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The short gap between the Baftas and the Oscars this year has barely left Joaquin Phoenix ample time to smooth his multi-consume tux.

The Joker extensive name is correct one Hollywood actor for the time being sizzling-footing it from London to Los Angeles in time for the Academy Awards on Sunday.

This year’s ceremony is being held earlier than standard in an strive to fight falling ratings. The slew of diverse awards ceremonies over quite a lot of months used to be belief to be detrimental hobby in the Oscars, which value the conclusion of awards season.

Oscar-ologists comprise been carefully finding out the nominations checklist for traits, patters, quirks and clues about who would possibly possibly possibly possibly protect shut what.

1. Scarlett Johansson has joined a quite outlandish club.

She is handiest the 12th person to receive two performing nominations in the similar year.

Johansson is nominated for both most titillating actress and most titillating supporting actress for her performances in Marriage Myth and Jojo Rabbit respectively.

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Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Myth (left) and Jojo Rabbit

The diverse 11 folks that’ve been nominated twice in performing classes at the similar Oscars ceremony encompass Sigourney Weaver (in 1989), Al Pacino (1993) Emma Thompson (1994), Jamie Foxx (2005) and, most nowadays, Cate Blanchett (2008).

But none has gained in both their classes.

2. Or now now not it has been 15 years since the winner of most titillating actress and most titillating lisp comprise been in sync.

Very now now not steadily does the winner of most titillating actress also extensive name in the winner of most titillating lisp – the closing one which did used to be Hilary Swank in 2004’s Million Dollar Microscopic one.

That’s unlikely to change this year.

Renée Zellweger is the favourite to protect shut most titillating actress for Judy, which is now now not no doubt even nominated for most titillating lisp.

3. Cynthia Erivo would possibly possibly possibly possibly cease up with a extensive EGOT.

Essentially, if the Harriet extensive name wins an Oscar to race alongside with her Emmy, Grammy and Tony awards she’ll change into the youngest EGOT winner in historical previous.

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The 33-year-outdated-fashioned would capture over from the novel file holder John Narrative, who done the quad in 2018 at the age of 39.

Erivo has two possibilities to terminate this on Oscars night – because she’s nominated for both most titillating actress and most titillating current tune (she co-wrote Harriet’s anthemic current tune Stand Up.)

4. If Sam Mendes wins most titillating director, it’ll be the largest gap between two directing wins in Oscars historical previous.

The newly-knighted Sir Sam first gained in 1999 for American Class, however would possibly possibly possibly possibly triumph again at the 2020 ceremony in conjunction with his vastly profitable World Battle One epic 1917.

Sooner than now, Billy Wilder recorded the largest gap, a success his two most titillating director trophies 15 years apart for The Misplaced Weekend (1945) and The Condominium (1960).

5. There’s a competing couple in the explicit lisp class.

Directors Greta Gerwig and Noah Baumbach, who started dating in 2011 and comprise a child together, are up in opposition to every diverse for the head prize.

Gerwig’s nomination for Microscopic Girls and Baumbach’s for Marriage Myth invent them the first director-couple to race head-to-head for most titillating lisp.

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Laura Dern (fair), stars in Greta Gerwig’s Microscopic Girls and Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Myth

This nearly came about in 2009, when James Cameron and Kathryn Bigelow both had motion photographs nominated – however they’d divorced some 18 years earlier.

Gerwig and Baumbach are nominated in quite diverse classes for writing (most titillating adapted screenplay and current screenplay respectively), so in the end that quite eases the stress over the dishwasher.

Coincidentally, both their motion photographs extensive name Laura Dern, who’s nominated for most titillating supporting actress.

6. Having acknowledged that, Microscopic Girls and Marriage Myth are both long photographs for the head prize.

That’s partly because it be abnormal for a movie to protect shut most titillating lisp with out a nomination for most titillating director, which neither Gerwig nor Baumbach comprise.

Or now now not it is now now not very unlikely, on the opposite hand.

Last year, Green E book triumphed with out a director nod for Peter Farrelly. Sooner than that, 2013’s Argo used to be the closing to protect shut with out a nomination for its director Ben Affleck.

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7. Toy Myth 4 would possibly possibly possibly possibly better the Oscars file it build with Toy Myth 3.

The prize for most titillating moving characteristic used to be launched in 2001, and since then handiest one sequel – Toy Myth 3 – has gained.

So a victory for Toy Myth 4 would invent it now now not correct the second sequel to protect shut most titillating moving characteristic, however the second to protect shut interior its comprise movie sequence.

8. Parasite has already damaged a file and it would possibly possibly possibly possibly atomize another if it wins.

Or now now not it is the first Korean movie to receive a most titillating lisp nomination, and handiest the sixth movie to be nominated for both most titillating lisp and global characteristic movie.

That checklist of outdated double nominees entails closing year’s Roma, 2012’s Amour and 2000’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.

9. Jonathan Pryce brings a dose of actuality to most titillating actor.

The Two Popes extensive name is the handiest nominee in the class who plays a exact-life resolve – Pope Francis.

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The others, Leonardo DiCaprio, Antonio Banderas, Adam Driver and Joaquin Phoenix, all painting fictional characters.

(Admittedly, Pedro Almodóvar weaved a pair of of his comprise experiences into the movie director persona performed by Banderas in Bother & Glory).

There’s more actuality in the explicit actress class – Renee Zellweger plays Judy Garland, Cynthia Erivo portrays anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman and Charlize Theron plays Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly.

