Joker leads nominations for Oscars 2020

Joker leads nominations for Oscars 2020

The comic book villain origin story, Joker, leads nominations for this year’s Academy Awards with 11 nods.

It is up for best picture, best director and best actor for Joaquin Phoenix, plus eight other awards.

The Irishman, 1917 and Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood follow with 10 nominations each, BBC reports.

The other nominees are Ford vs Ferrari (released in the UK as Le Mans 66), Jojo Rabbit, Little Women, Marriage Story and South Korean film Parasite.

The 92nd Academy Awards will be held at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on 9 February.

This year’s ceremony, like last year’s, will not have an overall host, with a variety of celebrity guests instead introducing each category.