Beanie level: Loan shark with a heart of gold

Giving back ❤️!

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My neighbor’s keeper:
“A woman mentioned to her neighbor that she was out of work and her elderly neighbor left this on her doorstep”
This elderly lady inspired me to do something for my neighbors.
Yesterday I went to Costco and ended up shopping for 2 other families. One is a family of 4. Both parents has low immune system that I didn’t know about. The other are the sweetest elderly couple in my area. The wife has asthma and the husband is recovering from back surgery. Their children are out of state and they are trying their best to help them.
It was awkward to ask because I’m an introvert but it turned out well :).

Someone out there needs you!

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    Good on you, girl ❤️❤️❤️

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      I think Ike’s like these, we really need to focus more on the positives, on the kindness of others, and consider the kindness that we can extend to others. It’s admittedly a bit of a struggle for me to focus on the positives sometimes, because it’s just my mom and myself at home with each other most of the time (my sister goes back and forth between home with us & her bf’s place…. I know— #whatisphysicaldistencing 🙄🙄😒😒 Yes, I’m unimpressed with my sister, but I’m not going to say anything because she’s a grown a** adult and should have a brain to think for herself and others) and my mom is HEAVILY xenophobic towards China, so once she starts, it doesn’t stop for a while and I have to either sit through her rants or choose to ignore her a lot of times 🥺

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        *it’s time like these

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        Thank you!
        There are so many inspiring act of kindness from all over the world. If we look for the positive we’d find it. I prefer that over news. I don’t know what/who to believe.
        Kindness is contagious.

        My mom still thinks I’m a kid. Every time I walk through the door she yells from her room WASH YOUR HANDS lol.
        I think our mom puts up with us a lot. Maybe we just need to let them vent :).

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    That is really great.

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    That was really sweet of you.

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    thank you so much for being an inspiration to others!!

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Grateful in April:
“A man in Morristown, NJ standing outside the emergency room with this sign. Remember to say thank you to those on the front lines!”

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KANG KYUNG-WHA : S.Korea’s Foreign Minister.
I do admire this woman more than my oppas.
She is one hell of a leading lady and I’m a big fan.
Interview on COVID 19.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgxhVOoScp0
Triple support of her last remark about Asians being verbally abused and physically attacked. It needs to stop and the leaders need to take responsibilities.
Some needs to stop calling COVID 19 the Chinese virus.

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    I watched some of her interviews. Everything she says is articulate (in a second language too!), concise, and cogent. I, too, admire her.

    I also just want to say that the rampant racism directed against Asians in the West is ignorant, reprehensible, and extremely worrying. I’m especially shocked by some of things I’m hearing from the country in which I live. Canadians, it seems, are forgetful of their history – forgetful of the Chinese Exclusion Acts, the internment of Japanese Canadians during WWII, etc. It’s disappointing and scary that Canadians, in a time of exigency, are once again turning against their fellow citizens and once more turning coloured folk into strangers in their own communities.

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    Wow, she’s wonderful.

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    “Try to expand your horizons. Be curious. Do a lot of good reading” 💚💚

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    I’m a long time admirer too!

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    Thank you so much for sharing, @kiara! I enjoyed this very much. I loved what Kang Kyung-wha said about her style of leadership, which she learned from her father and her best bosses. At 09:30, I braced for the inevitable “How do you balance work and personal life” question that is NEVER asked of men. Her answer was brilliant because she answered it directly (My children are grown, my family is more focused on taking care of me now, the balance is 95% work, 5% family on weekends) and followed up brilliantly with the need for family leave and not diminishing women’s careers after they return from leave.

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      You are welcome @tsutsuloo :).

      She is my kind of brain and beauty. If I could be a fraction of her wisdom and humanity I’d feel blessed.

