Oscar nominees emerge as awards row rages over female snubs

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The Oscar nominations will Monday reveal which stars and movies have a shot at Hollywood’s ultimate prize, as the industry nervously awaits the number of women and minorities selected.

The pre-dawn Academy Award announcement caps months of ceaseless campaigning by A-listers and studios, with only the chosen few progressing to next month’s show-stopper.

Favourites for best picture include Quentin Tarantino’s 1960s Tinseltown homage “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” and Sam Mendes’s World War I odyssey “1917.” Both won major honours at the recent Golden Globes.

Martin Scorsese’s crime epic “The Irishman” and South Korean class satire “Parasite” are also expected to feature. Up to 10 films can be nominated for the top prize.

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