Lady Gaga’s going for gold, but home-grown stars hope Brits in the Bag
BRITISH film stars have a chance to nab Oscars in all five major categories at next month’s Academy Awards.
Olivia Colman, 44, is up for the lead actress prize for her role in The Favourite, which received ten nominations yesterday.
Her co-star Rachel Weisz, 48, is up for best supporting actress.
Welsh-born Christian Bale, 44, is shortlisted in the lead actor category for his portrayal of former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice, while fellow Brit Richard E. Grant, 61, is a best supporting actor nominee for his role in Can You Ever Forgive Me?
A Star Is Born actress Lady Gaga could win two awards. The US singer, 32, goes up against Colman and six-time nominee Glenn Close, 71, (for The Wife) for the lead actress prize.
She and UK producer Mark Ronson are nominated for best original song for track Shallow.
Yet again, no women were named in the best director category but Spike Lee, 61, could win his first Oscar for BlacKkKlansman. He was awarded an honorary gong in 2016.
British films The Favourite and Bohemian Rhapsody will take on Roma, which also received ten nods, for best picture. Rami Malek, who plays Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, is up for lead actor.
The winners will be named in LA on February 24.
Author: Andrei Harmsworth