Oscars 2019 Nominations: 13 Biggest Shocks, Snubs & Surprises

The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards are in, and not all of them went as expected.

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The nominations for the 91st Academy Awards have been revealed, and the countdown to Oscars night is now well and truly underway.

A lot of the nominees went as expected, including Best Picture, where the Academy members ended up nominating eight films in total, including: BlackKklansman, Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, Green Book, The Favourite Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice.

Black Panther becomes the first superhero movie to get a Best Picture nomination, the icing on the cake that saw it earn seven nods in total. Roma and The Favourite, meanwhile, lead the way with 10 nominations apiece, with both picking up Best Director (for Alfonso Cuaron and Yorgos Lanthimos respectively) and some acting nominations, followed by A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each.

While many of the categories went as expected, the Oscars does like to keep us on our toes with a few curveballs sure to delight and enrage fans of certain films, and the 2019 nominations was no different in that regard. Lots went to form, but there was still room for some major shocks, snubs, and surprises as Hollywood prepped for its biggest night of the year.


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