The 91st Annual Academy Award nominations were announced bright and early Tuesday morning, with several LGBTQ supporters, members of our community and characters scoring nods in the process.
Fans of Lady Gaga’s are cheering around the world right now as she earned nominations for Best Actress in A Star is Born and Best Original Song for “Shallow”. She’s going up against Glenn Close (The Wife), who beat her at the Golden Globes in this category but tied with her at the Critics Choice.
Other noms for Best Actress are Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?), Yalitza Aparico (Roma) and Olivia Coleman (The Favourite).
ASIB dominated in the acting categories, with Bradley Cooper up for Best Actor and Sam Elliot for Best Supporting Actor. Bradley also scored a nod for Best Adapted Screenplay. One award he didn’t get a nomination for was Best Director, something he was a favorite in recently.
Rami Malek earned his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. He and Bradley are nominated with Christian Bale (Vice), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book) and Willem Dafoe (At Eternity’s Gate). Rami won at The Golden Globes for Best Actor: Drama while Christian won for Best Actor: Musical or Comedy.
Richard E. Grant, who played Jack Hock, the gay friend of Lee Israel in Can You Ever Forgive Me? earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Mahershala Ali is up in the same category for Green Book for his portrayal of the late pianist Dr. Don Shirley, whose sexuality is brought up in the latter part of the film.
Troye Sivan, who scored a Golden Globe nomination for his song “Revelation” from Boy Erased, was left out of the Best Original Song category. Gaga’s “Shallow” is considered the one to beat in this category.
A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody and Green Book are all up for Best Picture against five other movies (Vice, BlackkKlansman, Roma, The Favourite, Black Panther). For a full list of nominees, click here.