Everyone is dragging the Academy over the 2020 Oscar nominations
14 January 2020, 17:18 | Updated: 14 January 2020, 19:28
After some major names were snubbed, people are calling out the lack of diversity in the Oscar 2020 nominations using the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.
The 92nd annual Academy Awards kick off next month (10 Feb) and on Monday (13 Jan) the Oscar nominations were announced. The Joker managed to bag an impressive 11 nominations this year, while The Irishman, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and 1917 were not too far behind with 10.
However, there were some things noticeably absent from the list. Erm, where is Beyoncé? Jennifer Lopez? Lupita Nyong'o!? Oh, the Academy just left a number women and ethnic minorities out of the nominations list.
It didn't go unnoticed, either. Issa Rae read out the Best Director nominations (all white, all men) alongside John Cho, and she said what we were all thinking: "Congratulations to all these men."
Don't get us wrong, there are some highlights on the nominations list (Florence Pugh!!!) but needless to say, the ceremony will be very white and very male. Hm, imagine how tired we are.
Of course, the internet had something to say about the unjust nominations.
Lupita Nyong'o was snubbed and no-one can quite believe it.
Did they even watch Us?!
The Academy basically did Lupita like Denzel.— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) January 13, 2020
We will give you an Oscar, but only when you portray yourself in one of the ways we want to see Black people. #OscarNoms
J-Lo literally learned to pole dance for her role in Hustlers and she was still snubbed.
She deserves an award for her solo pole routine alone.
i genuinely think not nominating j lo is rooted in racism and sexism about the kinds of performances the oscars deem worthy of praise doNOT @ me— E. Alex Jung (@e_alexjung) January 13, 2020
Hustlers: An entertaining, genuinely moving, and deceptively thoughtful exploration of sex work, sisterhood, and class featuring a world-class triple threat performance that was shot in 29 days.— Sage Young (@sageyoungest) January 13, 2020
The Academy: sad clown man dance#Oscarnoms
Me to the academy at the jlo snubpic.twitter.com/mHh4NJQUsL— Daniel 🌹 be a cock (@danieldepe) January 13, 2020
Oh and Awkwafina in The Farewell, Taron Egerton in Rocketman, Beyoncé for her The Lion King song too.
This has to be a joke, right?
No Lupita. No Taron Egerton. No Adam Sandler. No Awkwafina. No Jennifer Lopez. Nothing for The Farewell. One nomination for Knives Out.— ethan (@thebeachb0y) January 13, 2020
I’m bout to knock all this shit over.#OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/863Aon1fh3
The fact that a Beyoncé Oscar performance has been RIPPED AWAY from me literally has me OVERWHELMED with emotion. Someone send help. pic.twitter.com/EoMx7hY9xZ— Chelsea Lacroix (@chelsealacroix1) January 13, 2020
Greta Gerwig didn't even make Best Director for Little Women. I-
She has actually been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Little Women is nominated for Best Picture. But still.
no greta gerwig oscar nomination for little women is my villain origin story— moody baby (@und0milk) January 13, 2020
Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach at breakfast this morning hearing the name “Todd Phillips” pic.twitter.com/3qOG4agF6Z— bkr (@bkrewind) January 13, 2020
Scratch that… not a single woman nominated for Best Director?!
Greta has been the only female nominee in the last decade – for Ladybird in 2017.
not one woman.... greta gerwig marielle heller lulu wang alma har'el melina matsoukas céline sciamma all better than todd phillips https://t.co/XjuPlJIWtJ— derek (@timotheechalamt) January 13, 2020
Um, what about the Parasite cast?
The absolute disrespect.
so let me see if i got this right.— J (@janasiaariana) January 13, 2020
- no lupita
- no greta
- no adam sandler
- no awkwafina
- no taron
- no female directors
- no cast of parasite
- no beyoncé
- scarlett johansson got double nominated
- joker nominated everywhere
- quentin everywherepic.twitter.com/QCrXZH6pqg
nearly the entire cast of Parasite is worthy of an Oscar nomination and I am completely willing to die on this hill. pic.twitter.com/mE3pZb3PCn— daniel: the last black man in san francisco❄ (@dannyonfilm) January 12, 2020
no acting oscar nominations for the parasite cast but of course there was space to give scarlett johansson TWO nominations pic.twitter.com/y9dCLPims0— Olwethu 🌸 (@parkchanwookss) January 13, 2020
Scarlett Johansson got nominated TWICE.
Just… no comment.
So they have Scarlett Johansson nominated for both best actress & supporting actress? while Lupita Nyong’o played two masterful characters in the same movie and she she was completely snubbed #OscarNoms pic.twitter.com/IlFjSahEjs— c (@chuuzus) January 13, 2020
they were really so scare of diversity that nominated scarlett johanson in two categories over lupita, awkwafina or the parasite ladies...— ana 🪐 (@demilessons) January 13, 2020
Uncut Gems was hailed as Adam Sandler's best performance of all time…
…but the Academy didn't agree, lol.
Uncut Gems enters the league of films Too Good For The Oscars— Hannah Woodhead (@goodjobliz) January 13, 2020
Was the Joker really that good? Like, 11 nominations good.
IS THIS YOUR KING!?
Movies shut out this year:— Alan Zilberman (@alanzilberman) January 13, 2020
-Dolemite Is My Name
And fucking JOKER gets the most nominations. It could have been worse, but this is embarrassing.
the academy members letting joker into every category pic.twitter.com/s2tNvV3sjd— jonah (@phntmthrd) January 13, 2020
#OscarsSoWhite was back again like it never left.
Cynthia Erivo is the only person of colour actor nominated for her role in Harriet.
Gerwig (who is great) is a white, privileged film snob who’s dating a film snob, shoots on film, worships Tarantino & has Spielberg’s backing. She checks all boxes of our white male def. of “auteur,” except she’s a woman. And she can’t get in. Imagine how hard it is for WOC.— Kevin Yang (@kevinyang58) January 13, 2020
Ocean’s Nine where JLo joins the squad (Awkwafina is already there) and the ladies steal Oscars from straight white men who don’t deserve them.— Sam Stryker (@sbstryker) January 13, 2020
Directed by Greta Gerwig.
What a year to nominate one (1) nonwhite actor like that makes any sense at all pic.twitter.com/72mmz4kpqU— Caroline Darya Framke (@carolineframke) January 13, 2020
In conclusion, the Academy really need to do better – but we're not holding our breath.