As is tradition, at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles final preparations are being made for the great film ceremony. But before such an important evening, critics and the public close their forecasts regarding the 2019 Oscar nominees, whose list has included unexpected additions , while alarming absences have been left behind that have raised the ire of many. spectators.
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1. Best Supporting Actor.
2. Best makeup and hairdressing.
3. Best costume design.
4. Best documentary film.
5. Better sound montage.
6. Better sound mix.
7. Best production design.
8. Best foreign language film.
9. Best supporting actress.
10. Best animated short.
11. Best animated film.
12. Better visual effects.
13. Best editing / montage.
14. Best documentary short film.
15. Best fiction short film.
16. Best Adapted Screenplay.
17. Best Original Screenplay.
18. Best photography.
19. Best original soundtrack.
20. Best original song.
21. Best director
22. Best leading actor.
23. Best leading actress.
24. Best movie.
Complete list of nominees for the 2019 Oscars
Following the order of delivery of the 2018 ceremony, and in the absence of revealing which one will be followed for the night of February 24, we are going to review which films will compete this year for the quoted statuette.
Best Supporting Actor
- Mahershala Ali (Green Book)
- Adam Driver (KKKlan Insider)
- Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)
- Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me
- Sam Rockwell (The Vice of Power)
After winning the award in the same category in 2016, Mahershala Ali is nominated again. Will there be a double?
In turn, Adam Driver receives his first Oscar nomination after his performances in Paterson and Silence (both 2016), had been unfairly ignored . Something similar has happened to the eternal Sam Elliot, who wrote an enlightening “It’s about time, c***ns!” that left little doubt about whom he was dedicated to.
Fourth on the list is Richard E. Grant, who holds one of the three nominations that Marie Heller’s film has garnered. In last place is Sam Rockwell, who after winning last year in this same category, sneaks back in among the 2019 Oscar nominees for his role as George W. Bush, whose characterization scares because of the great resemblance to the ex-president.
Best hair and makeup
- Border (Goran Lundstrom, Pamela Goldammer)
- Mary, Queen of Scots (Jenny Shircore, Marc Pilcher, Jessica Brooks)
- The Vice of Power (Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia DeHaney)
The section that includes the fewest films is the one that recognizes the work of the best make-up artists and hairdressers in the films of this last year .
First there is Border, a beautiful Swedish love story about a woman endowed with an exceptional sense of smell, who she uses as a customs agent at the airport to detect the guilt of those who try to cross the border. In the same situation is Mary, Queen of Scots, a film set in the sixteenth century and that only opts for the statuette in this candidacy . Finally, The vice of power receives a more than deserved nomination for the excellent characterization of the main characters of the Bush administration.
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Mary Zophres)
- Black Panther (Ruth E. Carter)
- Mary Poppins Returns (Sandy Powell)
- The Favorite (Sandy Powell)
- Mary, Queen of Scots (Alexandra Byrne)
The Coens return to the western genre, although without going through the movie theaters, with one of their three Oscar nominations for costume design by Mary Zophres, who lost her opportunity to win the statuette for Valor de Ley in 2011 In addition, the “Wakandian” designation of origin tribal garments represent the third nomination for designer Ruth E. Carter .
One of the lucky nominees for the 2019 Oscar is Sandy Powell, who aspires twice to win her fourth award for best costume, since she has been in charge of the costumes for the sequel to Mary Poppins and for the work of Lanthimos. Finally, the disputes between Mary of Stuart and Elizabeth I of England for the royal throne may earn Alexandra Byrne her second Oscar after Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2008).
best documentary film
- Free Solo (Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi)
- Minding the gap (Bing Liu)
- Hale County this morning, this evening (RaMell Ross)
- Of fathers and sons (Talal Derki)
- RBG (Julia Cohen, Betsy West)
Most of the candidate documentaries in this edition are made in the United States, with the exception of the one directed by Derki, made in Germany .