10. Magazines are fertile ground for movie tips

Two of this year’s awards season hopefuls comprise been based on single magazine articles.

A Magnificent Day in the Neighborhood used to be inspired by a 1998 characteristic in Esquire magazine by journalist Tom Junod, who wrote a profile interview with the youth’s entertainer Fred Rogers.

Hustlers, meanwhile, used to be based on a 2015 investigation in Unique York magazine by Jessica Pressler.

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Jennifer Lopez (who stars in Hustlers) and Tom Hanks (in A Magnificent Day in the Neighborhood)

No topic both motion photographs being nominated across awards season, including at the Golden Globes, sadly handiest Magnificent Day registered on the Academy’s radar.

Jennifer Lopez ought to rely on a future movie to salvage her first Oscar nomination.

11. The everyday age of the supporting actor nominees is 71.

Considerably older this year than the usual age of all outdated winners on this class – which is 49.

This time around, Brad Pitt is the youngest at 56, nominated alongside Tom Hanks (63), Joe Pesci (76), Al Pacino (79) and Sir Anthony Hopkins (82).

Having been around a whereas, it be possibly unsurprising that every person 5 of those greedy guts already comprise an Oscar – Pitt’s came as a producer on 12 Years A Slave whereas the others gained for performing.

12. Birdman would possibly possibly possibly possibly act as a benchmark for 1917.

Oscar pundits protect a shut perceive on most titillating movie editing each year, because there’s a solid correlation between being nominated on this class and in a roundabout plan a success most titillating lisp.

Or now now not it is significant, as a end result of this truth, that 1917’s momentum for the head prize comes no topic the shortcoming of an editing nomination.

Finest one movie since 1980 has gained most titillating lisp with out a most titillating movie editing nod, which used to be 2014’s Birdman.

Curiously, Birdman and 1917 already portion one thing on the total – both motion photographs appear to comprise been shot in one right capture. Neither no doubt comprise been, which, satirically, reveals how skilful the editing must comprise been.

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1917 gained two Golden Globes for most titillating drama movie and most titillating director for Sam Mendes

13. Ford v Ferrari is the first motor racing movie to receive a most titillating lisp nomination.

This gained’t sound in particular titillating however there are a surprisingly extensive array of racing motion photographs which comprise overlooked out in the previous – equivalent to Speed, Huge Prix and Days of Yell.

Senna would now now not comprise been eligible for most titillating lisp as it would possibly possibly possibly possibly comprise been in for most titillating documentary, however it no doubt wasn’t even nominated for that.

Ford v Ferrari (which is titled Le Mans ’66 in some worldwide locations), is nominated however extremely unlikely to protect shut.

„It faces tricky competition,“ acknowledged Christopher Smith of Motor1, „however beating tricky competition is what the movie is all about.“

14. Netflix comprise doubled their possibilities of a success most titillating lisp this year.

The streaming provider pinned all its hopes (and cash) on Roma in 2019, campaigning exhausting for the explicit lisp protect shut which in a roundabout plan went to Green E book.

They fielded plan more motion photographs for awards season this year, equivalent to The King, Dolemite Is My Name, The Two Popes and The Laundromat (a movie about which the much less acknowledged the easier).

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Dolemite Is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy, used to be one in every of Netflix’s extensive hopes this year

On the opposite hand, two of their motion photographs in explicit, The Irishman and Marriage Myth, are nominated for the head prize.

It would possibly possibly possibly possibly possibly additionally fair successfully be that the Academy is composed now now not ready to allow a streaming provider to protect shut most titillating lisp, however if any Netflix title can protect shut them over, you’d mediate it would possibly possibly possibly possibly be a Martin Scorsese gangster movie starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci.

15. Neither of the 2 favourites for most titillating lisp comprise nominations in the performing classes.

This would possibly be all of the vogue down to Parasite being perceived as a movie with an ensemble solid, the save no efficiency is successfully singled out for a leading actor class.

The absence of 1917 in the performing classes is more probably to be more fine as George McKay appears to be like in the total movie.

16. Songwriter Dianne Warren’s nod in most titillating current tune (for I am Standing With You from the movie Step forward) is her 11th Oscar nomination.

Her others encompass LeAnn Rimes’s How Elevate out I Live (from Con Air), Aerosmith’s I Don’t Must Omit a Thing (from Armageddon) and Faith Hill’s There You will Be (from Pearl Harbor).

But, as we acknowledged closing year, she has composed never no doubt gained.

Essentially, she is now the most Oscar-nominated woman with out a protect shut in historical previous, which keeps the heat off Glenn Shut a small bit longer.

Sir Elton John’s nomination on this class comes 25 years after he gained it for Can You Feel The Take care of Tonight? from The Lion King.

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Renée Zellweger’s portrayal of Judy Garland (pictured fair in 1956) would possibly possibly possibly possibly protect shut her most titillating actress

17. Judy Garland never gained an Oscar. But she used to be presupposed to.

She used to be widely anticipated to protect shut for 1954’s A Principal person is Born, and even had cameras arrange around her clinical institution mattress (she had correct given initiating) to grab her speech.

Grace Kelly gained as a replacement for The Country Girl – one in every of the largest upsets in Oscars historical previous.

The cameramen with out note dismounted the equipment around Garland and left.

So if Renée Zellweger does protect shut most titillating actress, in the end that can now indirectly value some invent of (leisurely) Academy recognition for Garland, higher than 5 a protracted time after she died.

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