91st Annual Academy Awards – full nominees list for 2019 Oscars & our picks to win

91st Annual Academy Awards – full nominees list for 2019 Oscars & our picks to win

The nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards have been released this morning, and you can see the full list below along with our picks to win. Who would have thought a year ago that BLACK PANTHER would be up for an Academy Award?! We are again seeing several people of color and foreign personalities being represented in many categories, particularly Best Picture, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay! This is a continuing result of 2016’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy, and perhaps 2017’s Best Picture win for MOONLIGHT opened a few eyes as well, though in my opinion it has more to do with the much improved film selections in the past few years than anything else. There are some historic nominations this year, it’s good to see these categories showing more diversity without feeling forced, these folks earned these accolades! Hollywood also seems to be once again embracing Alfonso Cuarón this year, as his movie ROMA is nominated for 10 awards, including Best Picture, and he’s nominated for Best Director, plus there are noms for the film in Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Production Design and many more. Some great choices this time around, who would you pick to win? Noticeable omissions in the Best Picture category include CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME? and IF BEALE STREET CAN TALK. Will GREEN BOOK sweep? Maybe VICE or ROMA? Will Bradley Cooper finally get his well-deserved Best Actor Oscar?? ABC will broadcast the show live on Sunday, February 24, 2019.

I always note, for what it’s worth, the picks defined below of what we think will win are not necessarily what we think should win, rather what we expect will win…

Best Motion Picture of the Year
A Star Is Born – Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, Lynette Howell Taylor
BlacKkKlansman – Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee
Black Panther – Kevin Feige
Bohemian Rhapsody – Graham King
Green Book – Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga – our pick to WIN!
Roma – Gabriela Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuarón
The Favourite – Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday, Yorgos Lanthimos
Vice – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice – our pick to WIN!
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book
Willem Dafoe – At Eternity’s Gate

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
Glenn Close – The Wife – our pick to WIN!
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Yalitza Aparicio – Roma

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book – our pick to WIN!
Richard E. Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Elliott – A Star Is Born
Sam Rockwell – Vice

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
Amy Adams – Vice
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Marina de Tavira – Roma
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite
Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk – our pick to WIN!

Best Achievement in Directing
Adam McKay – Vice
Alfonso Cuarón – Roma – our pick to WIN!
Pawel Pawlikowski – Cold War – Zimna wojna (original title)
Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay
First Reformed – Paul Schrader
Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly – our pick to WIN!
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
The Favourite – Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
Vice – Adam McKay

Best Adapted Screenplay
A Star Is Born – Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
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 – our pick to WIN!
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Joel Coen, Ethan Coen

Best Achievement in Cinematography
A Star Is Born – Matthew Libatique
Cold War – Zimna wojna (original title) – Lukasz Zal
Never Look Away – Werk ohne Autor (original title) – Caleb Deschanel
Roma – Alfonso Cuarón – our pick to WIN!
The Favourite – Robbie Ryan

Best Achievement in Film Editing
BlacKkKlansman – Barry Alexander Brown
Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman
Green Book – Patrick J. Don Vito
The Favourite – Yorgos Mavropsaridis
Vice – Hank Corwin – our pick to WIN!

Best Achievement in Production Design
Black Panther – Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
First Man – Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Mary Poppins Returns – John Myhre, Gordon Sim
Roma – Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez
The Favourite – Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton – our pick to WIN!

Best Achievement in Costume Design
Black Panther – Ruth E. Carter
Mary Poppins Returns – Sandy Powell
Mary Queen of Scots – Alexandra Byrne
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Mary Zophres
The Favourite – Sandy Powell – our pick to WIN!

Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
Border – Gräns (original title) – Göran Lundström, Pamela Goldammer
Mary Queen of Scots – Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, Jessica Brooks
Vice – Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia DeHaney – our pick to WIN!

