KU professor Kevin Willmott, who co-wrote 'BlacKkKlansman,' nominated for screenwriting Oscar

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Spike Lee is finally getting some love at the Oscars, an honour Thor Diakow from Breakfast Television says is much deserved.

At last year's ceremony, Get Out paved the way for groundbreaking horror films to make waves at the Oscars. The Best Documentary race also includes a pair of films directed or co-directed by women, with both Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi's "Free Solo" (co-directed with Jimmy Chin) and Betsy West and Julie Cohen's "RBG" earning nominations. "He'd be, certainly, celebrating with some big numbers".

Taking an unfortunate cue from the Golden Globes, this morning's Oscar nominations arrived with nary a nomination for a female filmmaker in the Best Director category or a nod for a female-directed film in the Best Picture category. It will be against "Roma", "The Favourite", Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip tale "Green Book", Spike Lee's white supremacist evisceration "BlacKkKlansman", the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", Adam McKay's highly critical Dick Cheney biopic "Vice" and "A Star Is Born".

Colman, from Norwich, stars as Queen Anne in The Favourite, while Bale was recognised for his portrayal of controversial former U.S. vice-president Dick Cheney in Vice. It's also the first time one of his movies has been nominated for best picture. And while he landed a Best Actor nod, he was left out in the cold in the Director race.

They will compete for the top prize of best picture with 'A Star is Born, ' 'Black Panther', 'Green Book' 'BlacKkKlansman' 'Vice' and rock musical 'Bohemian Rhapsody'.

On Feb. 24, winners will be crowned at the 91st Academy Awards.

The Dark Knight scooped up eight Academy Award nominations for 2008, including a Best Supporting Actor nod for the late Heath Ledger.

This year marks the seventh year in succession that at least one of Britain's three Corbould brothers - Chris, Neil and Paul - has been nominated in the best visual effects category. Per Indiewire, when Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige first saw the final cut of Black Panther, he told director Ryan Coogler: "That's the best movie we've ever made", later adding: "You've made us a better studio". The film had also been nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture - Drama at the Golden Globes. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture. Stars like Gaga and Sam Sam Elliott, who earned a nod for supporting actor, have raved about working with the young director.

Gaga has been recognised in the Best Actress category alongside Glenn Close, Melissa McCarthy, Olivia Coleman and Yalitza Aparicio, while Shallow with Bradley Cooper is up for Best Original Song.

The always-charming actress had two great performances this year, in "A Quiet Place" and "Mary Poppins Returns".

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