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Olivia Colman and Christian Bale among Britons celebrating Oscar nominations

Olivia Colman (David Parry/PA)
Olivia Colman (David Parry/PA)

Olivia Colman and Christian Bale are among the British stars celebrating after receiving Oscar nominations.

Norwich-born Colman earned a nod for her starring role in regal black comedy The Favourite, while Bale was recognised for his portrayal of controversial former US vice president Dick Cheney in Vice.

Bale is up against Bradley Cooper for A Star Is Born, Willem Dafoe for At Eternity’s Gate, Rami Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody and Viggo Mortensen in Green Book.

Colman finds herself in the best actress category alongside Glenn Close for The Wife, Lady Gaga for A Star Is Born, Yalitza Aparicio for Roma and Melissa McCarthy for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Colman’s The Favourite co-star Rachel Weisz also picked up a nod in the supporting actress category.

She is up against Amy Adams for Vice, Marina de Tavira for Roma, Regina King for If Beale Street Could Talk and her The Favourite co-star Emma Stone.

Richard E Grant is nominated in the best supporting actor category for Can You Ever Forgive Me?

He is up against Sam Rockwell for Vice, Adam Driver for BlacKkKlansman, Sam Elliott for A Star Is Born and Mahershala Ali for Green Book.

Best picture is between Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice.

Spike Lee earned his first directing nod from the Academy in the best director category for BlacKkKlansman.

He is up against Cold War’s Pawel Pawlikowski, The Favourite’s Yorgos Lanthimos, Roma’s Alfonso Cuaron and Adam McKay for Vice.

Roma is also nominated for best foreign language film.

The best sound mixing category is between Black Panther, Bohemian Rhapsody, First Man, Roma and A Star Is Born.

The nominations were announced by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

The 91st Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on February 24.

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