Here's hoping the Marvel film will take centre stage Feb 24th, with a history-making win. This film in many ways, in my life, has been a before and after.
However, we couldn't help but notice that there are some notable names that have been left off the list this year.
However, after much backlash about representation of women and ethnic minorities over the past few years, there are yet again no women nominated in the best director category - meaning Kathryn Bigelow, who won the award for The Hurt Locker in 2010, will remain the only female victor of the prize for another year at least. "The characters in Wakanda are kind of like Generation Y, these older millennials are inheriting our country", he said. The streaming giant's documentaries have netted the company a feature documentary nomination every year since 2014, and Netflix took home its first feature-film Oscar last year for Icarus, its documentary about doping among competitive cyclists. Jenkins was shut out of the Best Director category as well.
Surprisingly, Black Panther did not pick up any visual effects nods, an area that is traditionally more open to big budget blockbusters and comic book movies, but it did fare well in another superhero-friendly area of sound.
Congratulations to "BlacKkKlansman" director Spike Lee for earning his first-ever Oscar nomination and to Washington's co-star Adam Driver for picking up a nom in the Supporting Actor category. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that hands out the Oscars, has expanded its worldwide membership in recent years, and that may have helped Pawlikowski, Mueller said.
The acclaimed documentary about the late Fred Rogers was nearly a lock to get an Oscar nomination. Aparicio became the first indigenous woman to be nominated for lead actress, and just the second Mexican actress to be recognized in that category.
The company's Netflix Film Twitter account tweeted out the nominations this morning.
Notable absences from the shortlist include British stars Claire Foy for First Man and Emily Blunt for Mary Poppins Returns, as well as Cooper in the directing category.
A movie star has been born! Despite an enviable string of awards and more than $400 million in worldwide box office, Cooper's lauded remake was nearly totally ignored at the Golden Globes.
Potentially benefiting this year's broadcast will be a number of popular nominees. And I wonder if the comparative ease of that is ultimately what put these movies in front of so many eyeballs. Released by Disney-owned Marvel, it was the first superhero film to feature a predominantly black cast.
The Oscars a year ago hit a new ratings low, declining 20 percent and averaging 26.5 million viewers on ABC.
For the first time in Academy Awards history, there is still no host slated to emcee the upcoming ceremony.