92ND OSCARS® NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCED.

While there is always going to be controversary or people having varying opinions on who is and should be nominated one thing cannot be argued, The Oscars is the biggest event in the cinema calendar.

Actor-producer John Cho and producer-actress-writer Issa Rae announced the 92nd Oscars® nominations today (January 13), live from the David Geffen Theater at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, opening later this year.

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory”

Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once upon a Time...in Hollywood”

Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”

Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”

Jonathan Pryce in “The Two Popes”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Tom Hanks in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins in “The Two Popes”

Al Pacino in “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci in “The Irishman”

Brad Pitt in “Once upon a Time...in Hollywood”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet”

Scarlett Johansson in “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan in “Little Women”

Charlize Theron in “Bombshell”

Renée Zellweger in “Judy”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Kathy Bates in “Richard Jewell”

Laura Dern in “Marriage Story”

Scarlett Johansson in “Jojo Rabbit”

Florence Pugh in “Little Women”

Margot Robbie in “Bombshell”

Best animated feature film of the year

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold

“I Lost My Body” Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice

“Klaus” Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román

“Missing Link” Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight

“Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Achievement in cinematography

“The Irishman” Rodrigo Prieto

“Joker” Lawrence Sher

“The Lighthouse” Jarin Blaschke

“1917” Roger Deakins

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Robert Richardson

Achievement in costume design

“The Irishman” Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

“Jojo Rabbit” Mayes C. Rubeo

“Joker” Mark Bridges

“Little Women” Jacqueline Durran

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Arianne Phillips

Achievement in directing

“The Irishman” Martin Scorsese

“Joker” Todd Phillips

“1917” Sam Mendes

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Quentin Tarantino

“Parasite” Bong Joon Ho

Best documentary feature

“American Factory” Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert

“The Cave” Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær

“The Edge of Democracy” Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan

“For Sama” Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts

“Honeyland” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Best documentary short subject

“In the Absence” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)” Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva

“Life Overtakes Me” John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson

“St. Louis Superman” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan

“Walk Run Cha-Cha” Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Achievement in film editing

“Ford v Ferrari” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland

“The Irishman” Thelma Schoonmaker

“Jojo Rabbit” Tom Eagles

“Joker” Jeff Groth

“Parasite” Yang Jinmo

Best international feature film of the year

“Corpus Christi” Poland

“Honeyland” North Macedonia

“Les Misérables” France

“Pain and Glory” Spain

“Parasite” South Korea

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

“Bombshell” Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker

“Joker” Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou

“Judy” Jeremy Woodhead

“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White

“1917” Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

“Joker” Hildur Guðnadóttir

“Little Women” Alexandre Desplat

“Marriage Story” Randy Newman

“1917” Thomas Newman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

“I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” Music and Lyric by Randy Newman

“(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin

“I'm Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“Stand Up” from “Harriet” Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Best motion picture of the year

“Ford v Ferrari” Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers

“The Irishman” Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

“Jojo Rabbit” Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers

“Joker” Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers

“Little Women” Amy Pascal, Producer

“Marriage Story” Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers

“1917” Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers

“Parasite” Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Achievement in production design

“The Irishman” Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves

“Jojo Rabbit” Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková

“1917” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

“Parasite” Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Best animated short film

“Dcera (Daughter)” Daria Kashcheeva

“Hair Love” Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

“Kitbull” Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

“Memorable” Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

“Sister” Siqi Song

Best live action short film

“Brotherhood” Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

“Nefta Football Club” Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

“The Neighbors' Window” Marshall Curry

“Saria” Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

“A Sister” Delphine Girard

Achievement in sound editing

“Ford v Ferrari” Donald Sylvester

“Joker” Alan Robert Murray

“1917” Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Wylie Stateman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

“Ad Astra” Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano

“Ford v Ferrari” Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow

“Joker” Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland

“1917” Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

Achievement in visual effects

“Avengers: Endgame” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick

“The Irishman” Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli

“The Lion King” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman

“1917” Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Adapted screenplay

“The Irishman” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian

“Jojo Rabbit” Screenplay by Taika Waititi

“Joker” Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver

“Little Women” Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig

“The Two Popes” Written by Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay

“Knives Out” Written by Rian Johnson

“Marriage Story” Written by Noah Baumbach

“1917” Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns

“Once upon a Time...in Hollywood” Written by Quentin Tarantino

“Parasite” Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020, at the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

77th Golden Globe Awards sets the path to the Oscars

January 5th 2020, Ricky Gervais back as host for the 5th time, the Golden Globes were back to celebrate a big year in cinema and TV and set the road to the Oscars.

