ATLANTA — Nominations for Hollywood’s biggest prize were announced Monday morning and several movies shot in Georgia were among them, including one nominated for best picture.
Todd Phillips’ much-debated supervillain origin story and R-rated box-office smash “Joker” topped all films with 11 Academy Awards nominations, while Martin Scorsese’s elegiac crime epic “The Irishman,” Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Los Angeles fairy tale “Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood” and Sam Mendes’ World War I tale “1917” all trailed close behind with 10 nods apiece.
Those four were among the nine films nominated for best picture, in nominations announced Monday for the 92nd Academy Awards. The others were: “Parasite,” “Little Women,” “Marriage Story,” “Jojo Rabbit” and “Ford v Ferrari.”
“Ford v Ferrari” tells the story of car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles, who battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford and challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
Part of the movie was filmed in Savannah, where they did a recreation of the famous French racetrack Circuit de la Sarthe.
“Ford v Ferrari” came away with four nominations Monday, including best picture, achievement in film editing, achievement in sound mixing and achievement in sound editing.
Kathy Bates got a nod for best supporting actress for her role in “Richard Jewell,” which tells the story of one of Atlanta’s darkest days when a bomb went off in Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Summer Olympic games.
Bates played Bobi Jewell, Richard Jewell’s mother, who never gave up on her son as he worked to clear his name as the main suspect in the case.
The ending to the superhero saga of the Avengers, “Avengers: Endgame,” brought home a nomination for best visual effects.
The movie filmed in several locations across metro Atlanta. Much of it was filmed at Pinewood Atlanta Studios in Peachtree City. The Avengers’ Headquarters interiors and exteriors were also shot in Peachtree City, at SANY America.
Additional filming was done in The Gulch in downtown Atlanta, near the Five Points MARTA station and in Piedmont Park.
This year's awards show will go without a host for the second straight year. The Oscars will be televised in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
Don’t miss the 92nd Academy Awards on Feb. 9, LIVE from Los Angeles on Channel 2.
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