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Poll: Oscars 2020 — Most Exciting First-Time Nominee?

Which of these select first-time rookie nominees or first-time journeyman nominees are you the most excited about their 2020 Oscar nomination?

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    Scarlett Johansson in Marriage Story (2019)

    Scarlett Johansson

    Best Lead Actress, Marriage Story Best Supporting Actress, Jojo Rabbit

    First Oscar nominations for Scarlett Johansson in any category.

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    Bong Joon Ho at an event for Parasite (2019)

    Bong Joon Ho

    Best Film (producing), Parasite Best Director, Parasite Best Writing - Original Screenplay, Parasite Best International Feature Film, Parasite aka Gisaengchung (original title)

    First Oscar nominations for Bong Joon Ho in any category.

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    Cynthia Erivo in Harriet (2019)

    Cynthia Erivo

    Best Lead Actress, Harriet Best Original Song, Harriet (Song: "Stand Up")

    First Oscar-nominations for Cynthia Erivo in any category.

    *A win in either Oscar category would make her the youngest performer to win an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award (EGOT).

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    Hildur Guðnadóttir in Joker (2019)

    Hildur Guðnadóttir

    Best Original Score, Joker

    First Oscar nomination for Hildur Guðnadóttir in any category.

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    Jonathan Pryce in The Two Popes (2019)

    Jonathan Pryce

    Best Lead Actor, The Two Popes

    First Oscar nomination for Jonathan Pryce in any category.

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    Bong Joon Ho, Song Kang-ho, Kwak Sin-ae, Lee Jeong-eun, and Han Jin-won at an event for 2020 Golden Globe Awards (2020)

    South Korea Two Films

    Best International Feature Film, Parasite (2019) aka '기생충' (original title) Best Documentary Short Subject, In the Absence (2018) aka '부재의 기억' (original title)

    These two productions are the first South Korean films to receive Oscar nominations. They garnered eight South Korean nationals their first Oscar nominations in any category and a first South Korea country nomination.

    Jennifer Yuh Nelson and Karen O were previous Oscar nominees in the Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song categories for USA-produced film work, both Korean-Americans were born in South Korean.

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    Antonio Banderas in Pain and Glory (2019)

    Antonio Banderas

    Best Lead Actor, Pain and Glory aka Dolor y gloria (original title)

    First Oscar nomination for Antonio Banderas in any category.

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    Rian Johnson at an event for Knives Out (2019)

    Rian Johnson

    Best Writing - Original Screenplay, Knives Out

    First Oscar nomination for Rian Johnson in any category.

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    Florence Pugh in Little Women (2019)

    Florence Pugh

    Best Supporting Actress, Little Women

    First Oscar nomination for Florence Pugh in any category.

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    Marc Du Pontavice and Jérémy Clapin at an event for I Lost My Body (2019)

    Jérémy Clapin & Marc Du Pontavice

    Best Animated Feature Film, I Lost My Body aka J'ai perdu mon corps (original title)

    First Oscar nominations for Jérémy Clapin, Marc Du Pontavice and Xilam productions in any category.

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    Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh, and Marisa Roman at an event for Klaus (2019)

    Sergio Pablos & Marisa Roman & Jinko Gotoh

    Best Animated Feature Film, Klaus

    First Oscar nominations for Sergio Pablos, Marisa Roman, Jinko Gotoh and Sergio Pablos Animation Studios in any category. Likewise, as Netflix's first original animated feature it is their Oscar nomination in the category.

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    Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert, Barack Obama, and Michelle Obama in American Factory (2019)

    Barack Obama & Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions

    Best Documentary Feature Film, American Factory

    First Oscar nominations for the Obamas' Higher Ground production company in any category. The nomination technically goes to the film's producers Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert, all who have prior Oscar nominations.

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    Ljubomir Stefanov, Atanas Georgiev, and Tamara Kotevska at an event for Honeyland (2019)

    Ljubomir Stefanov & Tamara Kotevska & Atanas Georgiev & 'Honeyland'

    Best Documentary Feature Film, Honeyland Best International Feature Film, Honeyland

    First Oscar nominations for Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev in any category. As well as, Honeyland's breakthrough as the first documentary to land a nomination in the Best International Feature Film category.

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    Waad Al-Kateab, Hamza Al-Khateab, and Edward Watts at an event for For Sama (2019)

    Waad Al-Kateab & Edward Watts

    Best Documentary Feature Film, For Sama

    First Oscar nominations for Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts in any category.

