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Lantern a showcase for 2020 Oscar nominees


Above: Scarlett Johansson is a Best Supporting Actress nominee in the multi-nominated film "Jojo Rabbit." 

Turns out the Magic Lantern will open nothing new on Friday. But the theater will continue its lineup of films that are getting Oscar attention.

"A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" features Best Actor nominee Tom Hanks as the late Fred Rogers. Hanks is already a two-time Oscar winner.

"Parasite" has attracted a number of nominations, including Best Director (Bong Joon-Ho), Best Editing, Best International Film, Best Set Design, Best Original Screenplay and Best Picture.

"Harriet" feature Best Actress nominee Cynthia Erivo and Best Original Song ("Stand Up").

"Jojo Rabbit" features Best Supporting Actress nominee Scarlett Johansson, Best Costume Design, Best Film Editing, Best Prudction Design, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture.

The theater's sole non-Oscar nominee is the documentary "Fantastic Funghi," which continues its weeks-long run. The Oscars broadcast is set for 5 p.m. Feb. 9 on ABC.

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