Spike Lee and Adam Driver on the set of BlacKkKlansman.

Universal, Focus Features Score 17 Oscar Nominations

Focus Features’ BlacKkKlansman has been nominated for six Academy Awards, leading the way for NBCUniversal’s motion picture studios, which earned 17 total Oscar bids when the nominations were announced Jan. 22.

BlacKkKlansman joined Universal Pictures’ Green Book and First Man, and Focus Features’ Mary Queen of Scots in receiving nominations.

BlacKkKlansman is up for Best Picture, Best Director (Spike Lee), Best Supporting Actor (Adam Driver), Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Original Score and Best Film Editing. For Spike Lee, this is his first nomination for directing and his fifth overall, including his Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations this year. He was previously nominated for his original screenplay for Do the Right Thing (1989) and for the documentary feature 4 Little Girls (1997). Lee was the recipient of an Honorary Award in 2015. This is Adam Driver’s first Oscar nomination.

Spike Lee and Adam Driver on the set of BlacKkKlansman.
Spike Lee (Best Director nominee) and Adam Driver (Best Supporting Actor nominee) on the set of Focus Features' 'BlacKkKlansman'.

Universal Pictures’ Green Book received five Oscar nominations, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Viggo Mortensen), Best Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali), Best Original Screenplay and Best Film Editing. This is Viggo Mortensen’s third nomination in this category, also earning nominations in 2007 for Eastern Promises and in 2016 for Captain Fantastic. Mahershala Ali won Best Supporting Actor in 2016 for his performance in Moonlight.

Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in 'Green Book'.
Viggo Mortensen (Best Actor nominee) and Mahershala Ali (Best Supporting Actor nominee) on the set of Universal Pictures' 'Green Book'.

Universal Pictures’ First Man picked up four nominations for Production Design, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing and Visual Effects.

Focus Features’ Mary Queen of Scots earned two nominations for Costume Design and Makeup and Hairstyling.

Universal Pictures is a division of Universal Studios. Focus Features is part of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG), which produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment.  UFEG’s global division also includes Universal Pictures, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.