The nominees for this years Academy Awards have been announced and there have been some shock inclusions in the major categories this year, and one omission that has left us scratching our heads.
Some slightly left-of-centre films are up for best picture including crowd favorites Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star Is Born, and for the first time EVER, a superhero film, Black Panther is in the running for the top prize.
Meanwhile, it’s a bittersweet result for Bradley Cooper who has been nominated for best actor and A Star Is Born is also up for Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Song, yet he somehow missed out on a Best Director nomination!
This has us REALLY confused.
History was made again this morning. 7 #OscarNominations including Best Picture! God is truly amazing.
Thank you all for the love and support. Honestly we made this movie out of love and wanted to inspire the world with it.
— Letitia Wright (@letitiawright) January 22, 2019
Meanwhile Aussie superstar Margot Robbie, who last year was up for an Oscar after her performance in I, Tonya was expected to follow up with a second nomination for her performance as Queen Elizabeth I in Mary, Queen of Scots, however she has also missed the cut.
Rami Malek’s amazing year continues after taking out the Golden Globe for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody is up for Best Actor.
Thank you to the Academy for recognizing the work of so many from the cast and crew who made all of this possible. I have absolutely treasured playing Freddie Mercury and I am so profoundly humbled and thrilled to honor him this way.
— Rami Malek (@ItsRamiMalek) January 22, 2019
Full list of nominees
Best Picture: Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, 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)
Director: Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman), Paweł Pawlikowski (Cold War), Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite), Alfonso Cuarón (Roma), Adam McKay (Vice)
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)
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)
Adapted screenplay: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, BlacKkKlansman, Can You Ever Forgive Me?, If Beale Street Could Talk, A Star Is Born
Original screenplay: The Favourite, First Reformed, Green Book, Roma, Vice Cinematography: Cold War (Lukasz Zal), The Favourite (Robbie Ryan), Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel), Roma (Alfonso Cuarón), A Star Is Born (Matthew Libatique)
Production design: Black Panther (Hannah Beachler), First Man (Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas), The Favourite (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton), Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre, Gordon Sim), Roma (Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez)
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)
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) January 22, 2019