Oscars 2020 Nominees Kathy Bates, Todd Phillips and More Speak Out — Including in Latin (Updating)
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Snub: Greta Gerwig, “Little Women” (Best Director) — The Academy failed to nominate any female directors this year, which is bound to be a topic of conversation as the award show approaches. Greta Gerwig’s retelling of Louisa May Alcott’s classic “Little Women” didn’t land the director her second directing Oscar nomination since 2017’s “Lady Bird,” despite the film nabbing a nomination for best adapted screenplay.
Snub: Awkwafina, “The Farewell” (Best Actress) — Despite winning the Golden Globe for best actress in a musical or comedy for her performance in “The Farewell,” Nora Lum, better known as Awkwafina, was left out of Oscar contention. The true story about a lie a family tells their dying matriarch was Awkwafina’s first dramatic turn on screen.
Surprise: Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell” (Best Supporting Actress) — Kathy Bates snuck in to nab a supporting actress nomination from fan favorite Jennifer Lopez. Bates turned in a stellar emotional performance as Richard Jewell’s mother in the Clint Eastwood’s film about the Atlanta Bombing investigation.
Snub: Jennifer Lopez, “Hustlers” (Best Supporting Actress) — J. Lo turned in a dominating performance as the ringleader of a group of former strippers who steal millions from rich men. Lopez’s performance garnered her a Golden Globe nomination, but she was overlooked by the Academy despite a seemingly strong level of support from the film community. The snub isn’t Jenny’s first time around the block. She was similarly passed over for her lead role in 1998’s “Selena.”
Snub: “Dolemite Is My Name” (Costume Design) — Legendary costume designer Ruth Carter didn’t land a nomination for her work on Netflix’s biopic, despite being expected too. She won the category last year for her costume work on Disney’s “Black Panther,” and was the first African American to win the award.
Surprise: “Klaus” (Best Animated Feature) — Netflix nabbed two animated feature nominations, with “Klaus” clawing its way into contention and knocking Disney’s “Frozen II” out of the race.
Snub: “Frozen II” (Best Animated Feature) — The sequel to Disney’s biggest animated hit was considered a lock for a nomination — but it lost out to lesser known cartoons like “I Lost My Body” and “Klaus.”
Snub: Jamie Foxx (Best Supporting Actor) The actor, who won Best Actor for “Ray” in 2005, had been getting major acclaim for his work as a man on death row for a crime he did not commit in “Just Mercy.”
No female directors are nominated, and Netflix’s “Klaus” knocks out Disney’s “Frozen II” for Best Animated Feature
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