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    Awesome Oscar 2020

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    We all have grown up watching award shows irrespective of whether they were for Bollywood or Hollywood. Our love for movies and the actors has only grown with time, thanks to these acknowledging ceremonies that keep restoring our enthusiasm for the entertainment industry, especially the Oscars.


    While most of us have been familiar with the Academy Awards since time immemorial, some of us got acquainted with it after the trolls and sad posts on social media for Leonardo DiCaprio for not winning the Oscar again took the internet by storm. But then he finally won in 2016 for The Revenant and the world seemed like a happy place again. And now when it’s time for Oscar Awards 2020, we absolutely cannot keep calm. The nominations are already out and in no time we’ll have the list of the winners too. But before that, scroll below and find out everything that you should be knowing about the glamorous award show!

    About Oscar Awards

    Oscar Awards are the Academy Awards which are given for one’s excellence for the artistic and technical fields in the film industries across the world. This award is, basically, an international award given to those deserving films that are unanimously voted by a jury of more than 900 members.

    The Academy Awards was held for the first time on 16th May 1929 and for honoring the winner, a golden statue depicting a Knight in an Art Deco style is given. The awards are a recognition of the highest degree and are considered the most prestigious award ceremony in the world.

    Date, Timings, And Venue For Oscars 2020

    Oscar Awards 2020 or the 92nd Academy Awards ceremony will be held on 9th February. The ceremony will be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences( AMPAS) and will be held at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California.

    The nominee’s Luncheon is scheduled for 27th January 2020 and the final voting is scheduled for 30th January for which the closing date will be 4th February.

    The Academy Awards will be executed without a host this year.

    Nominations And Predictions For Oscars 2020

    The Oscar nominations 2020 was announced on 13th January 2020 by the actors and producers, John Cho and Issa Rae. The announcement was made at the Academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theatre in Beverly Hills, California.
    Here is a list of the nominations and Oscar predictions 2020:

    1. Best Motion Picture & Best Director

    Best Motion Picture & Best Director

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    These two categories are the two most important awards at the Academy as it decides which film made the largest impact in terms of audience likeability, story, screenplay, execution and of course, performance; and it decides who managed to execute the technicalities of the film with utmost brilliance and grace.

    a) Nominations For Best Motion Picture Of The Year:

    • Joker
      ( Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers)
    • The Irishman
      (Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal, and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers)
    • Jojo Rabbit
      (Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, 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)
    • Ford V Ferrari
      (Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, and James Mangold, Producers)
      (Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Either Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood or Parasite

    b) Nominations For Achievement In Directing:

    • Martin Scorsese
      (The Irishman)
      Todd Phillips
    • Quentin Tarantino
      (Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood)
    • Sam Mendes
    • Bong Joon Ho
      Winner As Per Prediction: Either Quentin Tarantino or Sam Mendes

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    2. Performance In A Leading Role

    Performance In A Leading Role

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    The lead actor and actress are the focus elements of a film that keep the story going and take the responsibility to convey the plot through honest emotions and exceptional acting. They are the building blocks of a film that influence a major part of the audience’s perception of the film.

    a) Nominations For Performance By An Actor In A Leading Role:

    • Antonio Banderas
      (Pain and Glory)
      Leonardo DiCaprio
      (Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood)
    • Adam Driver
      (Marriage Story)
    • Joaquin Phoenix
    • Jonathan Pryce
      (The Two Popes)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Joaquin Phoenix for Joker

    b) Nominations For Performance By An Actress In A Leading Role:

    • Cynthia Erivo
    • Scarlett Johansson
      (Marriage Story)
    • Saoirse Ronan
      (Little Women)
    • Charlize Theron
    • Renee Zellweger

    Winner As Per Prediction: Either Renee Zellweger for Judy or Scarlett Johansson for Marriage Story

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    3. Performance In A Supporting Role

    Performance In A Supporting Role

    The supporting characters are the backbone of a film that embraces the personalities of the lead actors even more. These characters are essential for storytelling and their performance adds to the depth of a film.

    a) Nominations For Performance By An Actor In A Supporting Role:

