Cynthia Erivo Nears EGOT Status With Oscar Nominations; Matthew A. Cherry’s ‘Hair Love’ Scores Nomination (See Full List)

Cynthia Erivo: Carolyn Cole/Los Angeles Times

The 2020 Academy Award nominations are here. They are as bland as usual, but there a few highlights.

Cynthia Erivo received a Best Actress nomination for her portrayal of Harriet Tubman in Harriet. She also earned a nomination for Best Original Song alongside Joshuah Brian Campbell for “Stand Up” in Harriet.

Erivo is now only the third person after Mary J Blige and Lady Gaga to score a nomination for acting and song in the same year. She’s also up for the coveted EGOT as she’s already won an Emmy, Grammy and Tony.

Matthew A. Cherry’s beloved Hair Love earned a nomination for Best Animated Short.

The first film produced by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions also received a nomination. American Factory, currently streaming on Netflix, earned a nom for Best Documentary.

See the full list of nominations below: (list via Vanity Fair)

Best Picture

Ford v Ferrari
The Irishman Jojo Rabbit
Little Women
Marriage Story
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Director

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

Best Actor

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

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Original Screenplay

Rian Johnson, Knives Out
Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns, 1917
Noah Baumbach, Marriage Story
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Bong Joon-ho and Han Jin-won, Parasite

Best Adapted Screenplay

Steven Zaillian, The Irishman
Todd Phillips and Scott Silver, Joker
Taika Waititi, Jojo Rabbit
Greta Gerwig, Little Women
Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes

Best International Feature

Corpus Christi
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Documentary Feature

American Factory
The Cave
The Edge of Democracy
For Sama
Best Original Score

Best Original Score

Thomas Newman, 1917
Hildur Guðnadóttir, Joker
Alexandre Desplat, Little Women
Randy Newman, Marriage Story
John Williams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Original Song

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

Best Cinematography

Roger Deakins, 1917
Jarin Blaschke, The Lighthouse
Rodrigo Prieto, The Irishman
Lawrence Sher, Joker
Robert Richardson, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Costume Design

Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson, The Irishman
Jacqueline Durran, Little Women
Mayes C. Rubeo, Jojo Rabbit
Mark Bridges, Joker
Arianne Phillips, Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood

Best Editing

Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland, Ford v Ferrari
Thelma Schoonmaker, The Irishman
Tom Eagles, Jojo Rabbit
Jeff Groth, Joker
Yang Jinmo, Parasite

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Best Production Design

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
The Irishman
Jojo Rabbit

Best Sound Editing

Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Sound Mixing

Ad Astra
Ford v Ferrari
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Endgame
The Irishman
The Lion King
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best Animated Short

Dcera (Daughter)
Hair Love

Best Live-Action Short

Nefta Football Club
The Neighbors’ Window
A Sister

Best Documentary Short

In the Absence
Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)
Life Overtakes Me
St. Louis Superman
Walk Run Cha-Cha

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Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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