Do These People Really Deserve Gold Statues in 2020?

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1. Brad Pitt

Producer | Ad Astra

An actor and producer known as much for his versatility as he is for his handsome face, Golden Globe-winner Brad Pitt's most widely recognized role may be Tyler Durden in Fight Club (1999). However, his portrayals of Billy Beane in Moneyball (2011), and Rusty Ryan in the remake of Ocean's Eleven (...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

2. Antonio Banderas

Actor | The Mask of Zorro

Antonio Banderas, one of Spain's most famous faces, was a soccer player until breaking his foot at the age of fourteen; he is now an international film star known for playing Zorro in the eponymous film series.

He was born José Antonio Domínguez Banderas on August 10, 1960, in Málaga, Andalusia, ...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Dolor y gloria (2019)

3. Geena Davis

Actress | Thelma & Louise

As a child, Geena dreamed of being an actress. While in high school, she felt left out and had low self-esteem because, at 6 feet, she was the tallest girl in school. After high school graduation, Geena entered New England College in New Hampshire and then transferred the next year to Boston ...

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

4. Robert De Niro

Actor | Cape Fear

One of the greatest actors of all time, Robert De Niro was born on August 17, 1943 in Manhattan, New York City, to artists Virginia (Admiral) and Robert De Niro Sr. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, and his other ancestry is Irish, English, Dutch, German, and French. He was trained ...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Irishman (2019)

5. Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor | Inception

Few actors in the world have had a career quite as diverse as Leonardo DiCaprio's. DiCaprio has gone from relatively humble beginnings, as a supporting cast member of the sitcom Growing Pains (1985) and low budget horror movies, such as Critters 3 (1991), to a major teenage heartthrob in the 1990s,...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

6. Tom Hanks

Producer | Cast Away

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has ...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019)

7. Anthony Hopkins

Actor | The Silence of the Lambs

Anthony Hopkins was born on December 31, 1937, in Margam, Wales, to Muriel Anne (Yeats) and Richard Arthur Hopkins, a baker. His parents were both of half Welsh and half English descent. Influenced by Richard Burton, he decided to study at College of Music and Drama and graduated in 1957. In 1965, ...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: The Two Popes (2019)

8. David Lynch

Writer | Twin Peaks

Born in precisely the kind of small-town American setting so familiar from his films, David Lynch spent his childhood being shunted from one state to another as his research scientist father kept getting relocated. He attended various art schools, married Peggy Lynch and then fathered future ...

Honorary Award

9. Al Pacino

Actor | Serpico

Alfredo James "Al" 'Pacino established himself as a film actor during one of cinema's most vibrant decades, the 1970s, and has become an enduring and iconic figure in the world of American movies.

He was born April 25, 1940 in Manhattan, New York City, to Italian-American parents, Rose (nee Gerardi)...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: The Irishman (2019)

10. Martin Scorsese

Director | Taxi Driver

Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: The Irishman (2019) Best Achievement in Directing: The Irishman (2019)

11. Quentin Tarantino

Writer | Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Jerome Tarantino was born in Knoxville, Tennessee. His father, Tony Tarantino, is an Italian-American actor and musician from New York, and his mother, Connie (McHugh), is a nurse from Tennessee. Quentin moved with his mother to Torrance, California, when he was four years old.

In January of...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Best Achievement in Directing: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Best Original Screenplay: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

12. Charlize Theron

Producer | Monster

Charlize Theron was born in Benoni, a city in the greater Johannesburg area, in South Africa, the only child of Gerda Theron (née Maritz) and Charles Theron. She was raised on a farm outside the city. Theron is of Afrikaner (Dutch, with some French Huguenot and German) descent, and Afrikaner ...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Bombshell (2019)

13. Renée Zellweger

Actress | Chicago

Renée Kathleen Zellweger was born on April 25, 1969, in Katy, Texas, USA. Her mother, Kjellfrid Irene (Andreassen), is a Norwegian-born former nurse and midwife, of Norwegian, Kven (Finnish), and Swedish descent. Her father, Emil Erich Zellweger, is a Swiss-born engineer. The two married in 1963. ...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Judy (2019)

14. Laura Dern

Actress | Jurassic Park

Laura Dern was born on February 10, 1967 in Los Angeles, the daughter of actors Bruce Dern and Diane Ladd. Dern was exposed to movie sets and the movie industry from infancy, and obtained several bit parts as a child. Her parents divorced when Dern was two and Dern lost contact with her father for ...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Marriage Story (2019)

15. Joe Pesci

Actor | Goodfellas

Compact Italian-American actor Joe Pesci was born February 9, 1943 in Newark, New Jersey, to Mary (Mesce), a part-time barber, and Angelo Pesci, a bartender and forklift driver. Pesci first broke into entertainment as a child actor, and by the mid-1950s, was starring on the series "Star Time Kids"....

