Everyone is dragging the Academy over the 2020 Oscar nominations

14 January 2020, 17:18

Jazmin Duribe

By Jazmin Duribe

After some major names were snubbed, people are calling out the lack of diversity in the Oscar 2020 nominations using the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite.

The 92nd annual Academy Awards kick off next month (10 Feb) and on Monday (13 Jan) the Oscar nominations were announced. The Joker managed to bag an impressive 11 nominations this year, while The Irishman, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood and 1917 were not too far behind with 10.

However, there were some things noticeably absent from the list. Erm, where is Beyoncé? Jennifer Lopez? Lupita Nyong'o!? Oh, the Academy just left a number women and ethnic minorities out of the nominations list.

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It didn't go unnoticed, either. Issa Rae read out the Best Director nominations (all white, all men) alongside John Cho, and she said what we were all thinking: "Congratulations to all these men."

Awkwafina in 'The Farewell', Lupita in 'Us', Jennifer in 'Hustlers'.
Awkwafina in 'The Farewell', Lupita in 'Us', Jennifer in 'Hustlers'. Picture: Ray Productions, Perfect World Pictures, James Devaney/GC Images

Don't get us wrong, there are some highlights on the nominations list (Florence Pugh!!!) but needless to say, the ceremony will be very white and very male. Hm, imagine how tired we are.

Of course, the internet had something to say about the unjust nominations.


Lupita Nyong'o was snubbed and no-one can quite believe it.

Did they even watch Us?!

J-Lo literally learned to pole dance for her role in Hustlers and she was still snubbed.

She deserves an award for her solo pole routine alone.

Oh and Awkwafina in The Farewell, Taron Egerton in Rocketman, Beyoncé for her The Lion King song too.

This has to be a joke, right?

Greta Gerwig didn't even make Best Director for Little Women. I-

She has actually been nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Little Women is nominated for Best Picture. But still.

Scratch that… not a single woman nominated for Best Director?!

Greta has been the only female nominee in the last decade – for Ladybird in 2017.

Um, what about the Parasite cast?

The absolute disrespect.

Scarlett Johansson got nominated TWICE.

Just… no comment.

Uncut Gems was hailed as Adam Sandler's best performance of all time…

…but the Academy didn't agree, lol.

Was the Joker really that good? Like, 11 nominations good.


#OscarsSoWhite was back again like it never left.

Cynthia Erivo is the only person of colour actor nominated for her role in Harriet.

In conclusion, the Academy really need to do better – but we're not holding our breath.

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