By Kristen Bates 1/23/2019

Courtesy of Creative Commons

It is officially Oscar season as the 2019 Academy Award nominees were announced Tuesday in preparation for the 91st Academy Awards.

Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross revealed the nominees in Los Angeles at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater.

Even without an announced host, the 2019 Oscars is moving forward with strong nominees.

“The Favourite,” a dark comedy directed by Yorgo Lanthimos and written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, and Netflix’s “Roma,” the drama based on director Alfonso Cuarón’s childhood during the 1970s in Mexico City, took the lead in Academy Awards with 10 nominations each – including best picture.

“Roma” is Netflix’s first best picture nominee.

Included in the best picture list is “Vice,” a biopic that stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, which has received eight nominations. Amy Adams, who plays Cheney’s wife, Lynne Cheney, is nominated for best actress while Bale is nominated for best actor. Bale took home a Golden Globe for best actor for his performance in “Vice” prior to being nominated for an Oscar.

Marvel made history with its box office hit “Black Panther” and its best picture nomination– making it the first superhero movie to be nominated in that category. “Black Panther” received a total of seven nominations.  This comes after a controversy when the Academy Awards announced a new “popular film” category but quickly shelved it after severe backlash and accusations that the category was created so that “Black Panther” would not be nominated for best picture.

Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity War” also joins the nominees for visual effects.

“BlacKkKlansman,” a drama directed by Spike Lee, has also been nominated for best picture. The film is based on the true story of Colorado Springs, a black police officer in 1970s who infiltrated the Ku Klux Klan. Flip Zimmerman, played by Adam Driver,  helped Ron Stallworth, played by John David Wahington, infiltrate the KKK by being the white face of Officer Stallworth. Driver is nominated for best supporting actor.

Finishing out the best picture category is “Green Book,” a film directed by Peter Farrelly and based on a true story; “Bohemian Rhapsody,” which stars Rami Malek who is nominated for best actor with his portrayal of Freddie Mercury; and “A Star is Born,” starring Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Gaga is nominated for best actress and original song.


The 91st Academy Awards will be on Sunday, February 24, live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre.


Here is the full list of nominees:


Best Picture

Black Panther

A Star Is Born


The Favourite


Bohemian Rhapsody

Green Book



Best Actress

Glenn Close, “The Wife”

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”

Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”


Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice”

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”


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, “The Green Book”

Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”

Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”

Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Sam Rockwell, “Vice”


Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”

Adam McKay, “Vice”


Best Original Screenplay

First Reformed

Green Book


The Favourite



Best Animated Film

Incredibles 2

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Isle Of Dogs


Best Cinematography

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away


A Star Is Born


Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story


Best Foreign Language Film


Cold War

Never Look Away




Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Minding The Gap

Of Fathers and Sons


Hale County This Morning, This Evening


Best Documentary Short Subject

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”


“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence.”


Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots


Best Makeup and Hairstyling


Mary Queen of Scots



Best Film Editing


Bohemian Rhapsody

Green Book

The Favourite



Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man


A Star Is Born


Best Sound Editing

A Quiet Place

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man



Best Animated Short Film

“Animal Behaviour”


“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”



Best Live Action Short Film







Best Original Score

Black Panther


If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns


Best 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


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