Roma" and "The Favourite" get 10 Oscar nominations apiece

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  • Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:36

The Mexican film "Roma," directed by Alfonso Cuaron, and "The Favourite," directed by Yorgos Lanthimos, are expected to be the big winners at the 91st Oscars after garnering 10 nominations each from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Tuesday.

"BlacKkKlansman," "Black Panther," "Bohemian Rhapsody," "The Favourite," "Green Book," "Vice," "Roma" and "A Star Is Born" will compete for Best Picture.

"Roma" was nominated for Best Picture, Directing, Actress in a Leading Role, Actress in a Supporting Role, Foreign Language Film, Production Design, Sound Editing and Sound Mixing.

Roma, filmed in Spanish and the Mixtec dialect, is the first Spanish-speaking movie nominated for Best Film.

Only nine foreign films have been nominated for Best Film before "Roma," including "Il Postino," "Z" and "Life Is Beautiful," but none of them won.

Christian Bale ("Vice"), Rami Malek ("Bohemian Rhapsody"), Bradley Cooper ("A Star Is Born"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate") and Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book") are the nominees for Best Actor in a Leading Role.

Mexican Yalitza Aparicio ("Roma") will compete for Best Actress in a Leading Role with Glenn Close ("The Wife"), Lady Gaga ("A Star Is Born"), Olivia Colman ("The Favourite") and Melissa McCarthy ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

In the Best Foreign Language Film category, "Roma" is competing with "Capernaum" (Lebanon), "Cold War" (Poland), "Never Look Away" (Germany) and "Shoplifters" (Japan).

Cuaron is competing with Spike Lee ("BlacKkKlansman"), Pawel Pawlikowski ("Cold War"), Yorgos Lanthimos ("The Favourite") and Adam McKay ("Vice") for best directing honors.


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