red carpet at that time, and will also feature special contributors Elizabeth Wagmeister, senior correspondent at Variety; Kelley Carter, senior entertainment reporter for ESPN’s The Undefeated; and fashion and style experts Joe Zee and Ryan Michele Bathe.

The pre-show, officially called The Oscars Red Carpet Show, begins at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT and will air live on ABC.  The Oscars telecast begins at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. ET.

Here are the Academy Award nominees in the major categories:

Best Picture1917  Ford v Ferrari The Irishman Jojo Rabbit  Joker  Little Women Marriage Story  Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood  Parasite  Actor in a Leading RoleAntonio Banderas — Pain and GloryLeonardo DiCaprio — Once Upon a Time…in HollywoodAdam Driver — Marriage StoryJoaquin Phoenix — JokerJonathan Pryce — The Two PopesActress in a Leading RoleCynthia Erivo — HarrietScarlett Johansson — Marriage StorySaoirse Ronan — Little WomenCharlize Theron — BombshellRenée Zellweger — JudyActress in a Supporting RoleKathy Bates — Richard JewellLaura Dern — Marriage StoryScarlett Johansson — Jojo RabbitFlorence Pugh — Little WomenMargot Robbie — BombshellActor in a Supporting RoleTom Hanks — A Beautiful Day in the NeighborhoodAnthony Hopkins — The Two PopesAl Pacino — The IrishmanJoe Pesci — The IrishmanBrad Pitt — Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood DirectingBong Joon Ho — ParasiteSam Mendes — 1917Todd Phillips — JokerMartin Scorsese — The IrishmanQuentin Tarantino — Once Upon a Time…in HollywoodAdapted ScreenplayThe Irishman  — Steven ZaillianJojo Rabbit — Taika WaititiJoker  — Todd Phillips & Scott SilverLittle Women — Greta GerwigThe Two Popes — Anthony McCartenOriginal Screenplay1917  — Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-CairnsKnives Out  — Rian JohnsonMarriage Story  — Noah BaumbachOnce Upon a Time…in Hollywood — Quentin TarantinoParasite  — Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won HanProduction Design1917The IrishmanJojo RabbitOnce Upon a Time in HollywoodParasiteFilm EditingFord v Ferrari  The Irishman Jojo Rabbit  Joker Parasite  Cinematography1917 — Roger DeakinsThe Irishman — Rodrigo PrietoJoker — Lawrence SherThe Lighthouse — Jarin BlaschkeOnce Upon a Time…in Hollywood  — Robert RichardsonVisual Effects1917Avengers: EndgameThe IrishmanThe Lion KingStar Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerCostume DesignJojo Rabbit Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood The IrishmanJoker Little WomenSound Mixing1917Ad AstraFord v Ferrari Joker Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Sound Editing1917Ford v Ferrari Joker Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood Star Wars: The Rise of SkywalkerOriginal Score1917 — Thomas NewmanJoker — Hildur GuðnadóttirLittle Women — Alexandre DesplatMarriage Story — Randy NewmanStar Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — John Williams

Animated Feature FilmHow to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World  I Lost My Body  Klaus  Missing Link  Toy Story 4  Animated Short FilmDcera — DaughterHair LoveKitbullMemorableSister

Documentary FeatureAmerican Factory  The Cave  The Edge of Democracy For Sama Honeyland  Documentary Short SubjectIn the AbsenceLearning to Skateboard in a Warzone  — If You’re a GirlLife Overtakes MeSt. Louis SupermanWalk Run Cha-ChaMakeup and Hairstyling1917BombshellJokerJudyMaleficent: Mistress of EvilLive-Action Short FilmBrotherhoodNefta Football ClubThe Neighbors’ WindowSariaA SisterOriginal Song“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” — Toy Story 4 — Randy Newman”(I’m Gonna Love Me Again” – Rocketman — Elton John & Bernie Taupin”I’m Standing With You” – Breakthrough — Diane Warren”Into the Unknown” – Frozen 2 — Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez”Stand Up” – Harriet — Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

 

 

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