Oscar Nominations 2020: New Decade, New Nominees, 5 Fun Facts Bound To Make You Stunned

Leela Adwani |Jan 14, 2020

Box office hit Joker turned topper with 11 nods and beat Once Upon A Time, The Irishman and 1917 which tied in the second place with 10 nods.

The Oscar nominations list which was already unveiled yesterday has been the most talk of the town recently. Box office hit Joker turned topper with 11 nods and beat Once Upon A Time, The Irishman and 1917 which tied in the second place with 10 nods.

Ahead of the awards ceremony, let’s talk a look of 5 fun facts.

Scarlett Johansson and Saoirse Ronan jointly make history

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It was a memorable and like-never-before Monday for Scarlett Johansson as she got two nods simultaneously on the same morning when she had never been nominated before.

Meanwhile, young starlet Saoirse Ronan received her fourth Oscar nomination at the age of only 25. That made her become the second-youngest actress to achieve this feat.

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A representative for the Asian film industry is from South Korea

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Bong Joon-ho-directorial Parasite has turned out to be one of the biggest critical smash hit. It’s the first film from South Korea to become the nominee for both best picture and best foreign-language film. For those unversed, Parasite is the 6th non-English language film to hit the historic double.

An award season for Netflix

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After making it big at the Golden Globes with two awards, Netflix continued to bag 24 nominations at the Oscars 2020.

John Williams’ record

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Even though film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker didn’t go down well with the audiences and the critics, the contribution of John Williams has been recognized. On Monday morning, he officially earned his 52nd nod at Oscars.

Big names Robert De Niro and Jennifer Lopez snubbed

This time around Hollywood’s Oscars voters have snubbed several big names and two of them are Lopez and De Niro on Monday. Singer and actress Lopez was always heaped praises on her performance in Hustlers, though failed to be nominated.

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Robert De Niro also faced the same as he couldn’t earn a nod for his role in The Irishman. The senior actor had to receive the nomination for co-producer in the category of best picture.

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