Oscars 2019: Biggest nominees and biggest snubs, according to Twitter

January 23, 2019 - 1:01 PM
"Black Panther" is the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. (Disney/Marvel photo)

The list of Academy Award nominations are in! And they’re making history.

Black Panther” is on top of the list as the first-ever Oscar-nominated superhero film, as crowd-pleasing blockbusters muscled into a contest recently dominated by art-house fare.

Other box-office hits among the eight nominees for the movie industry’s top prize included musical remake “A Star is Born” and rock biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody.”

The inclusion of popular films contrasted with the past few years when the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences favored independent dramas with small audiences and snubbed commercial successes such as “Wonder Woman.”

Netflix is also in the running for the first time at the Oscars with its entry “Roma,” a milestone that will test whether Hollywood’s film establishment is ready to award its top prize to a streaming service.

“Roma” received 10 Academy Award nominations in total, tying “The Favourite” as the year’s most-nominated film.

Here’s the complete list of key nominees for the 2019 Oscars, the highest honors in the movie industry. The awards will be handed out on Feb. 24 at a ceremony in Hollywood.

Best Picture

“A Star is Born”
“Green Book”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Black Panther”
“The Favourite”

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

Lady Gaga – “A Star is Born”
Glenn Close – “The Wife”
Olivia Colman – “The Favourite”
Melissa McCarthy – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Yalitza Aparicio – “Roma”

Best Director

Alfonso Cuaron – “Roma”
Spike Lee – “BlaKkKlansman”
Adam McKay – “Vice”
Yorgos Lanthimos – “The Favourite”
Pawel Pawlikowski – “Cold War”

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – “Green Book”
Adam Driver – “BlacKkKlansman”
Richard E. Grant – “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell – “Vice”
Sam Elliott – “A Star is Born”

Best Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – “Vice”
Regina King – “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone – “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz – “The Favourite”
Marina de Tavira – “Roma”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”
“First Reformed”
“Green Book”

Best Adapted Screenplay

“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star is Born”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

Best Animated Film

“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Documentary Film

“Free Solo”
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“Minding the Gap”

Best Foreign Language Film

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

Best Original Song

“All the Stars” – “Black Panther”
“I’ll Fight” – “RBG”
“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”

Who were snubbed, according to Twitter?

The Academy lauded “A Star is Born” with eight nods, but surprisingly failed to recognize Bradley Cooper in the best director category. He was, however, nominated for best actor.

“He was widely anticipated to be a surefire contender” for best director, Screen International editor Matt Mueller said in an interview with Reuters.

Cooper may have lost out to Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski, an unexpected nominee for his foreign-language romance “Cold War.”

The film academy selected eight movies for the top prize of best picture, even though rules allow for up to 10 nominees. One omission was “If Beale Street Could Talk,” director Barry Jenkins’ first new film since his best picture winner “Moonlight” two years ago.

Other notable films viewers felt were snubbed for Best Picture were “First Reformed” and “A Quiet Place.”

Besides her performance for “Mary Poppins Returns,” Emily Blunt was also seen as snubbed contender for her lead actress role in “A Quiet Place.” Viewers were also surprised that Toni Collette‘s “Hereditary” role did not make the cut.

Ethan Hawke could also be nominated for Best Actor for carrying “First Reformed” as well as Timothy Chalamet for “Beautiful Boy,” but they did not make it.

Won’t You Be My Neighbor” about the life of television personality Fred Rogers was seen as a leading documentary for the Oscars, but was similarly omitted from the nominations.

— With reports from Reuters