The 91st Academy Awards, held on February 24, 2019, was a parade of talent and cinematic excellence that has seen great improvements over the years. Being nominated for an Oscar is a great honor for both the film itself and the people behind the scenes. With the upcoming Oscars 2019, the Best Picture nominees are definitely worth your while. Check out the nominees:

Bohemian Rhapsody

Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, and Gwilym Lee / Bohemian Rhapsody / 20th Century Fox. © 2019. All rights reserved.

Joseph Mazzello, Rami Malek, and Gwilym Lee / Bohemian Rhapsody / 20th Century Fox. © 2019. All rights reserved.

“Bohemian Rhapsody” has proven itself to be a worldwide sensation. The film relays the life story of Queen’s lead singer, Freddie Mercury. The film bagged the Academy Award for Best Actor by Rami Malek. Malek played the role of Freddie Mercury.

Related: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Wins Best Sound Editing in 91st Oscars

 

BlacKkKlansman

John David Washington and Adam Driver / BlacKkKlansman / Focus Features. © 2018. All rights reserved.

John David Washington and Adam Driver / BlacKkKlansman / Focus Features. © 2018. All rights reserved.

“BlacKkKlansman” is a film based on the true-life story of a true American hero in the 70s. Ron Stallworth is the first African-American detective in the Colorado Springs Police Department. He sets out to infiltrate and expose the Ku Klux Klan.

 

A Star is Born

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga / A Star is Born / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga / A Star is Born / Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc & Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

“A Star Is Born” is a musical and romantic film. It is about musician Jackson Maine who falls in love with singer and songwriter Ally. Their love story bloomed them to the top of their careers and towards their tragic love story.

 

The Favourite

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman / The Favourite / Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Emma Stone and Olivia Colman / The Favourite / Fox Searchlight Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

“The Favourite” is in the 18th century setting about Queen Anne who, after falling ill, had her close friend Lady Sarah to govern the country. Lady Sarah took her servant Abigail under her wing. Henceforth, the two began a silent rivalry to be the Queen’s favorite.

 

Green Book

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali / Green Book / Universal Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali / Green Book / Universal Pictures. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Awarded the Academy Award for Best Picture, “Green Book” is a story of an African-American pianist Dr. Don Shirley. As he was to embark on a tour, he was in need of a driver. Thus, he recruited Tony Lip. Both men’s differences put aside, they form an expected bond and friendship while facing the dangers of racism in their time.

Related: ‘Green Book’ Wins Best Original Screenplay in 91st Oscars

 

Roma

Marco Graf and Yalitza Aparicio / Roma / Netflix. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Marco Graf and Yalitza Aparicio / Roma / Netflix. © 2018. All rights reserved.

“Roma” talks about life and realities in the 1970s. The film is set in a Colonia Roma neighborhood in Mexico City. It follows the life of Cleo, a live-in maid for a middle-class family, and the story of the family’s life, their heartbreaks, and resilience.

 

Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong'o, and Letitia Wright / Black Panther / Marvel Entertainment & Walt Disney Studios. © 2018. All rights reserved.

Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, and Letitia Wright / Black Panther / Marvel Entertainment & Walt Disney Studios. © 2018. All rights reserved.

“Black Panther” is the latest superhero live-action film addition to the Marvel Universe. It opens the kingdom of Wakanda to the outside world.

A biographical film, “Vice” tells the story of Dick Cheney, his life as being the Republican running mate, and Vice President to George W Bush.

Related: Black Panther Wins Best Production Design in 91st Oscars

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