91st Academy Awards: The Nominations & The Snubs

After months of campaigning, numerous precursor awards and screenings, Oscar contenders finally learned their fate today. The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were unveiled. Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominees live early Tuesday morning.

Leading the pack with 10 nominations apiece are The Favourite and Roma. Both films will be going head-to-head in several categories including Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, various technical awards and, of course, Best Picture. It’s worth noting that Roma is Netflix’s first Best Picture Oscar nomination.

Speaking of firsts, Black Panther becomes the first superhero movie to earn a nod in the Best Picture category. Even though it was snubbed in the acting categories, the film picked up several mentions in the technical categories. The Ryan Coogler-directed flick earned seven total nominations overall.

Other films to earn multiple nods include A Star Is Born (8), Vice (8), BlacKkKlansman (6), Bohemian Rhapsody (5), Green Book (5), First Man (4) and Mary Poppins Returns (4). In terms of studios, Walt Disney rose to the top with 17, followed by Fox Searchlight and Netflix with 15 each.

In terms of surprises, the Best Director field definitely provided for some drama. Pawel Pawlikowski came out of nowhere to earn a spot for Cold War. He beat presumed favorites Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk), Peter Farrelly (Green Book) and Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born). The latter two even scored a DGA nod which is normally a reliable barometer. Spike Lee, who hasn’t popped up on any Best Director list this season, also made the cut for BlacKkKlansman.

Other notable snubs include Emily Blunt for either Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place, Timothee Chalamet for Beautiful Boy, Eighth Grade, Paddington 2 and First Man. Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic didn’t make the cut in the big categories, including Best Actor and Actress for Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy respectively, and Director for Chazelle himself.

Check out all the nominees below. This year’s ceremony airs on February 24 on ABC and will do so without a host.

91st Academy Award Nominations

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

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 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 Actor
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
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 Director
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice

Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)
First Reformed (Paul Schrader)
Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly)
Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)
Vice (Adam McKay)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & 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)

Best Cinematography
?ukasz ?al, Cold War
Robbie Ryan, The Favourite
Caleb Deschanel, Never Look Away
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Matthew Libatique, A Star Is Born

Best Production Design
Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns

Best Costume Design
Mary Zophres, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Ruth Carter, Black Panther
Sandy Powell, The Favourite
Sandy Powell, Mary Poppins Returns
Alexandra Byrne, Mary Queen of Scots

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
Ludwig Goransson, Black Panther
Terence Blanchard, BlacKkKlansman
Nicholas Britell, If Beale Street Could Talk
Alexandre Desplat, Isle of Dogs
Marc Shaiman, 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 Film Editing
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book

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

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

Best Foreign-Language Film
Cold War
Never Look Away

Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo
Hale County 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 Animated Short Film
Animal Behaviour
Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Fred

    I’m super pissed about Bradley’s snub!