Oscars 2019: This year's snubs, shocks, surprises and curiosities

Posted January 23, 2019

Nominees typically see a boost in tickets sales after the Oscar nominations are announced.

Real name Stefani Germanotta, the singer and actress has been nominated both for her acting as music following her role as Aly in A Star Is Born.

A happy surprise was a best actress nomination for breakout "Roma" star Yalitza Aparicio in her debut performance.

It will go up against movies like "Green Book", "Vice", "Black Panther" and "Bohemian Rhapsody".

Lady Gaga scored two nominations this year - one in Best Actress category (A Star is Born) and the other in Best Song category for Shallow.

Movie still from the film "Roma".

Given the fact that Julie Andrews won an Oscar for her Mary Poppins in 1965, Blunt perhaps has reason to feel slighted - although at least she has this weekend's Screen Actors Guild Awards. where she is nominated twice, as a consolation.

Check back to Goodmorningamerica.com for full coverage and again on February 24 when the Oscars take place live from Hollywood! Lee has previously been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Documentary Feature categories. But with Ryan Coogler having been shut out of the directing category, there's still another mountain for superheroes to conquer another year.

"The academy is clearly honouring blockbuster films this year", he said, "and is acknowledging their contributions to the art of filmmaking and thus recognizing the level of talent involved". Peele, McKittrick and Blum were nominated in the same category for "Get Out" previous year, and Peele went on to win in the original screenplay category. Sam Elliott also recieved a nomination for Best Supporting Actor.

While Cooper got a nomination for best actor, he didn't join Alfonso Cuaron and Spike Lee in the best directing category. It's a film that nearly nobody has seen - it doesn't even come out on this side of the Atlantic until the end of March - and no one has much to say about it, beyond noting Dafoe's work.

The Oscar nominations are out, and it's a big day for some of Hollywood's finest. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture. These two nominations show that it has support from the acting branch of the Academy, which is by far the biggest. Comedian Kevin Hart was initially booked for the gig, but old homophobic tweets on his Twitter feed and the ensuing controversy caused him to resign, leaving the spot empty. Still, "A Star Is Born" was the sole film to land top nominations from virtually every guild group.

Not really a surprise since the film has been campaigning HARD for this, and it's well deserved considered the cultural importance and success of the Marvel film. Just how many people have seen "Roma", though, remains a mystery. And the 91st Academy Awards were no different.

The academy attempted to address the issue in August by proposing a new popular film category.