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This year’s Oscar nominations have been announced in Los Angeles bringing the 2019 awards season into its final stages.

The films vying for success at the annual awards ceremony were named by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Black-ish star Tracee Ellis Ross.

In contention are Yorgos Lanthimos’s periood comedy The Favourite, Netflix film Roma and the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga mudsical drama, A Star is Born.

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Catch up with all the action has it happened in our live blog below – and scan your eyes over the full list of nominations here.

It's the big one – the 2019 Oscar nominations.
 
Follow along with our live blog detailing everything you need to know in the run-up to the announcement.
It goes without saying this has been one of the tightest races in years – former frontrunners (*cough*First Man*cough*) have fallen by the wayside with outsiders becoming firm favourites in the past month (here's looking at you, Green Book).
Green Book is now a firm frontrunner after the weekend's PGAs, which have predicted the eventual Best Picture winner 21/29 times.
 
 
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It's fair to say the film – released in the UK in February – has received something of a backlash. 
 
But it has its fair share of supporters too.
 
Another film that is expected to get nommed is Bohemian Rhapsody, which won big at the Golden Globes earlier this month. 
 
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Want to know our nomination predictions? This'll sort you out.
 

Oscar nominations 2019 predictions: From A Star is Born to Roma

Will 'Roma' or 'A Star is Born' come out on top? And what are 'Bohemian Rhapsody' and 'Green Book''s chances?
The below hope will almost certainly be granted.
A nomination for BlacKkKlansman today would be historic considering a Spike Lee film has *never* been nominated for Best Picture.
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Here's hoping he gets a Best Director nomination also, although other uncertain bets – Barry Jenkins (If Beale Street Could Talk) and Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) – would also be welcome.
As it stands, Best Director looks like Alfonso Cuarón's to beat. Read our five-star Roma review below:
 

Roma review: ‘One of the best films of the year’

The Mexican filmmaker makes even the most banal moments seem lyrical in this brilliantly observed piece of filmmaking
A fun list to break up the morning.
 

The 10 best winners of Best Picture at the Oscars

Our film critic Geoffrey Macnab chooses the best films to have ever won Hollywood's most prestigious award
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In case you missed them, here's this year's Razzie nominations.
 

The Razzie nominations have been announced

Nominees include John Travolta, Melissa McCarthy and Donald Trump
This year's "Sandra Bullock" could be Melissa McCarthy who has been nominated (twice) for Worst Actress, and will probably pick up an Oscar nomination for Can You Ever Forgive Me?.
Another fun list, this one counting down the worst Best Picture winners.
 

The 10 worst winners of Best Picture at the OscarsThe Independent's critic Geoffrey Macnab chooses the best films to have ever won Hollywood's most prestigious award

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Just imagine if this happened...
 
Also, how great would it be if Black Panther – AKA Marvel's one flawless film – got a Best Pic nom? Looks like it'll happen too.
This guy doesn't agree
 
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In Green Book news, Viggo Mortensen has jumped to its defence.
 

Viggo Mortensen defends controversial Oscar frontrunner Green Book

'Is there anything wrong with Mahershala Ali directing a samurai movie in Japan?'
Everyone may be hyped that Olivia Colman's getting an Oscar nomination, but are predicting that the eventual winner will be...  
 
 

The 91st Academy Awards ceremony will take place at the Dolby Theatre on 24 February.

There will be no host and will instead have a selection of guests introducing special segments throughout the evening. 

Kevin Hart dropped out of hosting the ceremony after refusing to apologise for resurfaced homophobic tweets he made between 2009 and 2011.  

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