Roma and The Favourite lead with 10 noms each; Black Panther, A Star is Born score Best Picture nomination among others
Roma and The Favourite lead with 10 noms each; Black Panther, A Star is Born score Best Picture nomination among others

The 91st Oscar nominations were announced today in a presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani revealing nominations in 24 categories for the year’s best in movies.

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

Though many expected A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood’s most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the academy instead put its fullest support behind a pair of smaller films by international directors.

With Roma, Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought. Cuaron tied the record for most decorated Oscar nominee ever for one film with four nods for his black-and-white, memory-drenched masterpiece. The Mexican-born director earned nods for direction, cinematography, original screenplay and best picture. Only Orson Welles (Citizen Kane) and Warren Beatty (Reds, Heaven Can Wait) have landed four.

Lanthimos’ period romp The Favourite resounded most in the acting categories thanks to its trio of actresses: Olivia Colman in the best actress category, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in supporting.

Marvel also joined the club with Black Panther, the first superhero movie ever nominated for best picture. Despite the overwhelming popularity of comic book movies, they had previously been shunned from Hollywood’s top honor, to the consternation of some industry insiders. After The Dark Knight was snubbed, the academy expanded the best picture category from five to up to 10 nominees.

Here is the list of 2019 nominees:

Best Picture:

Black Panther Kevin Feige, Producer

BlacKkKlansman Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers

Bohemian Rhapsody Graham King, Producer

The Favourite Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers

Green Book Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, Producers

Roma Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers

A Star Is Born Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers

Vice Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

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 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?


BlacKkKlansman Spike Lee

Cold War Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite Yorgos Lanthimos

Roma Alfonso Cuarón

Vice Adam McKay

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 Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen

BlacKkKlansman Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

Original Screenplay:

The Favourite Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara

First Reformed Written by Paul Schrader

Green Book Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Roma Written by Alfonso Cuarón

Vice Written by Adam McKay


Cold War Łukasz Żal

The Favourite Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away Caleb Deschanel

Roma Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born Matthew Libatique

Production Design:

Black Panther Production Design: Hannah Beachler; Set Decoration: Jay Hart

The Favourite Production Design: Fiona Crombie; Set Decoration: Alice Felton

First Man Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Mary Poppins Returns Production Design: John Myhre; Set Decoration: Gordon Sim

Roma Production Design: Eugenio Caballero; Set Decoration: Bárbara Enríquez

Costume Design:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Mary Zophres

Black Panther Ruth Carter

The Favourite Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots Alexandra Byrne

Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody John Ottman

The Favourite Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book Patrick J. Don Vito

Vice Hank Corwin

Foreign Language Film:

Capernaum (Lebanon) Cold War (Poland) Never Look Away (Germany) Roma (Mexico) Shoplifters (Japan)

Documentary Feature:

Free Solo Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill

Hale County This Morning, This Evening RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim

Minding the Gap Bing Liu and Diane Quon

Of Fathers and Sons Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert

RBG Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Documentary Short Subject:

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

Animated Feature Film:

Incredibles 2 Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle

Isle of Dogs Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson

Mirai Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito

Ralph Breaks the Internet Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Animated Short Film:

Animal Behaviour Alison Snowden and David Fine

Bao Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Late Afternoon Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco

One Small Step Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas

Weekends Trevor Jimenez

Live Action Short Film:

Detainment Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

Fauve Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Marguerite Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset

Mother Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado

Skin Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Original Score:

Black Panther Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns Marc Shaiman

Original Song:

“All The Stars” from Black Panther Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith; Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“I’ll Fight” from RBG Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

“Shallow” from A Star Is Born Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Visual Effects:

Avengers: Infinity War Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick

Christopher Robin Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould

First Man Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm

Ready Player One Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk

Solo: A Star Wars Story Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Makeup and Hairstyling:

Border Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer

Mary Queen of Scots Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher and Jessica Brooks

Vice Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Sound Editing:

Black Panther Benjamin A. Burtt and Steve Boeddeker

Bohemian Rhapsody John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

First Man Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A Quiet Place Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl

Roma Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing:

Black Panther Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin

Bohemian Rhapsody Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali

First Man Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary H. Ellis

Roma Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García

A Star Is Born Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow