92nd Academy Awards Winners and nominees

The biggest night in film has been and gone there were a few suprises and some out right history making moments on what was the biggest oscars in years.

Best Picture

Parasite – Kwak Sin-ae and Bong Joon-ho. A shock But a nice kind of shock as it makes history  becoming the first non-English language film to take the top prize. It stands as a marker for real and pure storytelling.

Ford v Ferrari – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Jojo Rabbit – Carthew Neal, Taika Waititi, and Chelsea Winstanley

Joker – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Little Women – Amy Pascal

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, and Callum McDougal

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino

Best Director

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite. A shocked Joon-Ho showed how grateful he was by spreading the love to some of his own heroes, " When I was in school, I studied Martin Scorsese’s films. Just to be nominated was a huge honor; I never thought I would win. When people in the U.S. were not familiar with my film, Quentin always put my films on his list. He is here, thank you so much Quentin, I love you."

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Todd Phillips – Joker

Sam Mendes – 1917

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker. The man who has dominated awards season with his pure but powerhouse turn in  Joker. Phoenix has been both real and grounded throughout his awards trail and never seems to buy into his A list status "God, I’m full of so much gratitude right now. And I do not feel elevated above any of my fellow nominees or anyone in this room because we share the same love, the love of film, and this form of expression has given me the most extraordinary life. I don’t know what I’d be without it."

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory as Salvador Mallo

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton

Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland. Zellweger is definetly back to her best with what is possibly a career defining performance as the legendary Judy Garland, "Thank you for inviting me here alongside one of the most special collaborations and meaningful experiences of my life."

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 Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth. Tarantino seems to have a magic touch with supporting actors just ask Christoph Waltz. Pitt is outstanding and looks like he is having the time of his life working with QT, "This [holds up Oscar statuette] really is about Quentin Jerome Tarantino. You are original, you are one of a kind. The film industry would be a much drier place without you".

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

Best supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw. An amazing turn which she totally deserved recognition for, both powerful and beautiful it is Dern at her best. " To Noah, his vision, his magic. Thank you, Noah, for your words, and for your friendship in art and life, with you and Greta. Thank you to this cast, the majestic Adam, Scarlett, Alan, Ray, our amazing crew, David."

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell as Barbara "Bobi" Jewell

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler

Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March

Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Best Original Screenplay 

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won. This catergory could have gone any way and it would have been deserved, but it ended with the unstoppable Parasite. "Writing a script is always such a lonely process; we never write to represent our countries.  But this is very first Oscar to South Korea. Thank you.  I thank my wife for always being an inspiration to me. I thank all the actors who are here with me today for bringing this film to life. Thank you." BONG JOON HO

Knives Out – Rian Johnson

Marriage Story – Noah Baumbach

1917 – Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino

Best Adapted Screenplay

Jojo Rabbit – Taika Waititi based on the novel Caging Skies by Christine Leunens. Waititi is a force of nature and it shines through in all of his stories. "Thank you. Amazing, thank you. This is really light, this one’s light. It’s supposed to be heavy. I’d like to thank my mother. Don’t know where you are, Mum. I lost you, hours ago. Thank you for being my mother, and for, I mean, for many other reasons. For giving me the book that I adapted, and this film wouldn’t have existed without you doing that."

The Irishman – Steven Zaillian based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt

Joker – Todd Phillips and Scott Silver based on characters created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane, and Jerry Robinson

Little Women – Greta Gerwig based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott

The Two Popes – Anthony McCarten based on his play The Pope

Best Animated Feature Film

Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera, and Mark Nielsen

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World – Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold, and Brad Lewis

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

Best International Feature Film

Parasite (South Korea) in Korean – directed by Bong Joon-ho

Corpus Christi (Poland) in Polish – directed by Jan Komasa

Honeyland (North Macedonia) in Turkish and Macedonian[12] – directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov

