'Black Panther' lands Best Picture nom; 'The Favourite', 'Roma' lead Oscars

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  • Wednesday, 23 Jan 2019

Oscars 2019 nominations

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

Though many expected A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the academy instead put its fullest support behind a pair of smaller films by international directors.

With Roma, Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought. Cuaron tied the record for most decorated Oscar nominee ever for one film with four nods for his black-and-white, memory-drenched masterpiece. The Mexican-born director earned nods for direction, cinematography, original screenplay and best picture. Only Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) and Warren Beatty (Reds, Heaven Can Wait) have landed four.


Lanthimos’ period romp The Favourite resounded most in the acting categories thanks to its trio of actresses: Olivia Colman in the best actress category, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in supporting.

Along with Roma and The Favourite, the nominees for best picture are: A Star Is Born, Green Book, Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody and Vice.

Marvel also joined the club with Black Panther, the first superhero movie ever nominated for best picture. Despite the overwhelming popularity of comic book movies, they had previously been shunned from Hollywood’s top honour, to the consternation of some industry insiders. After The Dark Knight was snubbed, the academy expanded the best picture category from five to up to 10 nominees.

Black Panther

Spike Lee was nominated for his first directing Oscar 30 years after a writing nod for 1989′s Do The Right Thing. Notably left out of the category was Bradley Cooper, whose A Star Is Born landed eight nominations, including best actress for Lady Gaga, but was overlooked for Cooper’s direction. The other nominees were Lanthimos, Cuaron, Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) and Adam McKay (Vice).

The nominees for best actor are Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale (Vice), Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Viggo Mortensen (Green Book).

Up for best actress are Yalitza Aparicio (Roma), Glenn Close (The Wife), Olivia Colman (The Favourite), Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?). – AP

List of 2019 Academy Awards nominations

Best picture

Best director

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

Best actor

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

Best actress

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

Mahershala Ali won Best Actor in a Supporting Role in any Motion Picture for The Green Book. Photo: Filepic
Mahershala Ali in Green Book.

Best supporting actor

  • Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
  • Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
  • Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
  • Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)
  • Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best supporting actress

  • Emma Stone (The Favourite)
  • Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
  • Amy Adams (Vice)
  • Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)
  • Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Best adapted screenplay

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

Best original screenplay

  • Green Book
  • The Favourite
  • Roma
  • Vice
  • First Reformed

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

Best animated feature

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

Best animated short film

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bad
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best live action short film

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Best documentary

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

Best documentary short subject

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

Best foreign language film

  • Roma (Mexico)
  • Cold War (Poland)
  • Shoplifters (Japan)
  • Capernaum (Lebanon)
  • Never Look Away (Germany)

Best Original Song:

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

Best Original Score:

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

Best Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

Best Sound Editing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

First Man

Best Sound Mixing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Best Visual effects

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

Best Makeup and hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Costume design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scriggs
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Best Production design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Best Cinematography

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


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