Best Film- Drama

1917 A deserved winner. Sam Mendes's epic tale told in a unique and daring way which adds an extra dimension to this technical masterpiece.

The Irishman, Joker, Marriage Story, The Two Popes

Best Film- Musical/Comedy

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Only Tarantino could have got this film made. Off the wall but visually striking the film is possibly his best script to date.

Dolemite Is My Name, Jojo Rabbit, Knives Out, Rocketman

Best performance in a Motion Picture- Drama

Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck A powerhouse turn that has earnt its place in cinema history. Phoenix and Phillips gave us a rebirth of one of comic books best known villains.

Christian Bale – Ford v Ferrari as Ken Miles ,Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo,  Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber,  Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio / Pope Francis

Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland Zellweger is back to her best with her best performance in years

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet as Harriet Tubman, Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber, Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March, Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

Actor

Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John A career best from Egerton is the key to this films success.

Daniel Craig – Knives Out as Benoit Blanc, Roman Griffin Davis – Jojo Rabbit as Jojo Betzler, Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton, Eddie Murphy – Dolemite Is My Name as Rudy Ray Moore

Actress

Awkwafina – The Farewell as Billi Wang A standout performance which was a suprise nomination but a totally deserved win

Ana de Armas – Knives Out as Marta Cabrera, Cate Blanchett – Where'd You Go, Bernadette as Bernadette Fox, Beanie Feldstein – Booksmart as Molly Davidson, Emma Thompson – Late Night as Katherine Newbury

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture

Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth Probably Pitt's most assured performance in years. Plays with a confident swagger and looks like he is having the time of his life

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood as Fred Rogers, Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes as Pope Benedict XVI, Al Pacino – The Irishman as Jimmy Hoffa, Joe Pesci – The Irishman as Russell Bufalino

Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw In a film packed with powerful performances Dern does standout with a career best showing in this outstanding film.

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell, Annette Bening – The Report as Dianne Feinstein, Jennifer Lopez – Hustlers as Ramona Vega, Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Best Director

Sam Mendes – 1917 1917 plays as his most accomplished film yet. His skill for story telling is evident but you can also see how his Bond experience fed into how he handled this large scale production

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite, Todd Phillips – Joker, Martin Scorsese – The Irishman, Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Screenplay

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Even after all these years QT still stands head and shoulders above most of the film industries writers. His fearless approach is still his key strength.

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story, Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite, Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes, Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Best Original Score

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker Simple but effective seems to be the key to the success of 'Joker' and the music uses the to great effect.

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women, Randy Newman – Marriage Story, Thomas Newman – 1917, Daniel Pemberton – Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" (Elton John, Bernie Taupin) – Rocketman

"Beautiful Ghosts" (Taylor Swift, Andrew Lloyd Webber) – Cats, "Into the Unknown" (Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez) – Frozen II, "Spirit" (Beyoncé, Timothy McKenzie, Ilya Salmanzadeh) – The Lion King, "Stand Up" (Joshuah Brian Campbell, Cynthia Erivo) – Harriet

Best Animated Feature Film

Missing Link An unusal but impactful tale but stands out from the pack

Frozen II, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, The Lion King, Toy Story 4

Best Foreign Language Film

Parasite (South Korea) From behind the camera to in front of it this film is outstanding and has to be seen.

The Farewell (USA), Les Misérables (France), Pain and Glory (Spain), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (France)

 

Best Television Series

Drama

  Succession

Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve, The Morning Show

Musical or Comedy

Fleabag

Barry, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Politician

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama

Actor 

Brian Cox – Succession as Logan Roy

 Kit Harington – Game of Thrones as Jon Snow, Rami Malek – Mr. Robot as Elliot Alderson, Tobias Menzies – The Crown as Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, Billy Porter – Pose as Pray Tell

Actress

Olivia Colman – The Crown as Queen Elizabeth II

Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show as Alex Levy, Jodie Comer – Killing Eve as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle, Nicole Kidman – Big Little Lies as Celeste Wright, Reese Witherspoon – The Morning Show as Bradley Jackson

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Actor

Ramy Youssef – Ramy as Ramy Hassan

Michael Douglas – The Kominsky Method as Sandy Kominsky, Bill Hader – Barry as Barry Berkman / Barry Block, Ben Platt – The Politician as Payton Hobart, Paul Rudd – Living with Yourself as Miles Elliot / Miles Elliot's Clone

Actress

Phoebe Waller-Bridge – Fleabag as Fleabag

Christina Applegate – Dead to Me as Jen Harding, Rachel Brosnahan – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel as Miriam "Midge" Maisel, Kirsten Dunst – On Becoming a God in Central Florida as Krystal Stubbs, Natasha Lyonne – Russian Doll as Nadia Vulvokov,

