The Guide to the 91st Academy Awards


Best picture nominated film “Roma”. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Dylan Mininger, Entertainment Editor

Best picture nominated film “Roma”. Photo courtesy of Netflix.

As 2018 comes to a close, Oscar season takes helm, with the awards show broadcasting on Feb. 24, the world will see what the Academy has chosen as the years best films. Over the past couple years, the Oscars have been gathering more attention, as women and minorities seek to have a more prevalent role within the film industry and also seeking to break the Academy status quo to get the recognition they deserve. Early Tuesday morning, the Academy unveiled their list of nominations for each category, with films such as “The Favourite” and “Roma” leading the boards with a 10 nominations for each film. Below is a list of all the categories and films nominated. Films such as “Black Panther” also making a big splash as a Best Picture nominee. The biggest interest of this year though is the massive breakthrough for Netflix. “Roma” is a Netflix original film, and is seeing over 10 nominations, which is unheard of for a film produced by a streaming service. However this is going to play out, receiving and Oscar nomination is an incredibly huge deal for a film and the people involved in it. As always there will be much debate about this list of nominations, but one thing for sure, all the effort that went into these films will be greatly appreciated by the audience and the Academy. For the rest of the nomination categories, please view online. .


Best Picture:


Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book


A Star Is Born



Best Director:

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Yorgos Lanthimos (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 Screenplay:

The Favourite (Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara)

First Reformed (Paul Schrader)

Green Book (Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly)

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

Vice (Adam McKay)


Best Adapted Screenplay:

A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Will Fetters & Bradley Cooper)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen & Ethan Coen)

BlacKkKlansman (Charlie Wachtel & David Rabinowitz and Kevin Willmott & Spike Lee)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)


Best Cinematography:

The Favourite (Robbie Ryan)

Never Look Away (Caleb Deschanel)

Roma (Alfonso Cuaron)

A Star Is Born (Matty Libatique)

Cold War (Lukasz Zal)


Best Original Song:

“All the Stars” (Black Panther)

Music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth and Anthony Tiffith)

Lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith and Solana Rowe

“I’ll Fight” (RBG)

Music and Lyric by Diane Warren

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Mary Poppins Returns)

Music by Marc Shaiman; Lyric by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman

“Shallow” (A Star Is Born)

Music and Lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs)

Music and Lyric by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch


Best Original Score:

Black Panther (Ludwig Goransson)

BlacKkKlansman (Terence Blanchard)

If Beale Street Could Talk (Nicholas Britell)

Isle of Dogs (Alexandre Desplat)

Mary Poppins Returns (Marc Shaiman)



Best Documentary Feature:

Free Solo (Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi, Jimmy Chin, Evan Hayes and Shannon Dill)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening (RaMell Ross, Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim)

Minding the Gap (Bing Liu and Diane Quon)

Of Fathers and Sons (Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich, Eva Kemme and Tobias N. Siebert)

RBG (Betsy West and Julie Cohen)