And The Award (Might) Go To…

It’s awards season (finally) and I’m not sure about you, but I am LIVING for it!

In the past, awards season to me was always like, “What’s the big idea anyway?” But this year, you better believe that if there’s an award show on your girl is sitting in front of the TV. I spent more time than I’d like to admit at the movies this past year. I couldn’t help it there were so many that I had to see. Heck, I even saw Bohemian Rhapsody six times in theaters. That’s more than I saw The Greatest Showman in theaters. Like, who the heck have I turned into...some movie guru? Maybe.  

While I could go on for hours, and I mean hours, about how I don’t regret seeing Bohemian Rhapsody six times in theaters, or why critics are wrong for thinking it’s not a bloody masterpiece, that’s not the point of this article. So let’s dive right in to the nominees and see who the Academy Award might go to.

For best picture the nominees are Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born andVice. I’m not going to lie, this is a tough category with Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, and A Star Is Born. Those are the ones I’ve seen and the rightfully deserve the nomination. As for the ones I haven’t seen they’re on my list and I’m sure they deserve the nomination just as much. I’m not sure if it’s just me, but this year it seems that each category has tough competition.  

The nominees for lead actor are Christian Bale, Vice, Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate, Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody, Viggo Mortensen, Green Book.  For lead actress the nominees are Yalitza Aparicio, Roma, Glenn Close, The Wife, Olivia Colman, The Favourite, our queen Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born, and Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Some of these actors have landed their first Oscar nomination as well, which is definitely something to celebrate.  

Here are the remaining categories and their nominees:

 

Director:

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuarón, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

 

Animated Feature:

Incredibles 2, Brad Bird

Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson

Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda

Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

 

Animated Short:

Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden, David Fine

Bao, Domee Shi

Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall

One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas

Weekends, Trevor Jimenez

 

Adapted Screenplay:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel Coen , Ethan Coen

BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee

Can You Ever Forgive Me? Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins

A Star Is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

 

Original Screenplay:

The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara

First Reformed, Paul Schrader

Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

Vice, Adam McKay

 

Cinematography:

Cold War, Lukasz Zal

The Favourite, Robbie Ryan

Never Look Away, Caleb Deschanel

Roma, Alfonso Cuarón

A Star Is Born, Matthew Libatique

 

Best Documentary Feature:

Free Solo, Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Hale County This Morning, This Evening, RaMell Ross

Minding the Gap, Bing Liu

Of Fathers and Sons, Talal Derki

RBG, Betsy West, Julie Cohen

 

Best Documentary Short Subject:

Black Sheep, Ed Perkins

End Game, Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

Lifeboat, Skye Fitzgerald

A Night at the Garden, Marshall Curry

Period. End of Sentence., Rayka Zehtabchi

 

Best Live Action Short Film:

Detainment, Vincent Lambe

Fauve, Jeremy Comte

Marguerite, Marianne Farley

Mother, Rodrigo Sorogoyen

Skin, Guy Nattiv

 

Best Foreign Language Film:

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)

 

Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman, Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Ottman

Green Book, Patrick J. Don Vito

The Favourite, Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Vice, Hank Corwin

 

Sound Editing:

Black Panther, Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker

Bohemian Rhapsody, John Warhurst

First Man, Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan

A Quiet Place, Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl

Roma, Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

 

Sound Mixing:

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

 

Production Design:

Black Panther, Hannah Beachler

First Man, Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

The Favourite, Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton

Mary Poppins Returns, John Myhre, Gordon Sim

Roma, Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

 

Original Score:

BlacKkKlansman, Terence Blanchard

Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson

If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell

Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat

Mary Poppins Returns, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

 

Original Song:

“All The Stars” from Black Panther by Kendrick Lamar, SZA

“I’ll Fight” from RBG by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

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

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

 

Makeup and Hair:

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

 

Costume Design:

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Mary Zophres

Black Panther, Ruth E. Carter

The Favourite, Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns, Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots, Alexandra Byrne

 

Visual Effects:

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

 

Who will walk away with an Oscar this year? Tune in Sunday, February 24, 2019 to view the 91st Academy Awards.