2020 Oscar nominations have been announced and some of the chart-toppers that we know and love were snubbed by the Academy.
After the list went live on Monday morning (January 13), folks saw no sign of Jennifer Lopez in the Best Supporting Actress category, while Little Women‘s Florence Pugh and Richard Jewell’s Kathy Bates made surprising appearances. Besides all the positive press, as well as the bets on her getting some Oscar love, Lopez has been making the rounds in the world of film for her campaign, snagging nominations at the SAG Awards, Critics’ Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards and more.
Additionally, Beyoncé and Taylor Swift were nowhere to be found in the the Best Original Song race, while the former delivered “Spirit” to The Lion King soundtrack and Swift released “Beautiful Ghosts” to accompany her role on Cats. Among the competitors in the category this year include Elton John’s “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from Rocketman, “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from Toy Story 4, “I’m Standing With You” from Breakthrough, “Into The Unknown” from Frozen 2, and “Stand Up” from Harriet.
Meanwhile, films like Frozen 2 and The Farewell, a recent champ at the Golden Globes, were also missing entirely from the nomination pack sans the former’s Best Original song nod.
“Joker” earned 11 nominations, the most of any film and close behind:
“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Quentin Tarantino’s fictional ode to 1960s Hollywood; “The Irishman,” Martin Scorsese’s mob drama starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci that clocks in at three and a half hours; and “1917,” the World War I epic that centers on two British soldiers on a dangerous trip to deliver a critical message that could save 1,600 troops.
For the second year in a row, there were no women nominated in the best director category: Nominees included Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino, Bong Joon-ho, Sam Mendes and Todd Phillips, with the notable snub of Gerwig.