Oscars 2019: Academy Award Nominations Announced

The Oscars 2019 has revealed its nominations.

It’s official – the nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards have been announced. This year, there are some big surprises – not least of which, finding the animated comic book movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse nominated for an award.

As always, there are some safe bets too, including Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born… but with plenty of genre flicks included alongside them, it looks as though the 96th Academy Awards is going to be an interesting one.

How do they stack up? Well, Roma leads the nominations with a whopping 11 nods, followed closely by The Favourite with 10. A Star is Born and Vice follow closely with 8 nominations each, while Black Panther received 7 in total, including a nomination for Best Picture. That’s right – Black Panther is the first comic book movie to ever be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar.

BlackkKlansman unsurprisingly found its way to 6 nominations too, with Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody managing 5 each.

Here’s the full list of 2019 Oscar nominees:

Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlackKklansman
  • Bohemian Rhaposdy
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Vice

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 Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

  • 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 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 Director

  • Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
  • Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
  • Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
  • Alfonso Cuaron, Roma
  • Adam McKay, Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • BlackKklansman
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • A Star is Born

Best Original Screenplay

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Best Cinematography

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Best Animated Feature

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

Best Costume Design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots

Best Editing

  • BlackKklansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

Best Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Best Sound Editing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • A Quiet Place
  • Roma

Best Sound Mixing

  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • First Man
  • Roma
  • A Star Is Born

Documentary Feature

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

Documentary Short Subject

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

Foreign Language Film

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Music (Original Score)

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansman
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Music (Original Song)

  • “When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • “All The Stars” from Black Panther
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns
  • “I’ll Fight” from RBG
  • “Shallow” from A Star Is Born

Animated Short Film

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

Live Action Short Film

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Visual Effects

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

There are certainly a few surprises – it’s great to see comic book movies getting some recognition, but after Disney’s big push for a Best Picture nomination for Black Panther it’s not exactly unexpected.

However, seeing Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse up there is a real treat, going toe-to-toe with The Incredibles 2 no less. I can’t help thinking that the Pixar superhero flick is likely to take home the award there, but it’s still great to see our friendly neighbourhood Spider-Men getting a nod.

What do you think are the big surprises in the 2019 Oscars? Were there any big Oscars snubs that you think should have been nominated?

Ryan Leston

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Ryan Leston is the Founder and Editor of Screen Jolt. He's a big movie nerd from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up.