Oscars 2019 nominations: Here's the complete list
Oscars 2019 is going to be held on February 24, 2019. As we had reported, the final list of nominations was to be announced today. With the final list out, there are several films on the list that we had recommended readers to keep an eye out for during the Oscars. Here's the complete list of nominated films here.
Roma and Yorgos Lanthimos' The Favourite lead the list with 10 Oscar nominations each. A Star is Born and Vice are both tied at 8 nominations while Black Panther has received 7 nominations. BlacKkKlansman is going in with 6 nominations while Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book have been nominated for 5 award categories. Both First Man and Mary Poppins Returns have 4 nominations each.
Movies are breaking traditional barriers at Oscars with Black Panther becoming the first superhero movie which is being nominated for Best Picture. Notably, Richard E Grant has received the first Oscar nomination of his career for best-supporting actor in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Fans had best acquaint themselves with the movies on the nomination list. We start with Alfonso Cuaron's masterpiece Roma. It is an elegiac tale of Cleo, a maid in a middle-class Mexican family. Cuaron's masterful cinematography and moving narrative have set this film a class apart from the others on the list. It is unsurprising to see this critically acclaimed film with multiple nominations.
Lanthimos' The Favourite plays to the directors' strength of alienating stories. Setting his tale in the 18th century British royal family, he fully explores the dystopian scenario where he satirizes the intrigue of life at court. With a powerful trio of actresses in Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone, Lanthimos' film is a delightful watch and we hope it wins some awards.
A Star Is Born is directed by Bradley Cooper and stars himself alongside Lady Gaga and Sam Elliott. The movie explores the relationship between Gaga and Cooper's characters, who are songwriters with contrasting approaches to music. The film has made waves in various award ceremonies including the Golden Globes and now has multiple nominations at Oscars, thanks to the relatable storyline and great execution.
Vice stars Christian Bale and Amy Adams. Directed by Adam McKay, the film looks at the lives of Dick and Lynne Cheney. While Bale already won a Golden Globe for his performance, the nominations in this year's Oscars prove the movie's overall popularity. Thanks to Bale's phenomenal performance in the movie, we believe he might win Best Actor at the Oscars as well.
Black Panther, directed by Ryan Coogler and starring Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, is a Marvel movie. The plot follows Black Panther or T'Challa becoming Wakanda's king and facing Killmonger who wants to plunge the world into war. AFI has recognized it as a film of the year, and if it wins at Oscars, it would prove that superhero movies deserve awards too.
Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman stars John Washington and Adam Driver. The story follows a black detective who tries to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan. Lee uses the lens of cinema to address the rising racism in the USA which finds manifestation in everyday life. The film made waves at the Cannes film festival and is likely going to win big at the Oscars as well.
Bohemian Rhapsody is a film by Bryan Singer starring Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury, the iconic lead singer of Queen. The biography takes a few liberties with the facts of Mercury's life but has gained a lot of traction with audiences. Having won the best film and best actor at Golden Globes, Bohemian Rhapsody might win big at the Oscars, as well.
Green Book tells the touching tale of a musician and a bouncer who become friends, set against the racism in America. First Man tells the story of Neil Armstrong's moon-landing and stands out due to Ryan Gosling's touching performance. Mary Poppins, the Disney movie returns for a sequel starring Emily Blunt as the titular nanny. With solid entries, we can't wait for the Oscars.