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Photo: Dean Treml/AFP via Getty Images

"Joker" led the way among Academy Award nominees on Monday, nabbing 11 nods, including Best Picture.

The big picture: The awards ceremony — like last year's — is set to be a showdown between traditional Hollywood studios and new streaming giants. Netflix's "The Irishman" and "Marriage Story" both got a nomination for Best Picture and nabbed a number of top acting nominations as well.

  • Seven of the 20 acting nominations went to Netflix films — including three of the slots for Best Supporting Actor.

Of note: After 2016's #OscarsSoWhite controversy, the nominations for top categories still lack diversity — with only one acting nomination slot going to a black actor or actress (Cynthia Erivo for "Harriet").

  • The slate for directing is all men. Only five women have ever been nominated for the prize — with only one win.
The nominees

Best Picture:

  • "1917"
  • "Ford v Ferrari"
  • "The Irishman"
  • "Jojo Rabbit"
  • "Joker"
  • "Little Women"
  • "Marriage Story"
  • "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood"
  • "Parasite"

Best Director:

  • Bong Joon Ho ("Parasite")
  • Sam Mendes ("1917")
  • Todd Phillips ("Joker")
  • Martin Scorsese ("The Irishman")
  • Quentin Tarantino ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood")

Best Actor:

  • Antonio Banderas ("Pain and Glory")
  • Leonardo DiCaprio ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood")
  • Adam Driver ("Marriage Story")
  • Joaquin Phoenix ("Joker")
  • Jonathan Pryce ("The Two Popes")

Best Actress:

  • Cynthia Erivo ("Harriet")
  • Scarlett Johansson ("Marriage Story")
  • Saoirse Ronan ("Little Women")
  • Charlize Theron ("Bombshell")
  • Renée Zellweger ("Judy")

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Tom Hanks ("A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood")
  • Anthony Hopkins ("The Two Popes")
  • Al Pacino ("The Irishman")
  • Joe Pesci ("The Irishman")
  • Brad Pitt ("Once Upon a Time in Hollywood")

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Kathy Bates ("Richard Jewell")
  • Laura Dern ("Marriage Story")
  • Scarlett Johansson ("Jojo Rabbit")
  • Florence Pugh ("Little Women")
  • Margot Robbie ("Bombshell") 

Go deeper: The full list of nominees, via Oscar.com

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Venezuela suspends talks with opposition after Maduro ally extradited to U.S.

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela, in June. Photo: Gaby Oraa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

A key ally of Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro was extradited from Cape Verde to the U.S. Saturday to face money laundering charges in Florida, Bloomberg first reported.

Why it matters: Venezuela's government called off negotiations with opposition officials that were scheduled for Sunday in Mexico in response to the extradition of Alex Saab, a Colombian businessman and financial fixer for Maduro.

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5 times as many police officers have died from COVID as from guns since pandemic began

Photo: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

COVID-19 is the leading cause of death for police officers even though members of law enforcement were among the first to be eligible to receive the vaccine, CNN reports, citing data from the Officer Down Memorial Page.

Why it matters: Nearly 476 police officers have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic started, compared to the 93 deaths as a result of gunfire in the same time period, according to ODMP and CNN.

Virginia energy giant quietly boosts McAuliffe

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe speaks during a campaign rally on Oct. 15 in Henrico, Virginia. Photo: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Virginia Democrat Terry McAuliffe has sworn off money from the Richmond company Dominion Energy. But the utility has found more subtle ways to back McAuliffe's gubernatorial bid, records show.

Driving the news: Dominion's political action committee has donated $200,000 to a murky political group called Accountability Virginia PAC, a group with ties to prominent Democrats that's been running ads attacking Republican candidate Glenn Youngkin from the right.

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