Netflix scores first ever ‘best picture’ nomination with ‘Roma’

January 22, 2019 - 9:15 am
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LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS/AP) -- The Oscars may not have a host for their main ceremony, but they had two when nominees for the 91st Academy Awards were read Tuesday morning.

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Actors Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross emceed the announcement of nominees for the best in film in 24 categories.

Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" have led all films with 10 nominations each heading to the 91st Academy Awards.

The nominees for best picture are: "A Star Is Born," ''Roma," ''Green Book," ''The Favourite," ''Black Panther," ''BlacKkKlansman," ''Bohemian Rhapsody" and "Vice."

With "Roma," Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought. Marvel, too, joined the club with "Black Panther," the first superhero movie ever nominated for best picture.

Spike Lee has been nominated for his first directing Oscar 30 years after a writing nod for 1989's "Do the Right Thing."

The nominees for best director are: Alfonso Cuaron, "Roma"; Spike Lee, "BlacKkKlansman"; Pawel Pawlikowski, "Cold War"; Yorgos Lanthimos, "The Favourite"; Adam McKay, "Vice."

The best actor nominees are: Christian Bale, "Vice"; Bradley Cooper, "A Star Is Born"; Rami Malek, "Bohemian Rhapsody"; Viggo Mortensen, "Green Book"; Willem Dafoe "At Eternity's Gate."

The best actress nominees are: Yalitza Aparicio, "Roma"; Glenn Close, "The Wife"; Olivia Colman, "The Favourite"; Lady Gaga, "A Star Is Born"; Melissa McCarthy, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?"

The nominees for best supporting actor are: Mahershala Ali, "Green Book";  Sam Elliott, "A Star Is Born"; Adam Driver, "BlacKkKlansman"; Richard E. Grant, "Can You Ever Forgive Me?";  Sam Rockwell, "Vice."

The nominees for best supporting actress are: Amy Adams, "Vice"; Marina de Tavira, "Roma"; Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"; Emma Stone, "The Favourite"; Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite."

A full list of Oscar nominees is available here.

The Oscars will be broadcast live on Feb. 24 on ABC.