Oscars 2019: Nominations in all 24 categories

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Omg! Wtf! Where did that come from? Such was the refrain echoing throughout Hollywood as the Oscar nominations were announced at the crack of dawn on Tuesday, January 22, 2019. What films and performances made the cut with the Academy? Tour through our photo gallery above to see the contenders in all 24 categories.

The 91st Oscars will air live on ABC on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Here is the complete list of nominations:

Best Picture

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Best Director

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron, “Roma

Adam McKay, “Vice

Best Actor

Christian Bale, “Vice

Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”

Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma

Glenn Close, “The Wife

Olivia Colman, “The Favourite

Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy,
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Star Wars Celebration Chicago 2019 poster and first guests revealed

With Star Wars Celebration heading to Chicago this April, a poster has arrived online for this year’s convention which features the heroes and villains of the Prequel, Original and Sequel Trilogies. Check it out here…

Star Wars Celebration 2019 will run between April 11th and April 15th at McCormick Place. Details on the specifics of the event are being kept under wraps, but the organisers have announced the first details on the guest line-up, whcih will include Joonas Suotamo (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Sam Witwer (Star Wars Rebels), Greg Grunberg (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), Greg Proops (Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace), Paul Kasey (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Ian McElhinney (Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) and Orli Shoshan (Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith).

So, no big names from the galaxy far, far away announced just yet, but one would have to
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New Star Wars: Episode IX Rumor Says Hayden Christensen Will Return

Though rumors of Hayden Christensen making an appearance in Star Wars: Episode IX have popped up a couple of times in the last year, the claim has never come across as particularly convincing. After all, Prequel-era Anakin is easily one of the most frequently ridiculed characters of the entire Star Wars franchise, suggesting that this is one nostalgia buzz that J.J. Abrams might want to give a miss.

Nonetheless, the Express is now relaying the alleged intel that Disney is currently “negotiating to bring in Hayden Christensen as Anakin Skywalker for a sequence in Episode 9.” And while the details don’t go much further than that, this assertion is already sounding pretty dubious.

For one thing, with principal photography on Episode IX expected to wrap in February, this sounds pretty late in the game to still be in negotiations. Granted, we’ve heard it said previously that the atmosphere on
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Star Wars Celebration 2019 Poster and Line-Up Revealed

Star Wars Celebration is only a few months away after skipping all of 2018. The big event happens in Chicago this April. To get fans excited, Lucasfilm and Disney have announced their stellar line-up along with an all-new poster created exclusively for this celebration of a Galaxy far, far away. The artistic rendering shows the light and dark sides of the Force, encompassed by the iconic Jedi Order symbol. Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader split the poster down the middle, representing their opposing sides.

There are going to be a ton of actors and artists associated with the Star Wars franchise heading to the Windy City this spring. Headlining this biannual circus in 2019 is Joonas Suotamo, who is perhaps best known for portraying Chewbacca in the new Star Wars trilogy as well as his co-starring role in the standalone spinoff Solo. He stands at a towering 6-foot-11, but don't let that
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Star Wars Celebration Reveals 2019 Poster And Announces New Guests

2019 is set to be the biggest year ever for the Star Wars franchise, which makes the next edition of Star Wars Celebration a pretty big deal in its own right. And to get fans hyped for the April event, the festival has now released a vibrant new poster that manages to pack a whole lot of history into a single image, putting several generations of heroes on the left while the various major villains sit on the right.

Moreover, the festival is said offer a generous array of guests, including Celebration newcomer Joonas Suotamo, known for playing Chewbacca in The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi and Solo: A Star Wars Story. Also attending will be Sam Witwer, who’s provided the voice of Maul in various animated projects, as well as last year’s Solo in a surprise last-minute cameo.

Star Wars Celebration Reveals 2019 Poster And Announces New Guests 1 of
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‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’: Oscar Animation Nomination Validates Experimental Spirit

Sony’s innovative and evocative Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has been the runaway train among this year’s animation contenders, and rgw arachnid express kept that momentum going this morning by picking up an Oscar nomination for Best Animated Feature.

For the film’s producers, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the Spider-Verse nomination was the latest ringing endorsement of the film’s maverick ambitions to break away from Hollywood’s entrenched CG animation approaches to go in search of a more expressive reinvention that would meld hard-drive wonders with hand-drawn traditions.

“It’s been four years and 800 people working on this movie and we were trying to make something new and different and groundbreaking so the reception has been phenomenal and inspiring, really,” a groggy-sounding Miller said of the Oscar nomination. “We are as excited as we are tired.”

The Oscar nomination comes on the heels of the film’s
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Fox dominates 2019 Oscar nominations with 20 total for ‘The Favourite,’ ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and more: See studio-by-studio breakdown

Fox’s two film studios are “the champions,” to quote the infamous Queen song, of the 2019 Oscar nominations as Fox Searchlight and 20th Century Fox have a combined 20 nominations this year. Indie studio Fox Searchlight leads with 10 bids for royalty dramedy “The Favourite,” three for biopic “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” and two for animated feature “Isle of Dogs,” while big budget brother 20th Century Fox earns five noms for the making-of-Queen film “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Last year Fox Searchlight won Best Picture and Best Director for Guillermo del Toro‘s “The Shape of Water,” so will their Oscar domination continue this year? See the studio-by-studio breakdown below.

See Top 20 Oscars snubs of movies, directors and screenwriters: ‘First Man,’ Bradley Cooper, ‘Black Panther’ script …

Walt Disney has a staggering 17 nominations across eight films: seven for “Black Panther,” four for “Mary Poppins Returns,” and one apiece for “Avengers: Infinity War,” “Christopher Robin,
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Infinity War, Solo and A Quiet Place All Got Oscar Nominations

Infinity War, Solo and A Quiet Place All Got Oscar Nominations
The 2019 Oscars nominations are here and, as it turns out, it was a big year for blockbuster movies. To that point, Avengers: Infinity War, Solo: A Star Wars Story and A Quiet Place all scored nominations in technical categories. While none of these movies are up for the night's top prize, it still represents the Academy showing some love for some of last year's biggest movies and, perhaps more importantly (more on that in a minute), some of the most popular movies from 2018.

Starting with Avengers: Infinity War, Joe and Anthony Russo's record-breaking event movie scored an Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects. This isn't just a token nomination to honor a blockbuster breakout, either. Thanos is one of the most impressively realized CGI character creations ever put to screen and top to bottom, Marvel knows what they're doing when it comes to making a visually impressive crowd-pleaser. Ron Howard
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Film News: 2019 Oscar Nominations includes ‘Minding the Gap,’ by Chicago’s Kartemquin Films

Chicago – Chicago’s Kartemquin Films continues their winning streak, as director Bing Liu’s “Minding the Gap” scores an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary. The 91st Academy Awards will take place on February 24th, 2019.

Alfonso Cuarón’s vital period picture from Mexico, “Roma,” was the favorite nominee, with 10 nods, but the excellent “Black Panther” – the first superhero film to score a Best Picture nomination – also was strong with seven nominations. There were no other major surprises in the Best Picture category, as many of the awards season favorites (including “The Favourite”) were recognized. Veteran filmmaker Spike Lee got his first Best Director nomination for “BlacKkKlansman” (also Best Picture nominee) and all three of the main actresses in “The Favourite” scored nominations.

’Roma,’ Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, Received 10 Oscar Nominations

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But it is the legendary Kartemquin Films that makes the news locally, as “Minding the Gap” is the
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Oscars 2019 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users

Oscars 2019 nominations: Best prediction scores by our Editors and Users
Congratulations to our User karensilkwood for a tremendous score of 80.99% when predicting the 2019 Oscars nominations on Tuesday. She is just ahead of master100 at 80.17% and then a large group at 79.34%. She also has a great point score total of 26,627 by using the 500 super bets wisely.

Over 8,600 people worldwide predicted these nominees in all 24 Academy Awards categories. Our top scorer had all eight of the Best Picture contenders correct, plus long shots like Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”) for Best Actress, Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”) for Best Director, “First Reformed” for Best Original Screenplay and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” for Best Visual Effects.

