The 2019 Oscar® nominations were just announced, and there are
Cleveland connections to at least two of the nominees!
Nominated for Best Animated Feature, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’s local tie is Cleveland Native Brian Michael Bendis, former Marvel Comics writer and executive producer of the film. Bendis created the main character Miles Morales. Into The Spider-Verse also won a Golden Globe® this year for Best Motion Picture – Animated.
Paul Schrader, writer and director of Best Original Screenplay nominee First Reformed, has filmed in Cleveland twice over the years! Schrader directed the film Dog Eat Dog, which starred actors Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe, that shot in Cleveland in 2015, and he wrote and directed the film Light of Day which was made in Cleveland in 1987 and starred Michael J. Fox!
See all the Oscar® nominees HERE.