AceShowbiz - Here are the names of movies and actors who will be competing at the 91st Annual Academy Awards. Academy president John Bailey, "Black-ish" star Tracee Ellis Ross and "The Big Sick" actor Kumail Nanjiani were on hand to announce the nominations from the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California on Tuesday morning, January 22.
In terms of number, "Roma" and "The Favourite" lead with 9 nominations each. "Vice" trails with 8, followed by "A Star Is Born" with 6 nods, while "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Green Book" and "BlacKkKlansman" get 5 each.
As expected, awards season favorites like "BlacKkKlansman", "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Green Book", "Roma" and "A Star Is Born" are competing for the top award of Best Picture. They are joined by "Black Panther", "The Favourite" and "Vice" in the category.
Best Actress category still sees a competition between "A Star Is Born" star Lady GaGa and "The Wife" star Glenn Close, who won over GaGa at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards. Also vying for the prize are Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma"), Olivia Colman ("The Favourite") and Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?").
Golden Globe winner Christian Bale ("Vice") and Golden Globes' best actor nominee Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born") are once competing in the Best Actor category, being pitted against Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate") and Rami Malek ("Bohemian Rhapsody").
In Best Supporting Actress category, "The Favourite" has two of its stars, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, being pitted against each other, along with Amy Adams ("Vice"), Marina de Tavira ("Roma") and Regina King ("If Beale Street Could Talk").
Mahershala Ali ("The Green Book") is still a contender in the Best Supporting Actor category, joined by Adam Driver ("BlacKkKlansman"), Sam Elliott ("A Star Is Born"), Richard E. Grant ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?") and Sam Rockwell ("Vice").
Meanwhile, competing for the Best Director prize are Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman"), Pawel Pawlikowski ("Cold War"), Yorgos Lanthimos ("The Favourite"), Alfonso Cuaron ("Roma") and Adam McKay ("Vice"). Cooper, who made his feature film directorial debut with "A Star Is Born", is surprisingly snubbed.
"Roma" is still the top contender in the Best Foreign Language Film category, joined by "Capernaum", "Cold War", "Never Look Away" and "Shoplifters". Meanwhile, "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" is eying the Best Animated Film along with "Incredibles 2", "Mirai", "Ralph Breaks the Internet" and "Isle of Dogs".
The winners will be announced in a live ceremony which will air from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24 on ABC. This year's Academy Awards will be held without a host and instead have selected presenters introduce segments and awards following Kevin Hart's withdrawal as a host last December.
Best Animated Feature Film
Best Foreign Language Film
Best Actor in a Leading Role
Best Actress in a Leading Role
Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Best Adapted Screenplay
Best Original Screenplay
Best Original Song
Best Documentary Feature
Best Documentary Short Subject
Best Costume Design
Best Film Editing
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Best Original Score
Best Production Design
Best Animated Short Film
Best Live Action Short Film
Best Sound Editing
Best Sound Mixing
Best Visual Effects