If Hollywood is a kingdom, the crown jewels are the Academy Awards. The Oscar nominations have most recently been announced and, as always, movie fanatics have something to say about who was – and wasn’t – honored with a nomination. The dark comedy-drama The Favorite leads the fray with 10 Oscar nods including Best Supporting Actress, Best Actress, Best Picture and Best Director. Roma ties with Yorgos Lanthimos’ period film with 10 nods also including Best Actress and Best Picture.
Much to the delight of millions of Lady Gaga fans, the songstress was nominated for her leading role in Bradley Cooper’s musical remake, A Star is Born. The epic film got another seven nominations with Cooper also being honored for his lead role, though the academy failed to acknowledge the actor’s directing efforts. “At the end of the day, he knows that he’s the best director in my eyes, and in all of our eyes as his cast,” Gaga told The Los Angeles Times.
There were more than a few fans who took to Twitter to express their outrage and disappointment that Timothée Chalamet was overlooked for his year’s cinematic contributions. Just as the years prior, people have also had a lot to say about the representation of the candidates. Many said that more female directors as well as the asiacentric film, Crazy Rich Asians, deserved to be honored. The award ceremony will take place on February 24, 2019.