NO SHOW! African Films Miss Out On Oscar Nominations. See Full List

The disqualification of the Genevive Nnaji-film ‘Lionheart’ from the 2020 Academy Awards brought the talk of foreign films under the radar, plus the talk of a possible consideration for Ghanaian film, ‘Azali’ – generated some talk of a possibly by an African film in the shortlist – www.entertainmentgh. com can attest!

All came to not – as no African film made it to the shortlist of the ‘Best Foreign Film’ category for the awards, which is scheduled for 9th February 2019

Best foreign language film

  • Parasite – South Korea
  • Pain and Glory – Spain
  • Les Miserables – France
  • Honeyland” – North Macedonia
  • Corpus Christi – Poland

“Joker,” the controversial drama about the mentally ill Batman villain that sparked backlash with its realistic depictions of extreme violence, triumphed at the 92nd annual Academy Awards nominations on Monday morning, earning 11 nods, the most of any film.

The rest of the categories are;

Best picture

“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

“The Irishman”



“Marriage Story”

“Jojo Rabbit”


“Little Women”

“Ford v Ferrari”

  • Best actress in a leading role

    Renée Zellweger, “Judy”

    Charlize Theron, “Bombshell”

    Scarlett Johansson, “Marriage Story”

    Saoirse Ronan, “Little Women”

    Cynthia Erivo, “Harriet”

    Best actor in a leading role

    Joaquin Phoenix, “Joker”

    Adam Driver, “Marriage Story”

    Leonardo DiCaprio, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

    Antonio Banderas, “Pain and Glory”

    Jonathan Pryce, “The Two Popes”

    Best director

    Martin Scorsese, “The Irishman”

    Quentin Tarantino, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

    Bong Joon-ho, “Parasite”

    Sam Mendes, “1917”

    Todd Phillips, “Joker”

    Best actor in a supporting role

    Brad Pitt, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”

    Al Pacino, “The Irishman”

    Joe Pesci, “The Irishman”

    Tom Hanks, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”

    Anthony Hopkins, “The Two Popes”

    Best actress in a supporting role

    Laura Dern, “Marriage Story”

    Margot Robbie, “Bombshell”

    Florence Pugh, “Little Women”

    Scarlett Johansson, “Jojo Rabbit”

    Kathy Bates, “Richard Jewell”

    Best animated feature film

    “Toy Story 4”

    “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World”

    “Missing Link”

    “I Lost My Body”


    Best original screenplay

    “Marriage Story”

    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”


    “Knives Out”



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