‘Roma’ makes history as Oscar nominees announced

2019 Oscar nominations Everything you need to know

Based on what the overall Oscar roster indicates, it's questionable.

Here's a rundown of some of the most interesting.

- Yalitza Aparicio's nomination for "Roma" comes in her first role as an actress. And while he landed a Best Actor nod, he was left out in the cold in the Director race.

It's a sign of just how highly Cuaron's semi-autobiographical portrait of a Mexico City household is regarded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Don't feel bad if you've never heard of this Netflix film.

We've now got a pretty clear frontrunner for the Best Picture prize in the shape of Alfonso Cuaron's slow-burn drama Roma, while its other main competitors had something of a mixed afternoon.

The streaming giant, which has been disrupting traditional film and TV viewing habits for years, nabbed its first best picture Oscar nomination thanks to Alfonso Cuarón's "Roma". One omission was "If Beale Street Could Talk", director Barry Jenkins' first new film since his best picture victor "Moonlight" two years ago.

Director Yorgos Lanthimos took a nod - instead of Cooper.

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Spike Lee was nominated for his first directing Oscar 30 years after a writing nod for 1989's Do the Right Thing. Fortunately, Adam Driver was.

A movie star has been born!

Getting a nomination, of course, is no guarantee you'll end up taking home an award. But we didn't stop our curation selection there. After "The Dark Knight" was snubbed in 2009, the academy expanded the best picture category from five to up to 10 nominees.

Black Panther made history as the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture but there was disappointment for Michael B Jordan, who failed to land a spot in the supporting actor category.

Romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians was a huge hit around the world and prompted much discussion about the representation of minorities on film.

The addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" and the conversion therapy film "Boy Erased" may not have been anyone's front runners, but it was a little surprising that neither Timothee Chalamet nor Lucas Hedges got acting nominations.

Between her work in bringing back a beloved childhood character to great praise by critics and audiences alike and her portrayal of a terrified mother grasping to save her family in "A Quiet Place", you'd think Blunt would have been a shoo-in.

Despite all the prognostications and precursors, the Oscars always throw a few curveballs with its nominations.

This nomination has come after a slew of films that had been hopefuls for the category but were apparently deemed unworthy by the Acadamy. Despite a strong campaign on the part of Warner Brothers, Wonder Woman was snubbed for any Oscar nominations.

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