The Favourite and Roma lead 2019 Oscar nominations

Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.

The Favourite and Roma lead the nominations for the 91st annual Academy Awards with 10 each.

The period-drama, about two cousins vying to be Queen Anne's favourite, landed nominations on Tuesday (22Jan19) for categories including Best Picture, Best Actress for Olivia Colman, Best Supporting Actress for co-stars Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos plus a host of technical categories such as Best Costume Design.

It was joint top with Mexican film Roma, which was nominated in both the Best Picture and Best Foreign Language Film categories, while its stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira were surprise additions in the leading and supporting actress categories. Its director Alfonso Cuaron achieved a major haul of his own, with nods for directing, screenplay, and cinematography.

The other nominees for Best Picture are BlacKkKlansman, A Star Is Born, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice, and Black Panther, the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture. Christian Bale was recognised for his depiction of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, and the other Best Actor nominees are Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), and Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate).

Lady Gaga achieved her first acting Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born, as well as a second for Best Original Song, and her, Colman and Aparicio will compete against Glenn Close for The Wife and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me? for Best Actress.

The other nominees for the Best Supporting Actress prize include Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Amy Adams (Vice), while the male equivalent is a competition between Mahershala Ali (Green Book), Sam Elliott (A Star is Born), Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman) and Sam Rockwell (Vice).

The nominations were announced by Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place on 24 February (19) at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. The ceremony is currently without a host after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down after receiving backlash over old controversial tweets.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Best Picture:


A Star Is Born

The Favourite

Green Book


Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther


Best Actor:

Bradley Cooper - A Star Is Born

Rami Malek - Bohemian Rhapsody

Christian Bale - Vice

Viggo Mortensen - Green Book

Willem Dafoe - At Eternity's Gate

Best Actress:

Glenn Close - The Wife

Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

Olivia Colman - The Favourite

Yalitza Aparicio - Roma

Best Supporting Actress:

Emma Stone - The Favourite

Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk

Amy Adams - Vice

Marina De Tavira - Roma

Best Supporting Actor:

Mahershala Ali - Green Book

Sam Elliott - A Star is Born

Richard E. Grant - Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Adam Driver- BlacKkKlansman

Sam Rockwell - Vice

Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

Spike Lee - BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski - Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos - The Favourite

Adam McKay - Vice

Best Original Screenplay:

Alfonso Cuaron - Roma

Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara - The Favourite

Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly - Green Book

Adam McKay - Vice

Paul Schrader - First Reformed

Best Adapted Screenplay:

Barry Jenkins - If Beale Street Could Talk

Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee - BlackKklansman

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

Bradley Cooper, Eric Roth, Will Fetters - A Star is Born

Joel and Ethan Coen - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Original Score:

Black Panther - Ludwig Goransson

BlacKkKlansman - Terence Blanchard

If Beale Street Could Talk - Nicholas Britell

Mary Poppins Returns - Marc Shaiman

Isle of Dogs - Alexandre Desplat

Original Song:

Shallow - A Star is Born

All the Stars - Black Panther

I’ll Fight - RBG

The Place Where Lost Things Go - Mary Poppins Returns

When a Cowboy Trades his Spurs for Wings - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Foreign Language Film:

Roma - Mexico

Never Look Away - Germany

Cold War - Poland

Shoplifters - Japan

Capernaum - Lebanon

Documentary Feature:

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Of Fathers and Sons

Minding the Gap


Animated Feature:

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs


Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse


Never Look Away - Caleb Deschanel

Roma - Alfonso Cuaron

Cold War - Lukasz Zal

A Star is Born - Matty Libatique

The Favourite - Robbie Ryan

Visual effects:

Christopher Robin

First Man

Avengers: Infinity War

Solo: A Star Wars Story

Ready Player One

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

Production Design:

Black Panther - Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart

The Favourite - Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton

Mary Poppins Returns - John Myhre and Gordon Sim

First Man - Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas

Roma - Eugenio Caballero and Barbara Enriquez

Make-up and Hairstyling:


Mary Queen of Scots


Film Editing:

BlacKkKlansman - Barry Alexander Brown

Bohemian Rhapsody - John Ottman

The Favourite - Yorgos Mavropsaridis

Green Book - Patrick J. Don Vito

Vice - Hank Corwin

Sound Editing:

First Man

A Quiet Place

Bohemian Rhapsody

Black Panther


Sound Mixing:

Black Panther

A Star is Born

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man


Animated Short Film:

Animal Behaviour


Late Afternoon


One Small Step

Live-action Short Film:






Documentary Short Subject:

Black Sheep


A Night At the Garden

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