January 22, 2019

Nadine Labaki’s Capharnaüm is Nominated for an Oscar

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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has finally unveiled the nominations for the 91st Academy Awards, set to take place on Sunday, February 24. Among the contenders is Nadine Labaki‘s politically-charged Capharnaüm. The Lebanese filmmaker’s politically-charged film has earned an Oscar nomination in the Best Foreign Language Film category.Capharnaüm will compete against contenders including Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma, Hirokazu Koreeda’s Shoplifters, Paweł Pawlikowski’s Cold War, and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck’s Never Look Away. Out of the 15 films submitted by Lebanon for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film since 1978, Capharnaüm is the second film to earn an Oscar nomination, alongside Ziad Doueiri’s The Insult, which was nominated for the award in 2017.The highly-acclaimed film tells the story of a neglected 12-year-old boy in Beirut, who takes his parents to court for giving him life in a world of pain and suffering. It received a 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at Cannes in May.“Making movies is what I’m good at,” the director told Vogue Arabia during her cover interview this October. “Cinema is the means through which I can best express myself. I use it to limit the effects of the destruction all around us, and to assume my responsibility as a member of this society but also as an artist. I believe equally in the importance of the artist’s commitment to defend her society’s causes as I believe in cinema’s ability to effect change.”The movie, which already took home this year’s Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, is also up for Best Film Not in the English Language at the upcoming 2019 BAFTA Awards. It was nominated for the the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Critics’ Choice Awards and 2019 Golden Globe Awards as well.Winners will be revealed at the 91st annual Academy Awards gala on Sunday, February 24, 2019. Good luck Nadine!See the full list of nominees below.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 Defoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)
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 (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)
Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)
Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”)
Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)
Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)Supporting Actress
Regina King (“If Beale Street Could Talk”)
Amy Adams (“Vice”)
Marina De Tavira (“Roma”)
Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”)
Emma Stone (“The Favourite”)Adapted Screenplay
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“A Star Is Born”Best Original Screenplay
“The Favourite”
“First Reformed”
“Green Book”
“Roma”
“Vice”Animated Feature
“Incredibles 2”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mirai”
“Ralph Breaks the Internet”
“Spider-Man: Into the SpiderverseForeign Language Film
“Capernaum” (Lebanon)
“Cold War” (Poland)
“Never Look Away” (Germany)
“Roma” (Mexico)
“Shoplifters” (Japan)Best Documentary
“Free Solo”
“Hail County This Morning This Evening”
“Minding the Gap”
“Of Fathers and Sons”
“RBG”Best Cinematography
“Cold War”
“The Favourite”
“Never Look Away”
“Roma”
“A Star Is Born”Best Costume Design
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
“Black Panther”
“Mary Poppins Returns”
“The Favourite”
“Mary Queen of Scots”Film Editing
“BlacKkklansman”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“The Favourite”
“Green Book”
“Vice”Makeup and Hairstyling
“Border”
“Mary Queen of Scots”
“Vice”Original Score
“Black Panther”
“BlacKkKlansman”
“If Beale Street Could Talk”
“Isle of Dogs”
“Mary Poppins Returns”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”Sound Editing
“Black Panther”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“First Man”
“A Quiet Place”
“Roma”Sound Mixing
“Black Panther”
“A Star Is Born”
“Bohemian Rhapsody”
“Roma”
“First Man”Visual Effects
“Avengers: Infinity War”
“Christopher Robin”
“First Man”
“Ready Player One”
“Solo: A Star Wars Story”Documentary (Short Subject)
“Black Sheep”
“End Game”
“Lifeboat”
“A Night at the Garden”
“Period. End of Sentence.”Short Film (Animated)
“Animal Behavior”
“Bao”
“Late Afternoon”
“One Small Step”
“Weekends”Short Film (Live Action)
“Detainment”
“Skin”
“Marguerite”
“Fauve”
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