The Oscar Nominations Are In With Surprises And Snubs

(Photo Credit: ‘The Irishman,’ ‘1917,’ ‘Parasite,’ ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,’ ‘Marriage Story’)

In case you haven’t seen Twitter yet, the Oscar nominations are dominating what’s trending on social media. We celebrate the surprises and snubs for the 2020 Oscar nominations.

“Joker”
It’s not much of a surprise that “Joker” is nominated but proved it’s a top contender with one of the highest numbers of nominations, going up for 11 awards. It would be surprising if “Joker” doesn’t walk away with an Oscar and they have a chance at the big one for Best Picture. “Joker” is the prequel story of the infamous Batman villain from the DC Comic universe and how his mental condition formed the villain we’ve all come to know.

“The Farewell”
This is considered one of the bigger snubs with no nominations and #Awkwafina was trending on Twitter this morning for snubbing her for her role in “The Farewell.” Awkwafina won the Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy Motion Picture for her role in “The Farewell” with many expecting Oscar nominations to follow. “The Farewell” is about a family pretending to get together for a fake wedding that is motivated to use the time to say goodbye to their unknowing loved one as she only has a few weeks left to live.

“The Irishman”
This movie was created for streaming but is competing with the box office hit “Joker” with 10 nominations including the award for Best Picture with two nominations for Best Supporting Actor for Al Pacino and Joe Pesci. “The Irishman” was nominated for 5 Golden Globe awards but didn’t bring home any awards and hopefully they’ll go home with an Oscar or two. “The Irishman” takes place in the 1950s following Frank Sheeran who goes from being a truck driver to being involved with the Bufalino crime family of Pennsylvania, ultimately becoming a hitman and working for infamous American labor leader Jimmy Hoffa.

“Jojo Rabbit”
This controversial movie only received 2 Golden Globe nominations with no wins but received 6 Oscar nominations including awards for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screen Play by Taika Waititi. “Jojo Rabbit” is a satirical movie about a German boy growing up in Nazi-occupied Germany during World War II confronting his blind nationalism after finding a Jewish girl and her mother hiding in his attic.

“1917”
“1917” ties with “The Irishman” for the number of nominations for 10 awards including Best Picture and Best Director, already winning two of the three Golden Globe awards for Best Drama In Motion Picture and Best Director of a Motion Picture. This movie based on a true story follows two British soldiers, Lance Cpl. Blake and Lance Cpl. Schofield, that is tasked with the mission of going through WWI enemy territory to warn 1,600 fellow soldiers (one of them being Blake’s own brother) that they’re in danger of walking into an ambush.

“Cats”
One of the most-talked-about movies (and not in a good way) was “Cats” which received a lot of bad reviews with a Rotton Tomatoes score of 20% and only received one Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song for “Beautiful Ghosts” by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Taylor Swift. The story is an adaptation of the long-running Broadway show Cats that was composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber with a story of a group of cats competing to see which one ascends to the Heaviside Layer and come back in a new life.

“Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”
Quinton Tarantino is celebrating three wins out of five Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture, Best Musical or Comedy Motion Picture, and Best Screenplay of a Motion Picture. The writer and director have 10 more reasons to celebrate the star-studded hit “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” with 10 Oscar nominations including Best Picture, Best Screenplay, and Best Director. “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” stars Leonardo DiCaprio as a fading action star, Rick Dalton, and his stunt-double played by Brad Pitt, Cliff Booth, on their adventures of being a star in Hollywood during the era of the Manson murders in relation to Sharon Tate (played by Margot Robbie).

“Hustlers”
Jennifer Lopez fans took to Twitter saying that the “Hustlers” actress was snubbed for a nomination, with some claiming that she wasn’t nominated because the Oscars has a diversity problem. The fans are upset over Lopez not being nominated when the film wasn’t considered for any awards and was only given one Golden Globe nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture. Simply put this film just can’t compete with the competition box office hits. “Hustlers” is about a young stripper named Destiny who meets top earner Ramona, played by J. Lo, and teaches her how to hustle wealthy Wall Street clients after the 2008 economic collapse.

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