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Nominations Announced for 92nd Academy Awards

Dean DeBlois’ ‘How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World,’ Jérémy Clapin’s ‘I Lost My Body,’ Sergio Pablos’ ‘Klaus,’ Chris Butler’s ‘Missing Link,’ and Josh Cooley’s ‘Toy Story 4’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

LOS ANGELES – Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars nominations this morning, live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year, via a global live stream on,, the Academy’s digital platforms, an international satellite feed and broadcast media.

Cho and Rae announced the nominees in 8 categories at 5:18 a.m. PT, and the remaining 16 categories at 5:30 a.m. PT. 

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, directed by Dean DeBlois and produced by Bonny Arnold and Brad Lewis; I Lost My Body, directed by Jérémy Clapin and produced by Marc du Pontavice; Klaus, directed by Sergio Pablos and produced by Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román; Missing Link, directed by Chris Butler and produced by Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight;  and Toy Story 4, directed by Josh Cooley and produced by Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera.

Nominees for Best Animated Short Film are Dcera (Daughter), directed by Daria Kashcheeva; Hair Love, directed by Matthew A. Cherry and produced by Karen Rupert Toliver; Kitbull, directed by Rosana Sullivan and produced by Kathryn Hendrickson; Mémorable, directed by Bruno Collet and produced by Jean-François Le Corre; and Sister, produced and directed by Siqi Song.

On the visual effects side, the nominees are Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick for Avengers: Endgame; Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli for The Irishman; Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman for The Lion King; Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy for 1917; and Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

See the full list of nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards below:

Best Picture

  • 1917 (Universal)
  • Ford v Ferrari (Fox)
  • The Irishman (Netflix)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight)
  • Joker (Warner Bros.)
  • Little Women (Sony)
  • Marriage Story (Netflix)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Sony)
  • Parasite (Neon)

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)
  • Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
  • Renée Zellweger (Judy)

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 Neighborhood)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)
  • Al Pacino (The Irishman)
  • Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
  • Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood


  • Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
  • Sam Mendes (1917)
  • Todd Phillips (Joker)
  • Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
  • Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)

Animated Feature Film

  • How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold)
  • I Lost My Body (Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice)
  • Klaus (Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román)
  • Missing Link (Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight)
  • Toy Story 4 (Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera)

Animated Short Film

  • Dcera (Daughter) (Daria Kashcheeva)
  • Hair Love (Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver)
  • Kitbull (Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson)
  • Memorable (Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre)
  • Sister (Siqi Song)

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Irishman (Steven Zaillian)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Taika Waititi)
  • Joker (Todd Phillips & Scott Silver)
  • Little Women (Greta Gerwig)
  • The Two Popes (Anthony McCarten)

Original Screenplay

  • 1917 (Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns)
  • Knives Out (Rian Johnson)
  • Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino)
  • Parasite (Bong Joon Ho & Jin Won Han)

International Feature Film

  • Corpus Christi (Poland)
  • Honeyland (North Macedonia)
  • Les Miserables (France)
  • Pain and Glory (Spain)
  • Parasite (South Korea)

Production Design

  • The Irishman (Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková)
  • 1917 (Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales)
  • Once upon a Hollywood (Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh)
  • Parasite (Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo)

Film Editing

  • Ford v Ferrari (Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker)
  • The Irishman (Thelma Schoonmaker)
  • Jojo Rabbit (Tom Eagles)
  • Joker (Jeff Groth)
  • Parasite (Jinmo Yang)


  • 1917 (Roger Deakins)
  • The Irishman (Rodrigo Prieto)
  • Joker (Lawrence Sher)
  • The Lighthouse (Jarin Blaschke)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Robert Richardson)

Visual Effects

  • 1917 (Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy)
  • Avengers: Endgame (Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick)
  • The Irishman (Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli)
  • The Lion King (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy)

Costume Design

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

Sound Mixing

  • 1917
  • Ad Astra
  • Ford v Ferrari 
  • Joker 
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 

Sound Editing

  • 1917
  • Ford v Ferrari 
  • Joker 
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Original Score

  • 1917 (Thomas Newman)
  • Joker (Hildur Guðnadóttir)
  • Little Women (Alexandre Desplat)
  • Marriage Story (Randy Newman)
  • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Documentary Feature

  • American Factory (Netflix)
  • The Cave (National Geographic)
  • The Edge of Democracy (Netflix)
  • For Sama (PBS)
  • Honeyland (Neon)

Documentary Short Subject

  • In the Absence
  • Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
  • Life Overtakes Me
  • St. Louis Superman
  • Walk Run Cha-Cha

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • 1917
  • Bombshell
  • Joker
  • Judy
  • Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Live-Action Short Film

  • Brotherhood
  • Nefta Football Club
  • The Neighbors’ Window
  • Saria
  • A Sister

Original 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

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories – actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and International Feature Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Thursday, January 30, through Tuesday, February 4.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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