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Oscar Winners & Nominees 2020 | Listed by Category

BEST PICTURE

 Parasite | Kwak Sin Ae & Bong Joon Ho – Producers
Ford v Ferrari | Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping & James Mangold
The Irishman | Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal & Emma Tillinger Koskoff – Producers
Jojo Rabbit | Carthew Neal & Taika Waititi – Producers
Joker | Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper & Emma Tillinger Koskoff – Producers
Little Women | Amy Pascal, Producer
Marriage Story | Noah Baumbach & David Heyman – Producers
1917 | Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren & Callum McDougall – Producers
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh & Quentin Tarantino – Producers

BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

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

BEST ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

 Joaquin Phoenix | Joker
Antonio Banderas | Pain and Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio | Once upon a Time…in Hollywood
Adam Driver | Marriage Story
Jonathan Pryce | The Two Popes

BEST ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

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

BEST ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 Brad Pitt | Once upon a Time…in Hollywood
Tom Hanks | A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins | The Two Popes
Al Pacino | The Irishman
Joe Pesci | The Irishman

BEST DIRECTING

 Parasite | Bong Joon-ho
The Irishman | Martin Scorsese
Joker | Todd Phillips
1917 | Sam Mendes
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Quentin Tarantino

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

 Parasite | Bong Joon-ho & Han Jin-won
Knives Out | Rian Johnson
Marriage Story | Noah Baumbach
1917 | Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Quentin Tarantino

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

 Jojo Rabbit | Taika Waititi (based on the novel “Caging Skies” by Christine Leunens)
The Irishman | Steven Zaillian (based on the book “I Heard You Paint Houses” by Charles Brandt)
Joker | Todd Phillips & Scott Silver (based on characters created by Bill Finger, Bob Kane & Jerry Robinson)
Little Women | Greta Gerwig (based on the eponumous novel by Louisa May Alcott)
The Two Popes | Anthony McCarten (based on his play “The Pope”)

BEST FILM EDITING

 Ford v Ferrari | Andrew Buckland & Michael McCusker
The Irishman | Thelma Schoonmaker
Jojo Rabbit | Tom Eagles
Joker | Jeff Groth
Parasite | Yang Jin-mo

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

 1917 | Roger Deakins
The Irishman | Rodrigo Prieto
Joker | Lawrence Sher
The Lighthouse | Jarin Blaschke
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Robert Richardson

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

 1917 | Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler & Dominic Tuohy
Avengers: Endgame | Dan DeLeeuw, Matt Aitken, Russell Earl & Dan Sudick
The Irishman | Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Stephane Grabli & Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser
The Lion King | Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones & Elliot Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach & Dominic Tuohy

BEST SOUND EDITING

 Ford v Ferrari | Donald Sylvester
Joker | Alan Robert Murray
1917 | Oliver Tarney & Rachael Tate
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Wylie Stateman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | Matthew Wood & David Acord

BEST SOUND MIXING

 1917 | Mark Taylor & Stuart Wilson
Ad Astra | Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson & Mark Ulano
Ford v Ferrari | Paul Massey, David Giammarco & Steven A. Morrow
Joker | Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic & Tod Maitland
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler & Mark Ulano

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

 Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
The Irishman | Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves
Jojo Rabbit | Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
1917 | Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
Parasite | Production Design: Lee Ha-jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won-woo

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

 Little Women | Jacqueline Durran
The Irishman | Sandy Powell & Christopher Peterson
Jojo Rabbit | Mayes C. Rubeo
Joker | Mark Bridges
Once upon a Time…in Hollywood | Arianne Phillips

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

 Bombshell | Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan & Vivian Baker
Joker | Nicki Ledermann & Kay Georgiou
Judy | Jeremy Woodhead
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil | Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten & David White
1917 | Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis & Rebecca Cole

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

 Parasite | South Korea – Directed by Bong Joon-ho
Corpus Christi | Poland – Directed by Jan Komasa
Honeyland | North Macedonia – Directed by Tamara Kotevska & Ljubomir Stefanov
Les Misérables | France – Directed by Ladj Ly
Pain and Glory | Spain – Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

 American Factory | Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert & Jeff Reichert
The Cave | Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod & Sigrid Dyekjær
The Edge of Democracy | Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris & Tiago Pavan
For Sama | Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts
Honeyland | Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska & Atanas Georgiev

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

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

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

 Toy Story 4 | Josh Cooley, Jonas Rivera & Mark Nielsen
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World | Dean DeBlois, Bonnie Arnold & Brad Lewis
I Lost My Body | Jérémy Clapin & Marc du Pontavice
Klaus | Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh & Marisa Román
Missing Link | Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner & Travis Knight

BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM

 Hair Love | Matthew A. Cherry & Karen Rupert Toliver
Dcera (Daughter) | Daria Kashcheeva
Kitbull | Rosana Sullivan & Kathryn Hendrickson
Memorable | Bruno Collet & Jean-François Le Corre
Sister | Siqi Song

BEST LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

 The Neighbors’ Window | Marshall Curry
Brotherhood | Meryam Joobeur & Maria Gracia Turgeon
Nefta Football Club | Yves Piat & Damien Megherbi
Saria | Bryan Buckley & Matt Lefebvre
A Sister | Delphine Girard

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

 Joker | Hildur Guðnadóttir
Little Women | Alexandre Desplat
Marriage Story | Randy Newman
1917 | Thomas Newman
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker | John Williams

BEST ORIGINAL SONG

 “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman | Music by Elton John; Lyrics by Bernie Taupin
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4 | Music and Lyrics by Randy Newman
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough | Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren
“Into The Unknown,” Frozen II | Music and Lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
“Stand Up,” Harriet | Music and Lyrics by Joshuah Brian Campbell & Cynthia Erivo

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