Oscars 2019 Nominees
The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are officially in, with critical darling ‘The Favourite’ and Netflix drama ‘Roma’ leading the charge with ten nominations each. ‘The Favourite’ garnered recognition in categories such as best actress for lead Olivia Colman, plus supporting actress noms for co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.
The comedy/drama period piece will also vie for the coveted best picture award and additional nominations for best cinematography, best editing, best director, best costume design, best production design, and best original screenplay. ‘Roma,’ meanwhile, is up for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Sound Mixing, Best Sound Editing, Best Foreign Language Film, Best Production Design, Best Cinematography, and Best Original Screenplay.
The Netflix original is the first best picture nominee for which there are no box office grosses. ‘Vice’ and ‘A Star is Born’ followed closely behind with 8 nominations apiece including for Best Picture, Best Actress for Lady Gaga and Best Actor for Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper. Sam Rockwell also picked up the nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role as George W. Bush in ‘Vice.’ Meanwhile, Adam McKay was nominated for best original screenplay and “Shallow” from ‘A Star is Born’ is up for
and Viggo Mortensen (‘Green Book’).
Additionally – and proving that 2018 was truly a year of stellar documentary making – the docs that could walk away with the trophy are ‘Free Solo,’ ‘Hale County This Morning, This Evening,’ ‘Minding the Gap,’ ‘Of Fathers and Sons’ and ‘RBG.’ And up for perhaps the most prestigious award of the night – Best Picture – will be ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ ‘Green Book,’ ‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Vice’ and awards frontrunners ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma.’
The nominations were announced this morning by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani and the award show itself will take place at LA’s Dolby Theater on February 24th at 8 pm eastern. See Full List Here