91st Academy Award Nominations (Complete List)

The moment we’ve all been waiting for is finally here: Oscar nominations have just been announced! This year’s Golden Globe winners and recently announced BAFTA nominations were mostly distributed among familiar titles like A Star Is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Roma. This morning, the Oscars proved no different.

The Favourite and Roma received the most nominations (10 each!), with the latter also dominating the technical awards. Yalitza Aparicio also became the second Mexican actress to be nominated for the Best Lead Actress award after Salma Hayek (who was nominated for 2002’s Frida). Late bloomer Vice and audience-favorite A Star Is Born raked in an impressive eight nominations, despite the notable lack of a nomination for Bradley Cooper’s direction in the case of the latter, while Black Panther followed closely behind with seven, including a history-making Best Picture nomination for the superhero movie. 

Cold War, the Polish Best Foreign Film entry from Oscar Winner Pawel Pawlikowski was a surprise contender with three major nominations, including one for Best Director. In an awards show that often confines international cinema to one category, it’s incredibly refreshing to see multiple films from all over the world crack so many different categories.

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The Favourite/Photo by Yorgos Lanthimos

The nominations are not without major snubs. Despite last year’s (slight) progress in celebrating female filmmakers (Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird, for example), it is extremely troubling to see a lack of female directors or their films (You Were Never Really Here, Private Life, The Rider, Shirkers to name just a few) being recognised for major awards like Best Director or Best Picture this season.

The Academy also overlooked impressive (perhaps even career-peak) performances by Toni Collette in Hereditary and Ethan Hawke in First Reformed, while Call Me By Your Name star Timothee Chalamet, despite being nominated for all major awards for his role in Beautiful Boy, was overlooked by The Academy. Another glaring oversight was the lack of Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, long considered the eventual winner of the Best Documentary Feature category. Elsewhere, in a year that was rumoured to be a rematch between Damien Chazelle and Barry Jenkins, it’s a shame to see both directors’ films — First Man and If Beale Street Could Talk, respectively — underperform, with Jenkins’s feature shockingly being left out of the Best Picture race and First Man composer Justin Hurwitz failing to secure a nod.

On a brighter note, to our and Oprah’s delight, Capharnaum scored a nomination for Best Foreign Language Film following Golden Globe, Critic’s Choice, and BAFTA nominations this year. This marks the second Oscar nomination of a Lebanese film after last year’s The Insult.

Here is the list of nominees:

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Richard E Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

Best Costume Design

Black Panther (Ruth E Carter)

The Favourite (Sandy Powell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)

Mary Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Minding the Gap

RBG

Hale Country This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

Best Sound Editing

First Man

A Quiet Place

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther

Roma

Best Sound Mixing

A Star Is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

Black Panther

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Roma/Photo by Alfonso Cuaron

Best Supporting Actress

Emma Stone (The Favourite)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Amy Adams (Vice)

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Marina De Tavira (Roma)

Best Foreign Language Film

Roma (Mexico)

Cold War (Poland)

Shoplifters (Japan)

Capharnaum (Lebanon)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Best Production Design

The Favourite (Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton)

First Man (Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas)

Roma (Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez)

Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre and Gordon Sim)

Black Panther (Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart)

Best Visual Effects

First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

Christopher Robin

Best Film Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)

Vice (Hank Corwin)

BlacKkKlansman (Barry Alexander Brown)

The Favourite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)

Green Book (Patrick J Don Vito)

Best Documentary, Short Subject

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Best Short Film, Live Action

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Skin

Best Cinematography

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Cold War (Lukasz Zal)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)

A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Best Original Score

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

Best Original Song

“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

“All the Stars” (Black Panther)

“I’ll Fight” (RBG)

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

“When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best Original Screenplay

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

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

Roma (Alfonso Cuarón)

Vice (Adam McKay)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Best Adapted Screenplay

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

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

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

BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, David Rabinowitz, Charlie Wachtel and Kevin Willmott)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen and Ethan Coen)

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse/Courtesy of Sony Pictures Animation

Best Director

Alfonso Cuarón (Roma)

Adam McKay (Vice)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman)

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Best Actor

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Christian Bale (Vice)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

Best Actress

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)

Best Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

The Academy Awards will air in Lebanon on Monday, February 25, after midnight.

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Nanor Vosgerichian

Nanor Vosgerichian is studying English Literature at the American University of Beirut. An aspiring writer, she most enjoys going to the movies, reading plays, talking about her latest TV obsessions, and dabbling with art. Her favourite mediums of expression include watercolour, photography, and dry humor.

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