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“A COUPLE’S WORLD” Pilot episode: 6.260%
The first six episodes of JTBC’s upcoming drama “The World of the Married” have been rated R, not because they include sexual or violent scenes but because they were too real, the new series’ producer Mo Wan-il said during the press conference held on Thursday.
“It’s a story about a married couple and the overall setting of the drama couldn’t be dealt with lightly. The ratings weren’t given based on the violence or the sexual elements, but because the actors’ portrayal (of married life) were too realistic that the scenes seemed more tense, grave and sensational,” Mo said.
“We decided to not limit ourselves until episode six and really go head-on with portraying the real emotions.”
Adapted from the smash-hit BBC series “Doctor Foster,” the upcoming show tells the story of how the relationship of a married couple turns into a whirlwind of revenge following the betrayal of one another.
Veteran actress Kim Hee-ae is returning to the small screen in four years as Ji Sun-woo, a doctor who is married to a film director and businessman Lee Tae-oh. Sun-woo finds out that Tae-oh, played by actor Park Hae-joon, has betrayed her and fallen into a dangerous affair.
Kim has previously taken up another lead role in JTBC’s 2010 drama “Secret Affair,” another melodrama featuring Yoo Ah-in as Kim’s much younger lover.
Producer Mo, who also directed JTBC’s hit romance-thriller “Misty” two years ago, said the Korean remake is different from the British original in some aspects.
“While the original is focused more on the main character, in adapting the story for the Korean drama, we wanted to portray a whirlwind of emotions to rage around the main character and the people around her,” Mo said.
This adjustment also led to the different title.
“The focus is not just on the person, but the relationships in which she is involved. Marriage and the married — that’s how the title became ‘The World of the Married,’” he said.
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20200326001013
Let’s get real JTBC style. I’m so happy to see Kim Hee-ae back <3.

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    Is it good, then?

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      I’ve watched the original and I thought it was great! I think this is a perfect series for a Korean remake since it’s already dramatic and no foreign concepts.
      SO far so good.

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    Was so excited to watch this, but it’s not available legally anywhere! 😢

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    I’ve never watched the original but I took a look at this one, just the first episode so far.

    Wow.

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South Korea: Test and trace. Quarantine & disinfect.
So proud of South Korea for being a role model to the world in how to respond and deal with this pandemic.
This gives me hope.
President Moon 👍.

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    Sadly the leaving prime minister made it forbidden to people to get tested volunteerily to save the tests for later in my native country. Like really? Some nurses and doctors start to be exhausted and are having symptoms but you order them to work, because work is the best doctor? I knew most of the politicians there are screwed in their heads but to this point??!

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      Sorry to hear 😟. So much politics over saving human lives.
      The rich first then the poor.

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Thought of the day.

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MULAN: Loyal Brave True by Christina Aguilera.

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Aigoo..what to do during spring break?

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I’m not a dude but that’s still true for a girl. I’ve been told to suck it up a few times.

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    Exactly!

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    Honestly. Ever since I’ve entered the world of adults, it’s been disillusionment. We teach kids to wash their hands before eating and yet no one does. Then they eat pizza or tacos etc with their hands. Then leave the restaurant after maybe just wiping hands with napkins. I don’t get it.

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    I work in a public library so I’m always washing my hands

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    all i see is baby yoda!

    he is been off the charts since corona hit..

    time to go back

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    I wish I can give you more than one upvote for this.

    Allllllllll the upvotes.

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    Which sucks for those of us who have always washed our hands because now WE can’t find soap. 🙄

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MEMORIES by Maroon 5.
Love this song since last year and I’m still not tired of listening to it.

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    Awww, this song was played during my summer job at a blueberry orchard. I don’t keep up with music pop culture, but I fell in love with the vibe this song gave me. I didn’t know what it’s called till now 🙂

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COUPLE’s WORLD -jTBC March 27 Fri/Sat.
Kim Hee-ae and Park Hae-joon.
Couple’s World will be directed by PD Mo Wan-il whose previous projects include Misty (2018) and Beautiful Mind (2016). It is penned by writer Joo Hyun of Revolutionary Love (2017) and My Horrible Boss (2016).

I keep saying that I’m not a fan of melo-dramas but I end up watching a lot of it lol.
I approved of this pairing! It’s good to Kim Hee-ae back.

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PARASITE RECAP BY JAMES GORDON.
“Today people everywhere are pretending like they’ve actually seen that movie..”

