Bradley Cooper Snubbed by Oscars for Best Director — And More Nomination Shockers

PEOPLE.com | 1/22/2019 | Staff
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The 2019 Academy Award nominations are in — with a few surprises!

This year’s nominees for the 91st Annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning has left some fans cheering for their favorite film or annoyed at an unexplained snub.

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Emma Stone’s period comedy The Favourite is tied with Alfonso Cuarón’s Mexican drama Roma for the most nominations with ten each, followed by Bradley Cooper’s directorial debut A Star Is Born and the Dick Cheney biopic Vice.

Here are the biggest shockers of the announcement.

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Snub: Perhaps the biggest snub of the morning came when Cooper did not receive a best director nomination for his work on the latest A Star is Born remake. He earned a Golden Globe nod for directing, although he ultimately lost out to Cuaron (Roma). Cooper, who’s garnered three Oscar nominations in previous years, did collect nods this year for best actor, as well as a best adapted screenplay this time around. Along with starring in, writing and directing A Star is Born, which also got a best picture nomination, Cooper produced the heartbreaking musical drama.

Surprise: Roma‘s Marina de Tavira has been on the awards circuit all season touting the acclaimed black and white film but hasn’t factored into the race until now. The Mexican theater and film actress was nominated for best supporting actress.

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Snub: First Man‘s Claire Foy and Mary Queen of Scots‘ Margot Robbie were shut out of the best supporting actress race. The two have been nominated elsewhere this season but were considered potential outliers going into the Oscar nominations.

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Surprise: Consider it the battle of the Sams! Sam Rockwell and Sam Elliott have had a rocky awards season so far. The former was looked over by the Golden Globes for...
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