SEE2019 Oscar nominations: Full list of Academy Awards nominees in all 24 categories

You can see how your score compares to all others in our leaderboard rankings of all contestants, which also includes links to see each participant’s predictions. To see your own scores, go to the User menu
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Oscars 2019 Nominations Full List: ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Roma’ Land 10 Noms Each

After months of speculation, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is finally set to unveil the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards. The ceremony will take place Sunday, February 24 at 8pm Et. The nominations announcement takes place after a roller coaster awards season in which Best Picture prizes have gone to a wide range of films, from art house favorite “Roma” to mainstream hits “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Green Book.”

According to IndieWire awards editor Anne Thompson, “Roma” is expected to be the Oscar nominee to beat for Best Picture this year. The film is Netflix’s first original title to secure a Best Picture nomination, and a win would be even more historic since no foreign-language movie has ever taken the Oscars’ highest honor. While there are challenges facing “Roma,” mainly that it’s a black-and-white drama in Spanish, there is a groundswell of support for the movie,
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There's a New Star Wars Comic Book Coming That Ties into Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge

There’s a new Star Wars comic book coming from Marvel Comics called Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge, and it will tie directly into the theme park that will be opening up at Disney theme parks later this year.

The story will be set in the Black Spire Outpost, and it will provide some history for the backdrop of the epic Star Wars attraction.

The five-issue comic miniseries will introduce “the infamous Dok-Ondar, the Ithorian collector of rare antiquities, and find out what happens when the First Order reaches the edge of wild space. The key to saving this lawless outpost might just involve a job pulled long ago by none other than Han Solo and his cohort Chewbacca.”

This is your first look at Dok-Ondar:

The series is being written by Ethan Sacks, who wrote a story involving Jedi Master Mace Windu in the Star Wars: Age of Republic series.
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George Lucas Already Explained Why Chewie Didn’t Receive A Medal In Star Wars: A New Hope

If you’re at all familiar with Lucasfilm’s beloved Star Wars saga, you’ll know that, aside from his tendency to rip people’s arms off, Chewbacca is all bark and no bite. Frankly, he’s a big softie, and we love him all the more for it.

Back when he was first introduced, though, viewers were initially confused as to why the galaxy’s greatest Wookiee didn’t receive a medal towards the end of A New Hope, when Princess Leia awarded Han and Luke for the efforts in the Rebellion, and ultimately destroying Death Star 1.0.

Chewie got the snub, then, but it turns out George Lucas already explained his decision to omit the Wookiee back when Star Wars: A New Hope premiered in ’77. Via Screen Rant, we now have that explanation in full, just in case there were any lingering questions.

Chewbacca wasn’t given a medal
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Sparks Fly Between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in First Look at Their Holiday Rom-Com

Sparks Fly Between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in First Look at Their Holiday Rom-Com
It might be the start of a new year, but we're already feeling the holiday cheer thanks to Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. In September, the two signed on to star in a Christmas-themed romance, Last Christmas. The film, set in London, will be directed by Paul Feig, whose previous work includes Bridesmaids, The Heat, Ghostbusters, and most recently, Golding's A Simple Favor. Other producers who will have a hand in the film are Jessie Henderson, David Livingstone, and Emma Thompson, the latter of whom also wrote the screenplay with the help of Bryony Kimmings. Actresses Rebecca Root, Thompson, and Michelle Yeoh will also star!

The film is expected to hit theaters on Nov. 15, and takes its name from Wham!'s hit single of the same name. "I'd met with George Michael. He was concerned about the homeless, which is a large part of this story," Thompson told The Daily Mail in January.
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The Real Reason Chewbacca Never Got a Medal in Star Wars According to George Lucas

For years, Star Wars fans have wondered about and argued over the fact that Chewbacca isn't awarded a medal at the end of A New Hope. After Disney took control of the franchise, an answer was given in an official comic book. But George Lucas had actually answered this question way back in 1977. It's no longer considered canon, but it does come from the creator of this universe himself.

