‘Roma,’ ‘Favourite’ get 10 Oscar nods; firsts for ‘Black Panther,’ Spike Lee

Yalitza Aparicio, star of the Netflix movie "Roma," is nominated in the Oscars Best Actress category. Roma is nominated as Best Picture. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/ Secretaría de Cultura Ciudad de México

Jan. 22 (UPI) — The British costume comedy The Favourite and the black-and-white Mexican memoir Roma tied with 10 nods each when Academy Award nominations were announced in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Roma has the distinction of becoming the first Netflix movie to be nominated for Best Picture. It will compete with Black Panther, which earned seven nominations, and is the first superhero blockbuster nominated for the highest honor bestowed by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Renowned filmmaker Spike Lee was also nominated for his first Best Director Oscar for helming BlacKkKlansman, another Best Picture contender.

The nominees in the top categories are:

Best Picture
Black Panther
Bohemian Rhapsody
The Favourite
Green Book
A Star is Born

Best Director
Alfonso Cuaron Roma
Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite
Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman Adam McKay Vice
Pawel Pawlikowski Cold War

Best Actor
Christian Bale Vice
Bradley Cooper A Star is Born
Willem Dafoe At Eternity’s Gate
Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody
Viggo Mortensen Green Book

Best Actress
Yalitza Aparicio Roma
Glenn Close The Wife
Olivia Colman The Favourite
Lady Gaga A Star is Born
Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Best Supporting Actor
Mahershala Ali Green Book
Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman
Sam Elliott A Star is Born
Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Sam Rockwell Vice

Best Supporting Actress
Amy Adams Vice
Marina De Tavira Roma
Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk
Emma Stone The Favourite
Rachel Weisz The Favourite

Best Original Screenplay
The Favourite
First Reformed
Green Book

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Can You Ever Foregive Me?
If Beale Street Could Talk
A Star is Born

Best Song
“All the Stars” Black Panther
“I’ll Fight” RBG
“Shallow” A Star is Born
“The Place Where Lost Things Go” Mary Poppins Returns
“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” The Ballad of Buster Scruggs

Best Animated Movie
Incredibles 2
Isle of Dogs
Ralph Breaks the Internet
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best Foreign Language Film
Cold War
Never Look Away

Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross read aloud the Oscar nominations in two dozen categories during a televised and live-streamed event.

The winners of the Academy Awards will be revealed at a gala on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood.

Kevin Hart recently confirmed that he will not host the event as he had initially planned.

Hart was announced as the master of ceremonies in December. The comedian then backed out two days later after he was publicly criticized for homophobic jokes he made in the past.

No replacement for Hart has been announced.


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