Daily News Roundup

February 10, 2020

Oscars 2020
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Some of Hollywood’s biggest stars are beginning to flock to the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, where the 2020 Academy Awards will take place. 

1917, Joker, Parasite, Judy, Once Upon A Time…In Hollywood and The Irishman are all among favourites to take home the iconic statue at today’s Oscars ceremony. 

Here is the full list of nominees for the 92nd Academy Awards: 

Best picture

The Irishman

Ford v Ferrari

Jojo Rabbit


Little Women

Marriage Story


Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood


Best director

Martin Scorsese – The Irishman

Bong Joon Ho – Parasite

Sam Mendes – 1917

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Todd Phillips – Joker

Best actress

Scarlett Johansson – Marriage Story

Saoirse Ronan – Little Women

Charlize Theron – Bombshell

Renee Zellweger – Judy

Cynthia Erivo – Harriet

Best actor

Adam Driver – Marriage Story

Leonardo DiCaprio – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Joaquin Phoenix – Joker

Jonathan Pryce – The Two Popes

Antonio Banderas – Pain and Glory

Best supporting actress

Laura Dern – Marriage Story

Scarlett Johansson – Jojo Rabbit

Margot Robbie – Bombshell

Kathy Bates – Richard Jewell

Florence Pugh – Little Women

Best supporting actor

Tom Hanks – A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood

Anthony Hopkins – The Two Popes

Al Pacino – The Irishman

Joe Pesci – The Irishman

Brad Pitt – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Best original screenplay

Sam Mendes and Krysty Wilson-Cairns – 1917

Noah Baumbach – Marriage Story

Quentin Tarantino – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Bong Joon Ho and Jin Won Han – Parasite

Rian Johnson – Knives Out

Best adapted screenplay

Taika Waititi – Jojo Rabbit

Todd Phillips and Scott Silver – Joker

Greta Gerwig – Little Women

Steven Zaillian – The Irishman

Anthony McCarten – The Two Popes

Best cinematography

Rodrigo Prieto – The Irishman

Lawrence Sher – Joker

Jarin Blaschke – The Lighthouse

Roger Deakins – 1917

Robert Richardson – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Best original song

Randy Newman – I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away (Toy Story 4)

Elton John, Bernie Taupin – Love Me Again (Rocketman)

Diane Warren – I’m Standing With You (Breakthrough)

Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Robert Lopez – Into the Unknown (Frozen 2)

Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo – Stand Up (Harriet)

Best visual effects

Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick – Avengers: Endgame

Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli – The Irishman

Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman – The Lion King

Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy – 1917

Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best production design

Bob Shaw and Regina Graves – The Irishman

Ra Vincent and Nora Sopková – Jojo Rabbit

Dennis Gassner and Lee Sandales – 1917

Barbara Ling and Nancy Haigh – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Lee Ha Jun and Cho Won Woo – Parasite

Best short documentary

In the Absence

Learning to Skateboard In A Warzone (If You’re A Girl)

Life Overtakes Me

St Louis Superman

Walk Run Cha-Cha

Best documentary feature

American Factory

The Cave

The Edge of Democracy

For Sama


Best sound editing

Donald Sylvester – Ford v Ferrari

Alan Robert Murray – Joker

Oliver Tarney, Rachael Tate – 1917

Wylie Stateman – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Matthew Wood, David Acord – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best makeup and hairstyling

Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan, Vivian Baker – Bombshell

Nicki Ledermann, Kay Georgiou – Joker

Jeremy Woodhead – Judy

Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten, David White – Maleficent: Mistress of Evil

Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis, Rebecca Cole – 1917

Best costume design

Sandy Powell, Christopher Peterson – The Irishman

Mayes C. Rubeo – Jojo Rabbit

Mark Bridges – Joker

Jacqueline Durran – Little Women

Arianne Phillips – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood

Best international feature film

Corpus Christi – Poland

Honeyland – North Macedonia

Les Miserables – France

Pain and Glory – Spain

Parasite – South Korea

Best film editing

Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland – Ford v Ferrari

Thelma Schoonmaker – The Irishman

Tom Eagles – Jojo Rabbit

Jeff Groth – Joker

Yang Jinmo – Parasite

Best animated feature

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

I Lost My Body


Missing Link

Toy Story 4

Best short animation

Dcera (Daughter)

Hair Love




Best live action short film


Nefta Football Club

The Neighbours’ Window


A Sister

Best original score

Hildur Guðnadóttir – Joker

Alexandre Desplat – Little Women

Randy Newman – Marriage Story

Thomas Newman – 1917

John Williams – Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Best sound mixing

Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Mark Ulano – Ad Astra

Paul Massey, David Giammarco, Steven A. Morrow – Ford v Ferrari

Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Tod Maitland – Joker

Mark Taylor, Stuart Wilson – 1917

Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler, Mark Ulano – Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood


Police divers are searching for a driver missing in Sydney’s floods after his car was washed off a causeway at Galston Gorge.

The State Emergency Service (SES) and police began their search late yesterday after a witness reported seeing a silver Mercedes being swept away.

Around 200 people have been rescued after driving into floodwaters during NSW’s three days of torrential rain.

The SES has urged people in Sydney to stay home from work today as the clean-up continues in several areas, while dozens of schools are closed with eight flood evacuation orders placed around NSW.

“Everywhere has been hit, it’s hard to pinpoint where it’s worst,” Matt Kirby from the SES said. 

The past four days in Sydney has been the wettest since 1990, The Bureau of Meteorology said, with a combined 391.6 millimetres of rain falling. 

As a result, Warragamba Dam which supplies 80% of Sydney’s water could soon be filled to 70% capacity. 

It was at 42% just days ago. 

“This is going to make a considerable difference to Sydney’s water situation,” Water NSW spokesperson Tony Webber said. 

The Insurance Council of Australia has declared the weekend a catastrophe with around 10,000 claims lodged last night.

All ferries in Manly and Parramatta were cancelled this morning, but have since resumed.

The Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) said the trough was moving away from Sydney with heavy rain and flash flooding expected on the South Coast today, before the system weakens this afternoon.

Fire-ravaged areas on the South Coast were “particularly vulnerable”, the BOM said. 


Thai security forces have killed a soldier after he carried out a shooting rampage that killed at least 26 people, police and military.

Sources said he was shot dead at the shopping mall where he was holed up in the north-eastern city of Nakhon Ratchasima. 

“The police have killed the perpetrator and rescued eight hostages. Some were wounded,” a security source said. 

The gunman, said to be angry over a financial dispute, earlier killed two people and went on a far bloodier rampage, shooting as he drove to a busy mall where shoppers fled in terror. 

At least 26 people died overall and 57 were injured, according to a health official.

Sergeant Major Jakrapanth Thomma, 32, was behind the attack in Nakhon Ratchasima, a hub for Thailand’s relatively poorer and rural north-eastern region.

Police announced that they had secured the above-ground portion of the mall, shortly before midnight, but were still searching for the shooter. 

16 hours later, officials held a media conference outside the mall to announce that the gunman was fatally shot.

Lieutenant General Kongcheep told Thai media the first person killed in the spree was the commanding officer of the 22nd Ammunition Battalion, where the suspect also served. 

The gunman had fired at others at his base and took guns and ammunition before fleeing in an army Humvee. 

City and neighbourhood police officers said the man fired shots as he drove to the mall. 

The shooting mainly took place at Terminal 21 Korat, an airport-themed mall filled with colourful Lego sculptures, a marry go-round and huge replicas of landmarks from around the world. 

Videos taken outside of the mall showed people diving for cover as shots were fired mid-afternoon on Saturday.

Many were killed outside the mall, some in cars and others walking. 

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