I overheard my mom telling her friends that she saw “Parasite” and it deserve to win.
So I asked her when she actually watch it and she said she watched the whole trailer and it was awesome lol.

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    It’s the same with BTS (and the ever growing mainstream-ness of Kpop)…. People act like they have heard their music and know about their artistry when they really don’t 🤦🏻‍♀️

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      I haven’t even gotten a chance to watch it!

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Taika Waititi ❤️, Choi Woo-shik ❤️and Joaquin Phoenix ❤️.
One of my fave pictures from the Oscar.
Look at Joaquin’s hand on Woo-shik’s shoulder 🥰.

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PARASITE at the OSCARS
1st Oscar: Best original screenplay.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4rs-lajXBaA
Diane Keaton did the screaming for me lol.

2nd award: Best International Feature Film
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccDpjdW_O3E

3rd Oscar: Best Director
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftz-BPqCiZU

4th Oscar: Best Picture
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ck-9Wv6D2Ls

I am so so happy! I thought that they should win 4 or 5 out of 6 last week and they won 4 :).
I’m thankful for the previous foreign films like ROMA for paving the way for PARASITE to be the first foreign film to win an OSCAR.
Yay to the Acedamy for voting for PARASITE. That’s awesome to see!
Park Chan-wook you are next.

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    I meant to win Best Picture at the Oscar.

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    And his acceptance speech after the Best Director win was so humble! I love the man!

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      I agree. So humble even with so many people praising him and his work.
      I think that’s part of the reason why the critics and basically everyone who had seen PARASITE were rooting for him and his film to win.

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      exactly… those words, him being so humble, and his tears.. it was like no bug deal but biggest at the same time for him…. his words were the treat to hear.

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        big*

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        Bong Joon-ho has been gracious and humble in every award shows and inerviews he’d done. I can’rt get enough of him lol. IRC Parasite won 50+ awards so far.

        I love how he honored the other directors too. The standing ovation for the great Martin Scorsese was touching and his ugly cry for being honored by Bong made me teared up.
        Quentin Tarantino has been a fan of Bong Joon-ho for a long time. THE HOST and MEMORIES of MURDER are two of his top favorite films.
        I watched them at the Busan film festivals and they were awesome together.

        We need more Bong Joon-ho and Song Kang-ho. Talented and humble.

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          true very true.. such humble big people prove you need not to be all abt pomp and show to get awards and prove urself… you can let uoir work do the talk instead. i love BJH.. now hv to watch all his past movies

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    I was hoping ROMA would win last year, but looking back at it, I’m glad it didn’t.

    If it had won, the impact would not be as significant as this year’s Parasite. The media would have made it about Netflix and its money rather than about a non-English film winning an award. This year, with Parasite, it definitely does feel historic.

    I am so estatic about the 4 wins. My expectation was that it would only won 2. I’m so glad it won more.

    South Korea really knows how to spread their culture. From music, to dramas, to food, to skin care, and now language. With Bong Joon Ho speaking in Korean in this award season, more people will get accustomed to the language. They would say “Ooh, that language is so pleaseing to the ears. Maybe I could learn it.”

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      I was thinking about the impact if ROMA had won too. I wasn’t sure they’d give the Best Picture again to another foreign film. But, it cracked the door wider for future foreign films and gave them a better chance at winning the biggest award.

      2019 was a great year in cinema. The winner could go to any of the nominees and most would be ok with it but PARASITE was the most loved by critics and movie nerds lol. No fan of cinema is going to complain, in fact most were rooting for PARASITE to win all 6 nominations.

      This is my should win pick from last week and they won exactly 4 and all in the same categories.

      “kiara February 1, 2020 at 2:52 PM
      6 Oscar nominations is pretty Amazing for a foreign film.

      I think it should win 4 or 5 out of 6 (best international feature film, best motion picture of the year, best director and best original screenplay) but sadly it’s run by Hollywood and I don’t think they will be that generous.
      I think FORD V FERRARI should win best editing and 1917 is a tough contender for production design although I’d still pick PARASITE.”

