The strong showing by "The Two Popes" (best actor, supporting actor, adapted screenplay).
Yes, Robert De Niro may already have his fair share of Oscars gold on the mantlepiece (he previously won for his roles in Raging Bull and The Godfather Part II), yet the actor was unable to secure a nomination for the Irishman.
Don't believe me? Watch 1976's "Taxi Driver" and last year's "Joker" in tandem.
Australian actresses Toni Collette, 47, and Eliza Scanlen, 21, also missed out on nods in the same category for their performances in Knives Out and Little Women.
The five nominees for Best Director also represent the leaders in the overall nomination count. Today, January 13th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences released its snub-heavy 2020 Oscar nominations list, and-shocker!-not a single woman was nominated for the Best Director category.
The nominees for best supporting actress are: Kathy Bates, "Richard Jewell"; Laura Dern, "Marriage Story"; Scarlett Johansson, "Jojo Rabbit"; Florence Pugh, "Little Women"; Margot Robbie, "Bombshell".
"Parasite", from South Korea, is the sixth film to be nominated for best global film - before this year known as best foreign language film - and for best picture in the same year. "Frozen 2" wasn't nominated for animated feature.
In fact, 2020 nominee Martin Scorsese has more nominations on his own than all the women directors combined-something that has annoyed many social media users.
Nominations have been announced in eight categories so far, with the remaining 16 shortlists to follow shortly. With Apollo 11 out of the picture, the award looks likely to go to For Sama (the other nominees are American Factory, The Cave, The Edge of Democracy, and Honeyland). "Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team!" the former United States president tweeted Monday.
Tom Hanks, nominated for best supporting actor for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", has been nominated for six acting Oscars, winning twice, but this is the first time he has been nominated in the supporting actor category.
The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on February 9.