Oscars 2020: The nominations are out, the joy is great. The old hand and Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins (82) thanked for his fifth nomination on Instagram with the words: "It is a great honor to be nominated." He was considered "Best Supporting Actor" for his role in "The Two Popes". For Anthony McCarten (58), who wrote the book and screenplay for the film and who is now nominated for the "Best Adapted Screenplay", the procedure was a bit more exciting: he was in a state of feeling between "excitement and relief that everything is over, "he said" Deadline ". He usually sleeps like a stone – but he woke up at three in the night of the nominations. "I thought that was ridiculous, it's just an award and it shouldn't matter so much to me. But it obviously does."
Antonio Banderas (59), who is nominated as "Best Actor" for his performance in "Suffering and Glory", also writes on Instagram: "This is very important for me, Spanish cinema and for all Spanish-language films." Florence Pugh (24) made even more headlines with her Oscar post: The actress posted two snapshots in which she – apparently lying naked in bed – found out about her nomination for "Best Supporting Actress" in "Little Women". The day couldn't start better, as her enthusiastic facial expression reveals.
Her colleague Saoirse Ronan (25), who is nominated for "Best Actress" for "Little Women", was surprised that the nominations were published as early as she said "Deadline". "But as soon as I heard that we were in the race as 'Best Film' and 'Best Adapted Screenplay', I burst into tears." There is no video of it – but there is one of her motherwho was happy with the dog on the couch about the good news.
Joker director: "It started as an experiment"
Most of the words were lost by director Todd Phillips (49) – whose "Joker" was nominated for a total of eleven Oscars. On Instagram, he wrote: "Joker was originally an idea, an experiment. Can we take an indie approach to a movie by turning it into a character study to reflect on the world around us? Explore what we do in society see and feel, from lack of empathy to the effects of the absence of love? " He was deeply honored for the overwhelming recognition of the Academy and thank "the genius Joaquin Phoenix".