91st Academy Awards 2019 – Nominations!

Academy Award nominations come every year and each year, we’re surprised by this year’s nominations. It feels exciting but in that bad way where your chasing your baby’s pram down a flight of stairs whilst there’s an almighty shoot out going on.

and The Favourite lead the back with 10 Oscar nominations, Vice, Green Book, and A Star is Born is following close behind with some hefty nominations.

There are some happy surprises:  The Balled of Buster Scruggs gets some nods with Best Original Screenplay, Best Song, and Best Costume Design. Border gets a nod for Best Costume Design which is brilliant. Sam Elliot finally has his Best Supporting Actor nod and Yalitza Aparicio is nominated for Best Actress in Roma. Also Melissa McCarthy has a Best Actress nomination which makes me so happy.

We’re thrilled about all the love for Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse too!

Look, this year it is full of some interesting nominees but it feels stained and rotten. Genuine movies such as Eighth Grade miss out over the same political and white saviour stories that have propped up the industry for a long time. The whole ridiculous mess of Best Directors and Best Picture nods reminds me of the article I wrote just a couple of weeks ago for the BAFTAs. I’m just going to copy and paste it here:-

There are plenty to throw into the mix that have created some of the most critical acclaimed and impeccable pieces of cinema this year: Lynne Ramsay, Chloe Zhao, Desiree Akhavan, Marielle Heller, Debra Granik, and more!  I mean Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Vice over movies such as You Were Never Really Here and The Rider? I mean…come on, film industry, we can do so much better than this.

We all talk about diversifying the field, but when it comes to actually showing up and nominating, we seem to be lacking. We can do better.

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Here’s the full list of nominations: 

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)

Sam Elliott (“A Star is Born”)

Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)

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

Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

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 Actor:

Christian Bale (“Vice”)

Bradley Cooper (“A Star is Born”)

Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)

Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)

Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

Best Actress:

Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”)

Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)

Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)

Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)

Best Director:

Spike Lee “BlacKkKlansman”

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”

Alfonso Curaron, “Roma”

Adam McKay, “Vice”

Best Picture:

“Black Panther”


“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“Green Book”

“The Favourite”


“A Star is Born”


Best Adapted Screenplay:

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” (Joel Coen 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 Roth, Bradley Cooper and Will Fetters)

Best Original Screenplay:

“The Favourite” (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

“First Reform” (Paul Schrader)

“Green Book” (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly)

“Roma” (Alfonso Cuaron)

“Vice” (Adam McKay)

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”)

Best Documentary Feature:

“Free Solo”

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Minding the Gap”

“Of Fathers and Sons”


Best Foreign Language Film:

“Capernaum” (Lebanon)

“Cold War” (Poland)

“Never Look Away” (Germany)

“Roma” (Mexico)

“Shoplifters” (Japan)

Best Animated Feature:

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle Of Dogs”


“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Costume Design:

“Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Best Film Editing:


“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”


Best Animated Short Film:

“Animal Behavior”


“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”


Best Live Action Short Film:






Best Sound Editing:

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“A Quiet Place”


Best Sound Mixing:

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”


“A Star is Born”

Best Cinematography:

“Cold War”

“The Favourite”


“Never Look Away”

“A Star is Born”

Best Documentary Short Subject:

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”


“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Makeup & Hairstyling:


“Mary Queen of Scots”


Best Visual Effects:

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Best Production Design:

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”


91st Academy Awards Ceremony screens on the 24th February. 

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