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard
Black Panther – Ludwig Göransson
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat – our pick to WIN!
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman

Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
A Star Is Born – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt – “Shallow” – our pick to WIN!
Black Panther – Sounwave, Kendrick Lamar, Anthony Tiffith, SZA – “All the Stars”
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman – “The Place Where Lost Things Go”
RBG – Diane Warren – “I’ll Fight”
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – David Rawlings, Gillian Welch – “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings”

Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
A Star Is Born – Tom Ozanich, Dean A. Zupancic, Jason Ruder, Steven Morrow – our pick to WIN!
Black Panther – Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter J. Devlin
Bohemian Rhapsody – Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali
First Man – Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee, Mary H. Ellis
Roma – Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, José Antonio García

Best Achievement in Sound Editing
A Quiet Place – Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
Black Panther – Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
Bohemian Rhapsody – John Warhurst, Nina Hartstone
First Man – Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou – our pick to WIN!
Roma – Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Best Achievement in Visual Effects
Avengers: Infinity War – Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Daniel Sudick – our pick to WIN!
Christopher Robin – Chris Lawrence, Mike Eames, Theo Jones, Chris Corbould
First Man – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm
Ready Player One – Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, David Shirk
Solo: A Star Wars Story – Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

Best Documentary Feature
Free Solo – Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes, Shannon Dill – our pick to WIN!
Hale County This Morning, This Evening – RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes, Su Kim
Minding the Gap – Bing Liu, Diane Moy Quon
Of Fathers and Sons – Kinder des Kalifats (original title) – Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme, Tobias Siebert
RBG – Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Best Documentary Short Subject
A Night at the Garden – Marshall Curry – our pick to WIN!
Black Sheep – Ed Perkins, Jonathan Chinn
End Game – Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
LIFEBOAT – Skye Fitzgerald, Bryn Mooser
Period. End of Sentence. – Rayka Zehtabchi, Melissa Berton

Best Animated Feature Film
Incredibles 2 – Brad Bird, John Walker, Nicole Paradis Grindle
Isle of Dogs – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
Mirai – Mirai no Mirai (original title) – Mamoru Hosoda, Yûichirô Saitô
Ralph Breaks the Internet – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston, Clark Spencer
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord, Christopher Miller – our pick to WIN!

Best Animated Short Film
Animal Behaviour – Alison Snowden, David Fine
Bao – Domee Shi, Becky Neiman – our pick to WIN!
Late Afternoon – Louise Bagnall, Nuria González Blanco
One Small Step – Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
Weekends – Trevor Jimenez

Best Live Action Short Film
Detainment – Vincent Lambe, Darren Mahon
Fauve – Jeremy Comte, Maria Gracia Turgeon
Marguerite – Marianne Farley, Marie-Hélène Panisset
Mother – Madre (original title) – Rodrigo Sorogoyen, María del Puy Alvarado – our pick to WIN!
Skin – Guy Nattiv, Jaime Ray Newman

Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
Capernaum – Capharnaüm (original title)
Cold War – Zimna wojna (original title)
Never Look Away – Werk ohne Autor (original title)
Roma – our pick to WIN!
Shoplifters – Manbiki kazoku (original title)

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Born and raised in Dallas, Mark has been a movie critic since 1994, with reviews featured in print, radio and National TV. In 2001 he started the Entertainment section of the Herorealm website, where he contributed film reviews and celebrity interviews until 2004. After three years of service there, he started Bigfanboy.com, which has become one of the Dallas film community's leading information websites. Bigfanboy hosts several movie screenings in the Texas area, and works closely with film and TV studios and promotional partners to host exciting events and contests. The site also features a variety of rare celebrity and filmmaker interviews, and Bigfanboy.com regularly covers the film festival circuit as well. In addition to Hollywood reporting, Mark has worked for many years as an advertising and sci-fi/comic book artist. Clients have included Lucasfilm Ltd., Topps Trading Cards, The Dallas Mavericks and The Dallas Stars. From 2002 until 2015 he managed the Dallas Comic Con, Sci-Fi Expo and Fan Days events in the DFW area. He currently catalogs rare comic books and movie memorabilia for Heritage Auctions, and runs the Dallas Comic Show conventions, but remains an avid moviegoer and cinema buff.