At least the short film categories provide a glimpse into a possible future for female filmmakers: Rayka Zehtabchi was nominated for her documentary "Period. He'd be, certainly, celebrating with some big numbers". The artsy, subtitled film led the nominations Tuesday alongside "The Favourite", with 10 nods apiece.
Other box-office hits among the eight nominees for the movie industry's top prize included musical remake A Star is Born and rock biopic Bohemian Rhapsody.
Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and Cooper (A Star Is Born) are also contenders, with Willem Dafoe (At Eternity's Gate) rounding out the field as a dark horse. One omission was "If Beale Street Could Talk", director Barry Jenkins' first new film since his best picture victor "Moonlight" two years ago. "He did get Best Actor, and the film did pick up a Best Picture [nomination], but curiously he was left off that Best Director list". The Silence of the Lambs made history by being a horror movie that swept the Oscars, taking home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress. While Cooper received nominations in the best actor and best picture categories, it would've been nice to see him recognized for impressively directing his first feature film.
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After what feels like a lifetime of waiting, we finally have the 2019 Oscar nominations at our fingertips.
Emily Blunt has never been nominated for an Oscar.
It did land a nomination for Regina King in the best supporting actress category, best original score and best adapted screenplay.
Not so much a surprise as a historic event, "Black Panther's" nomination makes it the first superhero movie to vie in the Best Picture race.
Or it was until it didn't Tuesday morning, while "RBG" and "Free Solo" both scored honors in the documentary category. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture.
"The academy is clearly honouring blockbuster films this year", he said, "and is acknowledging their contributions to the art of filmmaking and thus recognizing the level of talent involved". Toni Collette's buzzy Hereditary performance was, as some expected, not nominated because when's the last time a horror film got any awards season love at all?
For the first time in Academy Awards history, there is still no host slated to emcee the upcoming ceremony.
Between her work in bringing back a beloved childhood character to great praise by critics and audiences alike and her portrayal of a terrified mother grasping to save her family in "A Quiet Place", you'd think Blunt would have been a shoo-in.