The nominations for the 91st edition of the Academy Awards have now been announced. The eyes of film fans from across the world will be on the Dolby Theatre next month, teary eyes, eyes agog, eyes rolling, but all nonetheless focused on this years offering of big Hollywood bru ha ha over the next celebrated films in Hollywood this year. Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross announced the nominees for this year’s Oscars this afternoon.

There will be no host at this year’s Oscars according to reports, after initially announced host Kevin Hart dropped out following online backlash against previous homophobic tweets that he had made.

Irish production The Favourite from Element Pictures has received 10 nominations for this year’s Oscars including  nods for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress, making it the most nominated film of this year’s awards alongside Alfonso Cuaraon’s Roma. Dubliner Robbie Ryan received a nomination also for Best Cinematography for  The Favourite, while two shorts directed by Irish directors also picked up nominations.

Louise Bagnall’s  Late Afternoon, produced by Cartoon Saloon, received a nomination for Best Animated Short. Bagnall’s film follows a woman with dementia as she seeks to reassemble past memories. The film available to view now was given a shout out yesterday in our interview with Brian O’Brien as a must-watch. There was a nomination also for Best Live-Action Short for Irish director Vincent Lambe’s controversial film Detainment. The short, which is an assembly of transcripts of interviews with the boys convicted of the Jamie Bulger murders in the 1990s, has already drawn angry criticism from the victim’s family. This year’s ceremony is set to take place on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. We have the full list of this year’s nominations available now:


Best picture


Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star Is Born

Best cinematography

Cold War – Lukasz Zal
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away – Caleb Deschanel
Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
A Star Is Born – Matthew Libatique


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 documentary

Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, Shannon Dill
Minding the Gap –
Bing Liu, Diane Quon
Of Fathers and Sons –
Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias N. Siebert
Betsy West, Julie Cohen 
Hale County This Morning, This Evening –
Ramell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim



Best foreign language film

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away  (Germany)
Roma  (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

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 costume design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres
Black Panther – Ruth Carter
The Favourite – Sandy Powell
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne

Best score

Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson
BlackKklansman – Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Brittel
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman


Best original song

All the Stars (from Black Panther)
I’ll Fight (from RBG)
The Place Where Lost Things Go (from Mary Poppins Retruns)
Shallow (from A Star Is Born)
When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings(from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Best sound editing

Black Panther – Benjamin A Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
Bohemian Rhapsody
– John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone
First Man –
Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
A Quiet Place –
Ethan Van Der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
Roma –
Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Best sound mixing

Black Panther – Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin
Bohemian Rhapsody –
Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali
First Man –
Jon Taylor, Frank Montano, Ai-Ling Lee, Mary H. Ellis
Roma –
Skip Lievsay, Craig Henigan, Jose Antonio Garcia
A Star is Born –
Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder, Steve Morrow


Best documentary short

Black Sheep – Ed Perkins & Jonathan Chinn
End Game –
Rob Epstein & Jeffrey Friedman
Lifeboat –
Skye Fitzgerald & Bryn Mooser
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry
Period, End of Sentence – Rayka Zehtabchi & Melissa Berton

Best production design

Black Panther – Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
The Favourite –
Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
First Man –
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Mary Poppins Returns –
John Mhre, Gordon Sim
Roma –
Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez


Best original screenplay

The Favourite – Deborah Davis & Tony McNamara
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
Roma – Alfonso Cuaron
Vice – Adam McKay

Best adapted screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel & Ethan Coen
BlackKklansman –
Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
Can You Ever Forgive Me? –
Nicole Holofcener & Jeff Whitty
If Beale Street Could Talk –
Barry Jenkins
A Star Is Born –
Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters

Best animated feature

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

Best animated short

Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall & Nuria Gonzalez Blanco
Bao –
Domeee Shi & Becky Neiman-Cobb
Animal Behaviour
– Alison Snowman & David Fine
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth & Bobby Pontillas
Weekends –
Trevor Jimenez

Best live-action short

Detainment – Vincent Lambe & Darren Mahon
Fauve –
Jeremy Comte & Maria Garcia Turgeon
Marguerite– Marianne Farley & Marie-Helene Panisset
Mother –
Rodrigo Sorogoyen & Maria Del Puy Alvarado
Skin –
Guy Nattiv & Jaime Ray Newman


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 film editing

BlackKklansman – Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Green Book – Patrick J. Don Vito
Vice – Hank Corwin

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 director

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

Best visual effects

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


Best makeup and hairstyling

Border  – Goran Lundstrom & Pamela Goldammer
Mary Queen of Scots –
Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, Jessica Brooks
Vice –
Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia Dehaney



How many of the nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards have you seen so far? Who got snubbed and who should win? Feel free to let us know and stay tuned for more on this year’s Oscars in the weeks to come!

About Luke Dunne

Luke is a writer, film addict and Dublin native who loves how much there is for film fans in his home county. A former writer for FilmFixx and the Freakin' Awesome Network, he founded Film In Dublin to pursue his dual dreams of writing about film and never sleeping ever again.

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