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

LOS ANGELES — Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron’s “Roma” and Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite” with a leading 10 nominations to the 91st Academy Awards, while two dominant but contentious Hollywood forces — Netflix and Marvel — each scored their first best picture nomination.

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 international directors.

With “Roma,” Netflix has scored its first best picture nomination, something the streaming giant has dearly sought. Cuaron tied the record for most decorated Oscar nominee ever for one film with four nods for his black-and-white, memory-drenched masterpiece. The Mexican-born director earned nods for direction, cinematography, original screenplay and best picture. Only Orson Welles (“Citizen Kane”) and Warren Beatty (“Reds,” ”Heaven Can Wait”) have landed four.

Lanthimos’ period romp “The Favourite” resounded most in the acting categories thanks to its trio of actresses: Olivia Colman in the best actress category, and Rachel Weisz and Emma Stone in supporting.

Along with “Roma” and “The Favourite,” the nominees for best picture are: “A Star Is Born,” ”Green Book,” ”Black Panther,” ”BlacKkKlansman,” ”Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Vice.”

Marvel also joined the club with “Black Panther,” the first superhero movie ever nominated for best picture. Despite the overwhelming popularity of comic book movies, they had previously been shunned from Hollywood’s top honor, to the consternation of some industry insiders. After “The Dark Knight” was snubbed, the academy expanded the best picture category from five to up to 10 nominees.

There has also been some resistance among some academy members to Netflix films since the company typically bypasses movie theaters. Steve Spielberg has said Netflix films are more like TV movies and deserve an Emmy, not an Oscar. Netflix altered its policy for “Roma” and two other films, premiering them first in theaters.

Spike Lee was nominated for his first directing Oscar 30 years after a writing nod for 1989’s “Do the Right Thing.” Notably left out of the category was Bradley Cooper, whose “A Star Is Born” landed eight nominations, including best actress for Lady Gaga, but was overlooked for Cooper’s direction. The other nominees were Lanthimos, Cuaron, Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”) and Adam McKay (“Vice”).

On behalf of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences, presenters Kumail Nanjiani and Tracee Ellis Ross unveiled nominations Tuesday morning from Los Angeles’ Samuel Goldwyn Theatre.

The nominees for best actor are Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale (“Vice”), Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”), Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”) and Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”).

Up for best actress are Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”), Glenn Close (“The Wife”), Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”), Lady Gaga and Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”).

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”) and Rachel Weisz (“The Favourite”). Tavira was something a surprise, while Claire Foy of “First Man” was left out.

Up for best supporting actor are: Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”), Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”), Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”), Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”) and Sam Rockwell (“Vice”). Notably snubbed was Timothy Chalamet (“Beautiful Boy”).

The lead-up to Tuesday’s nominations was rocky for both the film academy and some of the contending movies. Shortly after being announced as host, Kevin Hart was forced to withdraw over years-old homophobic tweets that the comedian eventually apologized for. That has left the Oscars, one month before the Feb. 24 ceremony, without an emcee, and likely to stay that way.

Some film contenders, like Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” and the Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” have suffered waves upon waves of backlash, even as their awards tallies have mounted. On Saturday, “Green Book” won the top award from the Producers Guild, an honor that has been a reliable Oscar barometer. In the 10 years since the Oscars expanded its best-picture ballot, the PGA winner has gone on to win best picture eight times.

The season’s steadiest contender — Cooper’s “A Star Is Born” — looked potentially unbeatable until it got beat. Despite an enviable string of awards and more than $400 million in worldwide box office, Cooper’s lauded remake was almost totally ignored at the Golden Globes. Still, “A Star Is Born” was the sole film to land top nominations from virtually every guild group.

The academy is reportedly planning to go host-less following Hart’s exit, something it has tried only once before in an infamous 1989 telecast that featured a lengthy musical number with Rob Lowe and Snow White.

The Oscars last year hit a new ratings low, declining 20 percent and averaging 26.5 million viewers. Though ratings for award shows have generally been dropping, the downturn prompted the academy to revamp this year’s telecast. Though initial plans for a new popular film category were scuttled, the academy is planning to present some awards off-air and keep the broadcast to three hours.

BEST PICTURE

  • “Black Panther”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Green Book”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”
  • “Vice”

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Amy Adams, “Vice”
  • Marina de Tavira, “Roma”
  • Regina King, “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • Emma Stone, “The Favourite”
  • Rachel Weisz, “The Favourite”

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

  • Mahershala Ali, “Green Book”
  • Adam Driver, “BlackKKlansman”
  • Sam Elliott, “A Star Is Born”
  • Richard E. Grant, “Can You Ever Forgive Me”
  • Sam Rockwell, “Vice”

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • “Capernaum”
  • “Cold War”
  • “Never Look Away”
  • “Roma”
  • “Shoplifters”

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT)

  • “Black Sheep”
  • “End Game”
  • “Lifeboat”
  • “A Night at the Garden”
  • “Period. End of Sentence.”

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • “Free Solo”
  • “Hale County This Morning, This Evening”
  • “Minding the Gap”
  • “Of Fathers and Sons”
  • “RBG”

ORIGINAL 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”

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

  • “Incredibles 2”
  • “Isle of Dogs”
  • “Mirai”
  • “Ralph Breaks the Internet”
  • “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “A Star Is Born”

ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • “First Reformed”
  • “Green Book”
  • “Roma”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Vice”

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Christian Bale, “Vice”
  • Bradley Cooper, “A Star Is Born
    Willem Dafoe, “At Eternity’s Gate”
  • Rami Malek, “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • Viggo Mortensen, “Green Book”

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

  • Yalitza Aparicio, “Roma”
  • Glenn Close, “The Wife”
  • Lady Gaga, “A Star Is Born”
  • Olivia Colman, “The Favourite”
  • Melissa McCarthy, “Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

DIRECTOR

  • Spike Lee
  • Pawel Pawlikowski
  • Yorgos Lanthimos
  • Alfonso Cuarón
  • Adam McKay

PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • “Black Panther”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “First Man”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • “Roma”

CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • “Cold War”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Never Look Away”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”

COSTUME DESIGN

  • “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”
  • “Mary Queen of Scots”

SOUND EDITING

  • “A Quiet Place”
  • “Black Panther”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “First Man”
  • “Roma”

SOUND MIXING

  • “Black Panther”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “First Man”
  • “Roma”
  • “A Star Is Born”

ANIMATED SHORT FILM

  • “Animal Behaviour”
  • “Bao”
  • “Late Afternoon”
  • “One Small Step”
  • “Weekends”

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

  • “Detainment”
  • “Fauve”
  • “Marguerite”
  • “Mother”
  • “Skin”

ORIGINAL SCORE

  • “Black Panther”
  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “If Beale Street Could Talk”
  • “Isle of Dogs”
  • “Mary Poppins Returns”

VISUAL EFFECTS

  • “Avengers: Infinity War”
  • “Christopher Robin”
  • “First Man”
  • “Ready Player One”
  • “Solo: A Star Wars Story”

FILM EDITING

  • “BlacKkKlansman”
  • “Bohemian Rhapsody”
  • “Green Book”
  • “The Favourite”
  • “Vice”

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

  • “Border”
  • “Mary Queen of Scots”
  • “Vice”
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