Most nominations are based off of name value, anyway, so the longer you've been around, the higher the chance of you getting nominated because of how established you are. It's why Anthony Hopkins is nominated for basically just existing while being filmed during the Two Popes, or Kathy Bates is nominated for one of the biggest wankfests Eastwood has directed in a while.
I loved Marriage Story, the Irishman and Little Women, but getting two nominations each seems excessive when there's a billion other acting credits out there. Out of the twenty acting nominations available, there are only 13 movies, so almost half of them are from the same movies. Ali Wong, Park So-dam, Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Taylor Russell, Awkwafina, Jimmie Fails, Eddie Murphy, Kelvin Harrison Jr, I dunno, just felt like they didn't have to give Leo or Pacino another nomination.
Due to Oscar nominations leading to more work for actors, I feel like it shouldn't just be a small select group of people that seem to be nominated frequently off the back of stronger performances from previous years, getting nominated for less stellar work they do in the current year.
And the directing and best film category, massive eurgh. It's like the Academy Awards are only for old white men.