The 91st Academy Awards were announced this morning and, among the Filipino American talent in front of, and behind-the-scenes in cinema, the nominees are...
Congratulations to MATTHEW LIBATIQUE for earning an Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography for Warner Brothers' "A Star Is Born." This is his second Academy Awards nomination since 2010's "Black Swan."
Watch his interview with Janet R. Nepales via GMA News below.
ANTHONY FRANCISCO is a visual designer who worked on the 'Dora Milaje' costumes in "Black Panther" for Ruth E. Carter, who got nominated for Best Costume Design.
Senior concept illustrator RODNEY FUENTEBELLA worked on the concept art for Killmonger, King T’Chaka, and Ulysses Klaue.
HONORABLE MENTION: "Black Panther" is the first superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture for an Academy Award.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film --
Sony Pictures' "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse" with the voice of 'Gwen Stacy' by HAILEE STEINFELD and with animators LOUIE DEL CARMEN, JOHN BUTIU and RYAN RUBI.
And, Walt Disney Studios' "Ralph Breaks The Internet," story by JOSIE TRINIDAD and with the voice of 'Mo's Mom' by NICOLE SCHERZINGER.
Nominated for an Oscar for Best Animated Short Film are --
"Weekends" by TREVOR JIMENEZ, a storyboard artist from Pixar.
And, "One Small Step" by BOBBY PONTILLAS which you can watch below in its entirety.
The 91st Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films of 2018 and will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at 5pm Pacific on ABC.
Edwin Santos began blogging in 1995 when he was hired as Editor for the award-winning fansite, The Towne Cryer News on Renée Zellweger. He wrote about the entertainment business and film reviews of Zellweger's films until 2000.