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    Shane Boris, Joanna Natasegara, Petra Costa, and Tiago Pavan at an event for The Edge of Democracy (2019)

    Petra Costa & Shane Boris & Tiago Pavan

    Best Documentary Feature Film, The Edge of Democracy

    First Oscar nominations for Petra Costa, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan in any category.

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    Barbara Ling in Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

    Barbara Ling

    Best Production Design, Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

    First Oscar nomination for Barbara Ling in any category.

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    Vivian Baker, Anne Morgan, Kazu Hiro, Richard Redlefsen, and Cristina Waltz

    Vivian Baker & Anne Morgan

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Bombshell

    First Oscar nomination for Vivian Baker (makeup department head) and Anne Morgan (hairstyling department head) in any category.

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    Bernie Taupin at an event for Rocketman (2019)

    Bernie Taupin

    Best Original Song, Rocketman (Song: "I'm Gonna Love Me Again")

    First Oscar nomination for Bernie Taupin in any category.

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    Joshuah Brian Campbell at an event for Harriet (2019)

    Joshuah Brian Campbell

    Best Original Song, Harriet (Song: "Stand Up")

    First Oscar nomination for Joshuah Brian Campbell in any category.

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    Jinmo Yang at an event for Parasite (2019)

    Jinmo Yang

    Best Film Editing, Parasite aka Gisaengchung (original title)

    First Oscar nomination for Jinmo Yang in any category.

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    Andrew Buckland in Ford v Ferrari (2019)

    Andrew Buckland

    Best Film Editing, Ford v Ferrari

    First Oscar nomination for Andrew Buckland in any category.

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    Christopher Peterson in The Irishman (2019)

    Christopher Peterson

    Best Costume Design, The Irishman

    First Oscar nomination for Christopher Peterson in any category.

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    Mayes C. Rubeo in Jojo Rabbit (2019)

    Mayes C. Rubeo

    Best Costume Design, JoJo Rabbit

    First Oscar nomination for Mayes C. Rubeo in any category.

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    Lawrence Sher in Joker (2019)

    Lawrence Sher

    Best Cinematography, Joker

    First Oscar nomination for Lawrence Sher in any category.

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    Jarin Blaschke in The Lighthouse (2019)

    Jarin Blaschke

    Best Cinematography, The Lighthouse

    First Oscar nomination for Jarin Blaschke in any category.

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    Rosana Sullivan in Kitbull (2019)

    Rosana Sullivan & Kathryn Hendrickson

    Best Animated Short Film, Kitbull

    First Oscar nominations for Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson in any category.

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    Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver in Hair Love (2019)

    Matthew A. Cherry & Karen Rupert Toliver

    Best Animated Short Film, Hair Love

    First Oscar nominations for Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver in any category.

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    Siqi Song

    Best Animated Short Film, Sister aka '妹妹' (Mandarin title)

    First Oscar nomination for Siqi Song in any category.

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    Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre in Memorable (2019)

    Bruno Collet & Jean-François Le Corre

    Best Animated Short Film, Mémorable

    First Oscar nominations for Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre in any category.

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    Delphine Girard

    Delphine Girard

    Best Live Action Short Film, A Sister aka Une Soeur (original title)

    First Oscar nomination for Delphine Girard in any category.

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    Carol Dysinger at an event for Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl) (2019)

    Carol Dysinger & Elena Andreicheva

    Best Documentary Short Subject, Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You're a Girl)

    First Oscar nominations for Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva in any category.

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    Seung-jun Yi in In the Absence (2018)

    Seung-jun Yi & Gary Byung-Seok Kam

    Best Documentary Short Subject, In the Absence aka '부재의 기억' (original title)

    First Oscar nominations for Seung-jun Yi and Gary Byung-Seok Kam Oscar nominations in any category.

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    Meryam Joobeur in Brotherhood (2018)

    Meryam Joobeur

    Best Live Action Short Film, Brotherhood

    First Oscar nominations for Meryam Joobeur in any category.

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    Yves Piat at an event for Nefta Football Club (2018)

    Yves Piat & Damien Megherb

    Best Live Action Short Film, Nefta Football Club

    First Oscar nominations for Yves Piat and Damien Megherb in any category.

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    Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan at an event for St. Louis Superman (2019)

    Sami Khan & Smriti Mundhra

    Best Documentary Short Subject, St. Louis Superman

    First Oscar nominations for Sami Khan, Smriti Mundhra and MTV Documentary Films in any category.

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