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role: The Irishman (2019)

16. Jonathan Pryce

Actor | The Two Popes

From Holywell to Hollywood, Jonathan Pryce, CBE is a critically acclaimed and award winning actor from North Wales, internationally regarded as one of the greatest on both stage and screen. Renowned for his immense versatility and powerful presence he has transcended the industry, effortlessly ...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: The Two Popes (2019)

17. Kathy Bates

Actress | Misery

Multi-talented Kathleen Doyle Bates was born on June 28, 1948, and raised in Memphis, Tennessee. She is the youngest of three girls born to Bertye Kathleen (Talbot), a homemaker, and Langdon Doyle Bates, a mechanical engineer. Her grandfather was author Finis L. Bates. Kathy has English, as well as...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Richard Jewell (2019)

18. Noah Baumbach

Writer | Marriage Story

Born in Brooklyn in 1969 Noah Baumbach is the son of two film critics, Georgia Brown and Jonathan Baumbach (also a writer). His studies at Vassar College were the subject of his first film (made as he was 26 years old), Kicking and Screaming (1995). His second major picture, made ten years later, ...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Marriage Story (2019) Best Original Screenplay: Marriage Story (2019)

19. Joaquin Phoenix

Actor | Her

Joaquin Phoenix was born Joaquin Rafael Bottom in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Arlyn (Dunetz) and John Bottom, and is the middle child in a brood of five. His parents, from the continental United States, were then serving as Children of God missionaries. His mother is from a Jewish family from New ...

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Joker (2019)

20. Steven Zaillian

Writer | Schindler's List

Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a writer and producer, known for Schindler's List (1993), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) and A Civil Action (1998).

Best Adapted Screenplay: The Irishman (2019)

21. Thomas Newman

Music_department | Skyfall

Thomas Newman is an American film score composer. He was born in Los Angeles. His father was notable film score composer Alfred Newman (1900-1970). The Newman family is of Russian-Jewish descent, and includes several other well-known musicians. Thomas' mother Martha Louis Montgomery (1920-2005) ...

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): 1917 (2019)

22. John Williams

Composer | Star Wars

As one of the best known, awarded, and financially successful composers in US history, John Williams is as easy to recall as John Philip Sousa, Aaron Copland or Leonard Bernstein, illustrating why he is "America's composer" time and again. With a massive list of awards that includes over 41 Oscar ...

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

23. Matthew Wood

Sound_department | Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Matthew Wood was born on August 15, 1972 in Walnut Creek, California, USA as Matthew Russell Wood. He is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005), Super 8 (2011) and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016).

Best Achievement in Sound Editing: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

24. Lawrence Sher

Cinematographer | Joker

Lawrence Sher was born on February 4, 1970 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA. He is known for his work on Joker (2019), The Hangover (2009) and Garden State (2004).

Best Achievement in Cinematography: Joker (2019)

25. James Mangold

Producer | Logan

James Mangold is an American film and television director, screenwriter and producer. Films he has directed include Girl, Interrupted (1999), Walk the Line (2005), which he also co-wrote, the 2007 remake 3:10 to Yuma (2007), The Wolverine (2013), and Logan (2017).

Mangold also wrote and directed Cop...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Ford v Ferrari (2019)

26. Gary Rydstrom

Sound_department | Minority Report

Gary Rydstrom, Director of Creative Operations/Sound Designer and Mixer, joined Skywalker Sound in 1983 as an operator in the machine room. Since then, he has contributed his talents to many projects as a sound designer, re-recording mixer, effects mixer and foley mixer. In 1998, Rydstrom was ...

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Ad Astra (2019)

27. Bob Shaw

Production_designer | The Irishman

Bob Shaw is known for his work on The Irishman (2019), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995).

Best Achievement in Production Design: The Irishman (2019)

29. Roger Guyett

Visual_effects | Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Roger Guyett is known for his work on Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015), Ready Player One (2018) and Star Trek (2009).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019)

30. Elton John

Soundtrack | Rocketman

Sir Elton John is one of pop music's great survivors. Born 25 March, 1947, as Reginald Kenneth Dwight, he started to play the piano at the early age of four. At the age of 11, he won a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music. His first band was called Bluesology. He later auditioned (...

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): Rocketman (2019) (for song "I'm Gonna Love Me Again")

31. Sam Mendes

Producer | 1917

Samuel Alexander Mendes was born on August 1, 1965 in Reading, England, UK to parents James Peter Mendes, a retired university lecturer, and Valerie Helene Mendes, an author who writes children's books. Their marriage didn't last long, James divorced Sam's mother in 1970 when Sam was just 5-...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: 1917 (2019) Best Achievement in Directing: 1917 (2019) Best Original Screenplay: 1917 (2019)

32. Randy Newman

Soundtrack | The Princess and the Frog

Randy Newman was born on November 28, 1943 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Randall Stuart Newman. He has been married to Gretchen Preece since 1990. They have two children. He was previously married to Roswitha Schmale.