    • Tom Hanks
      (A Beautiful Day In The Neighborhood)
      Anthony Hopkins
      (The Two Popes)
    • Al Pacino
      (The Irishman)
    • Joe Pesci
      (The Irishman)
    • Brad Pitt
      (Once Upon A Time In Hollywood)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Either Brad Pitt for Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood or Al Pacino for The Irishman

    b) Nominations For Best Actress In A Supporting Role:

    • Kathy Bates
      (Richard Jewel)
    • Laura Dern
      (Marriage Story)
    • Scarlett Johansson
      (Jojo Rabbit)
    • Florence Pugh
      (Little Women)
    • Margot Robbie

    Winner As Per Prediction: Laura Dern for Marriage Story

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    4. Screenplay


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    A screenplay is a script that defines everything for an artist- from movement and emotions to actions, expressions, and dialogues- the entire narration is embodied in a screenplay. A screenplay may be original or adapted; both equally determining the strength of a movie.

    a) Nominations For Best Original Screenplay:

    • Knives Out
      (Rian Johnson, Writer)
    • Marriage Story
      ( Noah Baumbach, Writer)
    • 1917
      (Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson Cairns, Writers)
    • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
      (Quentin Tarantino, Writer)
    • Parasite
      ( Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho and Han Jin Won, Story by Bong Joon Ho)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

    b) Nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay:

    • The Irishman
      (Steven Zaillian)
    • Jojo Rabbit
      (Taika Waititi)
    • Joker
      (Todd Phillips and Scott Silver)
    • Little Women
      (Greta Gerwig)
    • The Two Popes
      (Anthony McCarten)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Little Women

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    5. Best Animated, Documentary & Short Film

    Best Animated, Documentary & Short Film

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    Animated films and short films play an important role across the traditional art of cinema making in the world because unconventional methods are employed and meaningful stories are told in a short span of time. Documentaries showcase the underlying problems of society along with the truth that persists beyond our imagination.

    a) Nominations For Best Animated Feature Film:

    • 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)
    • Toy Story 4
      (Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen, and Jonas Rivera)
      (Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh, and Marisa Román)
    • Missing Link
      (Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Toy Story 4

    b) Nominations For Best Animated Short Film:

    • Dcera
      (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)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Hair Love

    c) Nominations For 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)

    Winner As Per Prediction: American Factory

    d) Nominations For Best Documentary Short Subject:

    • In the Absence
      (Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam)
    • Life Overtakes Me
      (John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson)
    • Walk Run Cha Cha
      (Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt)
    • St. Louis Superman
      (Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan)
    • Learning To Skateboard In A Warzone ( If You’re A Girl)
      (Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Learning To Skateboard ( If You’re A Girl)

    e) Nominations For Best Live Action Short Film:

    • Brotherhood
      (Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon)
      A Sister
      (Delphine Girard)
    • Saria
      (Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre)
    • Nefta Football Club
      (Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi)
    • The Neighbors Window
      (Marshall Curry)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Brotherhood

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    6. International Film

    International Film

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    The Academy incorporates and promotes diversity as it acknowledges the cinema of different countries and their filmmaking and storytelling style.

    a) Nominations For Best International Feature Film Of The Year:

    • Corpus Christi
      (Jan Komasa, Poland)
    • Honeyland
      (Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa, North Macedonia)
    • Pain and Glory
      (Pedro Almodóvar, Spain)
    • Parasite
      (Bong Joon Ho, South Korea)
    • Les Miserables
      (Ladj Ly, France)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Parasite

    7. Music & Sound

    Music & Sound

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    Every film needs impactful and engaging music for the audience to find a connection with the situations in a story. Music and sound always add to the profundity of a story whilst also making some scenes enjoyable and funny.

    a) Nominations For Best Original Score In A Motion Picture:

    • Joker
      (Hildur Guðnadóttir)
    • Little Women
      (Alexandre Desplat)
    • Marriage Story
      (Randy Newman)
    • 1917
      (Thomas Newman)
    • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
      (John Williams)

    Winner As Per Predictions: Either Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker or Joker

    b) Nominations For Best Original Song In A Motion Picture:

    • ‘I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away’ – Toy Story 4
      (Music and lyrics by Randy Newman)
    • ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again’ – Rocketman
      (Music by Elton John and lyrics by Bernie Taupin)
    • ‘I’m Standing with You’- Breakthrough
      (Music and lyrics by Diane Warren)
    • ‘Into the Unknown’ – Frozen 2
      (Music and lyrics by Kristin Anderson- Lopez and Robert Lopez)
    • ‘Stand Up’ – Harriet
      (Music and lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo)

