'Roma' and 'The Favourite' are showered with 10 Oscar noms each

Posted Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 2:26 PM Central

by John Couture

The Academy finally provided some clarity this morning. No, it did not finally name a new host after previously announced host Kevin Hart backed out due to some controversial tweets. What the Academy did do this morning was to announce the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards show.

With 10 nominations apiece, the early odds on favorites for Oscar glory are Roma and, um, The Favourite. Roma, the first Netflix film to earn a Best Picture nod, represents the new distribution model, while The Favourite is certainly more of a traditional film that has often won the day when the winners are announced.

Black Panther became the first comic book movie to receive a Best Picture nod, while Golden Globes upstart Bohemian Rhapsody only came away with five nominations. Beyond that, the nominations were well spread out amongst the front-runners with very few surprises. A Star Is Born and Vice each gobbled up eight nominations which is a good sign for a wide-open race over the next month.

The one thing we don't know yet is if there will be a host of if the show will indeed go host-less as the Academy has alluded to. The nominations were announced by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross and the pair had good chemistry and were surprisingly witty for an early West Coast curtain call. If the Academy decides that it does want a host, they might want to bring the pair back for the big show on February 24.

The complete list of nominations are listed below.

Best Picture

Actor In A Leading Role

Actress In A Leading Role

Actor In A Supporting Role

Actress In A Supporting Role

Directing

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Animated Feature Film

Art Direction

Cinematography

Costume Design

Documentary Feature

Documentary Short Subject

  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night at The Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Film Editing

Foreign Language Film

Makeup

Music (Original Score)

Music (Original Song)

Short Film (Animated)

  • Animal Behaviour
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Short Film (Live Action)

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Marguerite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Sound Editing

Sound Mixing

Visual Effects