Oscar Nominations Announced: ‘Black Panther’ & Spike Lee Make History + Regina King & Mahershala Ali Snag Noms!

Oscar Nominations Announced: ‘Black Panther’ & Spike Lee Make History + Regina King & Mahershala Ali Snag Noms!

The biggest night in Hollywood is quickly approaching and to get ready, the nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards were announced early this morning by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani. If the stars align, blockbuster film Black Panther and director Spike Lee will have a lot to celebrate come Oscar night.

It’s hard to believe that Black Panther was released almost a year ago, a timespan that usually lessens a film’s chances at Oscar recognition, but that didn’t stop one of the biggest films of all-time from receiving some shine from the Academy. Black Panther racked up a total of seven nominations, including the highly coveted Best Picture nomination, making it the first superhero film in history to be nominated for the Academy’s top prize. #BlackGirlMagic was also rewarded for Black Panther, as Hannah Beachler received the first nomination by a black woman for Best Production Design and veteran Ruth Carter was nominated for Best Costume Design.

That brings us to legendary director Spike Lee, who has had a long history with the Oscars and was finally recognized for his work after years of being snubbed.

Spike Lee

His film BlacKkKlansman and Lee himself picked up three nominations in some of the top categories, including Best Director, Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay. Spike Lee was first nominated for Oscar gold for his iconic film Do The Right Thing, earning a Best Original Screenplay nod. However, his Best Director nomination for BlacKkKlansman is a first for him.

Other nominations of note include Regina King for Best Supporting Actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk and Mahershala Ali for his performance in Green Book, a film that has been shrouded in controversy do to claims of inauthenticity.

Mahershala Ali and his wife Amatus Sami Karim

The 91st annual Academy Awards are set to air on Sunday, February 24 on ABC. At press time, no host has been announced.

You can check out the full list of nominees BELOW:

Best Picture

Black Panther

BlackKklansman

Bohemian Rhaposdy

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star is Born

Vice

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 Actress

Glenn Close, The Wife

Yalitza Aparicio, Roma

Olivia Colman, The Favourite

Lady Gaga, A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me?

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 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 Director

Spike Lee, BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron, Roma

Adam McKay, Vice

Best Adapted Screenplay

Ballad of Buster Scruggs

BlackKklansman

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

If Beale Street Could Talk

A Star is Born

Best Original Screenplay

The Favourite

First Reformed

Green Book

Roma

Vice

Best Cinematography

Cold War

The Favourite

Never Look Away

Roma

A Star Is Born

Best Animated Feature

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs

Mirai

Ralph Breaks the Internet

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Black Panther

The Favourite

Mary Poppins Returns

Mary Queen of Scots

Best Editing

BlackKklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Vice

Best Production Design

Black Panther

The Favourite

First Man

Mary Poppins Returns

Roma

Best Sound Editing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma

Best Sound Mixing

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

Roma

A Star Is Born

Documentary Feature

Free Solo

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Minding the Gap

Of Fathers and Sons

RBG

Documentary Short Subject

Black Sheep

End Game

Lifeboat

A Night at the Garden

Period. End of Sentence.

Foreign Language Film

Never Look Away, Germany

Shoplifters, Japan

Capernaum, Lebanon

Roma, Mexico

Cold War, Poland

Makeup and Hairstyling

Border

Mary Queen of Scots

Vice

Music (Original Score)

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns

Music (Original Song)

“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

“All The Stars” from Black Panther

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from Mary Poppins Returns

“I’ll Fight” from RBG

“Shallow” from A Star Is Born

Animated Short Film

Animal Behaviour

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

Weekends

Live Action Short Film

Detainment

Fauve

Marguerite

Mother

Skin

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War

Christopher Robin

First Man

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

By Danielle Jennings

Authored by: Kellie Williams