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Oscar Nominations 2019: The Favourite and Roma Lead This Year’s Race

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The Favourite and Roma lead this year’s Oscar race, with 10 nominations each.

The other contenders include A Star Is Born and Vice with 8 nominations each, followed by Black Panther with seven.

The Marvel blockbuster is the first superhero movie ever to be nominated for best picture.

The Favourite actress Olivia Colman is among the acting nominees, alongside her co-star Rachel Weisz and Christian Balefor Vice.

Olivia Colman’s strongest competition in the best actress category is likely to come from Glenn Close, who is odds-on favorite to win her first Academy Award for The Wifeafter six previous nominations, according to bookmakers.

Yalitza Aparicio is nominated for her first screen role, as the Mexican maid in Roma. The Netflix film has also given the media-services provider its first ever best picture nomination.

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The best actress category also includes Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?and Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born.

Lady Gaga’s co-star Bradley Cooper is nominated in the best actor category, but he missed out on a nod for best director.

The frontrunners for the best actor award are two men who earned acclaim for portraying real-life public figures.

Rami Malek won rave reviews for playing Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, while Christian Bale transformed into former Vice-President Dick Cheney with the help of prosthetics in Vice.

Richard E. Grant has received his first ever Oscar nomination, for best supporting actor for his role in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me?.

Rachel Weisz is up for best supporting actress, 13 years after she won the same award for The Constant Gardener.

The actress will face competition this time from Emma Stone, who played her rival in The Favourite, as well as Roma‘s Marina de Tavira, If Beale Street Could Talk’s Regina King and Amy Adams for Vice.

Films with the most nominations:

  • 10 – The Favourite, Roma
  • 8 – A Star Is Born, Vice
  • 7 – Black Panther
  • 6 – BlacKkKlansman
  • 5 – Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book
  • 4 – First Man, Mary Poppins Returns

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