And the nominees are...
Bright and early Tuesday morning, Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominees for the 91st Academy Awards. See who’s in the running for Best Picture, Best Director, and all of the acting categories, ahead.
BEST PICTURE: Black Panther
Wakanda forever. Black Panther made history as the first comic-book movie to make the Best Picture race — not to mention its six other nominations.
BEST PICTURE: BlacKkKlansman
This Spike Lee joint picked up six nominations, among them Best Picture and Best Director for Lee himself.
BEST PICTURE: Bohemian Rhapsody
BEST PICTURE: The Favourite
Yorgos Lanthimos’ period piece was certainly among the Academy’s favourites, with a Best Picture nod among its 10 nominations.
BEST PICTURE: Green Book
BEST PICTURE: Roma
Alfonso Cuarón’s deeply personal film defied Oscar trends as the only black-and-white, non-English-language Best Picture nominee — not to mention the first Netflix release ever to get a nod in the top category. Roma tied with The Favourite for the most nominations, with 10 each.
BEST PICTURE: A Star Is Born
Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut can count a Best Picture nod among its many accolades; recognized in eight categories, the melodrama’s pool of Oscar nominations is far from the shallow now.
BEST PICTURE: Vice
The Big Short director Adam McKay’s latest fast-paced retelling of recent American history has a shot at a victory of presidential proportions, with a haul of eight nominations, Best Picture among them.
BEST DIRECTOR: Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Lee appeared on the Best Director list for the first time this year with a nomination for BlacKkKlansman.
BEST DIRECTOR: Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
The Best Director race was filled with surprises, including this recognition of Pawel Pawlikowski’s heartbreaking romantic drama — the filmmaker’s first nomination in the category.
BEST DIRECTOR: Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Lanthimos landed his first Best Director nomination with a nod for The Favourite.
BEST DIRECTOR: Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
With the Golden Globe already gleaming on his mantle (not to mention an Oscar for Gravity), Cuarón is the Best Director to beat.
BEST DIRECTOR: Adam McKay, Vice
McKay scored his second Best Director nomination for the tale of Dick Cheney.
BEST ACTRESS: Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
First time’s the charm for Roma star Aparicio, nominated for her debut role.
BEST ACTRESS: Glenn Close, The Wife
The Wife marks the seventh nomination (without a win — so far) for Close, who also took home the Golden Globe for her role in the drama.
BEST ACTRESS: Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Following her coronation at the Golden Globes, Olivia Colman scored an Oscar nod for her performance as Queen Anne.
BEST ACTRESS: Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
A pop star was reborn as a leading lady in 2018, and the Oscars recognized the arrival of Lady Gaga (who had one previous nomination, for Best Original Song) with nods for Best Actress and Best Original Song.
BEST ACTRESS: Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
The Academy found McCarthy’s portrayal of Lee Israel to be more than forgivable, honoring the actress with her second nomination.
BEST ACTOR: Christian Bale, Vice
The chameleonic Bale’s transformation into Dick Cheney netted him his fourth Oscar nomination (with one win already under his belt) in addition to a Golden Globe.
BEST ACTOR: Bradley Cooper, A Star is Born
Though he was snubbed for Best Director, Bradley Cooper picked up his fourth acting nod for his performance in his filmmaking debut. He’s the only actor in the category nominated for playing a fictional character rather than a real person.
BEST ACTOR: Willem Dafoe, Eternity's Gate
Dafoe’s sensitive portrayal of Vincent Van Gogh certainly left a (post-)impression on the Academy, who awarded the actor with his fourth nomination.
BEST ACTOR: Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Don’t stop him now: Hot on the heels of his Golden Globe win, Malek scored his first Oscar nod for his performance as Freddie Mercury.
BEST ACTOR: Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
For his role as Tony Vallelonga in Green Book, Mortensen picked up his third Oscar nomination.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Amy Adams, Vice
Adams logged her sixth Oscar nomination (but no win yet!) for her performance as Lynne Cheney.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Marina de Tavira, Roma
The Mexican actress will make her Oscars debut with a nod for her role in Cuarón’s Roma.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
King followed up that her Best Supporting Actress win at the Golden Globes with her first Oscar nomination.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Emma Stone, The Favourite
The Best Actress winner from 2017 is in the running for the third time with a nod for The Favourite.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Oscar voters couldn’t choose just one of The Favourite‘s two supporting ladies, honoring both Stone and Weisz (who won in the category in 2006) with nominations.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Mahershala Ali, Green Book
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Kylo Ren earned his first Oscar nomination for his supporting role in Spike Lee’s film.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
The beloved actor picked up his first nomination for his affecting role in Cooper’s music drama.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Grant scored his first nomination for his turn in Marielle Heller’s Lee Israel biopic.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Sam Rockwell, Vice
Rockwell followed up his 2018 win with another nomination in the same category, this time for playing POTUS 43.