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'Roma' Star Yalitza Aparicio Had Best Reaction To Oscar Nomination

'Roma' Star Yalitza Aparicio Had Best Reaction To Oscar Nomination

This film in many ways, in my life, has been a before and after.

Black Panther managed to pick up seven nominations overall, and will battle against A Star is Born, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, BlacKkKlansman, Roma and Vice for Best Picture. The historic nomination marks the first time a Latina has been nominated for Best Actress in 14 years. It was a great morning for Roma in particular, scoring unexpected nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress. Will "Roma" be Netflix´s first contender for the Academy´s top prizes?

Roma is playing in select theaters and streaming on Netflix.

The nominations for the 91st Oscars, to be awarded February 24, also brought a milestone for Walt Disney Co.'s Marvel Studios, whose "Black Panther" is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.

The nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards were filled with historic firsts and recognition of diverse films.

For best actor, Rami Malek, who is Egyptian-American, was nominated for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury in "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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Other nominations for "Roma" included star Yaliza Aparicio for best actress, director Alfonso Cuarón, and best cinematography and original screenplay.

Yorgos Lanthimos' period comedy The Favourite tied with Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican drama Roma for the most nominations with 10 each, followed by Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A Star Is Born and Adam McKay's Dick Cheney biopic Vice.

The British actress had two films in contention this year: she was a potential outlier for her performance in her husband's hit horror film, A Quiet Place, but was considered less of a long shot for her leading work in Mary Poppins Returns. The rom-com starring Constance Wu and Henry Golding broke box office records after it opened in August, and went on to earn Golden Globe and SAG Awards nominations. After original host Kevin Hart left the ceremony in a dispute over his homophobic tweets and jokes, the Academy has been unable to replace him.

Lee has a chance to take home the trophy for best director, best picture and best adapted screenplay for "BlacKkKlansman", which was nominated in three other categories.

The Oscars past year hit a new ratings low, declining 20 percent and averaging 26.5 million viewers. The late Gil Cates - who produced the telecast 14 times - was fond of saying it's the unplanned moments that people remember most, which only come courtesy of "the award-show gods".

While numerous categories went as expected, the Oscars does like to keep us on our toes with a few curveballs sure to delight and enrage fans of certain films, and the 2019 nominations was no different in that regard.

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