The 2019 Oscars might still be down a host, but at least now they have some nominees.
The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced by Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross on Tuesday in Los Angeles at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ Samuel Goldwyn Theater.
Under the academy’s rules, anywhere from five to 10 films can be nominated in the often-crowded Best Picture category. Expect to see the controversial and current front-runner “Green Book” represented across major categories, as well as Bradley Cooper’s hit melodrama “A Star Is Born.” Netflix’s “Roma,” from writer and director Alfonso Cuarón, could become a game-changer for the streaming service as its first potential Best Picture nominee.
The academy also could make history with Marvel’s box office behemoth “Black Panther” after a strong awards campaign, with the Ryan Coogler-directed blockbuster possibly becoming the first superhero film to be nominated for Best Picture.
It will likely be a good morning for “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek, and for Christian Bale of “Vice.” Both gave transformative performances this year and walked away with the top male acting trophies at the Golden Globes. Glenn Close and Lady Gaga are poised to lead the Best Actress race after sharing the honor at the Critics Choice Awards, unless the two split the votes, which would open the category for “The Favourite” scene-stealer Olivia Colman.
The awards ceremony is officially charging ahead without a host for the first time in nearly three decades after comedian Kevin Hart stepped down in the wake of controversy over past homophobic tweets.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will be handed out live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 24.
Check out the list of nominees below.
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