Los Angeles (dpa) - With eleven nominations, the film “Joker” is a big favorite in this year's Oscar race. The dark comic thriller by director Todd Phillips has chances for awards in the categories for best film, for director and leading actor Joaquin Phoenix.

There were ten nominations for "The Irishman", "1917" and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". These films are also nominated for the best film in the main category.

In addition, the directors of these works have chances of receiving a director's Oscar: Todd Phillips ("Joker"), Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman"), Sam Mendes ("1917") and Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood") , The Oscar Academy announced on Monday.

Brad Pitt and Laura Dern have chances of winning the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor. Pitt was nominated for his role as a stuntman in Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood", Dern for her appearance as a divorce lawyer in "Marriage Story". In the men's team, Pitt competes with Al Pacino and Joe Pesci from "The Irishman". The five contenders in the women's team also include Scarlett Johansson (“Jojo Rabbit”) and Margot Robbie (“Bombshell”).

The German co-production “The Cave” (German title “Die Höhle”) has chances of winning an Oscar for best documentary. The work of Syrian-born director Feras Fayyad (“The Last Men of Aleppo”) is among the five contenders for the award.

At the Golden Globes, the war film "1917" by Sam Mendes was recently awarded as the best film drama and Quentin Tarantino's "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" as the best comedy.

This time, no German work is nominated for the best non-English-language film. The drama "System Sprenger" by Nora Fingscheidt had already been left in the middle of December during the pre-selection. The Oscars will be awarded for the 92nd time on February 9th.