‘Black Panther’ Becomes First Comic Book Film Nominated For Best Picture

Roma from Alfonso Cuaron is a black and white ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City

Based on what the overall Oscar roster indicates, it's questionable. The audience for last year's show dropped to an all-time low, and critics said a crop of little-seen nominees likely were a factor.

Spike Lee was nominated for his first directing Oscar 30 years after a writing nod for 1989's Do the Right Thing. "He'd be, certainly, celebrating with some big numbers".

In the Best Motion Picture category (which can accommodate up to 10 films), the Golden Globes's surprise victor Bohemian Rhapsody snagged a spot alongside favorites The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Black Kkklansman.

Popular musical romance A Star Is Born and Dick Cheney biopic Vice finished with eight nominations each, while superhero blockbuster Black Panther finished with seven.

But, Thor believes "A Star is Born" is the favourite.

It's nearly that time again when the best movies of the year are honoured at the glitzy Oscars.

Yet Cooper didn't land a best director nomination for his work behind the camera - an omission that does not bode well for his film's chances of winning best picture.

Needless to say, Marvel Studios is feeling some kind of pride in the fact that they now make Oscar-level movies along with box office record-breaking ones.

The 2019 Academy Awards will be airing on Sunday (February 24).

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It's Oscars nominations day, which means we're roughly a month away from knowing who our 2019 Academy Awards winners will be. Nominated were Mahershala Ali ("Green Book"), Adam Driver ("BlacKkKlansman"), Richard E. Grant ("Can You Ever Forgive Me?") and Sam Rockwell ("Vice").

He definitely has a bright future behind the camera, but he'll have to wait for an Oscar nomination.

This year marks the seventh year in succession that at least one of Britain's three Corbould brothers - Chris, Neil and Paul - has been nominated in the best visual effects category.

Earlier today, Black Panther made history by becoming the first comic book adaptation to ever earn an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. Some had campaigned for Debra Granik ("Leave No Trace") or Chloe Zhao ("The Rider") to become the sixth woman ever nominated for best director. Instead the nominees were "Free Solo", "Hale County This Morning, This Evening", "Minding the Gap", "Of Fathers and Sons" and the Ruth Bader Ginsberg portrait "RBG".

Black Panther is up for best picture at this year's Oscars awards.

A happy surprise was a best actress nomination for breakout "Roma" star Yalitza Aparicio in her debut performance.

But that didn't cut much ice with the Academy, which has given Jon M Chu's film version of Kevin Kwan's best-seller precisely zero nominations. In addition to her buzz for "Mary Poppins Returns", the actress was widely considered a possibility for her supporting role in husband John Krasinski's smash horror film "A Quiet Place".

For the first time in Academy Awards history, there is still no host slated to emcee the upcoming ceremony.

The acclaimed documentary about the late Fred Rogers was nearly a lock to get an Oscar nomination.

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