Oscar nominations 2019: Interesting facts about this year’s nominees

The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday
The 91st Academy Awards will be held on Sunday

23 January, 2019

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony takes place on Sunday, Feb. 24, with the red carpet show starting up at 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT.

Bradley Cooper, who did get a nod for Best Actor for his role in the self directed A Star Is Born, did not receive a nomination in the Best Director category.

Marvel superhero blockbuster "Black Panther" - the highest-grossing film of 2018 in North America - scored seven nominations including one for best picture, becoming the first movie based on a comic book to earn the honour. But let's have a look in a little more detail at some of the most shocking moments from the Oscars 2019 nominations...

With one big exception, which Duana will be posting about later, this morning's Oscar nominations are nearly entirely acceptable. So much so that the Academy shook things up the following year, bumping the number of possible Best Picture nominations from 5 to 10. The film had also been nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes. "I would not be telling you the truth if I said the words "Dark Knight" did not come up", Ganis replied. Göransson as worked with Coogler since 2013's Fruitvale Station, and is now up for three Grammy nominations for his work with Glover, including Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "This Is America" and best R&B Song for "Feels Like Summer". The film, featuring Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright among others, received praise from both the critics and the audiences for its authentic portrayal of African culture.

Take Spike Lee, who has finally got his first best director nod for BlacKkKlansman after three decades of incendiary, albeit erratic brilliance.

Yalitza Aparicio, who starred in Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, has become the second Mexican actor after Salma Hayek (for Frida) to be nominated in the Best Actress category.

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It did land a nomination for Regina King in the best supporting actress category, best original score and best adapted screenplay. She also has yet to win.

Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of "A Star is Born".

The singer also picked up another nod for best original song for Shallow, along with co-writers Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt.

Best supporting actor: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book"; Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born"; Adam Driver, "BlacKkKlansman"; Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"; Sam Rockwell, "Vice". While Widows initially generated early Oscars buzz due to its all-star cast and excellent storytelling, as well as Steve McQueen's directing, this film just didn't click with academy voters.

Netflix claimed a 15th nomination for another documentary short, "Period: End of Sentence", but it was not listed as a Netflix production in the Academy's press kit.

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