Black Panther surprises with a Best Picture nomination. Source: MTV

The 91st Academy Awards are nearly upon us and the list of nominees is now out. The show is slated to take place on Sunday, February 24th and it will be covered live on ABC at around 8 P.M. ET. Well, let’s get to some of the major nominees. Nominations for the Best Picture have attracted a total of 8 movies. They include; Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Roma, Green Book, Vice, and A Star is Born.

As for the Best Actress in a Leading Role category, there are a number of nominees and unsurprisingly, the majority comes from the same films nominated for the best picture. They include Yalitza Aparicio, in “Roma”, Olivia Colman, in “The Favourite”, Glenn Close in “The Wife”, Lady Gaga in “A Star Is Born”, and Melissa McCarthy in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” Nominations for Best Actor in a Leading Role have attracted a total of five notable names and this one will be hard to call. They include Christian Bale, “Vice”, Bradley Cooper in “A Star Is Born”, Willem Dafoe in “At Eternity's Gate”, Rami Malek in “Bohemian Rhapsody”, and Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book.”

Roma, Vice, and A Star Is Born are all prominant nominees, as expected. Source: This is Insider

The Best Actress in a Supporting Role category will also be a hard one to predict. It features Amy Adams, in “Vice”, Marina De Tavira in “Roma”, Regina King in “If Beale Street Could Talk”, Emma Stone in “The Favourite”, and Rachel Weisz in “The Favourite”. Best Actor in a Supporting Role, on the other hand, features five nominees and they include Mahershala Ali in “Green Book”, Adam Driver in “BlacKkKlansman”, Sam Elliott in “A Star is Born”, Richard E. Grant in “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, and Sam Rockwell in “Vice.”

Another category that also gets the attention of many pundits in the Academy Awards is the Director of the Year. We have a few top nominees too here and they include Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”, Pawel Pawlikowski for “Cold War”, Yorgos Lanthimos for “The Favourite”, Alfonso Cuarón for “Roma”, and Adam McKay for “Vice”. The Best Original Screenplay category did also feature the usual suspects plus a few other surprises. The list features five films and they include “The Favourite”, “First Reformed”, “Green Book”, “Roma”, and “Vice.”

Spike Lee got his first nomination in years for BlackkKlansman. Source: 360 Nobs

As for the Best Adapted Screenplay category, the nominees include “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”, “BlackkKlansman”, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”, “If Beale Street Could Talk”, and “A Star is Born.” The category for the Best Animated Feature Film was yet another that attracted really good movies and it will be a hard one to predict. The nominees in the category include “Incredibles 2”, “Isle of Dogs”, “Mirai”, “Ralph Breaks the Internet”, and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

These are basically the most popular nominations but there are a number of other categories too that were announced. All nominations were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross, popular with the ABC Sitcom Black-ish and Kumail Nanjiani from the movie “The Big Sick.” The February 24th event is sure going to have its intrigues and the only thing we can do is just look forward to it. The award show is not that far away.