The 92nd Annual Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC

By Nigel Smith
January 13, 2020 08:29 AM
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The 2020 Academy Award nominations have landed — with a few shockers.

Chiefly among them is a snub for Jennifer Lopez‘s Golden Globe-nominated performance in Hustlers. The actress, 50, failed to land a Best Supporting Actress nomination on Monday morning, with Little Women‘s Florence Pugh and Richard Jewell‘s Kathy Bates surprising in the competitive category.

Lopez has been a fixture this awards season, netting SAG Awards and Critics’ Choice Awards nominations on top of the Globes nod. The drama opened earlier last September to an estimated $33.2 million, the highest opening of Lopez’s career, and to widespread glowing reviews.

Another major pop star failed to land in this year’s race: Beyoncé for one of her contributions to The Lion King soundtrack, “Spirit.” The song was expected to factor into the Best Original Song race but didn’t make the cut.

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The other biggest shocker came in the Best Animated Film category where the highest-grossing animated film of all time, Frozen 2, was overlooked. Instead Netflix’s Christmas fable Klaus surprised with a nomination.

A much smaller film, The Farewell, has been everywhere this awards season, notably winning a Golden Globe for its star Awkwafina. Despite all the goodwill, the drama was completely shut out of this year’s race, including Awkwafina’s breakthrough dramatic performance.

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Greta Gerwig’s Little Women adaptation did better than expected with six nominations total. Still, the drama failed to land Gerwig her second nomination for Best Director, which led nominations presenter Issa Rae to say, “Congratulations to those men,” in her announcement.

Adam Sandler didn’t land in the Best Actor race for his acclaimed turn in Uncut Gems. Also left out of the category was Eddie Murphy, who was Golden Globe-nominated for his hilarious performance in Dolemite Is My Name.

And in the Best Actress race, Us star Lupita Nyong’o was shut out despite critical acclaim.

As for surprises, Scarlett Johansson — who up until Monday had never been nominated for an Oscar — became a two-time nominee thanks to a Best Supporting Actress nod for Jojo Rabbit and Best Actress recognition for Marriage Story.

The 92nd Annual Academy Awards will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.