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        I’m glad to admit I was wrong about Hollywood. I guess the 1 inch barrier of subtitles didn’t matter :).

        I didn’t want to be too greedy but PARASITE should have won Best Editing and Production design too. The competitions was really tough, the others very good too but still I’d pick PARASITE and I agree with these assessments.
        Film editing:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYrNxZox6nM

        Visual and production
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvO8-925Edc&t=45s

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          am yet to watch the best edit awarded movie but Parasite was great even editing wise…

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            ok so just now checked its Ford vs Ferrari got Editing Oscar.. so its well deserving there too. i watched in theatre and i can still recall those moment of feeling the same emotions as Miles whole he was driving the car in the race. i am so happy it got the award…

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            Yes it was but had a very tough competition so I gave in to FORD v FERRARI lol.

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            My choice was Parasite for production too but I didn’t want to be so greedy because 1917 was awesome and Once Upon a Time was too.
            I thought 1917 was going to win but I’m happy for Once Upon a Time.

            This last year had a lot of great movies. It was so hard to pick and not doubt yourself lol.

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      I think Roma would have won Best Picture last year if it hadn’t been a Neflix film, but now I’m glad it didn’t for the same reasons.

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        Netflix got 2 Oscars this year with Laura Dern winning supporting actress for MARRIAGE STORY and AMERICAN FACTORY for documentary.

        Thanks to “Marriage Story” I’m in love with Adam Driver. He is the only reason why I wanted to watch the last STAR WAR movie and boy did he carry that movie.

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MULAN trailer : Release date March 27 2020.

“I am blessed with 2 daughters” Hua Zhou played by Tzi Ma <3.

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    thx for sharing, I’m feeling emotional now , the bgm broke my heart T_T

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    I know there is much controversies and boycotting regarding this movie, but honestly, this is the first animation to live action Disney movie I’m really looking forward to. It looks awesome.

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      The reaction to this trailer is mostly positive so it will do well regardless. I love this fabulous Chinese cast and I don’t think they’ll let Hollywood mess with their culture.
      Mulan doesn’t cut her hair unlike the animation and I like that.

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    Hi @kiara. It’s been awhile. I hope all is well with you. Sorry I am arriving late to this post.
    Thanks for the reminder. I saw the preview for MULAN on the big screen once awhile back and remember thinking this looks really good but strange with Asian actors speaking English. Then I forgot about it until seeing this post.
    I am a total novice here. I don’t know anything about MULAN- the story, controversies etc.
    I plan on going to see it when it shows up here in NYC.

    O/T. Other than Lee Min-ho’s fushion sageuk THE KING: MONARCH OF ETERNITY I am not aware of another sageuk in production or coming down the line.
    Do you have any information on future sageuks?
    I have taken to referring to last year as “The Great Sageuk Year of 2019”. It was fantastic. I did watch and enjoy QUEEN: LOVE AND WAR.

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      Hi @marcusnyc20 bong-soo.
      It’s so good to see you here. I am well, thank you <3. I hope you are doing doing well too.

      I only read the translated version of the Ballard of Mulan.

      Ballad of Mulan (6th century)
      by Unknown, translated from Chinese by Wikisource

      The "Ballad of Mulan" is a folksong from Northern Dynasties China. It recounts the story of Mulan, a girl who goes to war in place of her father. The pseudo-historical personage of Mulan probably lived in the fifth century, when the Toba, who dominated north China, were engaged in a long war with the Rouran on their northern frontier. It is thought the ballad was collected into an anthology of yuefu in the mid-sixth century, and later popularised during the Tang dynasty.
      Translated by Jack Yuan (2006).

      The sound of one sigh after another,
      As Mulan weaves at the doorway.
      No sound of the loom and shuttle,
      Only that of the girl lamenting.
      Ask her of whom she thinks,
      Ask her for whom she longs.
      "There is no one I think of,
      There is no one I long for.
      Last night I saw the army notice,
      The Khan is calling a great draft –
      A dozen volumes of battle rolls,
      Each one with my father's name.
      My father has no grown-up son,
      And I have no elder brother.
      I'm willing to buy a horse and saddle,
      To go to battle in my father's place."

