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‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ Leads the 2019 Oscars With 10 Nominations

‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ Leads the 2019 Oscars With 10 Nominations

History was made this morning as the nominees were announced for the 91st Academy Awards. Black Panther became the first superhero movie ever named in the Best Picture category, for one major achievement. The Marvel Cinematic Universe installment also received recognition for its costumes, production design, sound editing, sound design, score and the original song “All the Stars.” Production designer Hannah Beachler is the first African American ever to be recognized in her category. Marvel also earned a nod for Avengers: Infinity War in the Best Visual Effects category.

Roma, which tied with The Favourite for most nominations this year with 10, is another big deal, earning a first Best Picture nod for Netflix. The semi-autobiographical Mexican feature was also nominated for Best Foreign-Language Film, while actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira were honored in lead and supporting categories, respectively. De Tavira’s nomination was one of the big surprises of the morning, while Aparicio’s recognition is especially notable for this being her film acting debut. The movie also has a distinction for being the first Best Picture nominee ever with no reported box office gross (Netflix doesn’t bother with that).

Meanwhile, Roma director Alfonso Cuarón has tied the record for most nominations by a single person for a single film, personally named for four categories, including Best Director, Best Original Screenplay and Best Cinematography. He would have broken the record if the film was also up for Best Editing as expected. His producing partner, Gabriela Rodriguez, is the first Hispanic woman nominated for Best Picture.

Other firsts this year include Spike Lee being nominated for Best Director and Best Picture for BlacKkKlansman. He had been recognized in the past in other categories and even received an honorary Oscar in 2016, but surprisingly he had never been named for the directing award before, and none of his movies had ever been up for the top honor, either. Lee additionally received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination as one of the four credited writers on the movie.

Speaking of the Best Director category, this is the first year where two of the nominees’ films are up for the Best Foreign-Language Oscar, with Cold War helmer Pawel Pawlikowski joining Cuarón for that distinction. Meanwhile, Paul Schrader, writer of a number of Martin Scorsese films, scored his first ever nod at age 72 for the original screenplay for his own movie, First Reformed. Also surprisingly honored with a nomination for his first time ever is 74-year-old actor Sam Elliott, who is recognized for his supporting performance in A Star is Born.

Certainly some of this morning’s surprises also came in the form of snubs, or excluded movies and artists and performers. Mary Poppins Returns failed to get a nomination for Best Picture, and star Emily Blunt wasn’t nominated for Best Actress, either. Timothée Chalamet was shut out of the Best Supporting Actor race for his acclaimed performance in Beautiful Boy, while Claire Foy not receiving a Best Supporting Actress nod for First Man was quite unexpected. The score for First Man was also shockingly ignored considering all the accolades and honors it has already received.

The Academy also overlooked the top-grossing documentary of the year, the Mr. Rogers biographical film Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, which had been thought a frontrunner for the Oscar in that category. Other hopefuls who missed the cut include Bradley Cooper for Best Director for A Star is Born, his feature debut behind the camera, and complete no shows Eighth Grade and Sorry to Bother You, both of which many predicted could at least receive a nod for Best Original Screenplay.

See the full list of nominees below.

 

BEST PICTURE

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

 

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 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 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 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 DIRECTOR

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

 

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen and Ethan Coen
BlacKkKlansman, Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott
Can You Ever Forgive Me?, Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins
A Star is Born, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters and Eric Roth

 

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

The Favourite, Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed, Paul Schrader

Green Book, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga
Roma, Alfonso Cuarón
Vice, Adam McKay
 

ORIGINAL SCORE

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

 

ORIGINAL SONG

“All the Stars,” Black Panther
“I’ll Fight,” RBG
“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

 

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
Roma
A Star is Born

 

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

 

VISUAL EFFECTS

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

 

FILM EDITING

BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice

 

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

 

SOUND EDITING

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

 

SOUND MIXING

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born

 

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

Capernaum, Lebanon

Cold War, Poland
Never Look Away, Germany
Roma, Mexico
Shoplifters, Japan

 

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

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

 

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

 

LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM

Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite
Mother
Skin

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

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

 

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

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

RBG

 

Watch the 91st Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24.

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