2019 Oscar Nominations and Big Firsts

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2019 Oscar Nominations and Big Firsts

Christopher Vargas, Entertainment Editor

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It’s Oscar season Chiefs! The nominees were announced on January 22. As the February 24th date for the Oscars approaches, there are some major firsts and a controversy regarding the host this year. The race is on to see all the movies and performances nominated.

CONTROVERSY

When the nominees were announced by Tracy Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani early Tuesday morning, there is still no host for the show. Kevin Hart was supposed to be hosting the Oscars but stepped down after refusing to make an apology for his homophobic tweets from roughly 10 years ago. He has made an apology, but still stands by his decision not to host. However, this isn’t the first time the Oscar’s will go without a host; the last time was the 1989 Oscars.

OSCAR FIRSTS

For the first time, a superhero movie was nominated for Best Picture: Black Panther.  This also makes it the first nomination for any Marvel movie.

Two Mexican-born actresses are nominated in two award categories simultaneously. Actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira are nominated for both Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress  for Alfonso Cuarón’s Netflix film Roma.

Alfonso Cuarón is the first person be nominated for Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Original Screenplay all in the same year.

The first Latin American woman to be nominated for producing a Best Picture is Gabriela Rodriguez also for Roma.

The first Black person to be nominated for Best Production Design is Hannah Beachler for Black Panther.

The first Black person to ever be nominated for Best Costume Design for the third time is Ruth E. Carter. Her 3rd nomination was with her work in “Black Panther.” Her second being “Malcolm X” (2002) and her 1st nomination being “Amistad” (1997).

Netflix has received its first nomination for Best Picture with the film Roma.

Hulu received it’s first Oscar nomination under Best Documentary with the documentary Mind The Gap about skateboarding.

After decades making movies, director Spike Lee received his first nomination for “BlacKkKlansman.”

Lady Gaga, in her debut movie, has been nominated for Best Lead Actress and Best Original Song with Shallow for the movie A Star Is Born. Some fans were disappointed that Bradley Cooper was snubbed for best director for A Star is Born, even though he was nominated for Best Lead Actor.

NOMINATIONS

Best Picture

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”
“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”

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”

Best Foreign Language Film

“Capernaum”
“Cold War”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“Shoplifters”

Best Documentary (Short)

“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”

Best Documentary (Long)

“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“RBG”

Best Original Song

“All The Stars” – “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”
“Shallow” – “A Star Is Born
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” – “Mary Poppins Returns”
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” – “The Ballad of Buster Scrugg

Best Animated Film

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Original Screen Play

“First Reformed”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“The Favourite”
“Vice”

Best 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”

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Best Production Design

“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“First Man”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Roma”

Best Cinematography

“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Costume Design

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“Mary Queen of Scots”

Best Sound Editing

“A Quiet Place”
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”

Best Sound Mixing

“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”

Best Animated Short Film

“Animal Behaviour”
“Bao”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”
“Weekends”

Best Live Action Film

“Detainment”
“Fauve”
“Marguerite”
“Mother”
“Skin”

Best Original Score

“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

Best Film Editing

“BlacKkKlansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Green Book”
“The Favourite”
“Vice”

Best Makeup And Hairstyling 

“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”

 

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