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?
- Minet Kim’s illustrations explore the unconscious through symbols and colour
- Kay Kwon’s graphic design practice arose from his love of rock and hip-hop music
- Sam Gregg's latest work uses photography to rediscover his hometown of London
- Joel Evey tests the visual boundaries of Gap through his “under-the-radar” work
- Madelynn Mae Green’s paintings explore themes of memory, family and domesticity
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- Netflix rolls out brand new ident for all its original material
- David Rothenberg discusses his unique portraits of the passengers of planes
- Photographer Nick Turpin captures cars bathed in the lights of Piccadilly Circus
- Byun Young Geun likens illustration to “looking into a mirror”
- Naranjo-Etxeberria designs an identity aiming to cause impact at first glance