Free Solo is focused on the figure of the climber Alex Honnold, who became the first to climb one of the highest rock formations without any security system; Minding the gap is the commendable story of three friends who have known each other since they were little; Hale County this morning, this evening offers us a journey through the predominantly black populations of the southern United States and RBG is a recognition of the work of an important judge of the Supreme Court.
In the last place,Of fathers and sons portrays the raw experience of director Derki with a Syrian family whose eldest son is willing to become a soldier of God , just as his father did.
best sound montage
- Black Panther (Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (John Warhurst)
- First Man (Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan)
- A Quiet Place (Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl)
- Rome (Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay)
The fast-paced action at the service of the African dances of the most vindictive chapter of Marvel to date, the representation of the most emblematic live shows of Queen, the preparation of the first moon landing in the history of aeronautics (conspiracy theories aside), going through the silent post-apocalyptic tale in which making noise means dying ; or the sociopolitical hustle and bustle in one of the colonies of Mexico during the convulsive 70s, make up the heterogeneous category of films nominated for the 2019 Oscar for best sound editing.
best sound mix
- Black Panther (Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter Devlin)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, John Casali)
- First Man (John Taylor, Frank. A. Montano, Ai-Ling Lee, and Mari H. Ellis)
- Rome (Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, Jose Antonio Garcia)
- A Star Is Born (Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder, Steve Morrow)
In this section, the resulting combination of combining the sound effects with the dialogues, songs and soundtrack is valued . In this way, the race for the statuette will be disputed between the new king of Wakanda, the rise of Queen to become one of the most iconic bands of the 20th century, the feat of the Apollo XI mission, the daily grind of Colonia Roma or the duo formed by a famous singer-songwriter and a young woman who dreams of succeeding in the world of music.
best production design
- Black Panther (Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart)
- The Favorite (Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton)
- First Man (Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas)
- Mary Poppins Returns (John Myhre, Gordon Sim)
- Rome (Eugenio Caballero, BaI rbara EnriI quez)
The films whose scenarios have been most liked by academics have been: Black Panther, for its decorations with traditional African motifs; The favourite, for its recreation of the royal salons of 18th century England; First Man, capable of moving us to the United States during the time of the space race; The return of Mary Poppins, for the faithful representation of Victorian London as her predecessor did and, finally, Rome, for Cuaron’s ability to make us travel back in time to the neighborhood (or “colony”) in which he grew up.
Best Foreign Language Film
- Capernaum (Lebanon), by Nadine Labaki
- Cold War (Poland) Pawel Pawlikowski.
- The Shadow of the Past (Germany), Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
- Rome (Mexico), Alfonso Cuaron
- A Family Affair (Japan), Hirokazu Kore-eda
Alfonso Cuaron has reason to be celebrating, since Roma can become the best foreign language film and the best film of this edition . But be careful, because it is closely followed by Pawlikowski’s Cold War, which already won the prize in this section in 2015, and the story set in post-war Germany in The Shadow of the Past (a scenario that was the German triumph with La vida of the others in 2007 and that has not been taboo when it comes to including it among the great Oscar nominees of 2019.
There is also Capernaum, about a 12-year-old Lebanese boy who denounces his own parents for negligence before the Court International; andthe beautiful A Family Affair, graced in Cannes with the Palme d’Or for best film, an asset that could come in handy.
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Best Supporting Actress
- Amy Adams (The Vice of Power)
- Marina of Tavira (Rome)
- Regina King (Beale Street Blues)
- Emma Stone (The Favourite)
- Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)
No less than six are the nominations that Amy Adams has received to date, both for leading and supporting actress, so it will be time to see if this year the curse is broken. Other familiar faces, although both holders of their respective statuettes as supporting actress and leading lady, are Weisz and Stone, will one of them be “the favorite”? To this trio of aces are added Regina King, luxury secondary in many American productions; and Marina de Tavira, who has a prolific career in her country of origin.
