The Favourite and Roma lead 2019 Oscar nominations


The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards with 10 each.

The period comedy-drama, about two cousins vying to be Queen Anne’s favourite, landed nominations on Tuesday (22Jan19) for categories including Best Picture, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos plus a host of technical categories such as Best Costume Design.

It was joint top with Mexican film Roma, which was nominated in both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film categories, while its stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira were surprise additions in the leading and supporting actress categories. Its director Alfonso Cuaron achieved a major haul of his own, with nods for directing, screenplay, and cinematography.

The other nominees for Best Picture are BlacKkKlansman, A Star Is Born, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Black Panther, the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture. Christian Bale was recognised for his depiction of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, and the other Best Actor nominees are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), and Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate).

Lady Gaga achieved her first acting Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born, as well as a second for Best Original Song, and her, Colman and Aparicio will compete against Glenn Close for The Wife and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Best Actress.

The other nominees for the Best Supporting Actress prize include Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Amy Adams (Vice), while the male equivalent is a competition between Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).

The nominations were announced by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on 24 February (19) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is currently without a host after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down after receiving backlash over old controversial tweets.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:
A Star Is Born
The Favourite
Green Book
Bohemian Rhapsody
Black Panther

Best Actor:
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Christian Bale – Vice
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Best Actress:
Glenn Close – The Wife
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Best Supporting Actress:
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
Amy Adams – Vice
Marina De Tavira – Roma

Best Supporting Actor:
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Sam Elliott – A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Adam Driver- BlacKkKlansman
Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Adam McKay – Vice

Best Original Screenplay:
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara – The Favourite
Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – Green Book
Adam McKay – Vice
Paul Schrader – First Reformed

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

Original Score:
Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat

Original Song:
Shallow – A Star is Born
All the Stars – Black Panther
I’ll Fight – RBG
The Place Where Lost Things Go – Mary Poppins Returns
When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings – The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

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

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

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

Never Look Away – Caleb Deschanel
Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
Cold War – Lukasz Zal
A Star is Born – Matty Libatique
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan

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

Costume Design:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

Production Design:
Black Panther – Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart
The Favourite – Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton
Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre and Gordon Sim
First Man – Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas
Roma – Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

Make-up and Hairstyling:
Mary Queen of Scots

Film Editing:
BlacKkKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Green Book – Patrick J. Don Vito
Vice – Hank Corwin

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

Sound Mixing:
Black Panther
A Star is Born
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man

Animated Short Film:
Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Live-action Short Film:

Documentary Short Subject:
Black Sheep
A Night At the Garden
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