• News
  • Culture&Arts

All the #OscarNoms facts as 'Black Panther' makes history

All the #OscarNoms facts as 'Black Panther' makes history

- Sam Elliott's first Oscar nomination - for best supporting actor in "A Star Is Born" - comes 50 years after his first acting credit, on the TV series "Judd for the Defense".

Yet Cooper didn't land a best director nomination for his work behind the camera - an omission that does not bode well for his film's chances of winning best picture.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Only four movies have won Best Picture without their director getting nominated, with Ben Affleck's Argo the most recent example.

Actor and director Bradley Cooper poses for photographers as he arrives for the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York City, New York, U.S., January 8, 2019.

But Gaga and Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in The Favourite, are expected to give her a fight, along with breakout Roma star Yalitza Aparicio and dark house Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

The addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" and the conversion therapy film "Boy Erased" may not have been anyone's front runners, but it was a little surprising that neither Timothee Chalamet nor Lucas Hedges got acting nominations.

"Incredibly, Spike Lee with more than 30 years under his belt, 61 years old, dozens of films, he'd only been nominated once for an Oscar in his entire career - that was for screenplay in 1989 with the movie "Do the Right Thing". The history-making nomination for Best Picture is a breath of fresh air considering the rest of the nominations were less - how should we say - shocking?




Emily Blunt has never been nominated for an Oscar.

Click through the slideshow to see some of the biggest snubs from the 2019 Oscars nominations... Fortunately, Adam Driver was.

Beyond its best picture nomination, "Black Panther" earned nods for costume design, original score, original song (rapper Kendrick Lamar is a nominee in that category), production design, and sound mixing and editing.

Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of "A Star is Born". The number of female directorial nominees in the 91-year history of the Oscars remains five.

Not really a surprise since the film has been campaigning HARD for this, and it's well deserved considered the cultural importance and success of the Marvel film. Blunt was forced to remain silent for most of the movie.

In August, the Academy - under fire for being too elitist - announced it would add a "best popular film" award.

For the second straight year, Fox Searchlight (which released last year's victor, "The Shape of Water") topped all studios, even as it and its parent studio, 20th Century Fox are in the process of being acquired by the Walt Disney Co.

Leave Your Comment

Leave Your Comment


Latest News

Breaking News



Recommended

Klopp: Exceptional Salah would have scored even more up front!

Palace face Tottenham Hotspur next on Sunday in the FA Cup, with a place in the last 16 of the competition up for grabs. Luck was on their side as their hosts struggled to supply the final pass.

Women’s March Leader Refuses to Acknowledge Israel’s Right to Exist

The annual March for Life by anti-abortion campaigners was held in Washington on Friday, attended by Vice President Mike Pence. As the political movement that grew out of hundreds of loosely affiliated marches in 2017 has grown, divisions have emerged.

Trump offers immigration protection in exchange for border wall

DACA was former president Barack Obama's program to shield undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children. The Dreamers are now protected from deportation under a programme that allows them to work but not get citizenship.

Samsung Galaxy S10 benchmarks leaked

Many rumors have indicated that Samsung will opt for one that depends on ultrasound, not optical, data to function. Samsung Galaxy M10 is expected to be an affordable smartphone and so will be the Galaxy M20 and Galaxy M30 .

China's Rapidly Modernizing Military Has U.S. Senior Officials Concerned

China's most terrifying weapons are the most advanced in their field in the world. "In some areas, it already leads the world". That has led to Beijing ratcheting up economic, military and diplomatic pressure on the island of 23 million.

Minnesota Vikings add another new coach to their 2019 staff

After Pagano and his staff were fired, Monachino spent last season as a senior defensive analyst at Missouri, his alma mater. Pariani has coached some notable tight ends, including Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe, who was drafted by Denver in 1990.

California governor, lawmakers confront utility bankruptcy

Electric and natural gas customers will not notice any change in service, the utility said. Jerry Hill, meanwhile, said a PG&E bankruptcy may turn out to be a good thing.

How Meghan Markle Reacted to Stranger Calling Her 'A Fat Lady'

The Duchess's grey marl figure-hugging dress matched the sombre London weather and gave a glimpse of her burgeoning baby bump. Mayhew is one of four organizations Markle has made a decision to devote her time and global influence to work with.

Authorities name man who killed rookie Davis officer

He had handed Corona his license and she was returning it when he heard shots from close behind his right shoulder. A Facebook post from the police department shows Corona carrying a bag of gifts to a Camp Fire victim in December.

National Basketball Association to Investigate Signing, Quick Release of Patrick McCaw by Cavaliers

How long the league's review will take has not been determined, nor is it clear what the Warriors might be seeking. The Cavaliers offered McCaw a two-year, $6 million contract, which he signed right before the end of 2018.