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Marriage Story (2019) Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): Toy Story 4 (2019) (for song "I Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away")

33. Bernie Taupin

Soundtrack | Brokeback Mountain

Bernie Taupin was born on May 22, 1950 in Lincolnshire, England as Bernard John Taupin. He has been married to Heather Lynn Hodgins Kidd since March 27, 2004. They have two children. He was previously married to Stephanie Haymes-Roven, Toni Lynn Russo and Maxine Feibelman.

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): Rocketman (2019) (for song "I'm Gonna Love Me Again")

34. Diane Warren

Soundtrack | Armageddon

Diane was born in Van Nuys, California, USA on September 7, 1956 to parents David and Flora Warren. She become a prolific writer in her neighborhood, writing songs every day and eventually surpassing 1,000 of them. Her dad (an insurance salesman) took Diane to see publishers who said she had ...

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song): Breakthrough (2019) (for song "I'm Standing With You")

35. Roger Deakins

Cinematographer | Blade Runner 2049

Roger Deakins is an English cinematographer best known for his work on the films of the Coen brothers, Sam Mendes, and Denis Villeneuve.

He is a member of both the American and British Society of Cinematographers.

Deakins' first feature film in America as cinematographer was Mountains of the Moon (...

Best Achievement in Cinematography: 1917 (2019)

36. Alexandre Desplat

Composer | The King's Speech

Composer and conductor Alexandre Desplat, Oscar winner and seven-time Academy Award nominated, for his prolific filmography and his collaborations with Stephen Frears, Terrence Malick, Ang Lee, Kathryn Bigelow, Jacques Audiard, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, George Clooney or Matteo Garrone is one ...

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score): Little Women (2019)

37. Rodrigo Prieto

Cinematographer | Brokeback Mountain

Rodrigo Prieto is a Mexican cinematographer. He is best known for Brokeback Mountain (2005), Babel (2006), Argo (2012), The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and Silence (2016).

He also worked with Alejandro González Iñárritu on the acclaimed Amores perros (2000), 21 Grams (2003), and Biutiful (2010).

...

Best Achievement in Cinematography: The Irishman (2019)

38. Matt Aitken

Visual_effects | Avengers: Endgame

Matt Aitken is known for his work on Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and King Kong (2005).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

39. Bonnie Arnold

Producer | Toy Story

Bonnie Arnold is known for her work on Toy Story (1995), How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019).

40. Vivian Baker

Make_up_department | Bombshell

Vivian Baker is known for her work on Bombshell (2019), Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Self/less (2015).

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Bombshell (2019)

41. Steven Bognar

Producer | American Factory

Steven Bognar is a producer and director, known for American Factory (2019), A Lion in the House (2006) and Picture Day (2000).

Best Documentary Feature: American Factory (2019)

42. Bong Joon Ho

Writer | Okja

Bong Joon Ho was born on September 14, 1969 in Daegu, South Korea. He is a writer and director, known for Okja (2017), Snowpiercer (2013) and Memories of Murder (2003).

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Gisaengchung (2019) Best Achievement in Directing: Gisaengchung (2019) Best Original Screenplay: Gisaengchung (2019)

43. Mark Bridges

Costume_designer | The Artist

Mark Bridges was born in Niagara Falls, New York, USA. He is known for his work on The Artist (2011), Phantom Thread (2017) and Inherent Vice (2014).

Best Achievement in Costume Design: Joker (2019)

44. Andrew Buckland

Editor | Ford v Ferrari

Andrew Buckland is known for his work on Ford v Ferrari (2019), The Girl on the Train (2016) and Get on Up (2014).

Best Achievement in Film Editing: Ford v Ferrari (2019)

45. Greg Butler

Visual_effects | 1917

Greg Butler is known for his work on 1917 (2019), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011) and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: 1917 (2019)

46. Taika Waititi

Writer | What We Do in the Shadows

Taika Waititi, also known as Taika Cohen, hails from the Raukokore region of the East Coast of New Zealand, and is the son of Robin (Cohen), a teacher, and Taika Waiti, an artist and farmer. His father is Maori (Te-Whanau-a-Apanui), and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish, Scottish, and ...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Jojo Rabbit (2019) Best Adapted Screenplay: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

47. Bradley Cooper

Actor | A Star Is Born

Bradley Charles Cooper was born on January 5, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. His mother, Gloria (Campano), is of Italian descent, and worked for a local NBC station. His father, Charles John Cooper, who was of Irish descent, was a stockbroker. Immediately after Bradley graduated from the ...

