Nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards


The nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards have been announced, and as usual, there were plenty of surprises to be found this morning.

What wasn't a surprise, however, was that "Roma" and "The Favourite" tied for the most nominations with ten each, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress (x2 for "The Favourite"), and Best Original Screenplay. Not far behind were "A Star is Born" and "Vice" with eight each.

As far as surprises go, where to begin? "Roma" made a surprise appearance in Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress after having been mostly absent there the entire season. However, on the flip side, the film was shockingly left out of Best Film Editing, which is usually a bad sign in terms of Best Picture chances.

Speaking of Best Picture, after its win at the Producers Guild of America Awards this past weekend, a lot of people assumed "Green Book" was the favorite to take the award, and while it did make a surprise appearance in Best Film Editing, it was snubbed for Best Director, which is an even worse sign for its Best Picture chances.

Other major snubs include Bradley Cooper for Best Director, a nomination he had been receiving everywhere, including the Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, BAFTA, and Directors Guild of American, "Won't You Be My Neighbor?," the outstanding Mr. Rogers documentary that seemed unbeatable for the Best Documentary Feature Oscar, and Timothee Chalamet for "Beautiful Boy," who had received his nomination everywhere else.

So where does this leave us in terms of what will win Best Picture? Looking at the film that received all of the usually-necessary nominations, that would point to "Blackkklansman," "The Favourite," and "Vice." It's still possible that "Green Book" could go all the way without a Director nod "Driving Miss Daisy"-style, but missing a nod there tends to be a death knell. "Roma" could certainly overcome missing a Film Editing nod, and with it making its surprise appearance in two acting categories, it would appear to have the support of The Academy's biggest branch, so my guess at the moment would be that it goes back to being the favorite film and ultimately wins Best Picture as many believed it would.

We'll just have to wait until the big night on February 24th to find out. In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of today's Oscar nominations:

Best Picture

Black Panther

Blackkklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

Best Director

Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Actor

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

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Glenn Close, The Wife

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor

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 Supporting Actress

Amy Adams, Vice

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk

Marina de Tavira, Roma

Emma Stone, The Favourite

Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay

Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara, The Favourite

Paul Schrader, First Reformed

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly, Green Book

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

Joel and Ethan Coen, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee, Blackkklansman

Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Barry Jenkins, If Beale Street Could Talk

Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters, A Star is Born

Best Film Editing

Blackkklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Vice

Best Cinematography

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

Roma

A Star is Born

Best Production Design

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Makeup & Hair

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

Best Original Score

Black Panther

Blackkklansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Best Original Song

All the Stars, Black Panther

I'll Fight, RBG

The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppins Returns

Shallow, A Star is Born

When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Father and Sons

RBG

Best Foreign Language Film

Capernaum

Cold War

Never Look Away

Roma

Shoplifters

Best Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star is Born

Best Live Action Short

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Skin

Best Documentary Short

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

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Best Animated Short

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

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