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film

Actor 

Russell Crowe – The Loudest Voice as Roger Ailes

Christopher Abbott – Catch-22 as Capt. John Yossarian, Sacha Baron Cohen – The Spy as Eli Cohen / Kamel Amin Thaabet, Jared Harris – Chernobyl as Valery Legasov, Sam Rockwell – Fosse/Verdon as Bob Fosse

Actress

Michelle Williams – Fosse/Verdon as Gwen Verdon,

Kaitlyn Dever – Unbelievable as Marie Adler, Joey King – The Act as Gypsy Rose Blanchard, Helen Mirren – Catherine the Great as Catherine the Great, Merritt Wever – Unbelievable as Det. Karen Duvall

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries or Television Film

Supporting Actor

Stellan Skarsgård – Chernobyl as Boris Shcherbina

Alan Arkin – The Kominsky Method as Norman Newlander, Kieran Culkin – Succession as Roman Roy, Andrew Scott – Fleabag as The Priest, Henry Winkler – Barry as Gene Cousineau

Supporting Actress

Patricia Arquette – The Act as Dee Dee Blanchard

Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown as Princess Margaret, Toni Collette – Unbelievable as Det. Grace Rasmussen, Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies as Mary Louise Wright, Emily Watson – Chernobyl as Ulana Khomyuk

Best Miniseries or Television Film

Chernobyl

Catch-22, Fosse/Verdon, The Loudest Voice, Unbelievable

Sir Patrick Stewart gets inducted into the Lucca Walk of Fame - At Lucca Comics & Games 2019

When it was announced the Sir Patrick Stewart was returning to the role of Jean-Luc Picard it sent the sci-fi fanbase into overdrive. Set to be released on Amazon Prime early 2020 Star Trek:Picard charts the next chapter in the life of the famous Captain. Alongside Stewart in the upcoming series is Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora as well as Alison Pill and Harry Treadaway. 

Fans of Star Trek were treated today to an appearance from the iconic Sir Patrick Stewart and cast members of the upcoming Amazon Original TV series Star Trek: Picard. Sir Patrick was greeted by the Mayor of Lucca, Alessandro Tambellini and was then inducted into Lucca's Walk of Fame following his press conference at Lucca Comics and Games 2019.

Star Trek: Picard will launch on Amazon Prime Video on January 24th, 2019.

Star Trek: Picard will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In the United States, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

The Return of Picard - Sir Patrick Stewart To Be Among Main Guests at Lucca Comics & Games 2019

Sir Patrick Stewart and additional cast members from the upcoming Amazon Original Star Trek: Picard series will be among the main guests at the 53rd Edition of Lucca Comics & Games. On Friday November 1st, the popular British actor and his fellow castmates, including Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd and Evan Evagora, will take the stage and let Star Trek fans from around the world know that Picard is back, as well as share what to expect from these new and returning characters in the beloved Star Trek franchise. Star Trek: Picard will launch on Amazon Prime Video, on January 24th, 2020.

The legendary Actor Sir Patrick Stewart will be honoured with a tile on the highly popular Lucca Walk of Fame, where some of the greatest artists, who work in the fields of comics, artworks, games and cinema, have left their handprints. 

Star Trek: Picard features Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his iconic role as “Jean-Luc Picard,” which he played for seven seasons on “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” The new series will follow this iconic character into the next chapter of his life. Alongside Stewart, Star Trek: Picard will also star Isa Briones, Santiago Cabrera, Michelle Hurd, Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway and Evan Evagora.

The series is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Secret Hideout and Roddenberry Entertainment. Alex Kurtzman, Michael Chabon, Akiva Goldsman, James Duff, Patrick Stewart, Heather Kadin, Rod Roddenberry and Trevor Roth serve as executive producers and Aaron Baiers (Secret Hideout) serves as co-executive producer and Kirsten Beyer as supervising producer. Hanelle Culpepper directed the first three episodes of the series.

Star Trek: Picard will stream on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. In the United States, the series will be available exclusively on CBS All Access, and in Canada on Bell Media’s CTV Sci-Fi Channel and OTT service Crave. The series is distributed internationally by CBS Studios International.

Stewart's return to the iconic role has Star Trek fans buzzing but a very striking trailer has offered a new more different version of Star Trek and the Picard character and could appeal to a new wider fanbase. Although Stewart has a varied career it still remains that Picard is where Stewart's heart really belongs.