Oscars 2019 Noms: Mister Rogers’ Snub, Spike Lee’s Milestone & More Takeaways

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Alfonso Cuarón’s 70s-set drama, Roma, scored 10 nominations and is Netflix’s first Best Picture Oscar nom.


Academy Award-winning director Damien Chazelle (La La Land, Whiplash) wasn’t recognized for his latest movie, First Man. Also left out were Ryan Gosling for Best Actor and Claire Foy for Best Supporting Actress.

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After more than three decades of filmmaking, Spike Lee is finally being recognized by the Academy for his directing — he’s an Oscar nominee for Best Director and Best Picture for his movie BlacKkKlansman.

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Timothée Chalamet made waves with Call Me By Your Name in 2018, but this year the young actor didn’t receive any love for his performance in Beautiful Boy.

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The Mister Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, wasn’t included in this year’s nominations for Best Documentary Film.

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Nicole Kidman was surprisingly left out of the Best Actress category despite her roles in both Destroyer and Boy Erased.

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A Star Is Born was a critical darling, but Bradley Cooper was snubbed from the Best Director category. The film did receive a nom for Best Film, and Cooper and Lady Gaga were nominated for Best Actor and Actress. Plus, the film earned nods for Best Song with “Shallow” and Best Supporting Actor with Sam Elliott.

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Black Panther was one of 2018’s biggest blockbusters and it’s now the first superhero movie to earn a Best Picture nomination.

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This was Emily Blunt’s year — she starred in both Mary Poppins Returns and A Quiet Place but neither performance got any Oscar love.

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The 2019 Academy Awards nominations were revealed on Tuesday morning and two films are neck-and-neck for the most nominations.

Roma and The Favourite lead with 10 nominations each, while A Star is Born and Vice follow with eight nods apiece.

This was also a year of firsts — the iconic Spike Lee got his first directing nomination for BlacKkKlansman, 33 years after his directorial debut, 1986’s She’s Gotta Have It. And he wasn’t the only one achieving a major milestone.

Also, with the good news comes the subs. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, the critically-acclaimed documentary about beloved TV host Fred Rogers, was not nominated in the Best Documentary. Plus, a number of other categories had surprise omissions.

Click through the gallery above to find out who was snubbed and who was surprised.