Oscar Nominations 2019: Rami Malek And Black Panther Lead The Way

Rami Malek and Black Panther have led the way in this year's Oscars nominations, ahead of the awards ceremony on Sunday 24 February.

Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star is Born Vice and have all been shortlisted for the coveted Best Picture gong.

Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Willem Dafoe, Rami Malek and Viggo Mortenson are all up for Leading Actor Oscars, and Yalitza Aparicio, Glenn Close, Olivia Coleman, Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy are nomianted for Leading Actress Oscars.

Marvel also has some nods this year - Avengers: Infinity War has been nominated for Best Visual Effects, while Black Panther is up for seven in total: Best Picture, Production Design, Sound Mixing, Costume Design, Sound Editing and Best Original Score and Original Song. Spider-Man: Into The Spiderverse is also up for best animated film.

Black Panther is up for seven Oscars in total. Credit: Marvel
Black Panther is up for seven Oscars in total. Credit: Marvel

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody was the big winner at the 76th Golden Globe Awards earlier this month. Rami Malek, who plays frontman Freddie Mercury, scooped the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama, while the film itself took the prize for Best Motion Picture - Drama.

"I am beyond moved," Malek said when he accepted the award, also thanking Freddie Mercury, adding: "This is for and because of you, gorgeous."

Queen guitarist, Brian May, has also heavily praised the film, and said Malek deserved to be nominated for an Oscar for his 'remarkable' performance.

Speaking to the Press Association, he said: "He inhabited Freddie to the point where we even started to think of him as Freddie. Really remarkable.

"He's incredible... without doubt he'll be on the nominations list for an Oscar - and well deserved as well.

"We've lived with this project for nine years and it's incredible to see it doing so well. It came out to shitty reviews, as some of our work has before, but the public has embraced it magnificently.

"Everybody gave 200 percent, from the actors and technicians to the production team and hair and make-up, everyone. You don't get any lukewarm responses. The guy who plays me should be getting awards all over."

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2019 Oscar Nominations in full:

Best Picture

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star is Born
Vice

Best Director

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

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

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

Original Screenplay

The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book
Roma
Vice

Adapted Screenplay

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

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 Surs for Wings' - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Animated Feature

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

Border
Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

Visual Effects

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

Cinematography

Cold War
The Favourite
Never Look Away
Roma
A Star is Born

Production Design

Black Panther
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

Best Documentary Feature

Free Solo
Hale County This Morning, This Evening
Minding The Gap
Of Father and Sons
RBG

Best Documentary Short

Subject Black Sheep
End Game
Lifeboat
A Night at the Garden
Period. End of Sentence.

Best Foreign Language

Capernaum
Cold War
Never Look Away
Roma
Shoplifters

Actor in a Supporting Role

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

Film Editing

BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Vice

Original Score

Black Panther
Blackkklansman
If Beale Street Could Talk
Isle of Dogs
Mary Poppins Returns

Live Action Short

Detainment
Fauve
Marguerite
Mother
Skin

Best Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour
Bao
Late Afternoon
One Small Step
Weekends

Sound Editing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
A Quiet Place
Roma

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star is Born

Achievement in Costume Design

Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Black Panther
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams - Vice
Marina De Tavira - Roma
Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone - The Favourite
Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Fox

Jess Hardiman

Jess Hardiman is a journalist who graduated from Manchester University with a BA in Film Studies, English Language and Literature, and has previously worked for Time Out and The Skinny among others.

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