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The Oscars are back and I am ready to sit on the couch and cry watching it. 

I don't know what it is about the Oscars but there truly is something magical about watching people achieve their lifelong dream.

This years nominations are:

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
1917
Marriage Story
Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Parasite
Joker

Best Director

Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Philips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon Ho, Parasite

Leading Actress

Cynthia Erivo, Harriet 
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story 
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renee Zellweger, Judy

Leading Actor

Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory 
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story 
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Supporting Actress

Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story 
Scarlett Johannson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Supporting Actor

Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman 
Joe Pesci, The Irishman 
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

There has been a far amount of controversy about this year's nominations as there are NO female directors nominated for Best Director. 

Only five women have ever been nominated for best director at the Academy Awards and Kathryn Bigelow is the only female director to win the award in the ceremony’s 92-year history for “The Hurt Locker” in 2009.

There is also a lack of representation of diversity in this year's nominations. The one performer of color nominated across 20 possible spots in 2020 is Best Actress nominee Cynthia Erivo, who played Harriet Tubman in the film Harriet. 

You can watch the Academy Awards in Australia TODAY 

 

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