Best animated short
- Animal Behavior (Alison Snowden, David Fine)
- Bao (Dome Shi)
- Late Afternoon (Louise Bagnall)
- One Small Step (Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas)
- Weekends (Trevor Jimenez)
In the great event of the cinema there is also room for smaller productions but not for that reason, of inferior quality .
The 5 animated short films selected in the 2019 Oscar nominees list are mostly American, with the exception of One Small Step (created in China), about a little girl who longs to be an astronaut, and Animal Behavior (Canada), about a group of animals attending group therapy. As usual, the short that precedes the annual Pixar premiere (Bao) also has several ballots to opt for the statuette.
Finally, in Late Afternoon an old woman recalls her past experiences, while interspersing with the present ones; and in Weekends, a boy with a prolific imagination escapes from the reality of growing up in a home with divorced parents.
best animated film
- The Incredibles 2 (Brad Bird)
- Isle of Dogs (Wes Anderson)
- Mirai, my little sister (Mamoru Hosoda)
- Ralph Breaks the Internet (Rich Moore and Phil Johnston)
- Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, and Rodney Rothman)
Those of Pixar are experts in winning the Oscar for best animated film, since they are the company that holds the most awards in this section. However, the peculiar Wes Anderson has returned hungry for awards, since his previous stop-motion film (Fantastic Mr. Fox, 2009) lost to the UP of the lamp company ; while Mamoru Hosoda will try to make the statuette travel to Japan again, this time to the Chizu animation studio.
Now, it will be better to be careful, because if Ralph has broken the Internet, he can also do the same with his opponents . That is if the Golden Globe that the new Spider-man digital adventure has achieved does not give it the Oscar for best animated feature film.
Better visual effects
- Avengers: Infinity War (Dan DeLeeuw, Kelly Port, Russell Earl, Dan Sudick)
- Christopher Robin (Christopher Lawrence, Michael Eames, Theo Jones, Chris Corbould)
- First Man (Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, JD Schwalm)
- Ready Player One (Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, David Shirk)
- Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy)
The fight of the Marvel superheroes against the titan Thanos has only garnered a nomination in the best visual effects section (something that has unnerved the most demanding fandom as Black Panther, and this is not, one of the most Oscar-nominated films of 2019).
Here, the Avengers will face each other with the sweet story of a group of stuffed animals that will help their owner to reconnect with his “I” as a child, in addition to the Apollo XI expedition before and during the first moon landing in history. Also noteworthy for its spectacular nature is the fast-paced adventure that takes place within the virtual reality video game “OASIS”, or the beginnings of a very young Han Solo in the world of smuggling years before the first Star Wars.
Best Editing / Editing
- Inside the KKKlan (Barry Alexander Brown)
- Bohemian Rhapsody (John Ottman)
- Green Book (Patrick J. Don Vito)
- The Favorite (Yorgos Mavropsaridis)
- Vice (Hank Corwin)
Spike Lee and Barry Alexander Brown’s latest collaboration garnered the editor’s first nomination for best editing, as did regular editors Bryan Singer and Lanthimos . There is also the editor of Peter Farrelly’s film, which has made the leap from the most ordinary comedy to titles of more psychological depth; without forgetting Corwin, second time nominated after The Big Short (2015).
Best Documentary Short Film
- Black Sheep (Ed Perkins)
- Endgame (Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman)
- LIFEBOAT (Skye Fitzgerald)
- A Night at the Garden (Marshall Curry)
- Period. End Sentence (Rayka Zehtabchi)
In a few minutes, these five short and medium-length films launch a strong message that has convinced academics to be nominated for the 2019 Oscar for best documentary short film.
From a chronicle about racism in a London neighbourhood, passing through the testimony of a group of doctors who work with patients in a vegetative state, the day-to-day life of the volunteers of an NGO who are dedicated to transporting the immigrants entering the Mediterranean, a Nazi meeting in Madison Square Garden, one of New York’s emblems par excellence narrated in just 7 minutes ; or the initiative to provide feminine hygiene products to the women of an impoverished Indian village.
