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Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
The American film industry has been suffering from moral scandals to an increasingly lower interest of the public in the old Hollywood formulas, but amazingly the Oscar Award is still relevant and a much-awaited event.
Finally, the day of the Oscar 2019 nominations has arrived; the live announcement was made today by Kumail Nanjiani and Traces Ellis Ross. Check here the nominated list:
A Star Is Born. Roma. Green Book. The Favourite. Black Panther. Vice. Bohemian Rhapsody. BlacKkKlansman.
Alfonso Cuarón for Roma. Adam McKay for Vice. Yorgos Lanthimos for The Favourite. Spike Lee for BlacKkKlansman. Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War.
Glenn Close in The Wife. Lady Gaga in A Star Is Born. Olivia Colman in The Favourite. Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Yalitza Aparicio in Roma.
Christian Bale in Vice. Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born. Viggo Mortensen in Green Book. Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody. Willem Dafoe in At Eternity's Gate.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Amy Adams in Vice. Marina De Tavira in Roma. Regina King in If Beale Street Could Talk. Rachel Weiss in The Favourite. Emma Stone in The Favourite.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Mahershala Ali in Green Book. Adam Driver in BlacKkKlansman. Richard E. Grant in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Sam Elliott in A Star Is Born. Sam Rockwell in Vice.
BEST FOREIGN FILM
Capernaum. Cold War. Never Look Away. Roma. Shoplifters.
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
Incredibles 2. Isle of Dogs. Mirai. Ralph Breaks the Internet. Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"All the Stars" for Black Panther. "I'll Fight," for RBG. "The Place Where Lost Things Go," for Mary Poppins Returns. "Shallow," for A Star Is Born. "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings," for Ballad of Buster Scruggs.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE
Black Panther. BlacKkKlansman. If Beale Street Could Talk. Isle of Dogs. Mary Poppins Returns.
BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE
Free Solo. Hale County This Morning, This Evening. Minding the Gap. Of Fathers and Sons. RBG
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT
Black Sheep. End Game. Lifeboat. A Night at the Garden. Period. End of Sentence.
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara, The Favourite. Paul Schrader, First Reformed. Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly, Green Book. Alfonso Cuarón, Roma. Adam McKay, Vice.
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
Joel Coen and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman. Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk. Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters, A Star Is Born.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN CINEMATOGRAPHY
Cold War. The Favourite. Roma. Never Look Away. A Star Is Born.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Border. Mary Queen of Scots. Vice
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN PRODUCTION DESIGN
Black Panther. The Favourite. First Man. Mary Poppins Returns. Roma.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN VISUAL EFFECTS
Avengers: Infinity War. Christopher Robin. First Man. Ready Player One. Solo: A Star Wars Story.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN COSTUME DESIGN
The Ballad of Buster. Scruggs. Black Panther. The Favourite. Mary Poppins Returns. Mary Queen of Scots.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM EDITING
BlacKkKlansman. Bohemian Rhapsody. The Favourite. Green Book. Vice.
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM
Animal Behaviour. Bao. Late Afternoon. One Small Step. Weekends.
BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT FILM
Detainment. Fauve. Marguerite. Mother. Skin.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND EDITING
Black Panther. Bohemian Rhapsody. First Man. A Quiet Place. Roma.
BEST ACHIEVEMENT IN SOUND MIXING
Black Panther. Bohemian Rhapsody. First Man. Roma. A Star Is Born.
The adrenaline is already running high among movie-lovers. So get your popcorn ready; you have one month to watch all the movies you still haven't so that you too can start speculating and placing your bets. I know I've already picked my favourites!
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