- The Oscars 2020 will be held this Sunday in the US
- Telecast of 2020 Oscars begins Monday morning in India
- Joker leads 2020 Oscars nominations with a total of 11
The 2020 Oscars — or the 92nd Academy Awards, as goes the official title — are slated to take place Sunday, February 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, bringing an end to the Hollywood awards season earlier than usual. Usually for the past decade, the Oscars took place in late February. That said, the 2020 Oscars are keeping the host-less approach that was successfully tried at last year’s event. There’s another tiny, unnoticeable change this time around: the foreign-language category is now called “Best International Feature Film”. Speaking of, the Korean black comedy class satire Parasite, nominated in that category, has a real shot at dethroning all American films in the Best Picture field as well.
But will Parasite be able to eclipse the prejudices of the Academy members? After all, the Joaquin Phoenix-starrer DC superhero movie Joker shockingly leads the line-up with a total of 11 nominations. For what it’s worth, it’s closely followed by three much better movies — the epic one-shot war film 1917, the Martin Scorsese crime drama The Irishman, and Quentin Tarantino’s nostalgic Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood — with 10 nominations apiece. All five are present in the Best Picture category, alongside the Christian Bale, Matt Damon-starrer adrenaline rush Ford v Ferrari, Taika Waititi’s anti-hate satire Jojo Rabbit, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of the 19th-century novel Little Women, and the Scarlett Johansson, Adam Driver-starrer divorce drama Marriage Story.