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2019 Oscars: Nominations Facts Sheet for Best Picture, Acting Categories, Foreign Language Film and more

Here are stats and facts of 2019 Oscar nominees in Best Picture, Best Director, Foreign Language Film, Animated Feature and more.

Best Motion Picture of the Year

Black Panther (Walt Disney) – Kevin Feige, producer – This is his first nomination.

BlacKkKlansman (Focus Features) – Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele and Spike Lee, producers
– This is the second Best Picture nomination for both Sean McKittrick and Jordan Peele, who were nominated last year for Get Out.
– This is the third Best Picture nomination for Jason Blum, who was nominated for Whiplash (2014) and last year’s Get Out.
– This is the first Best Picture nomination for both Raymond Mansfield and Spike Lee.

Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) – Graham King, producer
– This is his fourth Best Picture nomination. He was previously
nominated for The Aviator (2004) and Hugo (2011), and won the award in 2006 for The Departed.

The Favourite (Fox Searchlight) – Ceci Dempsey, Ed Guiney, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos, producers
– This is the first Best Picture nomination for Ceci Dempsey, Lee Magiday and Yorgos Lanthimos.
– This is the second Best Picture nomination for Ed Guiney, who was nominated in 2015 for Room.

Green Book (Universal) – Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga, producers – This is the second Best Picture nomination for Jim Burke, who was previously nominated for The Descendants (2011).
– This is the first Best Picture nomination for Charles B. Wessler, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly and Nick Vallelonga.

Roma (Netflix) – Gabriela Rodríguez and Alfonso Cuarón, producers
– This is the first nomination for Gabriela Rodríguez.
– This is the second Best Picture nomination for Alfonso Cuarón, who was nominated in 2013 for Gravity.

A Star Is Born (Warner Bros.) – Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper and Lynette Howell Taylor, producers
– This is the first nomination for both Bill Gerber and Lynette Howell Taylor.
– This is the second Best Picture nomination for Bradley Cooper, who was nominated in 2014 for American Sniper.

Vice (Annapurna Pictures) – Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay and Kevin Messick, producers
– This is the sixth Best Picture nomination for Dede Gardner and the fifth for Jeremy Kleiner. Together, they won the award for 12 Years a Slave (2013) and Moonlight (2016), and shared nominations for Selma (2014) and The Big Short (2015). Gardner was previously nominated for The Tree of Life (2011).
– This is the first Best Picture nomination for both Adam McKay and Kevin Messick.

Achievement in Directing

BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee
– This is his first nomination in this category and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations this year. He was previously nominated for his original screenplay for Do the Right Thing (1989) and for the documentary feature 4 Little Girls (1997). Lee was the recipient of an Honorary Award in 2015.

Cold War – Paweł Pawlikowski
– This is his first nomination.

The Favourite – Yorgos Lanthimos
– This is his first nomination in this category and his third overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He was previously nominated for the original screenplay for The Lobster (2016).

Roma – Alfonso Cuarón
– This is his second nomination in this category and his tenth overall, including his Best Picture, Cinematography and Original Screenplay nominations this year. He was nominated for the original screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También (2002) and in the Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay categories for Children of Men (2006). In 2013 he won Oscars in the Directing and Film Editing categories for Gravity, for which he also received a Best Picture nomination.

Vice – Adam McKay
– This is his second nomination in this category and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations this year. He won for the adapted screenplay for The Big Short (2015), for which he was also nominated for Directing.

Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale (“Dick Cheney” in Vice)
– This is his fourth nomination and second in this category. He won the award in 2010 for his supporting role in The Fighter, and was nominated for his leading role in American Hustle (2013) and his supporting role in The Big Short (2015).

Bradley Cooper (“Jack” in A Star Is Born)
– This is his third nomination in this category and his seventh overall, including his Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations this year. He was nominated for his leading roles in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Sniper (2014) and for his supporting role in American Hustle (2013). He was also nominated in the Best Picture category for American Sniper.

Willem Dafoe (“Vincent Van Gogh” in At Eternity’s Gate)
– This is his fourth nomination and first in this category. He was nominated for his supporting roles in Platoon (1986), Shadow of the Vampire (2000) and last year’s The Florida Project.

Rami Malek (“Freddie Mercury” in Bohemian Rhapsody) – This is his first nomination.

Viggo Mortensen (“Tony Lip” in Green Book)
– This is his third nomination in this category. He was previously nominated for Eastern Promises (2007) and Captain Fantastic (2016).

Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali (“Dr. Donald Shirley” in Green Book) – This is his second nomination in this category. He won the award in 2016 for his performance in Moonlight.

Adam Driver (“Flip Zimmerman” in BlacKkKlansman)
– This is his first nomination.

