As always, there was some controversy over who got love and who was snubbed.
Only one of the 20 acting nominees was a person of colour and that was Cynthia Erivo for her lead role as anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman in Harriet. And his cousin, Randy Newman, is nominated for both original score and original song this year.
It seems that hasn't done much to address the issue.
After the nominations for Best Director were announced, Issa Rae quipped: "Congratulations to those men".
Unlike years past, there wasn't just one film made by a (white) woman for people to champion - there were at least a dozen thanks to Gerwig (Little Women), Céline Sciamma (Portrait of a Lady on Fire), Alma Ha'rel (Honey Boy), Marielle Heller (A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood), Lulu Wang (The Farewell), Lorene Scafaria (Hustlers), Kasi Lemmons (Harriet) Claire Denis (High Life), Olivia Wilde (Booksmart) Joanna Hogg (The Souvenir), Mati Diop (Atlantics) and Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre (The Mustang).
There are nine nominees for best picture.
The Academy Awards has a long and rich tradition of not recognizing female directors.
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. Bigelow is so far the only woman to win the award.
But Variety's chief film critic Owen Gleiberman said he didn't think the slate of nominees was a "gender-based decision".
"That's only going to happen when we have more and more women in the positions of power". Laura Dern won best supporting actress in "Marriage Story".
The nominees for best global film are: "Corpus Christi", Poland; "Honeyland", North Macdeonia; "Les Miserables", France; "Pain and Glory", Spain; "Parasite", South Korea. 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.
Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is the first Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar - and it also makes history by picking up nods in a variety of prestigious categories beyond global film, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay. However, the two-time Razzie victor missed out on a nomination despite rave reviews for her work in the film.