Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

Live updates Oscar nominations 2020 – ‘Joker’ leads with 11 and ‘The Irishman’ with 10 nominees. Oscar nominations get underway

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time.in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each.

The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement capped months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, revealing which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood's ultimate prize next month.

Another Netflix movie, "Marriage Story", received six nominations - Best Picture, Actor in a Leading Role (Adam Driver), Actress in a Leading Role (Scarlett Johansson), Actress in a Supporting Role (Laura Dern), Original Screenplay (Noah Baumbach) and Original Score (Randy Newman). The ceremony will not be led by a host this year, following the controversy over comedian Kevin Hart's homophobic tweets last year, which began circulating on the internet after he was announced as the 2019 ceremony's host.

Joker's 11 nominations equals its tally at the British Academy Film Awards whose nominations were announced last week.

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Jennifer Lopez is expected to land a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Hustlers, while in the Best Actor race, look for Joaquin Phoenix to get in for Joker.

Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is the first Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar - and it also makes history by picking up nods in a variety of prestigious categories beyond worldwide film, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay. The academy has nominated only men for best director in all but five years, and 2020 is no exception. Other documentaries that have been nominated for the same category include "The Cave", "The Edge of Democracy", "For Sama" and "Honeyland".

Meanwhile, Robert De Niro was the biggest star overlooked in the best actor category for "The Irishman", although Martin Scorsese's director nod makes him the living director with the most Oscar nominations, with nine. "Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!" the former USA president tweeted Monday.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 9 February.

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