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The Oscars! Here’s the thing about the Oscars: they exist. They exist so we watch them. And think about them. And perhaps even care about them. That they’ve existed for so long in the form that they have is is further validation to invest in them, even if it’s also likely a big part of why we so often find their rulings so frustrating.

But no matter how many times the Oscars let us down—opting to represent the lackluster over the challenging—we return to them, year after year, hoping against hope that they might give our favorite films, creators, and performers the accolades they deserve.

So will it happen this year? Well, below is the list of nominees (announced on the morning of Monday, Jan. 13 by Issa Rae and John Cho) who’ll be competing for the gold at the 2020 ceremony. Peruse below and cheer or groan accordingly, and then stick tight to the conversation until Sunday, Feb. 9, when the 92nd Academy Awards broadcasts live, in all its existent glory.

BEST PICTURE
Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

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

BEST ACTOR
Antonio Banderas, Pain & Glory
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

BEST DIRECTOR
Marin Scorsese, The Irishman
Todd Phillips, Joker
Sam Mendes, 1917
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Knives Out
Marriage Story
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
The Two Popes

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Florence Pugh, Little Women
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY
The Irishman
Joker
The Lighthouse
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST EDITING
Ford V Ferrari
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Parasite

BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE
Corpus Christi
Honeyland
Les Miserables
Pain & Glory
Parasite

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Honeyland

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT
In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a War Zone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk, Run, Cha-Cha

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
I Lost My Body
Klaus
Missing Link
Toy Story 4

BEST ANIMATED SHORT
Dcera
Hair Love
Kitbull
Memorable
Sister

BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT
Brotherhood
Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
Saria
A Sister

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Parasite

BEST COSTUME DESIGN
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit
Joker
Little Women
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Bombshell
Joker
Judy
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil
1917

BEST SOUND EDITING
Ford V Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST SOUND MIXING
Ad Astra
Ford V Ferrari
Joker
1917
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Joker
Little Women
Marriage Story
1917
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

BEST ORIGINAL SONG
“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away,” Toy Story 4
“I’m Gonna Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“I’m Standing With You,” Breakthrough
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen 2
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Featured Image: AMPAS