‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

Jan 23, 2019, 00:59
‘Roma,’ ‘The Favourite’ lead Oscar nomination with 10 nods

If you are a fan of the prestigious Oscars aka The Academy Awards, you will remember the heartbreaking moment when Christopher Nolan's 2008 superhero film, The Dark Knight was snubbed off of a Best Picture nomination.

Netflix's "Roma" made history as the streaming service's first film to receive a best picture nomination.

It is the tenth foreign language film nominated for best picture. And they left two open spots on the Best Picture possible-field-of-ten which DEFINITELY should have been filled this year.

Hollywood woke to the news of the highly-anticipated Oscar nominations.

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For best actress, Close´s momentum is soaring after her twin Globe and Critics´ Choice wins for "The Wife", in which she plays a woman author whose marriage boils over when her writer husband wins the Nobel Prize. "Human experience is one in the same, and it's so gratifying that a black and white film about life in Mexico is being celebrated around the world".

Twenty times out of 29, the PGA award victor has gone on to take the best picture Oscar, including "The Shape of Water" previous year.

"Roma" earned 10 nominations total, including best director, best original screenplay and best cinematography. But actresses Yalitza Aparicio and Marina De Tavira got some much-deserved awards love as well, earning nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. She wasn't as prominent or prevalent on the Oscar campaign, so you actually had to watch Roma to see how great she is, and how both performances feed off each other.

Netflix also received three nominations for Coen brothers Western anthology comedy "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" including one for best original song.

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By all accounts, with many stars reportedly unwilling to grasp the poisoned chalice, the Academy has opted to go forward without a host.

There has also been some resistance among some academy members to Netflix films since the company typically bypasses movie theaters.

In the realm of snubs, none stung quite so loudly as Bradley Cooper failing to show up on the Best Director list. "It ticks off enough boxes to make people feel okay about themselves supporting it", she said, referring to the Marvel film´s mainly black cast, black director and boffo box-office numbers.

Black Panther will be up against BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice in the Best Picture category.

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