The 2020 Academy Awards, a.k.a. the Oscars, will take place on February 9 at Los Angeles’s Dolby Theatre. ABC will air the ceremony live at 8 pm EST / 5 pm PST.
The ceremony will not have a host; this is the second year in a row that the Oscars have dispensed with the role, following last year’s hosting fiasco. Instead, the ceremony is likely to showcase celebrity presenters and star-studded performances. (And because ABC is owned by Disney, which owns franchises and properties ranging from Star Wars to the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Pixar to the X-Men, expect plenty of tie-ins.)
The Oscars are happening unusually early in 2020, after the Academy narrowed the window between nominations and the ceremony from about six weeks to just under a month, cutting the campaign season short. The nominations were announced on Monday, January 13.
There are nine nominees for Best Picture this year: Ford v Ferrari, The Irishman, Jojo Rabbit, Joker, Little Women, Marriage Story, 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Parasite.
Once again, there is a startling lack of diversity among the nominees. Just like last year, no women were nominated for Best Director. In the acting categories, only one nonwhite actor earned a nod — Cynthia Erivo for playing Harriet Tubman in Harriet.
Across all the categories, Joker leads the pack with 11 nominations. Close behind are 1917, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and The Irishman, with 10 nominations each. Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, and Marriage Story each nabbed six nominations, while Ford v Ferrari earned four.