The Absolute Best Reactions to Monday’s Oscar Nominations

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Dark comic book tale "Joker" topped the Oscar nominations Monday, picking up 11 nods including best picture and best director, as women and ethnic minorities were largely shut out once again.

Prior to the Academy Award nominations, Greta Gerwig was similarly snubbed at the Golden Globes.

Martin Scorsese's lengthy mafia drama The Irishman, starring Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci, joined other critically acclaimed films like Jojo Rabbit andOnce Upon A Time in Hollywood in the race for Best Picture.

Five works were selected in the category formerly known as best foreign film - renamed this year "international feature film": Corpus Christi (Jan Komasa, Poland), Honeyland (Tamara Kotevska, Ljubomir Stefanov, North Macedonia), Les Miserables (Ladj Ly, France), Pain and Glory (Pedro Almodovar, Spain) and Parasite (Bong Joon Ho, South Korea). And now the cast of Little Women have broken their silence on the subject.

However, just as some fans were elated at the nominations that films like Little Women, Parasite and Once Upon A Hollywood received, others expressed their frustration at some of the notable absences on the various shortlists.

Barack and Michelle Obama's first film for Netflix, "American Factory", was nominated in the Best Documentary category. It's a odd trend in how these ceremonies have gone, as Little Women is being recognized, but Gerwig is not. You can see John Cho and Issa Rae announce all of the nominees for this year's awards in the video embedded above. One actress who's notably left out of the Best Actress category is Lupita Nyong'o and the people of Twitter were not happy.

The Two Popes also added to Netflix's nomination tally, as Jonathan Pryce was nominated for Actor in a Leading Role and Anthony Hopkins is up for Actor in a Supporting Role. But it was this morning's reactions from celebrities and Oscar nominees that best summed up the news.

Last year Netflix headed into the Oscars with 15 nominations but walked away from a victor only once. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced all of the nominees in a live streamed presentation today.

And the Academy pointed to a record number of female nominees overall, at 62.

The figure includes movie producers and technical categories such as best musical score, where Icelandic maestro Hildur Gudnadottir became the ninth woman nominated.

Alongside Joker, Netflix also found itself with a bunch of nominations for The Irishman.

Ever since the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite went viral in 2015, followed by the #MeToo movement initiated in 2017, Oscar nominations have faced controversy for selecting exceptionally few women and minorities in the top categories.

Voting for Oscar nominees ended last Tuesday, two days after the Golden Globes.

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