- The 91st annual Academy Awards nominations were announced Tuesday morning.
- Netflix‘s “Roma” tied “The Favourite” with 10 nominations apiece, including best picture, best leading and supporting actress, and best foreign film.
- “Roma” is the fifth film to ever be nominated for best picture and best foreign film.
- It could become the first film in history to ever win both awards.
Netflix’s “Roma” surprised Hollywood with 10 big Academy Award nominations Tuesday morning, tying “The Favourite” for the most nominations. But it’s Alfonso Cuarón’s streaming movie which could make history at the 2019 Oscars next month.
Not only is it the first best picture nomination for Netflix, “Roma” could become the first movie to win awards for best picture and best foreign film in the same year. It’s the fifth film ever to be nominated in both categories in the same year.
According to a release from the Academy, 1969’s “Z,” 1998’s “Life Is Beautiful,” 2000’s “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon,” and 2012’s “Amour” are the only other films to ever be nominated for best picture and best foreign film in the same year. While each movie won best foreign film, none of the four won best picture.
Cuarón’s personal movie about a housekeeper in Mexico City was inspired by the life of the domestic worker who helped raise him during the ’70s. It’s his first film since 2013’s Oscar-winning “Gravity.”
“Roma” was also nominated for best actress in a leading role, best supporting actress, best achievement in cinematography, best director, best production design, best achievement in sound editing, best achievement in sound mixing, best original screenplay.
The 91st Academy Awards will air Sunday, February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST on ABC.
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