Oscar predictions had pointed out to performances by Eddie Murphy in Dolemite Is My Name, Jennifer Lopez in Hustlers, Awkwafina for The Farewell and Lupita Nyong'o in Us, but only one non-white actor was among the Academy's picks: British star Cynthia Erivo, who plays United States anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman in Harriet. Once again, there were no female directors nominated despite Greta Gerwig receiving major praise for her take on the classic Little Women.
Barack and Michelle Obama's first film for Netflix, "American Factory", was nominated in the Best Documentary category. Some awards pundits had also pegged Song Kang-ho in "Parasite" as a potential surprise Oscar nominee for best supporting actor.
If "Parasite" won best picture, it would be the first foreign language film to do so. He also congratulated "Waterboy" actress Kathy Bates a.k.a. "Mama", who was nominated for her performance in Clint Eastwood's "Richard Jewell". Ditto for Taika Waititi ("Jojo Rabbit") and James Mangold ("Ford v Ferrari"); both are up for Best Picture but not Best Director. But both the actress and the movie failed to win over the Academy.
Following on from the Golden Globes and BAFTAs, the Best Director category was once again missing any women. Who are the sizeable percentage of the Academy's director's branch who thought Todd Phillips deserved to join a club that's been denied to all but five women in 92 years?
'Hazardous' air pollution halts Australian Open practice
Australian Open men's champion Novak Djokovic expressed concern earlier this month that bushfire smoke might cause some health problems for players.
Oldest material known to exist on Earth discovered
The findings through the study being posted within the clinical diary Proceedings for the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS ). Measuring how numerous new elements are present tells scientists how long the grain was exposed to cosmic rays.
Syracuse Orange at Virginia Cavaliers Betting Preview
Virginia continued to apply pressure as Huff and Clark scored points inside the paint, extending the unanswered run to 12 points. Virginia trailed by eight early in the second half but used a 15-2 run to go ahead 35-30 with 12:03 to play.
Some 9,000 Academy members vote for the Oscars.
Remember how everybody was fearing that "Joker" and its homicidally depressed lead character might spark copycat acts of violence, when the film was released last fall? That means that all narrative features directed by women combined got three fewer nominations than Joker, a film specifically about a cis white straight man feeling disaffected by society (which ultimately results in violence we are made to cheer for). Four-time nominee Phoenix, astonishing in the lead role, is long overdue for an Oscar.
Scarlett Johansson, left, and Adam Driver in Marriage Story. The 50-year-old icon, who won Best Supporting Actress, brought a fashion fantasy to the star-studded ceremony as she dazzled in a vibrant baby blue gown by Elie Saab.
What's unfair about any of this?