The Oscars And Why We Should Care In 2019


The Nominations 


The nominations for this year’s Oscars has come out and there is more than enough to be excited about. I mean “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” and “Black Panther” both made the nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Film respectfully! I don’t want to sound biased as a nerd, but they’re definitely going to win. Okay, with my biases to the side it’s time to go through the rest of the nominations:

Actor in a Leading Role

  • Christian Bale: Vice
  • Bradley Cooper:  A Star is Born
  • Willem Dafoe:  At Eternity’s Gate
  • Rami Malek: Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Viggo Mortensen: Green Book

Actor in a Supporting Role

  • Mahershala Ali: Greenbook
  • Adam Driver: BlacKkKlansmen
  • Sam Elliot: A Star is Born
  • Richard E. Grant: Can You Ever Forgive Me?
  • Sam Rockwell: Vice

Actress in a Leading Role

  • Yalitza AparicioRoma
  • Glenn Close: The Wife
  • Olivia Colman: The Favourite
  • Lady Gaga: A Star is Born
  • Melissa McCarthy: Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Amy Adams: Vice
  • Marina de Tavira, Roma
  • Regina King: If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Emma Stone: The Favourite
  • Rachel Weisz: The Favourite

Adapted Screenplay

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs: Joel Cohen and Ethan Cohen
  • BlacKkKlansmen: Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, and Spike Lee
  • Can You Ever Forgive Me?: Nicole Holofgener and Jeff Whitty
  • A Star is Born: Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, and Will Fetters

Animated Feature Film

  • Incredibles 2
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mirai
  • Ralph Breaks the Internet
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse

Animated Short Film

  • Animal Behavior
  • Bao
  • Late Afternoon
  • One Small Step
  • Weekends

Best Picture

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKlansmen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Greenbook
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born
  • Vice


  • Cold War
  • The Favourite
  • Never Look Away
  • Roma
  • A Star is Born

More Nominations

Costume Design

  • The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Mary Queen of Scots


  • BlacKkKlansmen: Spike Lee
  • Cold War: Pawel Pawlikowski
  • The Favourite: Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuaron
  • Vice: Adam McKay

Documentary Feature

  • Free Solo
  • Hail County This Morning, This Evening
  • Minding the Gap
  • Of Fathers and Sons
  • RBG

Documentary Short Subject

  • Black Sheep
  • End Game
  • Lifeboat
  • A Night at the Garden
  • Period. End of Sentence.

Film Editing

  • BlacKkKlansmen
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • The Favourite
  • Greenbook
  • Vice

Foreign Language Film

  • Capernaum: Lebanon
  • Cold War: Poland
  • Never Look Away: Germany
  • Roma: Mexico
  • Shoplifters: Japan

Live Action Short Film

  • Detainment
  • Fauve
  • Margeurite
  • Mother
  • Skin

Makeup and Hair-styling

  • Border
  • Mary Queen of Scots
  • Vice

Even More Nominations

Original Score

  • Black Panther
  • BlacKkKansmen
  • If Beale Street Could Talk
  • Isle of Dogs
  • Mary Poppins Returns

Original Screenplay

  • The Favourite: Deborah Davis and Tony McNamara
  • First Reformed: Paul Schrader
  • Green Book: Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, and Peter Farrelly
  • Roma: Alfonso Cuaron
  • Vice: Adam McKay

Original Song

  • “All the Stars,” Black Panther
  • “I’ll Fight,” RBG
  • “The Place Where Lost Things Go,” Mary Poppins Returns
  • “Shallow,” A Star is Born
  • “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Production Design

  • Black Panther
  • The Favourite
  • First Man
  • Mary Poppins Returns
  • Roma

Visual Effects

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Christopher Robin
  • First Man
  • Ready Player One
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story

And we are finally done with the nominations. Do you ever wish they would have a shorter list? I mean how are we supposed to watch all these films? Anyway, I’ll stop my rambling.

Why Are The Oscars Still Important?

Each year it seems like more and more people care less for the Oscars. I know the Oscars have been filled with controversy in the last few years. Even this year it has had its own bit of trouble finding a host for the show, for the first time in about 30 years, and it’ll continue on with no one singular host, but even with all that there is importance to this award show. If we go through the list as comic-book fans, we can finally see ourselves being represented in the most prestigious awards for films, but that’s not why it’s important

I want you to look at this list of nominations and realize how much love, work, time, and heartache went into making these films. Each person who worked on these films deserves a moment to be celebrated. I assume everyone reading this loved “Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse” right? I know, without a shadow of a doubt, I felt something when watching that movie for the first in theater, something magical. 

That’s what all movies are, something magical. It’s a group of people bringing their imagination to life. You might not watch or even like all the movies that are nominated but remember what movies are. They are one of the few mediums that allows us as human beings, fans, families, friends, and nerds to come together and sit in a room and feel something along with each other. So, make sure to show some of your favorite artists some love and let them know how you appreciate their work. If there is one thing I know is that especially nowadays we should celebrate the art in this world that brings joy to our lives.

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Shane Miosi is a nerd through and through based out of good ole' Dallas, Texas. If he's not writing he's making videos and podcast just for the fun of it.

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