2019 Oscar Nominations

After long anticipation and vigorous predictions on how it will all culminate in what’s going to get the top tear trophy, the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have officially been announced Tuesday morning to see what movies from 2018 will be celebrated on Hollywood’s biggest night. And like every year, there’s gonna be some surprises and snubs.

Kumail Nanjuani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominations this morning with some funny banter between the two of them. How do I feel about this year’s nominations? Pretty lukewarm.

Roma and The Favourite both earned 10 nominations each, including Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, and many more. Then you also have A Star is Born and Vice tying up with 8 nominations.

Black Panther has officially become the first comic book movie to ever be nominated for Best Picture. Also scoring nominations for Production Design, Costume Design, Original Song, etc., everybody at Marvel should be proud for what they accomplished. Who would’ve thought back last February that an MCU movie with the most cultural impact will be recognized by the Academy?

And if I have to be honest, I’m usually always excited about Oscar season, but this year is perhaps the most I’ve been annoyed by not just based on what was nominated, but the people, in general, getting angry about the dumbest of issues.

The two movies that most are complaining about are Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody. Both of these have garnered backlash for their historical inaccuracies. The general audience did enjoy Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody, respectively, even though the latter did get mixed reviews but had success at the box office.

Am I surprised Bohemian Rhapsody landed a Best Picture nod? Not until the Golden Globes when it unexpectedly won Best Picture-Drama. And, of course, people will get furious about it being in there, but, to be fair, there have been weaker movies that shouldn’t have been nominated (Amerian Sniper, The Reader, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close). I still have mixed feeling about the movie itself, but I don’t mind people who did love it.

But there are a lot of snubs and surprises that not a lot of us didn’t see coming. Maybe I’ll have another post for those.

Check out the full list of nominations for the 24 categories below

Best Picture:

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Best Director:

Best Actor:

Best Actress:

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

Best Supporting Actor:

Best Supporting Actress:

Best Original Screenplay:

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Animated Feature:

Foreign Language Film:

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

Best Editing:

Best Cinematography:

Best Production Design:

Best Costume Design:

Best Makeup and Hairstyling:

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Best Visual Effects:

Best Sound Mixing:

Best Sound Editing:

Best Original Score:

Best Original Song:

Best Documentary Feature:

  • Free Solo
  • Sale County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Best Documentary- Short Subject:

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

Best Live- Action Short:

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Best Animated Short:

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

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