The Academy Snubs Beyonce And Jennifer Lopez At 2020 Oscars

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2020

Netflix went into the recent Golden Globes with 34 nominations, only to walk away nearly empty-handed after Dern was the only victor, for Marriage Story.

Another double nominee this year is Cynthia Erivo, who's up for best actress and best original song for "Harriet". Bigelow is so far the only woman to win the award.

But in a possible sign of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' increasingly worldwide outlook, "Parasite" became just the sixth non-English language movie to be nominated for both best foreign-language film and best picture. She's the third person to get acting and songwriting nominations for the same film, and all were recent.

A dark satire about the gap between rich and poor, it was the first South Korean movie to be nominated in both the best picture and best worldwide film categories. Five of those, most recently "Roma" previous year, won the foreign film Oscar but not best picture. Scarlett Johansson is up for both best actress ("Marriage Story") and best supporting actress ("Jojo Rabbit"). They are Todd Phillips for Joker (11 nominations), Martin Scorsese for The Irishman (10), Mendes for 1917 (10), Quentin Tarantino for Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (10), and Bong Joon-Ho for Parasite, with six nominations including Best International Feature, the new name for what was formerly Best Foreign-Language Film.

The figure includes movie producers and technical categories such as best musical score, where Icelandic maestro Hildur Gudnadottir became the ninth woman nominated.

"The Irishman" helped Netflix to 24 nominations - the first time it has ever topped the studio count. "Just watch." I didn't even consider a need to assert Jennifer Lopez's nomination because I couldn't fathom them snubbing her.

Alfred Newman's 43 Oscar nominations is somehow not a record. It, however, did get a nod for its original song "Into The Unknown". Both fall short of Walt Disney, however, who had 59. The strong showing by "The Two Popes" (best actor, supporting actor, adapted screenplay).

There really is an Oscar season.

Instead, we got another list of virtually all white men, in an identical list to the 2020 Golden Globes' Best Director nominees. "Once Upon a Hollywood" came out July 25.

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