    Winner As Per Prediction: ‘(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again

    c) Nominations For Achievement In Sound Editing:

    • Ford V Ferrari
      (Donald Sylvester)
      (Alan Robert Murray)
    • Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
      (Wylie Statement)
    • Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
      (Mathew Wood and David Acord)
    • 1917
      (Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate)

    Winner As Per Prediction: 1917

    d) Nominations For Achievement In Sound Mixing:

    • Ad Astra
      (Gary Rydstorm, Tom Johnson, and Mark Ulano)
    • Ford V Ferrari
      (Paul Massey, David Giammarco, and Steven A. Marrow)
    • 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)

    Winner As Per Prediction: 1917

    8. Production & Visual

    Production & Visual

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    Choosing the right set takes a lot of effort and it takes, even more, to modify it according to the demands of the story. The production design of a movie set is important in setting the tone of the film and the visual effects are important to make even the superficial look real.

    a) Nominations For 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)
    • 1917
      (Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy)
    • Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker
      (Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy)
    • The Lion King
      (Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones, and Elliot Newman)
      Winner As Per Predictions: Avengers: Endgame

    b) Nominations For Achievement In Production Design:

    • The Irishman
      (Production Design: Bob Shaw
      Set Decoration: Regina Graves)
    • (Production Design: Dennis Gassner
      Set Decoration: Lee Sandales)
      Jojo Rabbit
    • (Production Design: Ra Vincent
      Set Decoration: Nora Sopková)
    • (Production Design: Lee Ha Jun
      Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo)
      Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood
      (Production Design: Barbara Ling
      Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh)
    • Winner As Per Predictions: Either 1917 or Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

    9. Costume & Make-Up


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    The costumes in a film provide a good image of the era and time when the story is set along with outlining the personalities of the character. Make-up and hairstyling are also as vital in a film as they help the characters come alive in their roles.

    a) Nominations For 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)

    Winner As Per Prediction: Either Little Women or Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood

    b) Nominations For 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)
      Winner As Per Predictions: Bombshell

    10. Cinematography & Editing

    Cinematography & Editing

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    The two most important technical things while making a movie are the cinematography and editing after the film is complete. Any blunder in these technical aspects that make the entire film go down the drain and not only that but the correct angles and right cuts can make the movie even more beautiful!

    a) Nominations For Achievement In Cinematography:

    • The Irishman
      (Rodrigo Prieto)
    • 1917
      (Roger Deakins)
    • Joker
      (Lawrence Sher)
    • The Lighthouse
      (Jarin Blaschke)
    • Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood
      (Robert Richardson)

    Winner As Per Predictions: 1917

    b) Nominations For 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)
      Winner As Per Predictions: Ford V Ferrari

    Indian Movies Shortlisted For Oscars 2020 

    Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy starring Ranveer Singh and Alia Bhatt was the only official entry for Oscar Awards 2020 from all the Indian movies released last year. However, the film successfully entered the list of nominees for the Best International Feature Film and reached the top 100 at number 91 but could not make it to the final list.

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    The Academy Awards are a star-studded event celebrating movies, culture, diversity and stories. This year, like all other years, the award show will be a massive jamboree and will honor those who made a mark as artists by carrying out their roles and jobs to perfection! We cannot wait to watch the 92nd Oscar Awards 2020 on February 9th!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Oscars 2020

    Who will be hosting the Oscar Awards 2020?

    The award ceremony will be carried out without a host.

    Which Indian movie is in Oscar’s run in 2020?

    Earlier, Gully Boy was in the list of nominees. However, it could not make it to the final list.

    Has Joaquin Phoenix won an Oscar?

    Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated 3 times before but never won. This is his fourth nomination.

    Who is the youngest ever Oscar winner?

    Tatum O’Neal is the youngest Oscar winner who won the award at the age of 10 in 1974.

    Which movie has the most nominations in 2020?

    Joker has been nominated in 11 categories- the highest in 2020.

    Which films by Netflix have received nominations in Oscars 2020?

    The films by Netflix that have received Oscars 2020 nominations are: – Marriage Story – The Irishman – The Two Popes – American Factory

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