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Midday Movies: Oscar 2020 Predictions

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene...

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Above: This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from "Joker." On Monday, Jan. 13, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture.

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The 92nd Academy Awards take place Sunday. KPBS Cinema Junkie Beth Accomando and Moviewallas’ Yazdi Pithavala discuss the nominations and possible winners.

Aired: February 7, 2020 | Transcript

The 92nd Academy Awards take place Sunday.

Among this year's nominees is the DC Comics-inspired "Joker" with 11 nominations, including for Best Motion Picture. Trailing "Joker" is Martin Scorsese's "The Irishman," Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" and Sam Mendes "1917" with 10 nominations each. South Korean film "Parasite" also nabbed six nominations.

KPBS film critic Beth Accomando, who just gave out her Cinema Junkie Awards and Moviewallas’ Yazdi Pithavala joined Midday Edition on Friday to discuss the nominations and possible winners.

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