The Irishman fails to win a single award at the Oscars - despite 10 nominations
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The Irishman fails to win a single award at the Oscars - despite 10 nominations

MARTIN SCORSESE'S The Irishman received perhaps the most surprising snub of the 92nd Academy Awards.

The blockbuster, which was expected by many to have a rather successful night, ended up coming up short and failing to win a single award, despite being nominated in 10 different categories.

The modern-epic received nominations for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Cinematography and even received two nods for Best Supporting Actor, among others, but failed to make the grade.

South Korean director Bong Joon-ho poses with the Oscar for Best Screenplay for "Parasite" as he attends the 2020 Vanity Fair Oscar party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 09, 2020 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by George Pimentel/Getty Images)
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Instead, the film was pipped to the post on the night by other works including Parasite, 1917 and Once Upon A Time In Hollywood.

The Irishman was up for:

  • Best Picture
  • Best Supporting Actor (Al Pacino, Robert De Niro)
  • Best Director
  • Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Best Cinematography
  • Best Visual Effects
  • Best Costume Design
  • Best Production Design
  • Best Film Editing

Joe Pesci and Al Pacino were both denied Best Supporting Actor by Brad Pitt who won the award for his role in Quintin Tarantino's Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, while Martin Scorsese was snubbed for Best Director in favour of Parasite's Bong Joon-Ho.

HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 09: Brad Pitt accepts the Actor in a Supporting Role award for 'Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood' onstage during the 92nd Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre on February 09, 2020 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

The South Korean thriller Parasite ended up as the biggest winner on the night, becoming the very first foreign film to win Best Picture.

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It also landed the award for Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and - somewhat controversially - Best International Feature Film.

To see the full list of Oscar winners, click here.