The nominations for Oscar 2020 was just announced a few hours ago. Along with a decent number of surprises, this reveal has pretty much made history, with a great number of historic firsts in this year’s nominations made by the Academy. In this article, we would list out some of the most historic achievements of these nominations.

Joker's Massive Success

Joker's massive victory is actually a big surprise

Todd Phillips's masterpiece has joined the hall of fame this year, being one of the most successful and profitable movies of all time. The Joker got a whopping 11 nominations, from Best Actor, Best Director, Best Musical Score... to Best Makeup.

Parasite’s International Recognition

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Parasite's main cast of characters

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite is the first non-US movie to ever get a nomination for Best Picture. It is also the first Korean movie to be nominated in the International Feature Film category.

Apart from the two previously mentioned, the movie is also nominated in four other categories, including, Original Screenplay, Best Director, Film Editing and Production Design.

Scarlett Johansson's First Nominations

Scarlett Johansson in Jojo Rabbit

A lot of women were nominated for the award this year – a record-breaking amount of 62, which is one-third of the total nominees. However, the ever-elusive Best Director category still evade them, as even Greta Gerwig’s Little Women could not get in

Scarlett Johansson got two nominations, both in acting categories for two separate movies. This is her first Oscar nominations, and the fact that she got a double nomination is actually a pretty rare event, as only less than a dozen actors have managed to do that before. She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in Jojo Rabbit and Best Actress in Marriage Story.

The Top Scorers

John William's musical scores were a big part of Star Wars

Thanks to his recent nomination for The Irishman, Martin Scorsese has become the most nominated living director, with nine nominations to his name over the years. John Williams, Star Wars’ legendary composer, broke his own record for the most nominations a person has ever received over a lifetime, with his 52nd nominations. Interested in more of our posts related to movies? Please check this article out for Kevin Feige's upcoming Star Wars project.