The picture is even more dire for women filmmakers, with Greta Gerwig as the sole female director nominated for Best Picture (for Little Women), and one of only two women in the screenwriting categories; Krysty Wilson-Cairns shares a nomination with Sam Mendes for 1917.
Many Twitter users expressed disappointment that for the second year in a row, no women were nominated for the Best Director category, whose contestants this year are Scorsese, Tarantino, Mendes, Phillips and "Parasite" director Bong Joon Ho.
The best actor contenders are Antonio Banderas (Pain and Glory), Leonardo DiCaprio (Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood), Adam Driver (Marriage Story), Joaquin Phoenix (Joker) and Jonathan Pryce (The Two Popes). "1917" as well was nominated for Best Picture, as well as Directing and Cinematography. Awkwafina ("The Farewell"), Jennifer Lopez ("Hustlers"), Eddie Murphy ("Dolemite Is My Name"), Zhao Shuzhen ("The Farewell"), Lupita Nyong'o ("Us"), Alfre Woodard in ("Clemency"), Jamie Foxx in ("Just Mercy") and the cast of "Parasite" failed to earn nominations. Other documentaries that have been nominated for the same category include "The Cave", "The Edge of Democracy", "For Sama" and "Honeyland".
"It's the kind of story we don't see often enough and it's exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve", tweeted former president Barack Obama, adding he was "glad" to see the nomination. The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.