Les Misérables (France) in French – directed by Ladj Ly

Pain and Glory (Spain) in Spanish – directed by Pedro Almodóvar

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 – Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska, and Atanas Georgiev

Best Documentary Short Subject

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

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

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

Best Live Action Short Film

The Neighbors' Window – Marshall Curry

Brotherhood – Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Nefta Football Club – Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi

Saria – Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre

A Sister – Delphine Girard

Best Animated Short Film

Hair Love – Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

Dcera (Daughter) – Daria Kashcheeva

Kitbull – Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson

Memorable – Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre

Sister – Siqi Song

Best Original Score

Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir

Little Women – Alexandre Desplat

Marriage Story – Randy Newman

1917 – Thomas Newman

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Best Original Song

"(I'm Gonna) Love Me Again" from Rocketman – music by Elton John; lyrics by Bernie Taupin

"I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away" from Toy Story 4 – music and lyrics by Randy Newman

"I'm Standing with You" from Breakthrough – music and lyrics by Diane Warren

"Into the Unknown" from Frozen II – music and lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

"Stand Up" from Harriet – music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Best 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

Best Sound Mixing

1917 – Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson

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

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, and Mark Ulano

Best Production Design

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh

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

Parasite – Production Design: Lee Ha-jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won-woo

Best Cinematography

1917 – Roger Deakins

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Robert Richardson

Best 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

Best Costume Design

Little Women – Jacqueline Durran

The Irishman – Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo

Joker – Mark Bridges

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Best Film Editing

Ford v Ferrari – Andrew Buckland and Michael McCusker

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Parasite – Yang Jin-mo

Best Visual Effects

1917 – Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler, and Dominic Tuohy

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

The Irishman – Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Nelson Sepulveda

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

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

2020 EE British Academy Film Awards: The Winners

Sunday 2nd February 2020 at the Royal Albert Hall, London hosted by Grahma Norton 

73rd British Academy Film Awards

The biggest night in the British film industry saw some suprizes and some more than deserving winners.

Best Film

1917 – Pippa Harris, Callum McDougall, Sam Mendes, and Jayne-Ann Tenggren.  A deserved winner if only for the technical geniuses behind the camera

The Irishman – Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, Martin Scorsese, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Joker – Bradley Cooper, Todd Phillips, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh, and Quentin Tarantino

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho and Kwak Sin-ae

Best Director

Sam Mendes – 1917. While I dont fully believe he was the best of the nominated you cant deny the triumph he created with 1917.

Bong Joon-ho – Parasite

Todd Phillips – Joker

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Actor

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker as Arthur Fleck / Joker. The most powerful performance of the year both mentally and physically draining for the outstanding Phoenix.

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Rick Dalton

Adam Driver – Marriage Story as Charlie Barber

Taron Egerton – Rocketman as Elton John

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes as Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio

Best Actress

Renée Zellweger – Judy as Judy Garland. Anyone in the nominations deserved this award but a back to form Zellweger defietly shines.

Jessie Buckley – Wild Rose as Rose-Lynn Harlan

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story as Nicole Barber

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women as Josephine "Jo" March

Charlize Theron – Bombshell as Megyn Kelly

Best Supporting Actor

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Cliff Booth. Pitt steals the show for Tarantino and pulls out one of his best performances in years.

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

Best Supporting Actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story as Nora Fanshaw. Dern is stunning in what in a career defining performance.

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit as Rosie Betzler

Florence Pugh – Little Women as Amy March

Margot Robbie – Bombshell as Kayla Pospisil

Margot Robbie – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as Sharon Tate

Best Original Screenplay

Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won – Parasite. A beautiful film and a deserved winner. Possibly the most important film of the awards season.

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Susanna Fogel, Emily Halpern, Sarah Haskins, and Katie Silberman – Booksmart

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Adapted Screenplay

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit. Waititi is a storyteller who is off the wall but at the same time very intelligent.

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Outstanding British Film

1917 – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren, Callum McDougall, and Krysty Wilson-Cairns. A technical triumph.

