Academy Awards 2019: Nominations

The 91st Academy Award nominations are out,  and there is - finally - good diversity within the choices

Academy Awards 2019: Nominations

The nominations for the currently still host-less Academy Awards came out on 22 January, and there is a lot to be excited about!

At the top of the lists with 10 nominations each is both The Favourite, starring Olivia Colman (who is on a hot streak following her Golden Globe win earlier this month), and Roma, the Netflix exclusive film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, depicting his upbringing in Mexico City. 

Vice, starring Christian Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney has eight nominations, as does Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born. Black Panther has a historic seven, and BlacKkKlansman comes in with six. 

The nominations appear to be pleasing people on the internet, although it is still too late for 2019 to be a drama-free year for the Academy Awards, following Kevin Hart stepping down as host after historic tweets surfaced. 

Best picture

  • BlacKkKlansman

  • Black Panther

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

  • The Favourite

  • Green Book

  • Roma

  • A Star Is Born

  • Vice

Best actor

  • Christian Bale - Vice

  • Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born

  • Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate

  • Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

  • Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Best actress

  • Yalitza Aparicio - Roma

  • Glenn Close - The Wife

  • Olivia Colman - The Favourite

  • Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

  • Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best supporting actor

  • Mahershala Ali - Green Book

  • Adam Driver - BlacKkKlansman

  • Sam Elliott - A Star Is Born

  • Richard E Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • Sam Rockwell - Vice

Best supporting actress

  • Amy Adams - Vice

  • Marina de Tavira - Roma

  • Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk

  • Emma Stone - The Favourite

  • Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Best director

  • Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

  • Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite

  • Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman

  • Adam McKay - Vice

  • Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War

Best adapted screenplay

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

  • BlacKkKlansman

  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?

  • If Beale Street Could Talk

  • A Star Is Born

Best original screenplay

  • The Favourite

  • First Reformed

  • Green Book

  • Roma

  • Vice

Best foreign language film

  • Capernaum - Lebanon

  • Cold War - Poland

  • Never Look Away - Germany

  • Roma - Mexico

  • Shoplifters - Japan

Best original song

  • All The Stars - Black Panther

  • I'll Fight - RGB

  • The Place Where Lost Things Go - Mary Poppins Returns

  • Shallow - A Star Is Born

  • When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best original score

  • BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard

  • Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson

  • If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell

  • Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat

  • Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Best animated feature

  • Incredibles 2

  • Isle of Dogs

  • Mirai

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet

  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best documentary feature

  • Free Solo

  • Hale County This Morning, This Evening

  • Minding the Gap

  • Of Fathers and Sons

  • RBG

Best cinematography

  • Cold War

  • The Favourite

  • Never Look Away

  • Roma

  • A Star Is Born

Best costume design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Mary Zophres

  • Black Panther - Ruth E. Carter

  • The Favourite - Sandy Powell

  • Mary Poppins Returns - Sandy Powell

  • Mary Queen of Scots - Alexandra Byrne)

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Border

  • Mary Queen of Scots

  • Vice

Best production design

  • Black Panther

  • The Favourite

  • First Man

  • Mary Poppins Returns

  • Roma

Best visual effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War

  • Christopher Robin

  • First Man

  • Ready Player One

  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best film editing

  • BlacKkKlansman

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

  • The Favourite

  • Green Book

  • Vice

Best sound editing

  • Black Panther

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

  • First Man

  • A Quiet Place

  • Roma

Best sound mixing

  • Black Panther

  • Bohemian Rhapsody

  • First Man

  • Roma

  • A Star Is Born

Best animated short

  • Animal Behaviour

  • Bao

  • Late Afternoon

  • One Small Step

  • Weekends

Best live action short

  • Detainment

  • Fauve

  • Marguerite

  • Mother

  • Skin

Best documentary short

  • Black Sheep

  • End Game

  • Lifeboat

  • A Night at the Garden

  • Period. End of Sentence.

Header Image Credit: Fox Searchlight Pictures (Facebook)


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