2019 Oscars nominations revealed!
Coming off the back of the Golden Globes earlier this month, award’s season is well and truly in full swing.
Of course, the pinnacle of all awards is the Oscars. And, while this year’s Academy Awards don’t take place until 24 February, the excitement has already begun this year’s nominations announced earlier today.
It is looking likely that this year’s ceremony will be the first one since 1989 to be without an official host after Kevin Hart pulled out after homophobic tweets were brought back to the surface.
While we still wait to see if this will definitely be the case, we take a look into this year’s nominations…
The standout award of the night is undoubtedly the ‘Best Picture’ which is presented to the year’s standout film. This year’s nominees will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner, The Shape of Water while organisers will be hoping to avoid a Moonlight/ La La Land style mix-up like we experienced in 2017.
- Black Panther – Ryan Coogler
- BlacKkKlnansman – Spike Lee
- Bohemian Rhapsody – Bryan Singer
- The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
- Green Book – Peter Farrelly
- Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
- A Star is Born – Bradley Cooper
- Vice – Adam McKay
Our favourite films would not have made it to the screen without the genius of the director behind them, and it was Mexican star Guillermo del Toro who scooped the prize last year.
- Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
- Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War
- Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
- Adam McKay – Vice
- Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Whether it is Daniel Day–Lewis scooping the ‘Best Actor’ award for his iconic portrayal of President Lincoln or Leo’s long awaited quest to win the award which finally came to an end in 2016, the winner of this category will undoubtedly be busy in the years that follow their win.
- Christian Bale – Vice
- Bradley Cooper – A Star is Born
- Willem Dafoe – A Eternity’s Gate
- Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
- Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Who can forget Halle Berry’s emotionally charged speech in 2002 when she became the first black woman to ever win the ‘Best Actress’ award? It will go down in history as one of the greatest moments in the history of the Academy Awards but who will take the gong this time?
- Lady Gaga – A Star is Born
- Glenn Close – The Wife
- Olivia Coleman – The Favourite
- Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
- Yalitza Aparicio – Roma
Best Supporting Actor:
To make a movie a success you need more than just a talented leading man or woman. It is vital to have a strong cast who all play their part. The ‘Best Supporting Actor’ award goes to someone who wasn’t the film’s main star, but without their involvement it would certainly not have been as successful.
- 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:
Cate Blanchett, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Angelina Jolie. What do all these Hollywood stars have in common? They have all been recipients of the ‘Best Supporting Actress’ award. Despite not being the main award, over the years this category has been won by some of the biggest names in the industry.
- Amy Adams – Vice
- Marina Dee Tavira – Roma
- Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
- Emma Stone – The Favourite
- Rachel Weisz – The Favourite