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Bradley Cooper, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie have all missed out on Oscar nominations.

The count down is on for a night of glittering gowns and slightly awkward acceptance speeches following the announcement of the 2019 Oscar nominations today by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

And we’re just as confused as ever about their selection criteria. Because somehow actors Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and BlacKkKlansman lead John David Washington all missed out on nominations.

Bradley Cooper was also snubbed from the Best Director category for A Star Is Born. Him, along with every other female director of last year. Yep, it’s another all-male line-up. To recap, Kathryn Bigelow is the only woman to have won the award, for 2009’s The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Cooper’s omission comes despite the film receiving several other nominations, including for Best Picture. Thankfully, Lady Gaga is up for Best Actress.

As for our Aussies, Kidman totally transformed herself for Destroyer and Robbie also deserved a Best Actress nod (or Best Supporting Actress) for her role as Queen Elizabeth in Mary Queen of Scots.

Meanwhile, Washington was nominated for a Golden Globe, but not an Oscar, for his breakout role. And the fact that his white co-star Adam Driver was nominated for Best Supporting Actor makes this awkward for the Academy. It has many fans asking if we need to bring #OscarsSoWhite back. Especially when Widow’s Viola Davis and Black Panther villain Michael B Jordan were also overlooked.

That’s despite Black Panther making history as the first superhero movie to receive a Best Picture nomination. (The director of the film, Ryan Coogler, also missed out.)

What we can get excited about though is that two Aussies working behind the scenes of period comedy-drama The Favourite received nominations.

Screenwriter Tony McNamara was nominated for Best Original Screenplay while Fiona Crombie was nominated for Best Production Design.

Actress and comedian Tracee Ellis Ross and actor and comedian Kumail Nanjiani joined forces in a live telecast to announce the Oscar nominations in the 24 categories that will be celebrated on the night.

Even before the nominations were announced it has to be said that this year’s ceremony, to be held on Monday, February 25, have gotten off to a bit of a shaky start.

After a series of homophobic tweets were unearthed from comedian Kevin Hart, who was the confirmed host for the 2019 show, he chose to step down from the role.

Instead of announcing a replacement, it was decided by the Academy that this year a series of stars will introduce the various categories and presenters – something which has only happened once before in the show’s history, more than 30 years ago.

Here is the full list of the 2019 Oscar nominations.

Best Picture

Black Panther
BlacKkKlansman
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born
Vice

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Actress in a Leading Role

Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
Glenn Close, “The Wife”
Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

Actor in a Leading Role

Christian Bale, “Vice”
Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born”
Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

Directing

Spike Lee, “BlacKkKlansman”
Pawel Pawlikowski, “Cold War”
Yorgos Lanthimos, “The Favourite”
Alfonso Cuarón, “Roma”
Adam McKay, “Vice”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Amy Adams, “Vice”
Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
Adam Driver, “BlacKkKlansman”
Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Joel Coen , Ethan Coen
“BlacKkKlansman,” Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
“Can You Ever Forgive Me?,” Nicole Holofcener and Jeff Whitty
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Barry Jenkins
“A Star Is Born,” Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters

Original Screenplay

“The Favourite,” Deborah Davis, Tony McNamara
“First Reformed,” Paul Schrader
“Green Book,” Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie, Peter Farrelly
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“Vice,” Adam McKay

Cinematography

“Cold War,” Lukasz Zal
“The Favourite,” Robbie Ryan
“Never Look Away,” Caleb Deschanel
“Roma,” Alfonso Cuarón
“A Star Is Born,” Matthew Libatique

Animated Feature Film

“Incredibles 2,” Brad Bird
“Isle of Dogs,” Wes Anderson
“Mirai,” Mamoru Hosoda
“Ralph Breaks the Internet,” Rich Moore, Phil Johnston
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman

Animated Short Film

“Animal Behaviour,” Alison Snowden, David Fine
“Bao,” Domee Shi
“Late Afternoon,” Louise Bagnall
“One Small Step,” Andrew Chesworth, Bobby Pontillas
“Weekends,” Trevor Jimenez

Documentary Feature

“Free Solo,” Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
“Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” RaMell Ross
“Minding the Gap,” Bing Liu
“Of Fathers and Sons,” Talal Derki
“RBG,” Betsy West, Julie Cohen

Documentary Short Subject

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“Black Sheep,” Ed Perkins
“End Game,” Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman
“Lifeboat,” Skye Fitzgerald
“A Night at the Garden,” Marshall Curry
“Period. End of Sentence.,” Rayka Zehtabchi

Live Action Short Film

“Detainment,” Vincent Lambe
“Fauve,” Jeremy Comte
“Marguerite,” Marianne Farley
“Mother,” Rodrigo Sorogoyen
“Skin,” Guy Nattiv

Foreign Language Film

Capernaum (Lebanon)
Cold War (Poland)
Never Look Away (Germany)
Roma (Mexico)
Shoplifters (Japan)

Film Editing

“BlacKkKlansman,” Barry Alexander Brown
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Ottman
“Green Book,” Patrick J. Don Vito
“The Favourite,” Yorgos Mavropsaridis
“Vice,” Hank Corwin

Sound Editing

“Black Panther,” Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” John Warhurst
“First Man,” Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou Morgan
“A Quiet Place,” Ethan Van der Ryn, Erik Aadahl
“Roma,” Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay

Sound Mixing

Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Roma
A Star Is Born

Production Design

“Black Panther,” Hannah Beachler
“First Man,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
“The Favourite,” Fiona Crombie, Alice Felton
“Mary Poppins Returns,” John Myhre, Gordon Sim
“Roma,” Eugenio Caballero, Bárbara Enrı́quez

Original Score

“BlacKkKlansman,” Terence Blanchard
“Black Panther,” Ludwig Goransson
“If Beale Street Could Talk,” Nicholas Britell
“Isle of Dogs,” Alexandre Desplat
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman

Original Song

“All The Stars” from “Black Panther” by Kendrick Lamar, SZA
“I’ll Fight” from “RBG” by Diane Warren, Jennifer Hudson
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” by Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman
“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt and Benjamin Rice
“When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” by David Rawlings and Gillian Welch

Makeup and Hair

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Mary Queen of Scots
Vice

Costume Design

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” Mary Zophres
“Black Panther,” Ruth E. Carter
“The Favourite,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Poppins Returns,” Sandy Powell
“Mary Queen of Scots,” Alexandra Byrne

Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Christopher Robin
First Man
Ready Player One
Solo: A Star Wars Story

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