This year’s Oscar nominations have reignited the row about representation in Hollywood, as well as making some high-profile omissions.Here are nine of the big talking points from this year’s shortlists. 1. ‘Congratulations to those men’ Image copyright Sony Image caption Greta Gerwig directing Meryl Streep in Little Women No women have been nominated for best…

This one year’s Oscar nominations beget reignited the row about illustration in Hollywood, along with to creating some high-profile omissions.

Here are 9 of the massive talking aspects from this one year’s shortlists.

1. ‘Congratulations to these men’

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Greta Gerwig directing Meryl Streep in Little Women

No ladies folks beget been nominated for many efficient director. Meaning that over the previous 10 years, 49 out of the 50 most productive director nominees beget been men.

That’s no topic gargantuan enhance for Greta Gerwig for her scintillating adaptation of Little Women, whereas there were also hopes for Lulu Wang (The Farewell) and Marielle Heller (A Lovely Day in the Neighborhood).

It is an extremely aggressive class this one year, but that could possibly perhaps possibly now not quit noteworthy to appease these who insist that the Oscars silent will now not be doing sufficient for equality, no topic the reforms made to its balloting membership in recent times.

After announcing the shortlist, actress Issa Rae pointedly remarked: “Congratulations to all these men.”

A comment welcomed widely on social media.

2. Going backwards on diversity?

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Lupita Nyong’o overlooked out on a nomination for Us

Nineteen of the 20 appearing nominees this one year are white – the most sensible doubtless amount since the #OscarsSoWhite outcries of 2015 and 2016, when there became as soon as a total whitewash.

After three non-white actors acquired golden statuettes in 2019, this one year the foremost motion photographs in the awards flee beget largely now not been these which could possibly perhaps possibly be telling diverse studies with diverse casts.

The Oscar nominations come per week after the Baftas announced an all-white line-up of appearing nominations. Embarrassingly for Bafta, the one dim well-known person up for an Oscar is a Brit.

That’s Cynthia Erivo, who made her name across the Atlantic on Broadway and is now nominated for enjoying slave-was-abolitionist Harriet Tubman in Harriet.

However there continues to be noteworthy unrest that this one year’s list is now not extra diverse. There became as soon as evidently no living for Lupita Nyong’o for Us, Golden Globe winner Awkwafina for The Farewell, or Eddie Murphy for Dolemite Is My Name, to call but three. Basically, all three motion photographs were shut out fully.

Meanwhile, some are pointing out that there became as soon as room to nominate Scarlett Johansson twice, for many efficient actress for Marriage Memoir and most productive supporting actress for Jojo Rabbit – her first Oscar nominations.

3. Erivo in line for an EGOT

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Cynthia Erivo is nominated twice for Harriet – most productive actress and most productive tune

If Erivo does hang, she’s going to change into handiest the 2nd dim most productive actress winner – after Halle Berry in 2002.

Now not handiest that, but at 33 she’s going to change into the youngest person to change into an EGOT – the winner of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Awards – consistent with the Los Angeles Times.

She acquired the Tony in 2016 for starring in The Coloration Red on Broadway, and the Grammy for the demonstrate’s solid recording. She purchased a Daytime Emmy for a solid performance on NBC’s On the present time (despite the indisputable fact that the paper aspects out some folks don’t rely Daytime Emmys against an EGOT).

And she has two photographs at an Oscar this one year. As successfully as being up for many efficient actress, she is nominated for many efficient tune for writing Stand Up, which appears in Harriet.

4. Jenny from the block is blocked

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Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globe Awards

Jennifer Lopez could possibly perhaps possibly now not produce it from “the block” (that’s someplace in the Bronx) to Hollywood Boulevard on Oscars night.

She had been among the favourites to be nominated for many efficient supporting actress for Hustlers, the upright narrative of a hoop of girls folks who drugged and swindled successfully off men at strip golf equipment.

