Oscars 2019: the nominations are in

The 2019 Academy Award nominations have finally been announced. It’s been called the most unpredictable Oscars in years and, as far as the nominations were concerned, the line up was unveiled with a fair few surprises.

Tying for top spot, Roma and The Favourite received ten nominations apiece, with Vice, A Star Is Born and Black Panther not far behind on eight.

Green BookBohemian Rhapsody – both major winners at the Golden Globes – and BlacKkKlansman scored five nominations each, while Mary Poppins Returns and First Man came in with four.

There were surprise nominations for Willem Dafoe in At Eternity’s Gate as well as Disney films Christopher Robin and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Notable snubs, meanwhile, include WidowsBeautiful BoyFantastic Beasts 2 and Eighth Grade.

Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) and Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) delivered the list of films vying for Oscar success, ahead of the ceremony itself on 24 February. This year’s Academy Awards are the ninety-first since the inaugural ceremony in 1929 and will, once again, take place in Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre.

Following Kevin Hart’s departure from the role, there remains no clue as to who will actually host the 2019 Oscars but that’s not stopped us guessing.


A Best Picture nomination for Marvel’s Black Panther made history by being the first superhero film to be honoured as such. Black Panther‘s success across the board will likely be seen as a sign of the Oscars keeping in stride with popular cinematic strides.

Likewise, the prevalence of foreign language films – Roma, Cold War and Never Look Away – and Netflix offerings are all indicators of an Academy moving with the times.

The full nominees are as follows…

Best Picture

A Star Is Born


Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody 

Green Book


The Favourite



Best Director 

Adam McKay (Vice)

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

The Favourite

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)


Actor in a Leading Role

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Christian Bale (Vice)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Green Book

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams (Vice)

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Marina de Tavira (Roma)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

if beale street could talk

Actor in a Supporting Role

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

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

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)


Best Original Screenplay 

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

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

Vice (Adam McKay)

first reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay 

A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters and Bradley Cooper)

Black Panther (Charlie Wachtel and David Rabinowitz)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel and Ethan Coen)


Best Cinematography 

A Star Is Born (Matthew Libatique)

Cold War (Łukasz Żal)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)


Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Julian Day)

Black Panther (Ruth Carter)

Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)

The Favourite (Sandy Powell)


Best Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)

Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)

Vice (Hank Corwin)

A Star is Born

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border (Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer)

Mary Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore)

Vice (Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney)


Best Production Design 

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler)

First Man (Nathan Crowley)

Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre)

Roma (Eugenio Caballero)

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie)


Best Original Score

Black Panther (Ludwig Göransson)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)


Best Original Song

‘All the Stars’ (Black Panther)

‘I’ll Fight’ (RBG)

‘Shallow’ (A Star Is Born)

‘The Place Where the Lost Things Go’ (Mary Poppins Returns)

‘When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings’ (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)


Best Sound Editing 

A Quiet Place (Erik Aadahl, Ethan Van Der Ryn and Brandon Jones)

Black Panther (Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker)

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone)

First Man (Mildred Iatrou Morgan)

Roma (Enrique Greiner)


Best Sound Mixing

A Star Is Born (Steven Morrow)

Black Panther (Peter Devlin)

Bohemian Rhapsody (Jerome McCann et al.)

First Man (Mary H. Ellis)

Roma (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio Garcia)


Best Visual Effects 

Avengers: Infinity War (Dan Deleeuw et al.)

Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence et al.)

First Man (Jatin Bhavsr et al.)

Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer and Matthew E Butler)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow et al.)


Best Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Best Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)


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

Life Boat

A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Best Live Action Short Film

Detainment (Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon)

Fauve (Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon)

Marguerite (Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset)

Mother (Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado)

Skin (Guy Nattiv and Jamie Ray Newman)

Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour (Alison Snowden and David Fine)

Bao (Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb)

Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco)

One Small Step (Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas)

Weekend (Trevor Jimenez)



11 thoughts on “Oscars 2019: the nominations are in”

  1. Great to see the nominations, also cool to see Black Panther is up for Best Picture. Doubt it’ll will that, but its certainly a first for a superhero film to get nominated. I hope The Favourite gets the bets picture, great film 🙂

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