KEY POINTS

  • "Joker" is the first-ever comic-book movie to lead the nominations
  • Martin Scorsese is the most-nominated living director with nine Best Director nominations
  • A total of 62 female artists have been nominated at this year's ceremony — the most in the history of the Oscars

The highly-anticipated nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards were unveiled on Monday and there were a lot of snubs and surprises to be seen. Beneath all the snubs and surprises, some nominees went on to make some unique records during the nominations night.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, here are some of the records made at the nominations:

“Joker” (Leads With 11 nominations)

Even after so many controversies, the Todd Phillips-directorial went on to garner staggering 11 nods at the Oscars. The movie is nominated in Best Picture category, making it the only second superhero movie to get an opportunity to run for the prestigious award.

As soon as the nominations were revealed, “Joker” created a record for being the first-ever comic-book based movie to lead the nominations list in the history of the Academy Awards. The eleven noms it garnered include Best Picture, Best Director for Todd Phillips, Best Actor for Joaquin Phoenix, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, Cinematography, Costume Design, Sound Mixing, Sound Editing, Original Score, and Makeup and Hairstyling.

The film also became DC’s first-ever movie to be nominated for Best Picture.

Joker movie Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck in Warner Bros. Pictures, Village Roadshow Pictures, and BRON Creative’s "Joker." Photo: Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros.

“Parasite” (Best Picture and Best Foreign-Language Film)

South Korea’s blockbuster hit “Parasite” is the most acclaimed film of the year. With over 100 international awards in its briefcase, it was inevitable to score big at the Academy Awards. In the process, the movie directed by Bong Joon-Ho became the only sixth movie to be nominated for Best Picture and Best Foreign-Language Film on the same night.

The previous movies to achieve this massive feat are “Roma” (2018) “Z” (1969), “Life Is Beautiful” (1998), “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” (2000), and “Amour” (2012).

Interestingly, all of the movies mentioned above went on to win the award for Best Foreign-Language Film but could not win the Oscar for Best Picture.

It is also South Korea’s first movie to be nominated at the Academy Awards.

parasite movie Poster of the 2019 Korean movie "Parasite". Photo: CJ Entertainment

Saoirse Ronan (Best Actress – “Little Women”)

Saoirse Ronan has been a force to be reckoned with in recent times. With her impeccable acting skills in movies like “Atonement,” “Brooklyn” and “Lady Bird,” she has put her name in the elite list of actors to achieve an impressive feat at such a young age. At 25, Ronan has become the second-youngest actor, male or female, to receive four acting nods at Hollywood’s biggest night.

In 2008, she was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for the movie “Atonement” and she received three Best Actress nods for films like “Brooklyn” (2016), “Lady Bird” (2017) and “Little Women” (2019).

The record of being the youngest actor to do this is still Jennifer Lawrence. Lawrence was also 25 at that stage, but she was three months younger than Ronan at the time.  

Saoirse Ronan Saoirse Ronan attends the Academy Awards on Feb. 28, 2016 in Los Angeles. Photo: Getty Images

Martin Scorsese (Best Director)

Martin Scorsese is undoubtedly one of the greatest filmmakers of all time and he is still keen on making movies. On Monday, he became the most-nominated living director in the history of the Oscars. With “The Irishman,” Scorsese has garnered his ninth Best Director nod and eclipsed Billy Wilder who has had eight nominations.

Martin Scorsese's director nod makes him the most-nominated living director at the Oscars, with nine Martin Scorsese's director nod makes him the most-nominated living director at the Oscars, with nine Photo: AFP / Tiziana FABI

More Representation for Women

So what if Greta Gerwig was not nominated in the Directing category of the Academy Awards? This year has been great for female stars and it can be seen in the nominations, too. According to Entertainment Weekly, a record of 62 women have been nominated at this year’s ceremony. It is the most number of female nominees in a single edition of the Oscars.

Some of the nominated female artists include Scarlett Johansson, Florence Pugh, Laura Dern, Kathy Bates, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Margot Robbie, Greta Gerwig, Cythia Ervio and Regina Graves, among others.

Scarlett Johansson Actress Scarlett Johansson at the People’s Choice Awards 2018 at Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California on Nov. 11, 2018. Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

The 92nd Academy Award will take place on Feb. 9 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Oscars 2019 Oscars statues are pictured on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. Photo: Matt Sayles/A.M.P.A.S. via Getty Images