Twitterati Decry Lack of Diversity Among 2020 Oscar Nominees

Joaquin Phoenix in Joker

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.

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards are under way, with Joker and Once Upon a Time.in Hollywood now leading the field. Cate Blanchett did it in 2008 for Elizabeth: The Golden Age, and I'm Not There, Jamie Foxx did it in 2005 for Ray and Collateral, and in 1994 there were two actresses nominated in two categories: Holly Hunter for The Piano and The Firm, and Emma Thompson for The Remains of the Day and In the Name of the Father. The academy has nominated only men for best director in all but five years, and 2020 is no exception.

"American Factory", which is the first documentary to be released by Barack and Michelle Obama's production company, Higher Ground, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

South Korean class satire "Parasite", from Bong Joon-ho, secured the final best director slot, meaning once again no women made the shortlist.

And let's hear it for Kathy Bates, the oldest actress nominated this year, for her role in Richard Jewell.

If everything went according to plan, Beyonce could've scored a nod in Best Original Song with "Spirit".

Some users even went as far to say that Johansson's performance in "Marriage Story" wasn't even worthy of a nomination. After a Golden Globe nomination and dozens of nominations from critics, there was some hope-especially as Hustlers is Lopez's first movie to get a "fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes since 1998. While she was indeed nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Gerwig is didn't make the list for Best Director. His father, Alfred Newman, won nine Oscars in 43 nominations.

The figure includes movie producers and technical categories such as best musical score, where Icelandic maestro Hildur Gudnadottir became the ninth woman nominated. His uncle, Lionel Newman, is an Oscar victor and his brother David Newman is an Oscar nominee. Both fall short of Walt Disney, however, who had 59.

Brad Pitt is up for best supporting actor for Once Upon a Time.in Hollywood.

"Bombshell", the female-led drama which depicts the sexual harassment scandal that ousted Fox News co-founder Roger Ailes, was a surprise absence from the best picture list.

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