The 2019 Oscars nominations were announced on Tuesday morning, and, as per tradition, movie fans were left feeling both pleasantly shocked and woefully disappointed.
Aparicio - who plays Cleo, a character based on director Alfonso Cuarón's childhood nanny, in the Best Picture-nominated film - took to Twitter to share a video of the moment she learned she had received an Oscar nomination for Actress in a Leading Role. The film is nominated for best picture - a first for a superhero film. However, it wasn't included in the Best Picture category.
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.
Besides Cooper and Chalamet, the biggest snub of Oscar nomination morning may well have been Fred Rodgers.
Only a handful of women of color have been nominated for best actress. As for whether this snub hampers A Star Is Born's chances to win Best Picture, it's only happened four times in the long history of Oscar that a Best Picture victor had no Best Director nomination (the last was for Argo in 2012). The Academy went in on Netflix this year. She wasn't as prominent or prevalent on the Oscar campaign, so you actually had to watch Roma to see how great she is, and how both performances feed off each other.
Roma is playing in select theaters and streaming on Netflix.
Sometimes, a little money - well, maybe a lot of money - can go a long way.Netflix has spent billions of dollars acquiring and producing content, and hundreds of millions more promoting those movies and series. But in a surprise move, Cooper was excluded from the directors' category. As much as I like Claire Foy, I will not call this a "snub" because one, the competition was STACKED so inevitably SOMEONE wasn't getting in, and two, I'm not bothered if the Academy is finally over its Stressed Wife obsession. "It ticks off enough boxes to make people feel okay about themselves supporting it", she said, referring to the Marvel film´s mainly black cast, black director and boffo box-office numbers. The 2018 Oscars can do what the 1989 Oscars didn't and recognize Spike Lee as one of the best American filmmakers working today.