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Joker (2019)

48. Dean DeBlois

Writer | How to Train Your Dragon

Dean DeBlois is a Canadian writer, director, and producer known best for having co-written and co-directed Disney's Lilo & Stitch (2002) and Dreamworks' How to Train Your Dragon (2010), both Oscar nominated. While working as an assistant animator and layout artist for Hinton Animation Studios ...

49. Dan DeLeeuw

Visual_effects | Avengers: Endgame

Dan DeLeeuw is known for his work on Avengers: Endgame (2019), Avengers: Infinity War (2018) and Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

50. Naomi Donne

Make_up_department | Overlord

Naomi Donne was born in 1956. She is known for her work on Overlord (2018), Skyfall (2012) and The Royal Tenenbaums (2001).

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: 1917 (2019)

51. Marc Du Pontavice

Producer | J'ai perdu mon corps

Marc Du Pontavice is a producer and production manager, known for I Lost My Body (2019), Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010) and Oggy and the Cockroaches (1997).

Best Animated Feature Film: J'ai perdu mon corps (2019)

52. Jacqueline Durran

Costume_designer | Anna Karenina

Jacqueline Durran is known for her work on Anna Karenina (2012), Little Women (2019) and Atonement (2007).

Best Achievement in Costume Design: Little Women (2019)

54. Russell Earl

Visual_effects | Avengers: Endgame

Russell Earl is known for his work on Avengers: Endgame (2019), Transformers (2007) and Avengers: Infinity War (2018).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: Avengers: Endgame (2019)

55. Dennis Gassner

Production_designer | Blade Runner 2049

Dennis Gassner was born on October 22, 1948 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is known for his work on Blade Runner 2049 (2017), 1917 (2019) and Skyfall (2012).

Best Achievement in Production Design: 1917 (2019)

56. Kay Georgiou

Make_up_department | Joker

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Joker (2019)

57. David Giammarco

Sound_department | Ford v Ferrari

One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Ford v Ferrari (2019)

58. Paul Gooch

Make_up_department | Sleepy Hollow

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019)

59. Regina Graves

Set_decorator | The Irishman

Regina Graves is known for her work on The Irishman (2019), Blue Jasmine (2013) and Café Society (2016). She has been married to John Villa since May 21, 1995. They have two children.

Best Achievement in Production Design: The Irishman (2019)

Best Achievement in Film Editing: Joker (2019)

61. Nancy Haigh

Set_decorator | Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood

Nancy Haigh is known for her work on Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019), Barton Fink (1991) and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018).

Best Achievement in Production Design: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

62. John Haptas

Sound_department | Dune

Best Documentary Short Subject: Life Overtakes Me (2019)

63. Pippa Harris

Producer | 1917

Pippa Harris was born as Philippa Jill Olivier Harris. She is known for her work on 1917 (2019), Call the Midwife (2012) and Revolutionary Road (2008).

Best Motion Picture of the Year: 1917 (2019)

64. Pablo Helman

Visual_effects | The Irishman

Pablo Helman was born on July 5, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is known for his work on The Irishman (2019), War of the Worlds (2005) and Independence Day (1996).

Best Achievement in Visual Effects: The Irishman (2019)

65. David Heyman

Producer | Gravity

David Heyman was born on July 26, 1961 in London, England as David Jonathan Heyman. He is a producer, known for Gravity (2013), Marriage Story (2019) and Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019). He is married to Rose Batstone Uniacke. They have one child.

Best Motion Picture of the Year: Marriage Story (2019) Best Motion Picture of the Year: Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019)

66. Scarlett Johansson

Actress | Her

Scarlett Johansson was born in New York City. Her mother, Melanie Sloan, is from a Jewish family from the Bronx, and her father, Karsten Johansson, is a Danish-born architect, from Copenhagen. She has a sister, Vanessa Johansson, who is also an actress, a brother, Adrian, a twin brother, Hunter ...

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Marriage Story (2019) Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role: Jojo Rabbit (2019)

67. Rian Johnson

Director | Knives Out

Rian Johnson was born in Maryland and at a young age his family moved to San Clemente, California, where he was raised. After graduating from high school, he went on to attend the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. His first feature film, Brick (2005), was released in 2005 ...

Best Original Screenplay: Knives Out (2019)

68. Tom Johnson

Sound_department | Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Tom Johnson is known for his work on Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Children of Men (2006) and Titanic (1997).

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing: Ad Astra (2019)

69. Nicki Ledermann

Make_up_department | Joker

Nicki Ledermann was born on January 8, 1968 in Germany. She is known for her work on Joker (2019), The Irishman (2019) and The Greatest Showman (2017). She has been married to Alan Taylor since 2004. They have three children.

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling: Joker (2019)

70. Robert Legato

Visual_effects | Titanic

Robert Legato was born on May 6, 1956 as Robert M. Legato. He is known for his work on Titanic (1997), Apollo 13 (1995) and Hugo (2011).



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