Filipino-American Matthew Libatique is nominated for Best Cinematography for his work in Lady Gaga's "A Star is Born." 
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Filipino artists receive Oscar nod
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - January 29, 2019 - 3:58pm

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines will be represented in the upcoming 91st Academy Awards as several Filipino creatives and their films have been nominated in various categories.

Filipino-American Matthew Libatique is nominated for Best Cinematography for his work in Lady Gaga's "A Star is Born." 

He was also nominated at the recently concluded Critics’ Choice Awards but was bested by Alfonso Cuaron of the film “Roma.”

Matthew was first nominated for an Oscar in 2011 for his work in “Black Swan." 

Disney’s “Ralph Breaks The Internet” is nominated in the Best Animated Feature category. One of its story writers is Filipina Josie Trinidad, while its special effects team was headed by Cesar Velasquez.

Nominated in the same category is “Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse” which featured Filipino-American Hailee Steinfeld who voiced Spider-Gwen.

Filipinos Louie del Carmen, Ryan Rubi and John Butiu formed part of the movie's animation team.

Meanwhile, two works by Filipinos are nominated in the Best Animated Short Film category: "One Small Step" co-directed by Bobby Pontillas and "Weekends" by Trevor Jimenez.

Popularly known as the Oscars, the Academy Awards will be held on February 24 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

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