Bait – Mark Jenkin, Kate Byers, and Linn Waite

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Rocketman – Dexter Fletcher, Adam Bohling, David Furnish, David Reid, Matthew Vaughn, and Lee Hall

Sorry We Missed You – Ken Loach, Rebecca O'Brien, and Paul Laverty

The Two Popes – Fernando Meirelles, Jonathan Eirich, Dan Lin, Tracey Seaward, and Anthony McCarten

Outstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or Producer

Mark Jenkin (Writer/Director), Kate Byers, and Linn Waite (Producers) – Bait

Waad Al-Kateab (Director/Producer) and Edward Watts (Director) – For Sama

Alex Holmes (Director) – Maiden

Harry Wootliff (Writer/Director) – Only You

Álvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Writer/Director) – Retablo

Best Cinematography

1917 – Roger Deakins. Deakins is possibly the greatest cinematographer of all time and 1917 was one of the most cinematically innovative films ever.

The Irishman – Rodrigo Prieto

Joker – Lawrence Sher

Le Mans '66 – Phedon Papamichael

The Lighthouse – Jarin Blaschke

Best Editing

Le Mans '66 – Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland. Considering the complexity of some of the action it was hard to look past this deserved winner.

The Irishman – Thelma Schoonmaker

Jojo Rabbit – Tom Eagles

Joker – Jeff Groth

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Fred Raskin

Best Costume Design

Little Women – Jacqueline Durran. Beautful artistry in an underappreciated film

The Irishman – Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson

Jojo Rabbit – Mayes C. Rubeo

Judy – Jany Temime

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Arianne Phillips

Best Production Design

1917 – Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales

The Irishman – Bob Shaw and Regina Graves

Jojo Rabbit – Ra Vincent and Nora Sopková

Joker – Mark Friedberg and Kris Moran

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh

Best Makeup and Hair

Bombshell – Vivian Baker, Kazu Hiro, and Anne Morgan

1917 – Naomi Donne

Joker – Kay Georgiou and Nicki Ledermann

Judy – Jeremy Woodhead

Rocketman – Lizzie Yianni Georgiou

Best Original Score

Joker – Hildur Guðnadóttir

1917 – Thomas Newman

Jojo Rabbit – Michael Giacchino

Little Women – Alexandre Desplat

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – John Williams

Best Sound

1917 – Scott Millan, Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate, Mark Taylor, and Stuart Wilson

Joker – Tod A. Maitland, Alan Robert Murray, Tom Ozanich, and Dean A. Zupancic

Le Mans '66 – David Giammarco, Paul Massey, Steve A. Morrow, and Donald Sylvester

Rocketman – Matthew Collinge, John Hayes, Mike Prestwood Smith, and Danny Sheehan

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – David Acord, Andy Nelson, Christopher Scarabosio, Stuart Wilson, and Matthew Wood

Best Special Visual Effects

1917 – Greg Butler, Guillaume Rocheron, and Dominic Tuohy

Avengers: Endgame – Dan DeLeeuw and Dan Sudick

The Irishman – Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli, and Pablo Helman

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

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – Roger Guyett, Paul Kavanagh, Neal Scanlan, and Dominic Tuohy

Best Film Not in the English Language

Parasite – Bong Joon-ho

The Farewell – Lulu Wang and Daniele Melia

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

Pain and Glory – Pedro Almodóvar and Agustín Almodóvar

Portrait of a Lady on Fire – Céline Sciamma and Bénédicte Couvreur

Best Documentary

For Sama – Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts

American Factory – Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert

Apollo 11 – Todd Douglas Miller

Diego Maradona – Asif Kapadia

The Great Hack – Karim Amer and Jehane Noujaim

Best Animated Film

Klaus – Sergio Pablos and Jinko Gotoh

Frozen II – Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee, and Peter Del Vecho

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Will Becher, Richard Phelan, and Paul Kewley

