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91st Academy Awards Nominations Announced - Full List for 2018

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January 22, 2019
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Oscar Nominations

The complete list of nominees for the 91st Academy Awards, the most prestigious award in Hollywood, have been announced today (from Oscars.org). The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences revealed the nominees this morning via live broadcast. This has been one of the most controversial and frustrating awards seasons in a long time, with so many great films going unrecognized - but these Oscar nominations are surprisingly solid. There's no need to spend any more time introducing, let's get right into it! This year, The Academy selected a total of eight Best Picture nominees, including: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, and A Star is Born. Rami Malek also got a nod. Without further ado, here's the full list of nominees.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on Sunday, February 24th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood with a live telecast on ABC. This year's ceremony will not have an official host. Here is all the nominations:

PICTURE:
Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

DIRECTOR:
Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron - Roma
Adam McKay - Vice

ACTOR:
Christian Bale - Vice
Bradley Cooper - A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate
Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

ACTRESS:
Yalitza Aparicio - Roma
Glenn Close - The Wife
Oliva Colman - The Favourite
Lady Gaga - A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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

SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Amy Adams - Vice
Marina de Tavira - Roma
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY:
The Favourite - Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
First Reformed - Paul Schrader
Green Book - Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
Vice - Adam McKay

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

ANIMATED FEATURE:
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Mirai
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

CINEMATOGRAPHY:
Cold War - Lukasz Zal
The Favourite - Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away - Caleb Deschanel
Roma - Alfonso Cuaron
A Star is Born - Matthew Libatique

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

DOCUMENTARY SHORT:
Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

ANIMATED SHORT:
Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

LIVE-ACTION SHORT:
Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite
Mother
Skin

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

PRODUCTION DESIGN:
Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

COSTUME DESIGN:
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Mary Zophres
Black Panther - Ruth Carter
The Favourite - Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns - Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots - Alexandra Byrne

MAKE-UP & HAIR:
Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

FILM EDITING:
BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman
The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Green Book - Patrick J. Don Vito
Vice - Hank Corwin

SOUND MIXING:
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born

SOUND EDITING:
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

ORIGINAL SCORE:
Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson
BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppin Returns - Marc Shaiman

ORIGINAL SONG:
"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
"When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Congratulations to all of this year's nominees. The selections this year are a mix of good, and bad. It's not a complete trainwreck, and I'm glad to see both Minding the Gap and The Ballad of Buster Scruggs sneak in. However, there's quite important ones missing: Toni Colette for Hereditary, Justin Hurwitz for the First Man score, anything for You Were Never Really Here, If Beale Street Could Talk for Best Picture. I guess that's just the way it goes. It's also good to see a few - Rami Malek, Melissa McCarthy, and the surprise nomination for the wacky Swedish film Border (which I adore) in the Best Hair & Make-Up category, since this really deserves that nod. Overall I'm not totally satisfied but also not that upset by these nominees, but I'm sure there will be plenty of major discussion/complaints as always. What do you think of all these films?

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Reader Feedback - 30 Comments

1

Black Panther for best picture.. really? I hope Roma wins.

Efterklang on Jan 22, 2019

2

What did you like about Roma? I tried watching it and I was utterly bored.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

3

I felt the same although I watched on Netflix which I didn't want to do as it played in theaters in my city. My coworker and his girlfriend saw it in theaters, and absolutely loved it.

Brandon Cole on Jan 22, 2019

4

I watched it on Netflix too. I'm not confident change of medium would change my opinion though lol....

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

5

That's what I told my coworker lol.

Brandon Cole on Jan 22, 2019

6

Well, I'm glad it wasn't just me that didn't enjoy it! I keep seeing it listed as a lot of folks top picks for the year and I'm like....I don't get it....WHY?!?

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

7

Pretty much everything. Sure, it takes its time, but I like that. Wasn't bored at all. It's a beautiful film in every way.

Efterklang on Jan 22, 2019

8

Alright. Well, it was too slow for me and I cared nothing about the characters. The lead actress was solid though. Glad you got something out of it though. Different strokes...

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

9

I have my issues with Roma... but not enough to knock this nomination. Absolutely beautiful film that will net Cuaron another director oscar and a historical one for cinematography..... even more historical if he wins best picture.

Duane on Jan 22, 2019

10

Throwing Black Panther a bone with a golden globe nom I could understand but this??? No

Jon Odishaw on Jan 22, 2019

11

That's just the Academy trying to be hip. I say why even try and keep it out.

Oblique on Jan 22, 2019

12

There's no denying that Black Panther was one of 2018's best movies even if it was at best pretty standard. It deserved it's nomination, now if it wins is a different story. I'd rather have it nominated for Best Picture than for "Best Popular"; which would just negate any movie that is thrown into that category.

Brandon Cole on Jan 22, 2019

13

Piece of shit movie for 12 year olds, only there coz of black empowerment or some shit.

tancoiu on Jan 22, 2019

14

Even so, it's there because it was one 2018's best movies. Check the accolades.

