All the women up for awards at the 2019 Oscars

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The nominees for the 2019 Academy Awards have been revealed. Here are all the women who received Oscar nods – from the biggest screen stars to the women making magic behind the scenes. 

Of all the glittering ceremonies that make up awards season, the Oscars are the big one. If you’re an actor, director, producer or other film industry professional, being nominated for an Academy Award is all but guaranteed to strap a rocket to your career. If you’re a movie buff, the Oscar nominations will either make you feel validated (the Academy agrees with you about 2018’s best films!) or outraged (the Academy has no taste!). And if you’re a regular woman on the street, the Oscars provide the chance to revel in fantastical outfits and inspiring speeches.

The Oscar nominees for 2019 were announced by actors Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani, who unveiled the shortlist on 22 January. There were few surprises in the Best Picture category, with A Star is Born, The Favourite, Black Panther, Roma, Blackkklansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, Vice and Green Book all getting nominations.

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And while there are some frustrating categories when it comes to female representation this year (shout out to the Best Director shortlist, which is all-male once again!), there are also plenty of brilliant women who’ve received nods for their film work.

Below, we’ve rounded up every single one of this year’s female Oscar nominees, from actors to costume designers. Only one person can win in each category at the ceremony on 24 February – but we hope these women bask in the glow of their nomination for years to come. 

2019 Oscar nominees for best actress in a leading role

Yalitza Aparicio, the breakout star of Roma 

Yalitza Aparicio - Roma

Glenn Close - The Wife

Olivia Colman - The Favourite

Lady Gaga - A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy - Can You Ever Forgive Me? 

2019 Oscar nominees for best actress in a supporting role

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Amy Adams - Vice

Marina de Tavira - Roma  

Regina King - If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone - The Favourite

Rachel Weisz - The Favourite

2019 Oscar nominees for best costume design

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Mary Zophres

Black Panther - Ruth Carter

The Favourite - Sandy Powell

Mary Poppins Returns - Sandy Powell

Mary Queen of Scots - Alexandra Byrne 

2019 Oscar nominees for best documentary feature

Julie Cohen and Betsy West, directors of Oscar-nominated Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG

RBG - Betsy West and Julie Cohen

Free Solo - Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Shannon Dill (with Jimmy Chin and Evan Hayes)

Hale County This Morning, This Evening - Joslyn Barnes and Su Kim (with Ramell Ross)

Minding the Gap - Diane Quon (with Bing Liu)

Of Fathers and Sons - Eva Kemme (with Talal Derki, Ansgar Frerich and Tobias N Siebert)

2019 Oscar nominees for best make-up and hairstyling

Border - Pamela Goldammer (with Goran Lundstrom)

Mary Queen of Scots - Jenny Shircore and Jessica Brooks (with Marc Pilcher)

Vice - Kate Biscoe and Patricia Dehaney (with Greg Cannom) 

2019 Oscar nominees for best production design

Black Panther - Hannah Beachler (with Jay Hart)

The Favourite - Fiona Crombie and Alice Felton

First Man - Kathy Lucas (with Nathan Crowley)

Roma - Barbara Enriquez (with Eugenio Caballero) 

2019 Oscar nominees for best original song

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I’ll Fight from RBG - Diane Warren

Shallow from A Star is Born - Lady Gaga (with Mark Ronson, Anthony Rosssomando and Andrew Wyatt)

When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs - Gillian Welch (with David Rawlings)

All The Stars from Black Panther - SZA aka Solana Rowe (with Mark Spears, Kendrick Lamar and Anthony Tiffith)  

2019 Oscar nominees for best animated short film

Animal Behaviour - Alison Snowden (with David Fine)

Bao - Domee Shi and Becky Neiman-Cobb

Late Afternoon - Louise Bagnall and Nuria Gonzalez Blanco 

2019 Oscar nominees for best live action short film

Fauve - Maria Gracia Turgeon (with Jeremy Comte)

Marguerite - Marianne Farley and Marie-Helene Panisset

Mother - Maria Del Puy Alvarado (with Rodrigo Sorogoyen)

Skin - Jaime Ray Newman (with Guy Nattiv) 

2019 Oscar nominees for best documentary short

Lifeboat - Skye Fitzgerald (with Bryn Mooser)

Period. End of Sentence - Rayka Zehtabchi and Melissa Berton 

2019 Oscar nominees for best animated feature

Incredibles 2 - Nicole Paradis Grindle (with Brad Bird and John Walker)

2019 Oscar nominees for best adapted screenplay

Can You Ever Forgive Me? - Nicole Holofcener (with Jeff Whitty)

2019 Oscar nominees for best original screenplay

The Favourite - Deborah Davis (with Tony McNamara)

2019 Oscar nominees for best sound editing

First Man - Ai Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan

Bohemian Rhapsody - Nina Hartstone (with John Warhurst)

2019 Oscar nominees for best sound mixing

First Man - Ai Ling Lee and Mary H Ellis (with Jon Taylor and Frank A Montano)

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Moya Crockett

Moya is a freelance journalist and writer from London, and a former editor at Stylist.

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