Toy Story 4 – Josh Cooley and Mark Nielsen

Best British Short Animation

Grandad Was a Romantic. – Maryam Mohajer

In Her Boots – Kathrin Steinbacher

The Magic Boat – Naaman Azhari and Lilia Laurel

Best British Short Film

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

Azaar – Myriam Raja and Nathanael Baring

Goldfish – Hector Dockrill, Harri Kamalanathan, Benedict Turnbull, and Laura Dockrill

Kamali – Sasha Rainbow and Rosalind Croad

The Trap – Lena Headey and Anthony Fitzgerald

Best Casting

Joker – Shayna Markowitz

Marriage Story – Douglas Aibel and Francine Maisler

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood – Victoria Thomas

The Personal History of David Copperfield – Sarah Crowe

The Two Popes – Nina Gold

EE Rising Star Award (voted for by the public)

Micheal Ward

Awkwafina

Kaitlyn Dever

Kelvin Harrison Jr.

Jack Lowden

 

92ND OSCARS® PERFORMERS ANNOUNCED

Cynthia Erivo, Oscar® winner Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Oscar winner Randy Newman will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars® ceremony, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today. The Oscars will air live Sunday, February 9, on ABC.

“We’re excited to have an incredible group of nominees and performers who will deliver one-of-a-kind music moments you will only see on the Oscars,” said Howell Taylor and Allain.

This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows (in alphabetical order by song title):

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

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

“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” – Performed by Chrissy Metz Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” – Performed by Idina Menzel and AURORA Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

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

ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK EVENTS CELEBRATE THIS YEAR’S NOMINEES

In the week leading up to the 92nd Oscars®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in the Animated Feature Film, Documentary Feature, Documentary Short Subject, International Feature Film, Makeup and Hairstyling, and Animated and Live Action Short Film categories. All events will be held at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.

OSCAR WEEK: DOCUMENTARIES Tuesday, February 4, 7:30 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

 Hosted by Academy Documentary Branch Governors Kate Amend, Rory Kennedy and Roger Ross Williams The Academy showcases the nominated films and filmmakers in the Documentary Short Subject and Documentary Feature categories. The evening will include a presentation of clips from this year’s nominated films. Nominees from all ten documentaries will participate (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: SHORTS Wednesday, February 5, 7:00 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by director Vicky Jenson The Academy celebrates the nominated films and filmmakers in the Animated Short Film and Live Action Short Film categories. The evening will include a screening of all ten nominated shorts in their entirety, as well as discussions with all the nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM Thursday, February 6, 7:30 p.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by International Feature Film Award Executive Committee co-chairs Larry Karaszewski and Diane Weyermann The Academy will spotlight this year’s nominees for Best International Feature Film, formerly known as Foreign Language Film. The night will feature clips from each nominated film, as well as a panel discussion with the directors (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: ANIMATED FEATURES Saturday, February 8, 10:00 a.m. @ Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by last year’s Animated Feature Film Oscar winners, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller The Academy presents this year’s event celebrating the films and filmmakers nominated for Best Animated Feature Film. The program will feature clips from each film, with an onstage discussion with each group of nominated filmmakers (schedules permitting).

OSCAR WEEK: MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING SYMPOSIUM Saturday, February 8, 3:00 p.m. @  Samuel Goldwyn Theater

Hosted by Academy Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch Governors Kathryn L. Blondell, Lois Burwell and Howard Berger The Academy will celebrate the artists nominated for the Makeup and Hairstyling award in our 14th annual event spotlighting this category. The event will include a screening of the “bake-off” reels that Academy branch members viewed before voting on the nominated films. Each will be followed by a discussion panel with the nominees (schedules permitting).

Tickets went on sale online on Thursday, January 16 at 10 a.m. PT at Oscars.org. Tickets are $5 for the general public and $3 for Academy members and students with a valid ID (Shorts and Foreign Language Films tickets limited to four per person). Doors open one hour prior to each event. All ticketed seating is unreserved. For more information, visit Oscars.org or call (310) 247-3600.

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 the ABC Television Network 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.  

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.