Sam Elliott (“Bobby” in A Star Is Born)
– This is his first nomination.

Richard E. Grant (“Jack Hock” in Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
– This is his first nomination.

Sam Rockwell (“George W. Bush” in Vice)
– This is his second nomination in this category. He won the award last year for his performance in Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri.

Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio (“Cleo” in Roma)
– This is her first nomination.

Glenn Close (“Joan Castleman” in The Wife)
– This is her seventh nomination and fourth in this category. She was nominated for her supporting roles in The World According to Garp (1982), The Big Chill (1983) and The Natural (1984), and for her leading roles in Fatal Attraction (1987), Dangerous Liaisons (1988) and Albert Nobbs (2011).

Olivia Colman (“Queen Anne” in The Favourite)
– This is her first nomination.

Lady Gaga (“Ally” in A Star Is Born)
– This is her first nomination in this category and her third overall, including her Original Song nomination this year. She was nominated in the Original Song category for The Hunting Ground (2015).

Melissa McCarthy (“Lee Israel” in Can You Ever Forgive Me?)
– This is her second nomination and first in this category. She was
nominated for her supporting role in Bridesmaids (2011).

Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams (“Lynne Cheney” in Vice)
– This is her sixth nomination and fifth in this category. She was nominated for her supporting roles in Junebug (2005), Doubt (2008), The Fighter (2010) and The Master (2012), and for her leading role in American Hustle (2013).

Marina de Tavira (“Sra. Sofia” in Roma)
– This is her first nomination.

Regina King (“Sharon Rivers” in If Beale Street Could Talk)
– This is her first nomination.

Emma Stone (“Abigail” in The Favourite)
– This is her third nomination and second in this category. She won the award in 2016 for her leading role in La La Land. She was also nominated for her supporting role in Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) (2014).

Rachel Weisz (“Lady Sarah” in The Favourite)
– This is her second nomination in this category. She won the award in 2005 for The Constant Gardener.

Adapted Screenplay

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs – Written by Joel Coen & Ethan Coen (“All Gold Canyon” is based on a story by Jack London; “The Gal Who Got Rattled” is inspired by a story by Stewart Edward White).
– This is the seventh Writing nomination for both Joel
Coen and Ethan Coen. They received Best Picture, Directing and Adapted Screenplay nominations for True Grit (2010), and were
nominated in the Best Picture and Original Screenplay categories for A Serious Man (2009) and in the Original Screenplay category for Bridge of Spies (2015). In 2007, they won Oscars in the Best Picture, Directing and Adapted Screenplay categories for No Country for Old Men. They previously won Oscars for writing Fargo (1996), and were also nominated for their screenplay for O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000). Joel Coen received a Directing nomination for Fargo, and Ethan Coen received a Best Picture nomination for that film. Joel and Ethan Coen have also been nominated for Film Editing under the pseudonym Roderick Jaynes, for Fargo and No Country for Old Men.

BlacKkKlansman – Written by Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee (based on the book by Ron
Stallworth).
– This is the first nomination for Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott.
– This is the second Writing nomination for Spike Lee and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture and Directing nominations
this year. He was previously nominated for his original screenplay for Do the Right Thing (1989) and for the documentary feature
4 Little Girls (1997). Lee was the recipient of an Honorary Award in 2015.

Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Screenplay by Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty (based on the book by Lee Israel).
– This is the first nomination for both.

If Beale Street Could Talk – Written for the screen by Barry Jenkins (based on the book by James Baldwin).
– This is his third nomination and second in this category. He won the award in 2016 for the adapted screenplay for Moonlight, for which he also received a Directing nomination.

A Star Is Born – Screenplay by Eric Roth and Bradley Cooper & Will Fetters (based on the 1954 screenplay by Moss Hart and the
1976 screenplay by John Gregory Dunne & Joan Didion and Frank Pierson; based on a story by William Wellman and Robert
Carson).
– This is the fifth nomination for Eric Roth. He won the award for his adapted screenplay for Forrest Gump (1994), and was nominated for the adapted screenplays for The Insider (1999), Munich (2005) and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008).
– This is the first nomination in this category for Bradley Cooper and his seventh overall. He is also nominated for his leading role
and in the Best Picture category this year. He was nominated for his leading roles in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) and American Sniper (2014) and for his supporting role in American Hustle (2013). He was also nominated in the Best Picture category for American Sniper.
– This is the first nomination for Will Fetters.

Original Screenplay

The Favourite – Written by Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara.
– This is the first nomination for both.

First Reformed – Written by Paul Schrader.
– This is his first nomination.

