Palisadian Hopefuls at the 92nd Academy Awards

By JENNIKA INGRAM | Reporter 

For Palisadians excited about watching the 92nd Academy Awards on February 9, you may want to keep an eye out for these nominated locals.

Two-time Oscar winner Tom Hanks is nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role for “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.”

Animated feature “Toy Story 4” has two nominations: Best Animated Feature and Best Original Song. Hanks is the voice for the main character, Sheriff Woody.

Palisadian singer-songwriter Randy Newman will perform the nominated song “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” during the 2020 awards ceremony. Newman won the Oscar for Best Original Song for “Toy Story 3” in 2011 and for “Monsters, Inc.” in 2002.

Newman has a second nomination in the category of Best Original Score for “Marriage Story,” and is up against his cousin, Palisadian music composer Thomas Newman, who is up for “1917.” Thomas has been nominated for Oscars a whopping 15 times.

The film “1917” is one of the top Oscar contenders of 2020 with 10 nominations, while “Marriage Story” is close behind with six nominations.

The feature film “Ford v. Ferrari” (starring former Palisadian Matt Damon) has four Oscar nominations: Best Motion Picture of the Year, Best Achievement in Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing.

A little surprising, Adam Sandler did not receive an Oscar nomination for “Uncut Gems,” despite receiving favorable reviews. He did win in the Best Actor category for this role at AARP Movies for Grownups, Austin Film Critics Association, Boston Online Film Critics Association and Boston’s Best Society of Film Critics and others.

Palisadian Jamie Lee Curtis has a featured role in the film “Knives Out,” which is up for Best Original Screenplay, written by Rian Johnson.

Co-producers of this year’s Oscars are Stephanie Allain and Lynette Howell Taylor, who produced the Oscar-nominated picture “A Star is Born,” starring Palisadian Bradley Cooper. They are taking on the task for the first time.

The event itself will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

The 2020 Academy Awards will air on ABC at 5 p.m. and will not have a host for the second year in a row.

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