The Favourite and Roma head list of Oscars nominations

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 22 January 2019
The Favourite star Olivia Colman

Olivia Colman

'The Favourite' and 'Roma' lead the Oscars race, receiving 10 nominations each for the upcoming Academy Awards

'The Favourite' and 'Roma' have earned 10 nominations each for the upcoming Oscars.

The Yorgos Lanthimos-directed drama movie has been nominated for a host of gongs at the glitzy awards ceremony next month, including the coveted Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress in a Leading Role (Olivia Colman) and Best Original Screenplay prizes.

The period movie – which tells the story of the relationship between two cousins vying for the approval of Queen Anne – is joined on 10 nominations by 'Roma', the black-and-white epic from Netflix.

The film follows the life of a live-in housekeeper working for a middle-class family in Mexico.

The Alfonso Cuaron-directed hit has, in fact, tied the record held by 2000's 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' for the most nominations received by a foreign language film.

'Roma' is in contention for some of the most sought-after awards of the evening on February 24, including the Best Picture gong, as well as Best Director and Original Screenplay.

Meanwhile, Marvel's 'Black Panther' has made history, becoming the first comic book movie to earn a Best Picture nomination.

The much-discussed blockbuster has also earned nominations for Best Costume Design, Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Original Score and Original song.

Elsewhere, 'A Star is Born' features prominently among the list of nominees.

The Bradley Cooper-directed drama – which stars Lady Gaga – has earned eight nominations in total, including Best Picture, Actress in a Leading Role (Gaga) and Actor in a Leading Role (Cooper).

The widely acclaimed movie – which tells the story of a a hard-drinking musician who falls in love with a singer – has also received nods in the Adapted Screenplay, Original Song, Cinematography, Sound Mixing and Actor in a Supporting Role categories (Sam Elliott).

Gaga, 32, faces stiff competition in the Actress in a Leading Role category, where she has been nominated alongside Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Colman and Melissa McCarthy.

Bradley faces a similarly tough task for the Best Actor in a Leading Role gong, with Christian Bale, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek and Viggo Mortensen all vying for the coveted prize at the annual awards bash.

'A Star is Born' is joined on eight nominations by the Adam McKay-directed drama 'Vice', which stars Bale as former US Vice President Dick Cheney.

The acclaimed movie is also in contention for the Best Picture and Best Director prize, which is being contested by McKay, Spike Lee, Paweł Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos and Alfonso Cuaron.

Spike's nod in the Best Picture category for 'BlacKkKlansman' represents a career-first for the veteran filmmaker, whose previous hits include 'Do the Right Thing' and 'She's Gotta Have It'.

In total, the movie – which tells the story of the first African-American detective to serve in the Colorado Springs Police Department – has claimed six nominations.

List of 2019 Academy Award nominees

Best picture

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Black Panther
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • 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
  • Marina de Tavira – Roma
  • Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone – The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

Best director

  • Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
  • Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
  • Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
  • Adam McKay – Vice
  • Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War

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 screenplay

  • The Favourite
  • First Reformed
  • Green Book
  • Roma
  • Vice

Best foreign language film

  • Capernaum – Lebanon
  • Cold War – Poland
  • Never Look Away – Germany
  • Roma – Mexico
  • Shoplifters – Japan

Best original song

  • All The Stars – Black Panther
  • I'll Fight – RGB
  • 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 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

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 Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Best cinematography

  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born

Best 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

Best make-up and hairstyling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Best production design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Best visual effects

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

Best film editing

  • BlacKkKlansman
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Green Book
  • Vice

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 animated short

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best live action short

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Best documentary short

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

The Favourite

  • 5 stars
  • 2018
  • Ireland / UK / US
  • 15
  • Directed by: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Cast: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, Emma Stone, Nicholas Hoult

In the court of Queen Anne (Colman), power is wielded by Lady Sarah Marlborough (Weisz), but then Sarah’s young cousin Abigail (Stone) arrives. Brash, bawdy and beguiling, and a deceptively acute commentary on the nature of power, with career-best work from Weisz and Stone and a commanding performance from Colman as the…

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