Tuesday, January 22, 2019

2019 Academy Award Nominations


by Kam Williams


Spike Lee Lands First Best Director Nomination of Career!

The Favourite and Roma tied for the most Oscar nominations with 10 each, thereby besting Golden Globe Best Picture-winners Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody which only landed 5 apiece. Still, the most surprising news is the love lavished by the Academy on Spike Lee, who was nominated for Best Director for the first time in his 40-year career.

Furthermore, Spike's film, BlacKkKlansman, garnered a half-dozen nominations overall, including the Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Original Score categories. In a banner year for black films, Klansman netted more nods than both Green Book and the critically-acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk, though one less than the popular, comic book adaptation Black Panther. 
 
Since as many as 10 films could have been nominated for Best Picture, it was disappointing that there are only 8, with Crazy Rich Asians, If Beale Street Could Talk and Eighth Grade most notably left out. It's also unfortunate that inspired performances by actresses Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians), Viola Davis (Widows), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) went unrecognized.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 24th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm Pacific on ABC-TV.


Complete List of Oscar Nominees

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



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



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



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 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)



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



Original Screenplay
The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice



Animated Feature Film
Incredibles 2
Isle Of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks The Internet
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse



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



Costume Design
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen Of Scots



Documentary Feature Film
Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding The Gap
Of Fathers And Sons
RBG



Film Editing
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice



Foreign Language Film
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)



Makeup and Hairstyling
Border
Mary Queen Of Scots
Vice



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



Original Song
"When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)
"All The Stars" (Black Panther)
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" (Mary Poppins Returns)
"I'll Fight" (RBG)
"Shallow" (A Star Is Born)



Production Design
Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma



Sound Editing
First Man
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
A Quiet Place
Roma



Sound Mixing
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born



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



Animated Short Film
Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends



Live Action Short Film
Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite
Mother
Skin



Documentary Short Film
Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
A Night At The Garden
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