Netflix Goes Against The Stream With Its First Best Picture Oscar Nomination

Here's where to watch the Oscars nominations

Here's where to watch the Oscars nominations

Songs from "A Star Is Born", "Black Panther", "RBG", "Mary Poppins Returns" and "The Ballad of Lester Scruggs" were nominated for Best Song for the 2019 Academy Awards, announced Tuesday morning, while "BlacKkKlansman", "Black Panther", "If Beale Street Could Talk", "Isle of Dogs" and "Mary Poppins Returns" received nods for Best Score. Roma and The Favourite, meanwhile, lead the way with 10 nominations apiece, with both picking up Best Director (for Alfonso Cuaron and Yorgos Lanthimos respectively) and some acting nominations, followed by A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each.

Though many expected "A Star Is Born", Bradley Cooper's tear-inducing revival of one of Hollywood's most oft-remade show-business myths, to top nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the academy instead put its fullest support behind a pair of smaller films by global directors. The film is nominated for best picture - a first for a superhero film. In 2014, "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen took home the award for best picture, but not best director.

Especially after facing racist attacks online, Aparicio knew that landing an Oscar nomination would have a tremendous impact on her community.

With one big exception, which Duana will be posting about later, this morning's Oscar nominations are nearly entirely acceptable. But on the other hand, Spike Lee scored his first Best Picture nomination with BlacKkKlansman. The historic nomination marks the first time a Latina has been nominated for Best Actress in 14 years. If all goes ahead, it would be the first ceremony without a host since the 1989 gala-one widely seen as one of the most embarrassing ever, featuring an infamous duet between actor Rob Lowe and.

In the Best Actress category, Roma breakout Yalitza Aparicio will join Close, Gaga, Melissa McCarthy in Can You Ever Forgive Me? and critical darling Olivia Colman for The Favourite.




Of course, on Oscars night, the focus will revert to the nominees, and the red carpet glamour.

After disrupting television, Netflix has stirred unease in the traditional movie industry by encouraging people to skip the theater and watch films at home.

And the most outstanding snubs and surprises go to...

In the realm of snubs, none stung quite so loudly as Bradley Cooper failing to show up on the Best Director list. She remains the only black woman to receive the honor. And Marina de Tavira, considered an unlikely contender, earned a best supporting actress nomination for Roma. Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes?

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