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2019 Academy Award Nominations:
By Kam Williams, Contributing Writer
Published January 24, 2019

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Spike Lee Lands First Best Director Nomination of Career! 

The Favourite and Roma tied for the most Oscar nominations with 10 each, thereby besting Golden Globe Best Picture-winners Green Book and Bohemian Rhapsody which only landed 5 apiece. Still, the most surprising news is the love lavished by the Academy on Spike Lee, who was nominated for Best Director for the first time in his 40-year career.

Furthermore, Spike’s film, BlacKkKlansman, garnered a half-dozen nominations overall, including the Best Picture, Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Adapted Screenplay, Film Editing and Original Score categories. In a banner year for black films, Klansman netted more nods than both Green Book and the critically-acclaimed If Beale Street Could Talk, though one less than the popular, comic book adaptation Black Panther.


Since as many as 10 films could have been nominated for Best Picture, it was disappointing that there are only 8, with Crazy Rich Asians, If Beale Street Could Talk and Eighth Grade most notably left out. It’s also unfortunate that inspired performances by actresses Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians), Viola Davis (Widows), Nicole Kidman (Destroyer) and Letitia Wright (Black Panther) went unrecognized.

The Oscars will air live on Sunday, February 24th at 8 pm ET / 5 pm Pacific on ABC-TV.

Complete List of Oscar Nominees



Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star Is Born



Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (Vice)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

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)

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)

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs


Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star Is Born

Original Screenplay

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book



Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2

Isle Of Dogs


Ralph Breaks The Internet

Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse


Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away


A Star Is Born

Costume Design

The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen Of Scots

Documentary Feature Film

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding The Gap

Of Fathers And Sons


Film Editing


Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Makeup and Hairstyling


Mary Queen Of Scots


Original Score

Black Panther


If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Original Song

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs)

“All The Stars” (Black Panther)

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)

“I’ll Fight” (RBG)

“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

Production Design

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns


Sound Editing

First Man

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

A Quiet Place


Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man


A Star Is Born

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour


Late Afternoon
One Small Step

Live Action Short Film






Documentary Short Film

Black Sheep

End Game


A Night At The Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

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