      She buys a fine steed at the east market;
      A saddle and blanket at the west market;
      A bridle at the south market;
      And a long whip at the north market.
      She takes leave of her parents at dawn,
      To camp beside the Yellow River at dusk.
      No sound of her parents hailing their girl,
      Just the rumbling waters of the Yellow River.
      She leaves the Yellow River at dawn,
      To reach the Black Mountains by dusk.
      No sound of her parents hailing their girl,
      Just the cries of barbarian cavalry in the Yan hills.

      Ten thousand miles she rode in war,
      Crossing passes and mountains as if on a wing.
      On the northern air comes the sentry's gong,
      Cold light shines on her coat of steel.
      The general dead after a hundred battles,
      The warriors return after ten years.

      They return to see the Son of Heaven,
      Who sits in the Hall of Brilliance.
      The rolls of merit spin a dozen times,
      Rewards in the hundreds and thousands.
      The Khan asks her what she desires,
      "I've no need for the post of a gentleman official,
      I ask for the swiftest horse,
      To carry me back to my hometown."

      Her parents hearing their girl returns,
      Out to the suburbs to welcome her back.
      Elder sister hearing her sister returns,
      Adjusts her rouge by the doorway.
      Little brother hearing his sister returns,
      Sharpens his knife for pigs and lamb.
      "I open my east chamber door,
      And sit on my west chamber bed.
      I take off my battle cloak,
      And put on my old-time clothes.
      I adjust my wispy hair at the window sill,
      And apply my bisque makeup by the mirror.
      I step out to see my comrades-in-arms,
      They are all surprised and astounded:
      'We travelled twelve years together,
      Yet didn't realise Mula

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      Yet didn’t realise Mulan was a lady!'”

      The buck bounds here and there,
      Whilst the doe has narrow eyes.
      But when the two rabbits run side by side,
      How can you tell the female from the male?

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      This might be helpful.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxxJ_iFsHqA

      I have no idea if they are going to stick with the ballad or they are following one of the later adaptations.

      It is probably catered for the Chinese audience but this corona virus epidemic is not going to help this movie.

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OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2020 (YAY 6 nominations for PARASITE!)

Achievement in directing nominees:
THE IRISHMAN – Martin Scorsese
JOKER-Todd Phillips
1917-Sam Mendes
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD – Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE-Bong Joon Ho

Achievement in film editing nominees:
FORD V FERRARI-Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
THE IRISHMAN-Thelma Schoonmaker
JOJO RABBIT-Tom Eagles
JOKER-Jeff Groth
PARASITE-Yang Jinmo

Best international feature film of the year nominees:
CORPUS CHRISTI-Poland. Directed by Jan Komasa
HONEYLAND-North Macedonia. Directed by Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevksa
LES MISÉRABLES-France. Directed by Ladj Ly
PAIN AND GLORY-Spain. Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
PARASITE-South Korea. Directed by Bong Joon Ho

Best motion picture of the year nominees:
FORD V FERRARI-Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
THE IRISHMAN-Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
JOJO RABBIT-Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers
JOKER-Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
LITTLE WOMEN-Amy Pascal, Producer
MARRIAGE STORY-Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers
1917-Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD-David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers
PARASITE-Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Achievement in production design nominees:
THE IRISHMAN-Production Design: Bob Shaw. Set Decoration: Regina Graves
JOJO RABBIT-Production Design: Ra Vincent. Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
1917-Production Design: Dennis Gassner. Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD-Production Design: Barbara LingSet Decoration: Nancy Haigh
PARASITE-Production Design: Lee Ha Jun. Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Original screenplay nominees:
KNIVES OUT-Written by Rian Johnson
MARRIAGE STORY-Written by Noah Baumbach
1917-Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
ONCE UPON A TIME…IN HOLLYWOOD-Written by Quentin Tarantino
PARASITE-Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won. Story by Bong Joon Ho

https://oscar.go.com/news/nominations/oscar-nominations-2020-list-nominees-by-category

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