Oscar Nominees in Home Stretch Spotlight

After various awards ceremonies, the home- stretch spotlight has fallen upon the win-or- lose finalists for the 91st Academy Awards, the Oscars. The just-released list of nominees is a mixed and eclectic bag of snubs, the deserving, moneymakers and critics’ favorites, old-timers and newcomers. There’s something for everybody.

Bradley Cooper is up for Best Actor but not Best Director — a snub, sort of. Melissa McCarthy is up for Best Actress, but Mary Poppins is not. The epic “First Man” about space heroes is not going to be first. “Black Panther,” a winner in the most-money category (if there were one) locked up a Best Picture nomination for Marvel Comics with a black superhero. And among real people portrayed on-screen, it could be a battle between Freddie Mercury and Dick Cheney.

“Roma” and “The Favourite” led all others with 10 nominations each.

A roundup of nominations in the top categories follows. The winners will be announced on Feb. 24.

  • Best Picture: “Black Panther,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “The Favourite,” “Green Book,” “Roma,” “A Star Is Born,” “Vice”
  • Best Director: Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”; Yorgos Lantimos,
    “The Favourite”; Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”; Adam McKay, “Vice”; Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
  • Best Actress: Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”; Glenn Close, “The Wife”; Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”;
    Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”; Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • Best Actor: Christian Bale, “Vice”; Bradley Cooper, “A Star is Born”; Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”; Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”; VIggo Mortensen, “Green Book”
  • Best Supporting Actress:Amy Adams, “Vice”; Marina de Tavira, “Roma”; Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”; Emma Stone, “The Favourite”; Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”
  • Best Supporting Actor:Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”; Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”; Sam Elliott, “A Star is Born”; Richard
    E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”; Sam Rockwell, “Vice”
  • Best Original Song: “All the Stars” from “Black Panther”; “I’ll Fight” from “R.B.G.”; “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns”; “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”; “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
  • Best Documentary Feature: “Free Solo,” “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” “Minding the Gap,” “Of Fathers and Sons,” “R.B.G.”

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