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The Nose's Guide To The 91st Academy Awards

Feb 15, 2019

Without even really realizing it, The Nose has been covering the 91st Oscars field since early last year, and we still don't know that much of what to expect.

We do know that, for the first time since 1989, the Oscar ceremony won't have a host. And we also know that, for literally the 91st consecutive time, there won't be a Best Popular Picture award awarded.

But of the actual awards that will actually be awarded, who'll win what? That's much harder to tell even though The Nose, and its cousin that we clumsily call "Not Necessarily the Nose," has covered 14 nominated films encompassing 64 Oscar nominations.

These're them and those conversations neatly embedded in fancy Soundcloud format or hyperlinked for your browsing convenience.

ROMA
Covered on The Nose February 1, 2019.
Nominated for ten Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Gabriela Rodriguez, Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
    Mexico
    Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Achievement in Directing
    Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Yalitza Aparicio
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    Marina de Tavira
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
    Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
    Alfonso Cuarón
  • Best Achievement in Production Design
    Eugenio Caballero, Barbara Enriquez
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
    Sergio Diaz, Skip Lievsay
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
    Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan, José Antonio García

It just so happens that we talked to one of Roma's Oscar-nominated sound designers this year too.

Skip Lievsay won an Academy Award for a previous Alfonso Cuarón picture, Gravity, and he's nominated for Sound Editing and Sound Mixing for Roma. He's done the sound on every Coen brothers movie to date, and we talked to him for a show about the Coens and their Oscar-nominated film, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

When we blew up The Nose and did, in its place, a whole show about Bradley Cooper's A Star Is Born, the remake was a prohibitive favorite across any number of big-time Oscar categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor. There was even some thought that Andrew Dice Clay might score a Supporting Actor nod.

Instead, Cooper was snubbed in the directing category, and the only award A Star Is Born can count on, really, is Best Original Song.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 'A Star Is Born' (2018).
Credit Warner Bros. Ent.

A STAR IS BORN (2018)
Covered on Not Necessarily The Nose October 12, 2018.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Bill Gerber, Bradley Cooper, Lynette Howell Taylor
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
    Bradley Cooper
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Lady Gaga
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Sam Elliott
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    Eric Roth, Bradley Cooper, Will Fetters
  • Best Achievement in Cinematography
    Matthew Libatique
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
    "Shallow"
    music and lyric by Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando, Andrew Wyatt
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
    Tom Ozanich, Dean A. Zupancic, Jason Ruder, Steven Morrow

VICE
Covered on The Nose January 4, 2019.
Nominated for eight Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Dede Gardner, Jeremy Kleiner, Adam McKay, Kevin J. Messick
  • Best Achievement in Directing
    Adam McKay
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
    Christian Bale
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Sam Rockwell
  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role
    Amy Adams
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
    Adam McKay
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
    Hank Corwin
  • Best Achievement in Makeup and Hairstyling
    Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe, Patricia DeHaney

BLACK PANTHER
Covered on The Nose February 23, 2018.
Nominated for seven Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Kevin Feige
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design
    Ruth E. Carter
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Ludwig Göransson
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
    "All the Stars"
    music by Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith; lyric by Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, Anthony Tiffith, Solana Rowe
  • Best Achievement in Production Design
    Hannah Beachler, Jay Hart
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
    Benjamin A. Burtt, Steve Boeddeker
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
    Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor, Peter J. Devlin

BLACKkKLANSMAN
Covered on The Nose August 17, 2018.
Nominated for six Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield, Jordan Peele, Spike Lee
  • Best Achievement in Directing
    Spike Lee
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Adam Driver
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott, Spike Lee
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
    Barry Alexander Brown
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Terence Blanchard  

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
Covered on The Nose February 15, 2019.
Nominated for five Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Graham King
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
    Rami Malek
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
    John Ottman
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
    John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
    Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin, and John Casali

GREEN BOOK
Covered on The Nose February 15, 2019.
Nominated for five Academy Awards.

  • Best Motion Picture of the Year
    Jim Burke, Charles B. Wessler, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role
    Viggo Mortensen
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Mahershala Ali
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay)
    Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie, Peter Farrelly
  • Best Achievement in Film Editing
    Patrick J. Don Vito

FIRST MAN
Covered on The Nose October 19, 2018.
Nominated for four Academy Awards.

  • Best Achievement in Production Design
    Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
  • Best Achievement in Sound Editing
    Ai-Ling Lee, Mildred Iatrou
  • Best Achievement in Sound Mixing
    Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee, Mary H. Ellis
  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
    Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles, J.D. Schwalm

THE BALLAD OF BUSTER SCRUGGS
Covered on Not Necessarily The Nose November 21, 2018.
Nominated for three Academy Awards.

  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
  • Best Achievement in Costume Design
    Mary Zophres
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song)
    "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings"
    music and lyric by David Rawlings, Gillian Welch

CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?
Covered on The Nose November 16, 2018.
Nominated for three Academy Awards.

  • Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role
    Melissa McCarthy
  • Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
    Richard E. Grant
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
    Nicole Holofcener, Jeff Whitty

ISLE OF DOGS
Covered on The Nose April 13, 2018.
Nominated for two Academy Awards.

  • Best Animated Feature Film
    Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales, Jeremy Dawson
  • Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Score)
    Alexandre Desplat

INCREDIBLES 2
Covered on The Nose June 22, 2018.
Nominated for one Academy Award.

  • Best Animated Feature Film
    Brad Bird, John Walker, Nicole Paradis Grindle

Incredibles 2 showed in theaters with the now-Oscar-nominated animated short film "Bao," but somehow we failed to talk about it. Whoopsies.

READY PLAYER ONE
Covered on The Nose April 6, 2018.
Nominated for one Academy Award.

  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
    Roger Guyett, Grady Cofer, Matthew E. Butler, David Shirk

SOLO
Covered on The Nose June 1, 2018.
Nominated for one Academy Award.

  • Best Achievement in Visual Effects
    Rob Bredow, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Dominic Tuohy

And since you're here, The Nose covered some of this year's big Oscar snubs too: