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Oscar nods honour 'Roma,' 'The Favourite,' 'Black Panther'

Updated : February 21, 2019 03:45 PM IST

Oscar voters on Tuesday showered Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" and Yorgos Lanthimos' "The Favourite" with a leading 10 nominations for 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 revival of one of Hollywood's most remade show business myths, to top the nominations, Cooper was surprisingly overlooked as director and the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences instead put its fullest support behind a pair of indies by international directors.

With the black-and-white, Spanish-language "Roma," Netflix scored its first best picture nomination, a prize the streaming giant has dearly sought. Marvel, too, joined the club with Ryan Coogler's "Black Panther," the first superhero movie ever nominated for best picture.

Take a look at the 91st Academy Award nominations.

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film
This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for both best foreign language film and best picture. "Roma" received 10 nominations in all, making it the Oscars front-runner alongside Yorgos Lanthimos' pungent period drama "The Favourite." (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio in a scene from the film
This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Aparicio was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. Yalitza Aparicio appears as the nanny to an affluent Mexico City family, is a sign of the blurring lines between Hollywood movies and international fare. Yalitza Aparicio's nomination for "Roma" comes in her first role as an actress. (Alfonso Cuarón/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of
This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Cuaron was nominated for an Oscar for best director for his work on the film. "Roma" is the first Netflix film to be nominated for best picture. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Netflix shows Marina de Tavira, center, in a scene from the film
This image released by Netflix shows Marina de Tavira, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, De Tavira was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film. The 91st Academy Awards will be held on February 24. (Carlos Somonte/Netflix via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Capernaum." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. — Eighty-seven countries submitted movies to be considered for best foreign language film. Five got nominations : Germany, Japan, Lebanon, Mexico and Poland. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Labaki's
Lebanese director Nadine Labaki, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon, Tuesday, January 22, 2019. Labaki's "Capernaum," a powerful neo-realist drama about a Syrian child refugee living in Lebanon, has been nominated for the Academy Awards for best foreign-language film. Labaki is the first Arab female film director to be nominated in that category. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from
This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Never Look Away." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's artist biopic "Never Look Away," explores the healing power and the limits of art, and was inspired by the life of 86-year-old German artist Gerhard Richter. (Sony Pictures Classics via AP)
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from
This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from "Cold War." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowsi's tale of romance between a singer and a musician across midcentury Europe is inspired by the director's parents, and was also nominated for Oscars in cinematography and directing.(Amazon Studios via AP)
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from "Shoplifters." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best foreign language film. Japanese filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda's's subtle family story "Shoplifters" is a tale of a family on the margins of Japanese society.(Magnolia Pictures via AP)
In this January 13, 2019 file photo, director Spike Lee arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California Lee was nominated for an Oscar award for best director for his film,
In this January 13, 2019 file photo, director Spike Lee arrives at the 24th annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, California Lee was nominated for an Oscar award for best director for his film, "BlacKkKlansman." Lee landed his first directing Academy Award nomination for "BlacKkKlansman," his comic and furious send-up of white supremacism. The film, about a black detective (John David Washington) who leads an undercover investigation of the Klu Klux Klan, won six nominations altogether. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by Focus features shows Topher Grace, left, with director Spike Lee on the set of
This image released by Focus features shows Topher Grace, left, with director Spike Lee on the set of "BlacKkKlansma." Lee was nominated for an Oscar award for best director for his film, "BlacKkKlansman." The film was also nominated for best picture. Box Office Total: 48.6 million. After more than 30 years and some two dozen films, Spike Lee received his first Academy Award nomination for best director for "BlacKkKlansman." It's also the first time one of his movies has been nominated for best picture. (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)
This image released by Focus Features shows Topher Grace, left, and Adam Driver, right, in a scene from
This image released by Focus Features shows Topher Grace, left, and Adam Driver, right, in a scene from "BlacKkKlansman." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Driver was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. (David Lee/Focus Features via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows director Yorgos Lanthimos, left, with actors James Smith and Rachel Weisz on the set of
This image released by Fox Searchlight shows director Yorgos Lanthimos, left, with actors James Smith and Rachel Weisz on the set of "The Favourite." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Lanthimos was nominated for an Oscar for best director for his work on the film.  (Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film
This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film "The Favourite." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $23 million. (Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film
This image released by Fox Searchlight Films shows Olivia Colman in a scene from the film "The Favourite." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Colman was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. Set in the 18th century England, this period drama  is leading the list with 10 nominations. (Atsushi Nishijima/Fox Searchlight Films via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bradley Cooper, left, and Lady Gaga in a scene from "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $204.8 million.  This is the second of Hollywood's four versions of "A Star Is Born," to get a best picture nomination, along with the 1937 original. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture. (Warner Bros. Pictures via AP, File)
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film,
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Lady Gaga was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. Gaga scored best actress and best original song nominations Tuesday for her work in "A Star Is Born" — repeating the success Mary J. Blige achieved last year when she became the first person to compete for both acting and songwriting awards in the same year. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Sam Elliott in a scene from the latest reboot of the film,
This image released by Warner Bros. shows Sam Elliott in a scene from the latest reboot of the film, "A Star is Born." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Elliott was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. Sam Elliott's first Oscar nomination — for best supporting actor in "A Star Is Born" — comes 50 years after his first acting credit, on the TV series "Judd for the Defense." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)
This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios'
This image released by Disney shows a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $700 million. "Black Panther," the year's biggest domestic box-office hit and a bona fide cultural event, finally cracked the category long kryptonite to superheroes . 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. (Matt Kennedy/Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
This image released by Disney shows Michael B. Jordan in a scene from Marvel Studios'
This image released by Disney shows Michael B. Jordan in a scene from Marvel Studios' "Black Panther." The film may emerge as a major contender Tuesday, January 22, 2019, when nominations to the 91st Oscars are announced. The lush, big-budget craft of "Black Panther" was rewarded with seven total nominations. (Marvel Studios-Disney via AP)
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush in a scene from
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush in a scene from "Vice." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Rockwell was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. (Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, left, and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush in a scene from
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, left, and Sam Rockwell as George W. Bush in a scene from "Vice." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $39.5 million.(Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Amy Adams in a scene from
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Amy Adams in a scene from "Vice." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Adams was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film. (Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Annapurna shows director Adam McKay, from left, Christian Bale, producer Kevin Messick and cinematographer Greig Fraser on the set of
This image released by Annapurna shows director Adam McKay, from left, Christian Bale, producer Kevin Messick and cinematographer Greig Fraser on the set of "Vice." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, McKay was nominated for an Oscar for best director for his work on the film. (Matt Kennedy/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Annapurna Pictures, Christian Bale portrays Dick Cheney in a scene from
This image released by Annapurna Pictures, Christian Bale portrays Dick Cheney in a scene from "Vice." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, in best actor, the expected front runner Christian Bale was nominated for his transformation into Cheney in "Vice" (Bale's fourth Oscar nod) (Greig Fraser/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Gwilym Lee, from left, Rami Malek and Joe Mazzello in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $202.4 million. Some film contenders, like the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," have suffered waves of backlash, even as their awards have mounted. (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Rami Malek in a scene from
This image released by Twentieth Century Fox shows Rami Malek in a scene from "Bohemian Rhapsody." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Rami Malek was nominated for playing Queen frontman Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody," and is the only first-time Oscar nominee among the men up for best actor. He's up against multiple nominees Christian Bale, Bradley Cooper, Viggo Mortensen and Willem Dafoe. (Alex Bailey/Twentieth Century Fox via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Mortensen was nominated for an Oscar for best actor for his role in the film. (Patti Perret/Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Mahershala Ali in a scene from Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip tale
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Mahershala Ali in a scene from Peter Farrelly's interracial road trip tale "Green Book. On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Ali was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. (Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from
This image released by Universal Pictures shows Viggo Mortensen, left, and Mahershala Ali in a scene from "Green Book." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best picture. Box Office Total: $42.3 million. Some film contenders, like "Green Book" have suffered waves of backlash, even as their awards have mounted. (Universal Pictures via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in a scene from
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy and Richard E. Grant in a scene from "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, Grant was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actor for his role in the film. (Mary Cybulski/Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy in a scene from
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows Melissa McCarthy in a scene from "Can You Ever Forgive Me?" On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, McCarthy was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her role in the film. (Fox Searchlight Pictures via AP)
In this November 28, 2018 photo, Scott Wittman, left, and Marc Shaiman, co-songwriters for the film
In this November 28, 2018 photo, Scott Wittman, left, and Marc Shaiman, co-songwriters for the film "Mary Poppins Returns," pose for a portrait at the Montage Beverly Hills, in Beverly Hills, California On Tuesday, January 22, the duo were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "The Place Where Lost Things Go." (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
In this September 28, 2013 file photo, musicians Gillian Welch and David Rawlings attend the premiere of
In this September 28, 2013 file photo, musicians Gillian Welch and David Rawlings attend the premiere of "Inside Llewyn Davis" during the 51st New York Film Festival in New York. Welch and Rawlings were nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs." (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in a scene from
This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in a scene from "RBG." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best documentary. (Magnolia Pictures via AP)
In this February 5, 2018 file photo, Diane Warren arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California Warren was nominated for an Oscar for best original song on January 22, 2019 for
In this February 5, 2018 file photo, Diane Warren arrives at the 90th Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, California Warren was nominated for an Oscar for best original song on January 22, 2019 for "I'll Fight," from the documentary "RBG." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Regina King in a scene from
This image released by Annapurna Pictures shows Regina King in a scene from "If Beale Street Could Talk." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, King was nominated for an Oscar for best supporting actress for her role in the film. (Tatum Mangus/Annapurna Pictures via AP)
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows characters, from left, Chief, voiced by Bryan Cranston, King, voiced by Bob Balaban, Atari Kobayashi, voiced Koyu Rankin, Boss, voiced by Bill Murray, Rex, voiced by Edward Norton, And Duke, voiced by Jeff Goldblum, in a scene from
This image released by Fox Searchlight Pictures shows characters, from left, Chief, voiced by Bryan Cranston, King, voiced by Bob Balaban, Atari Kobayashi, voiced Koyu Rankin, Boss, voiced by Bill Murray, Rex, voiced by Edward Norton, And Duke, voiced by Jeff Goldblum, in a scene from "Isle of Dogs." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature. (Fox Searchlight via AP)
This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from
This image released by Sony Pictures Animations shows a scene from "Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse." On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best animated feature. (Sony Pictures Animation via AP)
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