Set for a wider roll out in several worldwide territories beginning this week (a neat coincidence), 1917 also lands legendary cinematographer Roger A. Deakins his 15th nomination; he was nominated 14 times in the past but only won in 2018 for Blade Runner 2049.
The nominations were unsurprisingly controversial, as viewers, film critics and celebrities alike recognized the lack of representation from women and people of color.
Even among the nine movies nominated for best picture - equaling the most titles since the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences expanded from five to as many as 10 - there is a certain been-there quality to go along with a few breakthroughs. But does Todd Phillips stand a chance in the Best Director race against filmmaking titans? Despite some obvious choices like Sam Mendes 1917 and Martin Scorsese's The Irishman, and the expected one like Quentin Tarantino's Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, there is the delightful inclusion of Jojo Rabbit, and that stunning South Korean movie that elicited a global gasp: Parasite. Or will it predictably align itself with the winners of this past week's Critics' Choice and Golden Globes?
"Diane Lane was so ideal for it, and it was obviously meant to be her", Lopez said of Lane, who starred in the leading role as Connie Sumner and earned an Oscar nomination for her part. Women were also excluded from the Best Director category at this year's Golden Globes. And, if Bombshell doesn't have the most readily useful makeup products honor for changing Charlize Theron, many followers should be surprised. Of all the snubs, Greta Gerwig ("Little Women") being passed over for Best Director has caused the most outcry. The 11 nominations also include Best Picture, Directing, Cinematography, Adapted Screenplay, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, Film Editing and Make-up and Hairstyling.
The Dark Knight was denied a Best Film nomination, as he received Joker and Black Panther past year. "Maybe if she were Greg Gerwig", Twitter user A.N. Devers wrote.
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Best Supporting Actor Nominees: Tom Hanks for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood". I am deeply honoured by the overwhelming recognition of the Academy, and I want to thank the genius that is Joaquin Phoenix, and all my incredible collaborators.
If you're a woman, on the other hand, or give the scarcest regard for gender equality, then the biggest Oscars snub this year was undoubtedly in the Best Director category.
Lane, 54, garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. One best woman director in nearly hundred years of the Academy's history. One.
Industry website Deadline called Monday's nominations "basically #OscarsSoWhite Part 2: #OscarsSoWhiterAndWithMoreMen", referring to a hashtag begun in 2015 in response to the lack of diverse nominees.