The road to the 91st Academy Awards is paved by voting bodies like film critics, the Hollywood Foreign Press and of course the different guilds that put forth the Oscar nominees in each category. This includes the American Society of Cinematographers and the Art Directors Guild. Both aforementioned guilds have released their nominations for their respective 2019 awards ceremony. Again, as is the case with most other guild awards, each one contains nominations for categories outside of film; however, for the sake of this blog, I have included only the film categories.

And the nominees are…

American Society of Cinematographers Award for Theatrical Release
Alfonso Cuarón for “Roma”
Matthew Libatique, ASC for “A Star is Born”
Robbie Ryan, BSC, ISC for “The Favourite”
Linus Sandgren, ASC, FSF for “First Man”
Łukasz Żal, PSC for “Cold War”

Art Directors Guild Award for Period Feature Film
Bohemian Rhapsody
First Man
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Favourite

Art Directors Guild Award for Fantasy Feature Film
Black Panther
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
Mary Poppins Returns
Ready Player One
The House with a Clock In Its Walls

Art Directors Guild Award for Contemporary Feature Film
A Quiet Place
A Star Is Born
Crazy Rich Asians
Mission: Impossible– Fallout
Welcome to Marwen

Art Directors Guild Award for Animated Feature
Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

The 32nd American Society of Cinematographers Awards will be held February 9th.

The 23rd Art Directors Guild Awards will be held February 1st.

What do you think about this year’s nominees? Hit me up with your thoughts in the comments below!


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