Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Netflix and Marvel Crash the Party as Best Picture Ends in a Showdown Between BlacKkKlansman, Roma and The Favourite

With surprise acting nominations for Roma, and such a strong showing for The Favourite, the Best Picture race has left behind a few of the films everyone presumed were the frontrunners. Remember, though, we're dealing with the preferential ballot and the vagaries of new members. In one sense, all bets are off. The Best Director category appears to be a bit of a hot mess at the moment, in terms of how we generally use it as a reliable indicator as we go about predicting. In general, historically, Best Picture and Best Director are conjoined twins. In recent...

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Oscar Nominations for the 91st Annual Academy Awards

Best Picture: “Black Panther” “BlacKkKlansman” “Bohemian Rhapsody” “The Favourite” “Green Book” “Roma” “A Star Is Born” “Vice” Lead Actor: Christian Bale, “Vice” Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born” Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate” Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody” Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book” Lead 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?” 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” Supporting Actress: Amy Adams, “Vice”...

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Oscar Nominees React to The 91st Academy Awards Nominations

As the Oscar nominations were announced this morning, nominees react below: YALITZA APARICIO, Oscar nominee for Best Actress — ROMA: “From the very first casting call to this morning, my ROMA journey has been extraordinary. As a daughter of a domestic worker and an indigenous woman myself, I am proud this movie will help those of us who feel invisible be seen. I am eternally grateful to the Academy for recognizing ROMA and am honored to be part of Alfonso’s vision. Congratulations to Alfonso, the entire cast and crew, and my dear friend Marina De Tavira. I am...

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Best Picture

ASC Nominees*
DGA Nominees*
ACE Nominees*
ADG Nominees*
WGA Nominees*
PGA noms*
SAG noms*
BFCA wins/noms*
Golden Globe win+/noms*
AFI Top Ten*
NYFCC winner+
NBR winner+ / top ten*

The Favourite*******
Green Book+**+*+***
A Star is Born***********
Bohemian Rhapsody+****
Black Panther********

Best Actor

Christian Bale, Vice++*
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody+**
Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born***
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book+***
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity's Gate**

Best Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife++*
Olivia Colman, The Favourite+**
Lady Gaga, A Star is Born+*+*
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me***
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali, Green Book++*
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me**+*
Adam Driver, BlacKKKlansman***
Sam Rockwell, Vice**
Sam Elliot, A Star is Born+**

Best Supporting Actress

Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk++++
Amy Adams, Vice***
Emma Stone, The Favourite***
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite***
Marina de Tavira, Roma

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma+++*
Spike Lee, BlacKKKlansman***
Adam McKay, Vice***
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite*

Original Screenplay

First Reformed, Paul Schrader+++
Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly+**
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron***
The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara**
Vice, Adam McKay***

Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman, Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee***
If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins+*+*
A Star is Born, Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters**
Can You Ever Forgive Me, Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty**
Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Joel and Ethan Coen


A Star is Born**
Never Look Away
The Favourite**
Cold War*


The Favourite**
Bohemian Rhapsody*
Green Book*

Production Design

Black Panther+*
Mary Poppins Returns**
The Favourite**
First Man**

Sound Mixing

A Star is Born
First Man
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody

Sound Editing

First Man
Black Panther
A Quiet Place
Bohemian Rhapsody

Costume Design

Black Panther+
Buster Scruggs
Mary Poppins Returns*
The Favourite*
Mary Queen of Scots*

Visual Effects

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

Original Score

Black Panther**
Mary Poppins Returns**
Isle of Dogs**
If Beale Street Could Talk*

Original Song

Shallow - A Star is Born++
I'll Fight from RBG - Diane Warren*
Where Lost Things Go*
When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
All The Stars from Black Panther

Makeup and Hair

Mary Queen of Scots*

Animated Feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse+++*+
Incredibles 2+***
Isle of Dogs***
Ralph Breaks the Internet**

Documentary Feature

Free Solo**
Hale County This Morning, This Evening*
Minding the Gap+
Charm City
Of Fathers and Sons

Foreign Language Feature

Roma (Mexico)++
Cold War (Poland)++
Capernaum (Lebanon)
Shoplifters (Japan)
Germany, Never Look Away

Live Action Short


Documentary Short

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

Animated Short

Late Afternoon
Animal Behaviour
One Small Step

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