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91st Oscars: The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards aka the Oscars have been revealed today.

Hosted by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), the nominees for this year’s awards were announced live from Hollywood. The Favourite and Roma led this year’s nominations with 10 each.

A Star Is Born and Vice picked up eight each and Black Panther was nominated in seven categories. Black Panther has become the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture.

The full list of nominations is:

Best Actor in a Leading Role

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

Best 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

Best Actress in a Leading Role

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

Best 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

Best Adapted Screenplay

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

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Art Direction

Best Cinematography

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

Best 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

Best Director

BlackKKlansman – Spike Lee
Cold War – Pawel Pawlikowski
The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
Roma – Alfonoso Cuaron
Vice – Adam McKay

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Hale Country This Morning, This Evening
Minding the Gap
Of Fathers and Sons

Best Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep
End Game
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence

Best Film Editing

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

Best Foreign Language Film

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

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border- Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer
Mary Queen of Scots – Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks
Vice – Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney

Best Original Score

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

Best Original Screenplay

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

Best Original Song

Black Panther – “All the Stars” – Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe
RBG – “I’ll Fight” – Diane Warren
Mary Poppins Returns – “The Place Where Lost Things Go”- Marc Shaiman and Scott Witman
A Star is Born – “Shallow” – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” – David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Best Picture

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Best Production Design

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

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther- Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
Bohemian Rhapsody – John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
First Man – Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
A Quiet Place – Ethan Van Der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
Roma – Sergio Diaz and Skip Lievsay

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther – Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
Bohemian Rhapsody – Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
First Man – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis
Roma – Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and Jose Antonio Garcia
A Star is Born – Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War – Dan Deleeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
Christopher Robin – Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
First Man – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
Ready Player One – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Live Action Short Film


The 91st Academy Awards will take place on 24th February 2019 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip Ellwood-Hughes
Pip is the Editor of Entertainment Focus and the Managing Director of agency Piñata Media.

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