Oscar nominations: Joker, Netflix’s The Irishman go big

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Renee Zellweger was nominated for her portrayal of showbiz legend Judy Garland in Judy - for which she also already received a Golden Globe at the beginning of January.

The noms will be rolled out in two parts, beginning at 5:18 PT with the following nine categories (in no particular order): Actor in a Supporting Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Costume Design, Film Editing, Original Score, Animated Short Film, Live Action Short Film, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Other heavy-hitters include Taika Waititi's Jojo Rabbit with six nominations including Best Picture; and Noah Baumbach's Marriage Story with six, including acting nominations for supporting actress Laura Dern and lead performers Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.

Many Twitter users expressed disappointment that for the second year in a row, no women were nominated for the Best Director category, whose contestants this year are Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes, Phillips and "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho.

Germany's pick, System Crasher, wasn't among the works selected on the Academy's long list.

Ever since the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite went viral in 2015, followed by the #MeToo movement initiated in 2017, Oscar nominations have faced controversy for selecting exceptionally few women and minorities in the top categories.

Notably, The Dark Knight missed out on a Best Picture nomination.

The 92nd Academy Award nominations were announced Monday with "Joker" and Netflix leading all films and distributors.

Unlike years past, there wasn't just one film made by a (white) woman for people to champion - there were at least a dozen thanks to Gerwig (Little Women), Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Alma Ha'rel (Honey Boy), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) Claire Denis (High Life), Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir), Mati Diop (Atlantics) and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Mustang). The only Black actor who received an Oscar nomination was Cynthia Erivo for playing Harriet Tubman in Harriet. Taron Egerton, who won the Globe for Best Actor (Comedy/Musical) for his performance as Elton John in Rocketman, was shut out of the Oscars along with Awkwafina; Leonardo DiCaprio, whom he beat at the Globes, was nominated. Following the results of this year's selection, the United Kingdom academy announced it would be reviewing its voting process.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held in Los Angeles on 9 February.

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