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Genre Films Make Their Presence Known With 2020 Oscar Nominations

Joker
Credit: Warner Bros.

The nominations are in for the 92nd annual Academy Awards and genre films have made their presence known in 2020!

The nominations were announced Monday morning, hosted by actress Issa Rae and John Cho. The Academy Awards air Sunday, Feb. 9 — with no host — on ABC.

With nominations for such films as ‘Joker,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Parasite,’ and ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ provided a healthy dose of genre films. Check out the full list below.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Credit: © Sony Pictures Entertainment

BEST DIRECTOR

Quentin Tarantino, ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

Bong Joon-ho – ‘Parasite’

Todd Phillips – ‘Joker’

 

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Joaquin Phoenix – ‘ Joker’

 

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Brad Pitt – ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

 

Parasite
Credit: CJ Entertainment / Neon / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE)

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

South Korea – ‘Parasite’

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

‘Parasite’

‘Knives Out’

 

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

‘Joker’

 

Star Wars Rise of the Skywalker
Credit: Lucasfilm / Disney

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

‘Avengers: Endgame’

 

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ – Robert Richardson

‘Joker’ – Lawrence Sher

‘The Lighthouse’ – Jarin Blaschke

 

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

‘Parasite’

 

Joker
Credit: Warner Bros.


BEST MAKEUP & HAIR STYLING

‘Maleficent: Mistress of Evil’

‘Joker’

 

 

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

‘Joker’

 

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

‘Joker’ – Hildur Guðnadóttir

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ – John Williams

 

Parasite
Credit: CJ Entertainment / Neon / Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE)

BEST FILM EDITING

‘Parasite’

‘Joker’

 

BEST SOUND MIXING

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

‘Joker’

 

Joker
Credit: Warner Bros.

BEST SOUND EDITING

‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’

‘Joker’

 


OSCAR SNUBS
So there you have it. The 2020 genre films that received Oscar Nominations in 2020. What were some of your snubs? I personally thought Jennifer Kent’s ‘The Nightingale,’ Ari Aster’s ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Us’ should have received some nominations and specifically Lupita Nyong’o for her fantastically creepy performance.

Us
Credit: Universal Studios

What films do you think might have been overlooked? Which films do you think will take home the Oscar? Let us know in the comment section and on social.

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