Cinema fans all over the globe eagerly await the moment that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences inform us, the film-going public, of what’s made the grade when it comes to the Oscars, and the 2019 nominations have just been revealed.
Woman of the moment Olivia Colman finds herself in the spotlight again, grabbing a Best Actress nomination for her powerhouse role as Queen Anne in The Favourite. The film’s director Yorgios Lanthimos is also nominated for Best Director, and The Favourite is up for Best Film too.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s A Star is Born picks up six nominations, and other heavy hitters include Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman and Netflix’s recently released, Alfonso Cuarón directed drama Roma.
It is, as you’d imagine, the animation categories that tend to excite us most here at It’s Nice That. Unsurprisingly, Wes Anderson’s Isle of Dogs finds itself nominated for Best Animated Feature, alongside the long-awaited Incredibles 2, and Wreck It Ralph sequel, Ralph Breaks the Internet. The group is rounded off by Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Studio Chizu’s Mirai.
The 2019 Oscar ceremony is set to take place in Los Angeles on 24 February and the complete list of nominees can be found here. Why not celebrate Isle of Dog‘s nomination by watching a Nicer Tuesdays talk courtesy of Erica Dorn, the movie’s lead graphic designer?
- From documentaries to exhibition design via portraiture and painting, relive June’s Nicer Tuesdays
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- Material Literacy: Why we need to rethink language to survive the climate crisis
- Welcome to Response and Responsibility, a look at creativity and climate change
- Maurizio Di Iorio tricks the eye with his illusory photography
- With “personality and warmth”, Laura McCluskey turns her lens to those around her
- How Pelle Cass creates his jarring “still time-lapse” images
- Mozilla gives Firefox a new look that goes beyond the logo
- Spotify wants you to listen to more podcasts, so it's redesigned its app
- Say a sustainable hello to the world’s first fully compostable trainer
- Illustrator Faye Moorhouse has made a trilogy of zines about her cat
- Applications are now open for The Graduates 2019!