Musicals dominate Oscars race, nominations across categories!
By Bryan Durham - January 23, 2019
Here’s something you don’t see every year… music-centric films sweeping Oscar nominations. It’s happened this year!
Best Picture nominees Bohemian Rhapsody, Black Panther and A Star is Born are all films that owe a significant part of their success to their soundtrack.
Bradley Cooper and Rami Malek both have singing parts (and play singers) in their respective films and are nommed in the Best Actor categories.
Lady Gaga becomes the second singer in history to be nominated in the Best Actress category.
Sam Elliott has landed his first Oscar nomination in his 50-year career in the Best Supporting Actor category for A Star Is Born.
The Animated Feature Films category has three music-heavy contenders in Spiderman – Into The SpiderVerse, Isle Of Dogs and Ralph Breaks The Internet.
A Star is Born is one of the contenders in Best Cinematography. The musical Mary Poppins Returns has been nommed for Costume Design and Production Design along with Black Panther.
Bohemian Rhapsody has a Best Editing nod and competes with Black Panther for Sound Editing and Mixing.
The music categories are a little less populist than the Golden Globes, with a few eyebrow-raising choices. Black Panther and Mary Poppins Returns are the only two films to feature in both categories.
And in case you didn’t figure it out yet, two musical films have the most nominations: A Star Is Born (seven) and Black Panther (eight).>