It’s that time of year again — the Academy Award nominees were just announced ahead of the upcoming February 24 awards ceremony. While there were quite a few pleasant surprises among the nominees, not everyone was so pleased. As per usual, people are upset about quite a few notable “snubs” and missing names.
Movie lovers are particularly excited about the fact that Black Panther has made history as the first superhero movie to ever get a best picture nod. But people are shocked that Bradley Cooper picked up a best actor nod and was excluded from the best director category, which many thought he was a lock for with his directing debut remaking A Star Is Born. Others were also disappointed that Toni Collette wasn’t acknowledged for her devastating and memorable performance in the horror hit Hereditary.
Among other disappointments were Bo Burnham’s beloved coming-of-age dramedy and critical hit Eighth Grade being completely shut out, Moonlight director Barry Jenkins’ follow-up If Beale Street Could Talk being left out of the best picture running, and the fact that the best director category is, once again, all male.
Here are all of the nominees for five of the night’s biggest categories:
A Star Is Born
Christian Bale, Vice
Bradley Cooper, A Star Is Born
Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek, Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen, Green Book
Yalitza Aparicio, Roma
Glenn Close, The Wife
Olivia Colman, The Favourite
Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Mahershala Ali, Green Book
Adam Driver, BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott, A Star Is Born
Richard E. Grant, Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell, Vice
Amy Adams, Vice
Marina de Tavira, Roma
Regina King, If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone, The Favourite
Rachel Weisz, The Favourite
Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite
Alfonso Cuarón, Roma
Adam McKay, Vice
You can see the full list of nominations on the Oscars website.
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