Brandon Cole on Jan 22, 2019

15

you are right it wont win anything but maybe the technical categories which im actually fine with it winning i guess...its a good movie not great for me but def one of the best marvel films... regardless the nominees this year tell me theres def no reason for that proposed popular category.. just not necessary if they nominate films like bohemian rhapsody, a star is born, black panther spiderverse, incredibles 2... plenty of popular fare there already

Derek NOLA on Jan 22, 2019

16

Sorry, but I absolutely deny that it was one of the year's best. So unbelievably overrated. It was fine, just, fine. But you know, opinions.

grimjob on Jan 22, 2019

17

I preferred Infinity War personally. However, Michael B. Jordan's villain made BP for me. Felt his take on a sympathetic villain ranks up their along side Dr. Freeze/Doc Ock. Everything else seemed pretty paint-by-numbers formulaic aside from the new characters and setting.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

18

Infinity War was miles ahead of BP. Jordan's villain was certainly the most interesting part of the movie, and one of the better superhero villains, although I just had to look up the character's name because I couldn't remember. That's how this whole movie is for me: Fine, but forgettable.

grimjob on Jan 22, 2019

19

Ok Here's the context you may be missing ... BP HAD to be a " feel-good , rollicking fun fest " where the hero wins out and everyone goes home happy ...because they knew the NEXT Movie - A: IW - was not going to be . That being said , the pacing Of that kind of script , plus the fact that every Theatrical release can't be over 2:20 , means the movie felt "rushed " and key details that could have rounded out the narrative are left out ... Like exploring more of Wakanda ;explaining details and terms left vague (like why DID they keep pulling down their lower lips ) more on the other nations , etc ....and also maybe doing something else besides the "hero dies but is revived" schtick , as Underworld :Blood Wars did the same thing 2 months earlier ... and That is why people feel it actually wasn't THAT great of a movie ... This is a cultural-effect award for them , in two aspects - the 99% black cast , and the Best Pic Nomination for a CB movie , which shows how far the genre has come and how much Hollywood MUST capitulate to it .. Actually I would take Captain America : Civil War , as a better film than either BP or A: IW ...but we really can't judge the latter until its ending is released in April ..

Dominic on Jan 23, 2019

20

Now although it wasn't crafted to the "Oscar" standards and was just fine to you x including I; it topped majority of Best 2018's Movies lists by a landslide x was relevant throughout the whole year. That screams Best Pic! The movie earned its nomination! Out of all the other Best Pic noms, Black Panther has the highest rating!

Brandon Cole on Jan 23, 2019

21

The reason it got all those accolades was because of the politics involved. Wonder Woman got similar treatment because it was directed by a woman. But there have been great female directors for years. Just like there have been great black directors, asian directors, etc... But because of the recent movements, and the shit they got last year, they were expected to include BP. It's been talked about for months now, and if they hadn't, they'd have caught hell. This movie simply does not warrant a Best Picture nom. You said it yourself, you think it's just fine. Being on a bunch of tabloid lists doesn't mean it's suddenly worthy of high praise, it's obviously resulting from the larger problems regarding inclusivity the industry has been facing. It's a PR move. A smart one, sure, but one that is very transparent. They are taking the necessary steps to make sure everyone has a voice, everyone is represented, but this is so clearly just pandering. Sorry for the rant, I don't ever do this, as I prefer to keep politics out of the discussion. But they are intertwined this time.

grimjob on Jan 23, 2019

22

You don't get to justify Black Panther being nominated in 7 categories since it was only a good movie at best. Can't believe the politics going into this. I mean it's the Oscars and it's obvious that there is politics, but this is just way too much. The Dark Knight which stands as one of the best movies ever created wasn't even nominated for Best Picture, not to mention other super hero movies which could have been well close to nominated and all of them are better then Black Panther. I wouldn't minded if it was Infinity War since that one is light years ahead of Black Panther. What a shame.

aleks_989 on Jan 22, 2019

23

I applaud the diversity of the nominees, but I don't agree with all of them. But honestly, how much of this is due to actual appreciation of the films vs. "we need to do this because society demands it"? I've only seen Black Panther and half of Roma, but I've not seen any of the other Best Picture noms (and I'm aiming to). I'm curious how they'll stack up in comparison ... But ultimately awards ceremonies are all subjective and self-congratulatory. I've found that for all the award winners in the past, there's usually one or two I absolutely agree with and the rest I attribute to satisfy the popularity machine. Don't let the Academy dictate what you feel is the best. Make the decision for yourself.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

24

I want BLACK PANTHER to win just to see the world burn.

DAVIDPD on Jan 22, 2019

25

Man, if that happens....we seriously got problems lol.

THE_RAW_ on Jan 22, 2019

26

They should have just announced the winners along with the nominations and saved us a good bit of time. This batch of nominees might be weaker than last year in general. If this was 5-7 years ago, Green Book would win for everything it is nominated for. I will not see Vice (still shaking my head that it is being taken seriously, I thought it was part satire when I first watched the trailer) and haven't seen Roma but I'm pretty sure GB is the best movie of the bunch.

Whichhalfofthewit on Jan 22, 2019

27

its funny how people have their opinions of Black Panther getting nominated....but i considered Crazy Rich Asians not getting even one nod a total snub. I think BP's best oscar chance is costume and production design. That score is dope though. As much as I loved the film and understand the cultural significance, Infinity War or RP1 really deserves the visual fx oscar....BP's was underwhelming. I'm also really surprised to wasn't nominated for adapted screenplay. It told a hell of a nationalist/tribalist/globalist story.

Duane on Jan 22, 2019

28

When it's all said x done, Nicholas Britell winning Best Score for Beale St! Literally no words, just listen to the score! So happy Ludwig got in for Best Score on Black Panther as well!

Brandon Cole on Jan 23, 2019

29

Wow... I mean damn... Was "Black Panther" really THAT good though? I'm for recognizing popular films and all but really?

JohnDoeB on Jan 23, 2019

30

When we had the furore over the lack of Black Nominations a few years ago, I was worried that in looking to address these problems, the Academy would nominate films to show diversity rather than merit. I thought that Black Panther was a fantastic movie, and I enjoyed it very much, but to have it nominated as a best picture smacks of tokenism. I have not seen BlackkKlansman, so will bot pass judgement until such time as I have.

MAWG on Jan 23, 2019

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