Best fiction short film
- Detention (Vincent Lambe)
- Fauve (Jeremy Comte)
- Margaret (Marianne Farley)
- Mother (Rodrigo Sorogoyen)
- Skin (Guy Nattiv)
Though it’s up for the Oscar for best short fiction, Detainment is based on the James Bulger kidnapping-murder case that rocked England in the 1990s.
Lambe’s work rivals Fauve, from Canada, on two children innocently playing in an abandoned mine; Marguerite, which deals with the friendship that develops between an elderly woman and her caregiver in charge of her; Madre, from the Spanish Sorogoyen, where a conversation between mother and daughter is interrupted by the disturbing call of the latter’s son ; and Skin, which in barely 20 minutes reflects the dramatic consequences of an exchange of glances between two boys.
Best Adapted Screenplay
- The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Joel Coen, Ethan Coen)
- Inside the KKKlan (Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee)
- Will you ever forgive me
(Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty)
- The Beale Street Blues (Barry Jenkins)
- A Star Is Born (Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters)
Unlike the films that opt for an original screenplay, the nominees for best adapted screenplay are those that are based on a written source. It comes as a surprise to many that A Star Is Born, Bradley Cooper’s behind-the-scenes debut, is actually a 1976 remake which, in turn, is a 1937 remake starring Judy Garland.
The rest of the films are adaptations of well-known novels, one of them inspired by the memoirs of a biography that dedicated itself to falsifying the correspondence of deceased famous personalities.
Best Original Screenplay
- The Favourite, Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
- The Reverend Paul Schrader
- Green Book, Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
- Rome, Alfonso Cuaron
- Vice, Adam McKay
Of this year’s multi-nominated films that monopolize the majority of ballots to win an award, one stands out as a contender for best original screenplay in its only option: El reverendo, which has already become known for being one of the great absentees of the Oscar nominees 2019 in the category of best actor. Sorry, Ethan.
- Cold War (Lukasz Zal)
- Rome (Alfonso Cuaron)
- The Favorite (Robbie Ryan)
- The Shadow of the Past (Caleb Deschanel)
- A Star is Born (Matthew Libatique)
The best photography evaluates the composition of each plane, taking into account the light, color palette used, image texture and framing, among other factors). Just as he did in 2015, Zal is once again betting on a neat black and white (we’ll see if this year’s play works out for him); strategy also adopted by Cuaron , who has been in charge of the work of the cinematography of Rome.
The remaining candidates are Ryan, who has an extensive career in the photography department of feature films, short films and television commercials; Caleb Deschanel (father of actresses Zoey and Emily), here with his sixth nomination since the last time in 2004and Libatique, a regular in Aronofsky’s films and who was already nominated in 2010 for his work in Black Swan.
Best Original Soundtrack
- Inside KKKlan, Terence Blanchard
- Black Panther, Ludwig Goransson
- If Beale Street Could Talk, Nicholas Britell
- Isle of Dogs, Alexandre Desplat
- Mary Poppins ReturnsMarc Shaiman
In the section for best original soundtrack we find the composer Terence Blanchard, who collaborates for the third time with Spike Lee after The Last Night (2002) and Hidden Plan (2006) , with a composition where guitars and melancholic harmonies with clear airs predominate. seventies
Among his competitors are the Swedish Goransson, who has not hesitated to include African songs in the main theme of Black Panther; the North American Britell, who was already nominated for the Golden Globe and Oscar in 2016 for Moonlight; Will Shaiman, one of the most experienced composers and Alexandre Desplat, who snatched the Oscar from Zimmer in 2014 with The Grand Budapest Hotel, hit the nail on the head for
Best Original Song ?
