The 2019 Oscars: Nominations You Want To Know About


The 91st Academy Awards are just around the corner, and it should come as no surprise that we Pakistanis hold a special place in our hearts for the Oscars.

The Oscars will air on Monday, 25th February 2019. 6 a.m. Pakistan time. (You’re very welcome, who can understand all those GMTs, etc. anyway?)

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The Academy has recently announced the nominees for this year and we have selected the categories we most look forward to:

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 Actress

Yalitza Aparicio: Roma
Glenn Close: The Wife
Olivia Colman: The Favorite
Lady Gaga: A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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 Supporting Actress

Amy Adams: Vice
Marina de Tavira: Roma
Regina King: If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone: The Favorite
Rachel Weisz: The Favorite

Best Director

Spike Lee: BlacKkKlansman
Pawel Pawlikowski: Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos: The Favorite
Alfonso Cuarón: Roma
Adam McKay: Vice

Best Film

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

Read: All the movies we’re looking forward to in 2019!

Best Animated Film

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

Best Live Action Short


Best Documentary

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

Best Foreign Film

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

Best Cinematography

Cold War: Lukasz Zal
The Favorite: Robbie Ryan
Never Look Away: Caleb Deschanel
Roma: Alfonso Cuarón
A Star Is Born: Matthew Libatique

Best 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

Best Original Song

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch


Who are you rooting for?

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