No upsets at all for this year’s Oscars. The biggest snubs are probably The Farewell not receiving any nominations (Akwafina deserved one) and Taron Egerton not getting a Best Actor nomination for Rocketman, even after a Golden Globe win for his amazing performance.

Joker leads the race with 11 nominations, including ones for best picture, director, actor and score. 1917 and Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood each receiving 10. The nominations include Tom Hanks’ first Best Actor nomination in 20 years, as well as double acting nominations for Scarlett Johansson for her work in Marriage Story and Jojo Rabbit.

Little Women director Greta Gerwig was shut out of the Best Director category despite acting and screenplay nods for the film. Once again, the academy excluded women from the directing race. Black actors and actresses were also largely overlooked, with the British-Nigerian actress Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet”) as the sole nominee. The organisation remains 68 percent male and 84 percent white.

Our favourite to win Best Picture this year is the World War 1 epic, 1917, followed by Parasite. Bong Joon Ho’s “Parasite” is officially a history-making Academy Award nominee. The critical and commercial favorite earned six Oscar nominations this morning and has written itself into the Academy Awards history books as the first South Korean nominee for Best International Feature Film (formerly Best Foreign Language Movie).

Our favourites to win and this year’s Academy Awards winners are highlighted below.

The nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards:


Best picture

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman” “Parasite”  OSCAR WINNER

“1917” OUR PICK

“Marriage Story”

“Jojo Rabbit”


“Little Women”

“Ford v Ferrari”


Best actress in a leading role

Renée Zellweger, “Judy” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”


Best actor in a leading role

Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”

Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”


Best director

Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”

Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”  OSCAR WINNER

Sam Mendes, “1917” OUR PICK

Todd Phillips, “Joker”


Best actor in a supporting role

Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”


Best actress in a supporting role
Laura Dern, “Marriage Story” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

Florence Pugh, “Little Women”

Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”


Best international feature film

South Korea, “Parasite” OUR PICK OSCAR WINNER

Spain, “Pain and Glory”

France, “Les Misérables”

North Macedonia, “Honeyland”

Poland, “Corpus Christi”


Best adapted screenplay

“The Irishman”


“Little Women” 

“The Two Popes”

Best original screenplay

“Marriage Story”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” 


“Knives Out”



Best animated feature film

“Toy Story 4” OSCAR WINNER

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

“Missing Link” OUR PICK

“I Lost My Body”



Best documentary feature

“American Factory”  OSCAR WINNER

“The Edge of Democracy”


“For Sama” OUR PICK 

“The Cave”


Best documentary short subject

“In the Absence”

“Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

“Life Overtakes Me”

“St. Louis Superman”

“Walk Run Cha-Cha”


Best animated short film

“Dcera (Daughter)”






Best live action short film

“Brotherhood”  OUR PICK

“Nefta Football Club”

“The Neighbors’ Window” OSCAR WINNER


“A Sister”
Best film editing

“The Irishman”

“Ford v Ferrari” OSCAR WINNER

“Parasite” OUR PICK


“Jojo Rabbit”


Best cinematography

“1917,” Roger Deakins OUR PICK OSCAR WINNER

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” Robert Richardson

“The Irishman,” Rodrigo Prieto

“Joker,” Lawrence Sher

“The Lighthouse,” Jarin Blaschke


Best original song

“I’m Standing With You,” from “Breakthrough”

“Into the Unknown,” from “Frozen II”

“Stand Up,” from “Harriet”

“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” from “Rocketman” OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” from “Toy Story 4”


Best visual effects

“Avengers: Endgame” 

“The Lion King”

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“The Irishman”



Best production design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” OSCAR WINNER

“The Irishman”

“1917” OUR PICK

“Jojo Rabbit”



Best makeup and hairstyling




“Maleficent: Mistress of Evil”



Best costume design

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Little Women” OSCAR WINNER

“The Irishman”

“Jojo Rabbit” OUR PICK



Best sound mixing


“Ford v Ferrari”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“Ad Astra”



Best sound editing



“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker”

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”



Best original score

“1917,” Thomas Newman

“Joker,” Hildur Guðnadóttir OUR PICK  OSCAR WINNER

“Little Women,” Alexandre Desplat

“Marriage Story,” Randy Newman

“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” John Williams

The Oscars will air live on Monday, Feb. 10 — with no host — on DSTV.



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