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Capharnaum for the Oscars

Let’s bring it back home
By Helena Saadeh
January 25, 2019

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disclosed the selections for the 91st Academy Awards, set to occur on Sunday, February 24. Among the contenders is Nadine Labaki's politically-charged Capharnaüm. The Lebanese movie producer's politically-charged film has earned an Oscar designation in the Best Foreign Language Film classification.

Capharnaüm will go up 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 presented by Lebanon for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film since 1978, Capharnaüm is the second film to acquire an Oscar selection, nearby Ziad Doueiri's The Insult, honor in 2017.

The profoundly acclaimed film recounts the narrative of a 12-year-old kid in Beirut, who brings his parents to court for the act of bringing him to the tough and unfair life It got a 15-minute standing ovation following its debut at Cannes in May.

The motion picture, which previously brought home the current year's Cannes Film Festival Jury Prize, is likewise up for Best Foreign film at the up and coming 2019 BAFTA Awards. It was designated for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 2019 Critics' Choice Awards and 2019 Golden Globe Awards too.

Champs will be uncovered at the 91st yearly Academy Awards celebration on Sunday, February 24, 2019. 

This is the full nomination list:

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 Spiderverse

Foreign 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”
“Mother”

 

 

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