Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, More Among 2019 Oscar Nominations

Awards   Glenn Close, Lady Gaga, More Among 2019 Oscar Nominations
 
The Favourite and Roma led the pack with ten nods each.
Glenn Close in <i>The Wife</i>
Glenn Close in The Wife Sony Pictures Classics

After taking home the Golden Globe earlier this year, Tony Award winner Glenn Close received an Academy Award nomination January 22 for her leading performance in The Wife. Among those joining her in the category were Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born (the two tied for the Critics’ Choice Award last week) and West End alum Olivia Colman for The Favourite. The latter also brought Supporting Actress nominations to Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone—both of whom have appeared on Broadway once.

The movie musical A Star Is Born walked away with eight total nominations, including nods for Gaga, her co-star and director Bradley Cooper (though he was left out of the Direction category), Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, and Original Song frontrunner “Shallow.”

Adam Driver, who returns to Broadway later this season in Burn This, earned a Supporting Actor nomination for BlacKkKlansman, as did Broadway alum Sam Rockwell for Vice.

Additional theatre artists to receive nominations Tuesday morning included Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman for their Mary Poppins Returns tune “The Place Where Lost Things Go” (Shaiman was also nominated in Best Original Score for the movie musical), as well as Avenue Q Tony winner Jeff Whitty, who shared a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination with Nicole Holofcener for Can You Ever Forgive Me.

The 91st annual Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC February 24. Click here for the full list of nominees.

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