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Awards season in Hollywood has already began and it got off to a great start with the just concluded Golden Globes Awards which saw movies like ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’, ‘Vice’ and ‘Green Book’ win big taking away at least one trophy. However, there was one film in particular that many were disappointed wasn’t as present in the awards as they would have liked and that film so happened to be ‘A Star is Born’.

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Directed and produced by actor extra-ordinaire Bradley Cooper in his debut behind the cameras, the latter film is a 2018 American musical romantic drama and is a remake of a 1930’s film bearing the same name. It consists of a star-studded leading cast of Bradley Cooper as Jackson Maine and Lady Gaga as Ally and it follows the ups and downs of a love story between two talented musicians in Hollywood. The movie was received well by critics and audiences alike with a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.1/10 on IMDb.

In the context of the 2019 Golden Globes Awards, the ‘A Star is Born’ only garnered one win with Lady Gaga taking home the award in the category of Best Original Score in a motion-picture for her song ‘Shallow’ alongside Mark Ronson; much to the dislike of many fans of the movie.

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That said, there is still more light at the end of the tunnel for the musical romantic drama this awards season if the just released BAFTA Awards nominations list is anything to go by. The film has been nominated in an astounding 7 categories which include, among others, Best Film, Best Original Music and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Will the BAFTA’s turn out to be the much needed benediction that the cast, crew and fans of ‘A Star is Born’ are hoping for or will recent history end up repeating itself? Well, the answer to that awaits us on the 10th of February when the awards ceremony will be taking place. For now, I’ll leave you with the full list of nominees as has been announced.

best of 2018 collage

1. Best Film

BlacKkKlansman
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
A Star Is Born

2. Outstanding British Film

Beast
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
McQueen
Stan & Ollie
You Were Never Really Here

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3. Director

Spike Lee – BlacKkKlansman
Paweł Pawlikowski – Cold War
Yorgos Lanthimos – The Favourite
Alfonso Cuaron – Roma
Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born

3. Leading Actress

Glenn Close – The Wife
Lady Gaga – A Star Is Born
Melissa McCarthy – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Olivia Colman – The Favourite
Viola Davis – Widows

4. Supporting Actress

Amy Adams – Vice
Claire Foy – First Man
Emma Stone – The Favourite
Margot Robbie – Mary Queen of Scots
Rachel Weisz – The Favourite

5. Leading Actor

Bradley Cooper – A Star Is Born
Christian Bale – Vice
Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody
Steve Coogan – Stan & Ollie
Viggo Mortensen – Green Book

6. Supporting Actor

Adam Driver – BlacKkKlansman
Mahershala Ali – Green Book
Richard E Grant – Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell – Vice
Timothee Chalamet – Beautiful Boy

7. Original Screenplay

Cold War
The Favourite
Green Book
Roma
Vice

8. Adapted Screenplay

BlacKkKlansman
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
First Man
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star Is Born

9. BAFTA Rising Star

Jessie Buckley
Cynthia Erivo
Barry Keoghan
Lakeith Stanfield
Letitia Wright

10. Animated Film

Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse

11. Film Not In The English Language

Capernaum
Cold War
Dogman
Roma
Shoplifters

12. Documentary

Free Solo
McQueen
RBG
They Shall Not Grow Old
Three Identical Strangers

13. Original Music

BlacKkKlansman – Terence Blanchard
If Beale Street Could Talk – Nicholas Britell
Isle of Dogs – Alexandre Desplat
Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman
A Star Is Born – Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga, Lukas Nelson

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14. Cinematography

Bohemian Rhapsody
Cold War
The Favourite
First Man
Roma

15. Costume Design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Poppins Returns
Mary Queen of Scots

16. Editing

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
First Man
Roma
Vice

17. Production Design

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
The Favourite
First Man
Mary Poppins Returns
Roma

18. Make-up and Hair

Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Mary Queen of Scots
Stan & Ollie
Vice

19. Sound

Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
Mission: Impossible – Fallout
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born

20. Special Visual Effects

Avengers: Infinity War
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
First Man
Ready Player One

21. British Short Film

73 Cows
Bachelor
The Blue Door
The Field
Wale

22. British Short Animation

I’m OK
Marfa
Roughhouse

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2 comments

    1. Agreed…. it’s a good list; balanced as well. I’d be cheering on for Margot for the supporting actress nod… she was exceptional in ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, wouldn’t you agree?

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