Oscar Nominations: ‘Roma’ And ‘The Favourite’ Lead With 10 Each; ‘Black Panther’ Among Best Pic Noms


By Patrick Hipes

The 91st Oscar nominations were announced this morning in a presentation by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, with Alfonso Cuarón’s memory movie Roma from Oscar newcomer Netflix and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Favourite from perennial frontrunner Fox Searchlight leading the way 10 nominations apiece.

Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born and Annapurna Pictures’ Vice followed with eight noms, and join Roma and The Favourite in a diverse Best Picture race that has been shaping up all awards season. The other noms include Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman from Spike Lee, Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody from 20th Century Fox, Universal’s Green Book and, in a first for a movie based on a comic book, Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther broke through on the list of eight. It scored seven noms overall, though not for director Ryan Coogler.

Fox Searchlight (15 total noms) and Netflix also led the way in total noms among studios. The latter scored three additional for Can You Ever Forgive Me? (with berths for Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in acting and in Adapted Screenplay), while the streaming service saw three extra noms for its Coen Brothers pic The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (for Original Screenplay, Costume Design and Original Song).

The actor and actress races mostly reflected the Best Pic noms this morning, with triple noms for The Favourite‘s cast including Olivia Colman in lead and Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz in supporting; Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga as well as Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born; and Vice‘s Christian Bale in lead and Sam Rockwell and Amy Adams for supporting.

Green Book scored a lead for Viggo Mortensen and supporting for Mahershala Ali among double acting noms, a list that includes McCarthy and Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? and Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira for Roma. Other notables making the cut in the Best Actor race: Rami Malek for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody and Willem Dafoe for playing Vincent Van Gogh in At Eternity’s Gate.


Spike Lee scored his first-ever Best Directing nom today for BlacKkKlansman; he had three noms overall today along with Picture and Adapted Screenplay. Roma‘s Cuarón had four individual noms including in that intriguing Director race, which includes two foreign-film entries (Roma and Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War) along with The Favourite‘s Lanthimos and Vice‘s Adam McKay.

Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani revealed nominations this morning 24 categories for the year’s best in movies. The (so far host-free) Oscars this year are Sunday, February 24 live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland.

Keep checking back on Deadline for all the Oscar breaking news, reactions and analysis throughout the day.

Here is the list of 2019 nominees:

Best Picture

Black Panther (Disney)
Kevin Feige, Producer

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features)
Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, Producers

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox)
Graham King, Producer

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight)
Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, Producers

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

Roma (Netflix)
Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, Producers

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros)
Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, Producers

Vice (Annapurna Pictures)
Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, Producers

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


Spike Lee

Cold War
Paweł Pawlikowski

The Favourite
Yorgos Lanthimos

Alfonso Cuarón

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

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

Written by Alfonso Cuarón

Written by Adam McKay


Cold War
Łukasz Żal

The Favourite
Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away
Caleb Deschanel

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

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

Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody
John Ottman

The Favourite
Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book
Patrick J. Don Vito

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

Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep
End Game
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

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

Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Late Afternoon
Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco

One Small Step
Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas

Trevor Jimenez

Live Action Short Film

Vincent Lambe and Darren Mahon

Jeremy Comte and Maria Gracia Turgeon

Marianne Farley and Marie-Hélène Panisset

Rodrigo Sorogoyen and María del Puy Alvarado

Guy Nattiv and Jaime Ray Newman

Original Score

Black Panther
Ludwig Goransson

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

Göran Lundström and Pamela Goldammer

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

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

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

Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García

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



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