- “All the Stars” (Black Panther)
- “The place where lost things go” (Mary Poppins Returns)
- “Shallow” (A Star Is Born)
- “When a cowboy trades his spurs for wings” (La ballada de Buster Scruggs)
- “I’ll fight” (RBG)
One of the most liked aspects of Bradley Cooper’s film is its mellow duet song with the co-star, reaching number one in several countries and garnering several awards, including the Grammy and the Golden Globe. , we must bear in mind that the return of Mary Poppins has also crept into the list of nominees for the 2019 Oscar for best original song, although it has always been said that sequels tend to have fewer options, we will see.
We also find here the beautiful country tune performed by Tim Blake Nelson and Willie Watson that is part of the Coen western , as well as the powerful hit by Kendrick Lamar and SZA for the Marvel blockbuster; and Jennifer Hudson’s “I’ll Fight” for the RBG documentary.
- Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman):
- Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)
- Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite):
- Alfonso Cuaron (Rome):
- Adam McKay (The Vice of Power)
Lee received the Honorary Oscar in 2016, evidence that he has been one of the Academy’s classically neglected directors, so it seems unlikely those responsible will atone for the filmmaker.
As for the outstanding novelties, there are Pawlikowski, who although he saw his Ida recognized as the best foreign-language film of 2015, this year he is fully among the greats to fight for one of the 5 great prizes; and Lanthimos, who from an indie director with a style suitable only for the most refined palates, has become a firm candidate for the statuette.
Let’s not lose sight of Cuaron, who already took the cat to the water in 2014 when he won the Oscar for best director for Gravity (for some a misstep in his career) and that with Roma he seems to have recovered the narrative pulse. Finally, Mckay’s Big Bet went without an Oscar for best direction and film in 2016, so we hope that it doesn’t happen to the poor guy again .
Best Leading Actor
- Christian Bale (The vice of power)
- Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)
- Willem Dafoe (Van Gogh: At Eternity’s Gate)
- Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)
- Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)
The constant ups and downs of Christian Bale’s weight are already common, as well as his corresponding nomination; and Bradley Cooper has his third chance to be the best actor in this ceremony, after consecutively eluding him for The Sniper (2012) and The Bright Side of Things (2013) , this time testing whether his vocal cords are worth it or not. But that is nothing if we compare him with Willem Dafoe, who will sit for the fifth time in the stalls to see if the night of February 24 is his.
The almost traced personification of the great Mercury by Malek has led many to consider him already one of the undisputed winners of the 2019 Oscar nominees.in this section; but for this he must also overcome the great Viggo Mortensen, who is pursuing glory for the third time after leaving Aragorn in Middle-earth.
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Best leading actress
- Yalitza Aparicio (Rome)
- Glenn Close (The Good Wife)
- Olivia Colman (The Favourite)
- Lady Gaga (A Star is Born)
- Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me
A debutant actress whose role has been one of the film discoveries of the year, along with a giant of interpretation, a veteran of the small and big screen, a singer in her first leading role and a regular comedy actress; The Oscar ballots for best actress have rarely been so spread out. Veteran or youth
Place your bets.
- Black Panther
- Infiltrated in the KKKlan
- Bohemian Rhapsody:
- The favourite
- Green Book
- A star has been born
- the vice of power
With Ryan Coogler’s film, the controversy is served, because most viewers do not understand how a title like this can have a place in the list of nominees for the 2019 Oscar for best film; and because the marvelite public expected that Infinity War would have much more recognition.
After several ups and downs, Spike Lee returns to opt for the prize that has always slipped through his fingers, maintaining his spirit of social denunciation with Infiltrator in the KKKlan. Singer’s biopic may not triumph as best picture as best actor, so the stakes here are not so much in his favor , something that is probably also due to the serious accusations that have recently splashed Singer, who is not competing for the Oscar for best direction.
But if the Oscars are characterized by something, it is by giving the surprise at the last moment, when the forecasts seem to point in another direction , so the scales may well opt for the period film by Yorgos Lanthimos, Peter’s plea against racism Farrelly, de Cuaron’s drama, the romance between Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga or the handling of the threads worldwide from the Oval Office during the presidency of Bush Jr.
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