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Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations

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Oscars 2020: Joker leads pack with 11 nominations
Joker has landed Joaquin Phoenix his fourth Oscar nomination

The nominations for this year's Academy Awards have been announced, with Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.

The comic book villain origin story is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each.

Britain's Cynthia Erivo, Anthony Hopkins, Jonathan Pryce and Florence Pugh are all up for acting prizes.


Harriet, a biopic of anti-slavery campaigner Harriet Tubman, is up for two Oscars

Pugh, up for best supporting actress for Little Women, put her first Oscar nomination down to "hard work" and persistence.


"You've got to keep on going and hopefully you'll see something at the end of the tunnel," the 24-year-old told BBC News.


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Netflix - the subscription giant behind Marriage Story, The Irishman and The Two Popes - has received more than 20 nominations.

These include two nods in the best animated film category, where its films I Lost My Body and Klaus are up against Missing Link, Toy Story 4 and the third How to Train Your Dragon film.

That means there is no room for Frozen 2, whose only nomination comes in the best song category for Into the Unknown.

Elton John biopic Rocketman also gets its only nomination in this category, alongside tracks from Toy Story 4, Harriet and Breakthrough.

That film's song, I'm Standing With You, marks the 11th time songwriter Diane Warren has been up for an Oscar - an award she has yet to win.


Parasite, a dark satire set in Seoul, has six nominations in all

Other previous nominees in contention again include John Williams, who earns his 52nd nomination for his score for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

The 87-year-old composer already holds the record for the most Oscar nominations ever received by a living individual.

Also up for best original score are Joker's female composer Hildur Gudnadottir, Little Women's Alexandre Desplat and a pair of Newmans - Randy and Thomas - for Marriage Story and 1917 respectively.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February.

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13 January 2020, 20:00