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The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations

The Biggest Snubs and Surprises from the 2019 Oscar Nominations

Peele, McKittrick and Blum were nominated in the same category for "Get Out" past year, and Peele went on to win in the original screenplay category.

The "BlacKkKlansman" director also earned his second writing nomination. "He'd be, certainly, celebrating with some big numbers".

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis.

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.

On the subject of Best Picture, Beale Street Could Talk, the film quietly tipped to secure an underdog nomination, has been left out much to the disappointment of director Barry Jenkins.

Notable absences from the shortlist include British stars Claire Foy for First Man and Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns, as well as Cooper in the directing category.

While Yalitza Aparicio was widely expected to get a best actress nod for playing the Mexican maid in Alfonso Cuaron's film, few tipped her co-star, who played the mother, to be in the running as well.

The Oscars will be broadcast live from Los Angeles's Dolby Theater on February 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.

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The Oscar nominations are here at last, and they bring with them more questions than answers for an awards season that has been particularly unpredictable.

On the screenplay side, only two female writers were nominated, including filmmaker Nicole Holofcener for her work on "Can You Ever Forgive Me?". "They have so many different colors to their personalities", says Weisz.

A decade on and 90 years after the first Academy Awards ceremony, Black Panther has become the first superhero movie to receive a best picture nomination.

Though A Star Is Born was snubbed in the Best Director race, it appears to be making up for it with a Best Supporting Actor nomination for Sam Elliott. Instead the nominees were "Free Solo", "Hale County This Morning, This Evening", "Minding the Gap", "Of Fathers and Sons" and the Ruth Bader Ginsberg portrait "RBG". The next year, the Academy opened up the best picture category from 5 to 10 slots.

Timothee Chalamet has not been nominated this year.

Meanwhile, "Vice" supporting actress Amy Adams remains on Close's heels in the unusual race by landing her sixth Oscar nomination.

Potentially benefiting this year's broadcast will be a number of popular nominees.

Thankfully, the Academy backtracked, and wisely awarded Black Panther the nomination.


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