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Nominations Announced for 91st Academy Awards

Brad Bird’s ‘Incredibles 2,’ We Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs,’ Mamoru Hosoda’s ‘Mirai, Disney’s ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet,’ and Sony’s ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ receive nominations for Best Animated Feature.

LOS ANGELES – Actor-comedian and Oscar-nominated writer Kumail Nanjiani and actress-producer-director Tracee Ellis Ross announced the 91st Oscars nominations today, live from the Academy’s headquarters in Beverly Hills via a global live stream on Oscar.com, Oscars.org, the Academy’s digital platforms, a satellite feed and broadcast media.

Nanjiani and Ross announced the nominees in nine categories at 5:20AM PT, and the remaining 15 categories at 5:30AM PT.

Nominees for Best Animated Feature are Incredibles 2, directed by Brad Bird and produced by John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle; Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson and produced by Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson; Mirai, directed by Mamoru Hosoda and produced by Yuichiro Saito; Ralph Breaks the Internet, directed by Rich Moore and Phil Johnston and produced by Clark Spencer;  and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, directed by Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman and produced by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller.

Nominees for Best Animated Short Film are the NFB’s Animal Behaviour, directed by Alison Snowden and David Fine; Pixar’s Bao, directed by Domee Shi and produced by Becky Neiman-Cobb; Cartoon Saloon’s Late Afternoon, directed by Louise Bagnall and produced by Nuria González Blanco; One Small Step, directed by Andrew Chesworth and Bobby Pontillas; and Weekends directed by Trevor Jimenez.

On the visual effects side, the nominees are Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick for Avengers: Infinity War; Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould for Christopher Robin; Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm for First Man; Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk for Ready Player One; and Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

Congratulations to all the nominees!

See the full list of nominations for the 91st Academy Awards below:

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
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone, The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz, The Favourite

Director:

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

Animated Feature:

  • Incredibles 2, Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
  • Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
  • Mirai, Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet, Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller

Animated Short:

  • Animal Behaviour, Alison Snowden and David Fine
  • Bao, Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb
  • Late Afternoon, Louise Bagnall and Nuria González Blanco
  • One Small Step, Andrew Chesworth and 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 Willie Watson, Tim Blake Nelson

Makeup and Hair:

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Costume Design:

  • 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 – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl and Dan Sudick
  • Christopher Robin – Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones and Chris Corbould
  • First Man – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and J.D. Schwalm
  • Ready Player One – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler and David Shirk
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story – Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan and Dominic Tuohy

Academy members from each of the 17 branches vote to determine the nominees in their respective categories -- actors nominate actors, film editors nominate film editors, etc. In the Animated Feature Film and Foreign Language Film categories, nominees are selected by a vote of multi-branch screening committees. All voting members are eligible to select the Best Picture nominees.

Active members of the Academy are eligible to vote for the winners in all 24 categories beginning Tuesday, February 12 through Tuesday, February 19.

The 91st Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 24, 2019, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Source: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

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