2020 Oscar nominations (full list)

The 2020 Oscar nominations have arrived.

The Academy Awards will be held on February 9 and the following nominees will compete.

Best Picture

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Marriage Story
Little Women
Ford v Ferrari

Best Director

Quentin Tarantino (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Martin Scorsese (The Irishman)
Sam Mendes (1917)
Bong Joon Ho (Parasite)
Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story)

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix (Joker)
Adam Driver (Marriage Story)
Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes)
Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory)

Oscars 2020

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger (Judy)
Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story)
Cynthia Erivo (Harriet)
Charlize Theron (Bombshell)
Saoirse Ronan (Little Women)

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood)
Al Pacino (The Irishman)
Joe Pesci (The Irishman)
Tom Hanks (A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood)
Anthony Hopkins (The Two Popes)

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern (Marriage Story)
Scarlett Johansson (Jojo Rabbit)
Margot Robbie (Bombshell)
Florence Pugh (Little Women)
Kathy Bates (Richard Jewell)

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Animated Feature

Toy Story 4 
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Missing Link 

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory 
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama 

Best International Feature

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

Best Cinematography

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

2020 Oscars

Best Film Editing

The Irishman
Ford v Ferrari 
Jojo Rabbit

Best Costume Design

The Irishman (Christopher Peterson, Sandy Powell)
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Arianne Phillips)
Little Women (Jacqueline Durran)
Jojo Rabbit (Mayes C. Rubeo)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil


Best Original Score

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

Best Original Song

“Into the Unknown” (Frozen 2) 
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” (Rocketman)
“Stand Up” (Harriet)
“I’m Standing With You” (Breakthrough)
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away”  (Toy Story 4)

Best Sound Editing

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

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Production Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Nancy Haigh, Barbara Ling)
1917 (Dennis Gassner, Lee Sandales)
The Irishman (Regina Graves, Bob Shaw)
Jojo Rabbit (Ra Vincent)
Parasite (Ha-jun Lee)

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Lion King

The Irishman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Live Action Short

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbor’s Window 
A Sister

Best Animated Short

Hair Love 
Dcera (Daughter)

Best Documentary Short

Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl)
Fire in Paradise
St. Louis Superman
Life Overtakes Me
Walk Run Cha-Cha

The 92nd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, honors the best movies of 2019. The show will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

This year marks the earliest Oscars ceremony in over a decade as previous shows were held in late February. Catch the Oscars live on ABC on the 9th.

Like last year, there will be no host.

Simon Cowell dreams of an Oscar

Simon Cowell reportedly dreams of winning an Oscar.

The 59-year-old music mogul has become an international star through TV shows such as ‘The X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’, but he’s now said to be focusing his attention on the movie industry, following the recent successes of music-based biopics like ‘Rocketman’.

A source told the Mail on Sunday newspaper: “Simon has talked openly about wanting to win an Oscar.

“He’s looking at music-related film projects because they are all the rage now after the success of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and the Elton John biopic.”

Simon has lost a noticeable amount of weight over recent months and it’s claimed that his five-year-old son Eric has helped to revitalise him.

The outspoken star is said to be determined to be in the best shape possible for his upcoming 60th birthday.

An insider explained: “Simon is a new man. The weight loss is staggering, his teeth look whiter than ever and he’s bouncing around with more energy than normal.

“It’s remarkable how much he’s changed in such a relatively short time. His 60th birthday is coming up in October and he’s determined to be in the best shape of his life.

“Having Eric has changed his outlook. He wants to be around to see his son grow up.”

Meanwhile, Simon is reportedly on the cusp of inking a deal that’ll see ‘X Factor’ and ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ remain on air until 2022.

Earlier this month, a TV source explained: “There have been meetings recently between Simon’s producers and ITV executives to thrash out some of the details, but Simon is already planning how to build on the shows’ successes on ITV.

“Everyone is looking forward to the future.”

Best Oscar Dresses in History

It doesn’t really matter if we agree with opinions from fashion experts. Those who know better have selected quite a good number of beautiful Oscar gowns and listed them as favorites.

They could be wrong, anyways, but here’s a part of the list provided by ABC News:


VIOLA DAVIS 2012 (Vera Wang gown)


HALLE BERRY attended the 89th Academy Awards in Ellie Saab’s 2002 dress


ALICIA KEYS in Armani Prive 2009


JENNIFER GARNER wore Valentino in 2004


CHARLIZE THERON wore Gucci in 2004


JULIA ROBERTS wore Valentino in 2001


CATE BLANCHETT wore Givenchy in 2011


A 1961 white and champagne dress from SHIRLEY JONES also made the list


Isn’t JENNIFER LAWRENCE charming in that Calvin Klein dress she wore in 2011?


GWYNETH PALTROW wearing Calvin Klein in 2011.


PENELOPE CRUZ wore Balmain in 2009


CAMERON DIAZ wore a line from Oscar de le Renta in 2010


BEYONCE wore an Armani dress in 2007


ELIZABETH TAYLOR’s 1961 Dior smashed headlines, too


MICHELLE WILLIAMS wore Vera Wang in 2006


A sparking 1969 pink dress from DIAHANN CARROLL also made the list


JENNIFER CHASTAIN wore Armani Pride in 2013


NICOLE KIDMANN wore Balenciaga in 2007

Sam Allardyce reveals he rejected a big-money offer from China

Crystal Palace manager Sam Allardyce said he turned down a mouth-watering offer from a Chinese Super League (CSL) club. The Asian club made their proposal after he was fired as England manager in September.

The 62-year-old says he’s shocked at the sudden rush to China following Oscar’s recent switch to Shanghai SIPG for £52 million.

“Money talks,” the former West Ham manager told UK’s Daily Star.


Image shows the former Chelsea player, Oscar, who currently plays for Shanghai SIPG.

“I didn’t go. I could have gone. I preferred to stay here. It’s difficult for a player for a player or club to turn that down.

“It’s just the way of the world and changing forces in the football world.

“China has decided it wants to be a force and have decided the way to do it is to buy the best players and pay over the odds. Time will tell if it’s the right thing to do.”

Big Sam said he’s worried that the weird spending habits of most Chinese clubs may turn out disastrous for top flight football. He believes the round leather game will be doomed if big stars are lured away for the money.

“We didn’t want to lose Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo (to Spain),” he advised.

Two Chinese clubs – Guangzhou Evergrande Taobao and Beijing Guoan – were reported to have offered a £700,000 per week contract to have England captain, Wayne Rooney.

“But it’s a small world today in football terms and players will pick up their boots and travel,” Big Sam bemoaned the ugly trend.

“What we have to do is encourage the growth of our younger players and produce better talent.”

Matt Damon Crowned Best Actor 2016.

There’s no shortcut to success and Matt Damon knows this very well. Earlier this year, the 45-year-old actor narrowly missed out on the Oscar for the Mark Watney role he played in The Martian but now he can boast of another crown.


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