Green Book – Written by Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly.
– This is the first nomination in this category for all three. They are also nominated in the Best Picture category this year

Roma – Written by Alfonso Cuarón.
– This is his third nomination for Writing and his tenth overall, including his Best Picture, Cinematography and Directing nominations this year. He was nominated for the original screenplay for Y Tu Mamá También (2002) and in the Film Editing and Adapted Screenplay categories for Children of Men (2006). In 2013 he won Oscars in the
Directing and Film Editing categories for Gravity, for which he also received a Best Picture nomination.

Vice – Written by Adam McKay.
– This is his second nomination for Writing and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture and Directing nominations this year. He won for the adapted screenplay for The Big Short (2015), for which he was also nominated for Directing.

Best Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon) [Directed by Nadine Labaki.] – – This is the second nomination for Lebanon. Its previous nomination was for last year’s The Insult.

Cold War (Poland) [Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski.] – This is the eleventh nomination for Poland. Previous nominations were for Knife in the Water (1963), Pharaoh (1966), The Deluge (1974), Land of Promise (1975), Nights and Days (1976), The Maids of
Wilko (1979), Man of Iron (1981), Katyń (2007), In Darkness (2011) and Ida, which won the award for 2014.

Never Look Away (Germany) [Directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck.]– This is the eleventh nomination for Germany. Previous nominations were for The Nasty Girl (1990), Schtonk! (1992), Beyond Silence (1997), Nowhere in Africa, which won the Oscar for 2002, Downfall (2004), Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005), The Lives of Others, which won the Oscar for 2006, The Baader Meinhof Complex (2008), The White Ribbon (2009) and Toni Erdmann (2016). Prior to reunification in 1990, the Federal Republic of Germany received a total of eight nominations. They were for The Captain of Kopenick (1956), The Devil Came at Night (1957), Arms and the Man (1958), The Bridge (1959), The Pedestrian (1973), The Glass Cell (1978), The Tin Drum (1979),
which won the Oscar, and Angry Harvest (1985). Also prior to reunification, the German Democratic Republic received one nomination, for Jacob, the Liar (1976).

Roma (Mexico) [Directed by Alfonso Cuarón.]– This is the ninth nomination for Mexico. Previous nominations were for Macario (1960), The Important Man (1961), Tlayucan (1962), Letters from Marusia (1975), Amores Perros (2000), El Crimen del Padre Amaro (2002), Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) and Biutiful (2010).

Shoplifters (Japan) [Directed by Hirokazu Kore-eda.]– This is the thirteenth nomination for Japan. Previous nominations were for Harp of Burma (1956), Immortal Love (1961), Twin Sisters of Kyoto (1963), Woman in the Dunes (1964), Kwaidan (1965), Portrait of Chieko (1967), Dodes’ka-Den (1971), Sandakan No. 8 (1975), Kagemusha (The Shadow Warrior) (1980), Muddy River (1981), The Twilight Samurai (2003) and Departures, which won the award for 2008. Prior to the establishment of the award category, Japan received three Honorary Foreign Language Film Awards for Rashomon (1951), Gate of Hell (1954) and Samurai, The Legend of Musashi (1955).

Animated Feature Film

Incredibles 2 (Walt Disney) – Brad Bird, John Walker and Nicole Paradis Grindle
– This is the fifth nomination and third in this category for Brad Bird. He won Oscars for the animated feature films The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007), and was also nominated for the original screenplays for both films.
– This is the first nomination for John Walker.
– This is the second nomination and first in this category for Nicole Paradis Grindle. She was nominated for the animated short film Sanjay’s Super Team (2015).

Isle of Dogs (Fox Searchlight) – Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson
– This is the seventh nomination and second in this category for Wes Anderson. He was nominated for the original screenplays for The Royal Tenenbaums (2001), Moonrise Kingdom (2012) and The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), for which he also received Directing and Best Picture nominations. In 2009 he was nominated for the animated feature film Fantastic Mr. Fox.
– This is the second nomination and first in this category for both Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, who were nominated in the
Best Picture category for The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014).
– This is the tenth nomination and first in this category for Scott Rudin, who won the Best Picture award in 2007 for No Country for
Old Men. His other Best Picture nominations are for The Hours (2002), The Social Network (2010), True Grit (2010), Extremely
Loud & Incredibly Close (2011), Captain Phillips (2013), The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014), Fences (2016), and last year’s Lady
Bird.

Mirai (GKIDS) – Mamoru Hosoda and Yuichiro Saito – – This is the first nomination for both.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (Walt Disney) – Rich Moore, Phil Johnston and Clark Spencer
– This is the third nomination in this category for Rich Moore and the second for Clark Spencer. Together, they won the award in 2016 for the animated feature film Zootopia. Moore was also nominated in 2012 for Wreck-It Ralph. This is the first nomination for Phil Johnston.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Sony Pictures Releasing) – Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
– This is the first nomination for all five.

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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