The end of A New Hope, which was released simply as Star Wars back in the summer of 1977, ended with a giant awards ceremony honoring Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, who together blew up the dreaded Death Star. Chewbacca was the co-pilot of the Millennium Falcon, doing just as much as Han to clear a path for Luke in blowing up the giant space station, but he does not get awarded a medal. At the time of release, no one realized
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Sparks Fly Between Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding in First Look at Their Holiday Rom-Com

It might be the start of a new year, but we're already feeling the holiday cheer thanks to Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding. In September, the two signed on to star in a Christmas-themed romance, Last Christmas. The film, set in London, will be directed by Paul Feig, whose previous work includes Bridesmaids, The Heat, Ghostbusters, and most recently, Golding's A Simple Favor. Other producers who will have a hand in the film are Jessie Henderson, David Livingstone, and Emma Thompson, the latter of whom also wrote the screenplay with the help of Bryony Kimmings. Actresses Rebecca Root, Thompson, and Michelle Yeoh will also star!

The film is expected to hit theaters on Nov. 15, and takes its name from Wham!'s hit single of the same name. "I'd met with George Michael. He was concerned about the homeless, which is a large part of this story," Thompson told The Daily Mail in January.
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2019 Disney Preview

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For the third year in a row, Disney has been far and away the biggest studio in Hollywood with 26% of the domestic box office for an astounding $3 billion. Thanks to their Pixar, Marvel, and Lucasfilm branches, Disney has blown away the competition while only needing a small number of films to do so. Three Disney films crossed the $600 million mark and even were able to get by the subpar reception for Solo: A Star Wars Story. With the acquisiton…

2019 Best Sound Editing Oscars Predictions

In case you were unaware, here’s the difference between Oscars Sound Editing and Sound Mixing categories. “Bohemian Rhapsody” could earn a duplicate nod here, but we think just “A Star is Born” will represent a potential “musical” nominee. “First Man” and “Roma” are likely locks. [Posted Jan. 16]

Likely Frontrunners

A Star is Born

A Quiet Place

Black Panther

First Man

Roma

Contenders

Avengers: Infinity War

Bohemian Rhapsody

Mary Poppins Returns

“Mission: Impossible – Fallout”

Ready Player One

Solo: A Star Wars Story

More predictions:

Best Picture

Best Director

Actress

Actor

Supporting Actress

Supporting Actor

Original Screenplay

Adapted Screenplay

Foreign Language Film

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How Writer-Crew Collaborations Are Changing the Script for the Creative Process

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How Writer-Crew Collaborations Are Changing the Script for the Creative Process
In traditional filmmaking, once a script is written, the director and department heads break it down and figure out the costs and logistics of production. But if the screenwriter collaborates during the creative process with key crew members, the entire production can benefit.

Such collaboration offers the prospect of help on many fronts. For example, rather than pore over details of period dress, a writer can talk to a costume designer, who can aid in the research. Or, if the script calls for a spaceship to land on an alien planet, the writer can confab with a production designer who’s well versed in extraterrestrial visuals.

One director who’s a big proponent of such teamwork is Steven Spielberg. Mark Scruton, who served as supervising art director on Spielberg’s “Ready Player One,” credits the director with communicating exactly what he wanted and instructing his key crew to thrash it out.
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John Williams (‘Star Wars’) could add to his massive Grammy haul if he can beat ‘Black Panther’ and ‘The Shape of Water’

John Williams (‘Star Wars’) could add to his massive Grammy haul if he can beat ‘Black Panther’ and ‘The Shape of Water’
Composer John Williams has won 24 Grammys over the course of his career for scores ranging from “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” to “Schindler’s List,” to “Memoirs of a Geisha.” That places him seventh among the most awarded artists in history. He could climb further up the ranks this year for his work on “Star Wars” scores. Will the 86-year-old legend prevail again?

Williams has been nominated 69 times overall and contends twice this year: Best Visual Media Score (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) and Best Instrumental Composition (“Mine Mission” from “Solo: A Star Wars Story”). Recent history is on his side. He has won 6 times in the last 11 years, and “Star Wars” in particular has been a good luck charm for him. He previously won for composing the original film (1978), “The Empire Strikes Back” (1981) and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” (2017).

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