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The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody lead the Brits Oscar nominations

Oscar nominations 2019: Olivia Colman, Rachel Weisz, The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody dominate the major categories as British actors and movies look set for Academy Award success (but it’s a SNUB for Emily Blunt!)

  • The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles with a host of Brits named in some of the most prestigious categories 
  • The star-studded ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on February 24 
  • Rachel, who won Best Supporting Actress for in 2006’s The Constant Gardener, is up for the same category for her role as Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, while Olivia is tipped for her role as Queen Anne

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The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been released, with a host of Brits taking the lead in some of the most prestigious categories – with The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody sweeping the board.

Olivia Colman has been given a nod in the Best Actress category for her role in The Favourite while her co-star Rachel Weisz is being recognised for her role as Supporting Actress in the esteemed movie. 

One of the shocks on the list is the absence of Emily Blunt, who has been widely lauded for her role in Mary Poppins Returns, yet missed out on a Best Actress nod just weeks after losing out on a nomination in the Leading Actress category at the BAFTAs. 

The nominations were announced on Tuesday morning in Los Angeles, with super stars and superheroes leading the list of this year’s nominees. Roma led the pack with 10 nominations, including four nods for director and writer Alfanso Cuaron, tying with The Favourite.

She’s a winner! The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been released, with a host of Brits taking the lead in some of the most prestigious categories – with The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody sweeping the board

Olivia’s critically-acclaimed film was released last month and follows the love triangle Queen Anne forms with two of her female courtiers, played by Emma and Rachel. 

Lady Gaga grabbed two nominations, and will take on six-time nominee Glenn Close as both women hope to walk home with their first Oscar when the winners are announced on February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.

The film also earned an acting nod for star Bradley Cooper, who was not nominated for Best Director. And for the first time in history, a superhero film is up for Best Picture.

Supportive star: Having won an Oscar 13 years ago, Rachel Weisz is now up for the same category 

Supportive star: Having won an Oscar 13 years ago, Rachel Weisz is now up for the same category 

Hurrah! British hit Bohemian Rhapsody has been nominated for Best Picture at the prestigious awards 

Hurrah! British hit Bohemian Rhapsody has been nominated for Best Picture at the prestigious awards 

Black Panther picked up eight nominations overall, and will battle with Star, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, If Beale Street Could Talk, Mary Poppins Returns and Crazy Rich Asians.

The Supporting Actor category will pit the men who won the award in the same category the past two years against one another, as Mahershala Ali (Green Book) and Sam Rockwell (Vice) take on Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born) and Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman).

It was big morning for Roma star Marina de Taviras, who was a surprise addition to the Best Supporting Actress lineup, joining Sapphic foes Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz (The Favourite), six-time nominee Amy Adams (Vice) and frontrunner Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk).

NOMINEES FOR THE 91ST ACADEMY AWARDS

BEST PICTURE 

Roma

A Star Is Born

BlacKkKlansman

Green Book

Vice

Black Panther 

The Favourite 

Bohemian Rhapsody  

BEST ACTOR

Christian Bale (Vice)

Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody)

Bradley Cooper (A Star Is Born)

Viggo Mortensen (Green Book)

Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate)

BEST ACTRESS

Olivia Colman (The Favourite)

Glenn Close (The Wife)

Lady Gaga (A Star Is Born)

Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Yalitza Aparicio (Roma)  

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 

Mahershala Ali (Green Book)

Richard E. Grant (Can You Ever Forgive Me?)

Sam Elliott (A Star Is Born)

Sam Rockwell (Vice)

Adam Driver (BlacKkKlansman)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Regina King (If Beale Street Could Talk)

Amy Adams (Vice)

Rachel Weisz (The Favourite)

Emma Stone (The Favourite) 

Marina de Tavira (Roma) 

BEST DIRECTOR

Alfonso Cuaron (Roma)

Spike Lee (BlacKkKlansman) 

Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War)

Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite)

Adam McKay (Vice)

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

The Ballad of Buster ScruggS

Black Panther

Mary Poppins Returns

The Favourite

Mary Queen of Scots

FILM EDITING

BlacKkklansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green BooK

Vice

ORIGINAL SCORE 

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

If Beale Street Could Talk

Isle of Dogs

Mary Poppins Returns 

SOUND EDITING

Black Panther

Bohemian Rhapsody

First Man

A Quiet Place

Roma 

DOCUMENTARY SHORT 

Animal Behavior

Bao

Late Afternoon

One Small Step

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