Fun facts and figures from this year's Oscar nominations

Hollywood’s awards season has been an especially combustible one too

Every year, there's a laundry list of films, filmmakers, actors and actresses who, despite being absolutely deserving, don't score an Oscar nomination.

Here's a rundown of some of the most interesting.

- "Roma" is the first Netflix film to be nominated for best picture.

Yalitza Aparicio plays Cleo in Roma, Netflix's film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film, featuring Michael B Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Forrest Whitaker, Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright among others, received praise from both the critics and the audiences for its authentic portrayal of African culture. In the Best Picture category, the film is pitted against The Favourite, Vice, Roma, Green Book, A Star Is Born, BlacKkKlansman and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Lee's nomination marks him as just the sixth black director to be nominated in the Best Picture category.

With the 91st Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences achieved a series of historical firsts and set up a few records to be broken. Jenkins was shut out of the Best Director category as well. However, that's one of the only places that genre got its due.

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In the directing category, Cold War's Pawel Pawlikowski and Vice's Adam McKay complete the shortlist alongside Lee, Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) and Alfonso Cuaron (Roma).

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You can always count on the Academy to do the right thing - eventually.

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.

Getting a nomination, of course, is no guarantee you'll end up taking home an award.

Screenwriter Tony McNamara was nominated for Best Original Screenplay for The Favourite, while Fiona Crombie was nominated for Best Production Design on the same movie, which also received a nod for Best Picture.

Marvel, too, joined the club with Black Panther, the first superhero movie ever nominated for Best Picture.

Romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians was a huge hit around the world and prompted much discussion about the representation of minorities on film. Its recognition in various technical areas helped it to nab seven nominations today but the Academy decided that eight would have been more than enough.

Roma and The Favourite lead the 2019 Oscar Ballot with 10 nominations each. No one is scheduled to host this year's ceremony. Before landing five nominations Tuesday, "Green Book" - which has been criticized for relying on racial tropes - won the top award from the Producers Guild, an honor that has been a reliable Oscar barometer. The limitations of her role can't stand up to the expansiveness of those other parts, and more and more it looks like First Man will be dinged forever for stranding such a talented actress in such a small, conventional part (Damien Chazelle can't write women well, perhaps he should consider collaborating with more women). In the years before, Netflix had just a handful of nominations, all in documentary categories.

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