It could possibly possibly perhaps possibly even beget been rare recognition for a Latin American performer.

In its build, Kathy Bates – who had been a relative outsider – purchased the nod for Clint Eastwood’s controversial movie Richard Jewell. Or now not it is her fourth nomination, and her first since 2003.

Serene, now not lower than your entire praise J-Lo has got for her feature possibly system she could possibly perhaps possibly now not beget to face the indignity of including to her tally of 10 nominations for the Golden Raspberries – for the worst motion photographs of the one year.

5. Rocketman fails to starting up

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Sir Elton John is nominated, but Taron Egerton is now not

After Rami Malek acquired most productive actor for enjoying Queen singer Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody final one year, it looked treasure Taron Egerton could possibly perhaps possibly apply that route with a most productive actor nomination for enjoying Sir Elton John in Rocketman.

However no topic winning a Golden Globe final week, the British actor has overlooked out on an Oscar nod. Basically, it appears treasure he became as soon as edged out by a fellow Welshman, with Jonathan Pryce sneaking in to glean his first Oscar nomination at the age of 72 for The Two Popes.

Rocketman purchased one nomination – for Sir Elton himself and Bernie Taupin for many efficient normal tune for (I’m Gonna) Love Me Again – but overlooked out on classes treasure costume assemble, produce-up and hair, and sound mixing, for which it had been tipped.

6. Beyonce’s Spirit is broken

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Beyonce at the Lion King premiere

Now not handiest beget the Oscars overlooked the likelihood to glean Jennifer Lopez on the crimson carpet, but they’ve also handed up the different to give Beyonce a be aware.

She became as soon as thought likely to be in the operating for many efficient tune for Spirit from The Lion King, but it became as soon as to now not be.

That class also contained a hope for a tune called Glasgow, sung by British rising well-known person Jessie Buckley in Wild Rose. That too became as soon as shut out. However she’ll completely glean to the Oscars in an appearing capacity earlier than too long.

7. Frozen II frozen out

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Six years previously, Frozen acquired most productive keen characteristic and most productive tune for Let It Slither (clearly).

This time, the sequel is nominated for many efficient tune, for Into the Unknown. However in what passes for a large snub, it be now not up for many efficient keen characteristic.

That class does consist of Toy Memoir 4, Lacking Hyperlink, Tell Your Dragon: The Hidden World, I Misplaced My Body and Klaus. The latter is a Netflix Christmas animation, and its inclusion passes for a large shock.

8. The return of the Oscar darlings

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Al Pacino pictured the final time he became as soon as nominated for an Oscar, in 1993

A likelihood of previous Oscar favourites beget been welcomed support into the fold.

Al Pacino now has 9 profession nominations, with essentially the most up-to-date coming for his flip as union king Jimmy Hoffa in Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Or now not it is his first since 1993, when he became as soon as up twice (and acquired for Scent of a Lady).

Sir Anthony Hopkins has his first nomination since 1998, and his fifth total, for The Two Popes.

Tom Hanks became as soon as as soon as Mr Oscar and has acquired twice, but remarkably his nomination for A Lovely Day in the Neighborhood is his first nod since 2001 (for Solid Away).

Renee Zellweger is favourite to scoop most productive actress for enjoying Judy Garland in Judy – her first nomination since she became as soon as shortlisted for 3 years in a row from 2002-04.

And Charlize Theron is nominated for Bombshell – her first nod since North Nation in 2006.

9. A rustic for used men

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Al Pacino pictured at the Critics’ Need Awards on Sunday

In the most sensible doubtless supporting actor class, the sensible age of the nominees is 71. Brad Pitt is the toddler at 56, and will drag up against Hanks (63), Joe Pesci (76), Al Pacino (79) and Sir Anthony (82).

Even across each male appearing classes, the sensible age is 60, whereas the sensible age of nominated actresses is 40. Which ties in with old research that Hollywood prefers its female characters to be youthful than its men.

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