2019 Oscar Nominations

This year’s Oscar nomination are out! Tuesday morning at the crack of dawn in Hollywood the coveted and long awaited lists were shared with press and a live online audience. See the video below of the announcements. The Oscars are foregoing a host this year, so the presentation was done by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

There were, as always, a few surprises and snubs. The competition for Best Picture is not locked for any film which could make this a very exciting show. Roma is nominated for both Best Picture and Best Foreign Language film. So, we will see if the Academy feels the film is worthy of both prizes. Further, Black Panther was nominated for Best Picture making it the first superhero film to join this race. Although Infinity War was, in some ways, better and more representative of the decade-long MCU story line, it’s the King of Wakanda who has the world’s attention at the Oscars.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper were given nods for A Star is Born in acting categories and the film received a Best Picture nod. Yet, Bradley Cooper was snubbed for Best Director. Truth be told, Glen Close has won more awards than Gaga already for The Wife. Meanwhile, Olivia Colman has been paralleling Close with the Best Actress in a Comedy wins at multiple shows. Christian Bale seems to be a lock for Best Actor for Vice. Co-star Amy Adams may win for Vice as well which would give her a first win following six previous Oscar nominations.

The most notable snub goes to Crazy Rich Asians. More likely excluded because it is too rom-com, it was a big hit and was very well-received by critics. Crazy Rich Asians was also appreciated for its fully Asian cast with a stellar performance from Michelle Yeoh. Yet, they are no where to be seen. A nod for adapted screenplay, costumes, or production design could have brought the film to the show without inclusion for higher awards. But, alas not. Their best shot at industry recognition is the Best Ensemble from the SAG awards.

Another snub went to If Beale Street Could Talk with only nods for Regina King for Best Supporting Actress Barry Jenkins for Best Adapted Screenplay with many thinking this would be in the Best Picture race as well. With ten possible Best Picture nominations and only eight selections, it is curious that these two films are more than eligible and worthy of this recognition, but were, in fact, snubbed.

Check out the list below for all the nominees. Be sure to watch the Oscars on ABC on February 24th!

BEST PICTURE

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”
“Vice”

DIRECTOR

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

“Capernaum”
“Cold War”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“RBG”

ORIGINAL SONG

“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”
“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

ORIGINAL SCORE

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

“First Reformed”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“The Favourite”
“Vice”

PRODUCTION DESIGN

“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“First Man”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Roma”

COSTUME DESIGN

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mary Queen of Scots”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”

SOUND EDITING

“A Quiet Place”
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”

SOUND MIXING

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”
“Weekends”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Marguerite”
“Mother”
“Skin”

VISUAL EFFECTS

“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

FILM EDITING

“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Green Book”
“The Favourite”
“Vice”

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