The historic firsts of the 2019 Oscar nominations

The Oscars will be held on February 24 this year and producers have faced a challenging few months to get there

But don't feel too bad for him; Cooper also scored Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture nods for the film.

It is the tenth foreign language film nominated for best picture. And Roma and The Favourite led the way with ten nominations apiece, and both of those movies only feature men in supporting roles, so this is maybe the first time the Oscar leaders are women's narratives.

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A Star Is Born is expected to top the nominations with its star Lady Gaga considered a lock for a Best Actress nomination. Apart from the Best Picture nomination, Marvel Studios' movie Avengers: Infinity War has also found a nomination this year. (AMZN.O) had a best-picture nominee with 2016's "Manchester by the Sea" but did not win.

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. Netflix altered its policy for "Roma" and two other films, premiering them first in theaters.

After directing for decades, Spike Lee received his first best director nomination.

And in a pair of snubs of note to Oscar prognosticators considering the category's tendency to match up with Best Picture, the omission of Roma and A Star Is Born in the Best Editing category led to some raised eyebrows.

The Mexican theatre actress hadn't landed an acting nomination for her work in Roma all awards season, but clearly she was still on the Academy's radar.

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The nominees for best actor are Bradley Cooper, Christian Bale ("Vice"), Willem Dafoe ("At Eternity's Gate"), Rami Malek ("Bohemian Rhapsody") and Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book").

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio in a scene from the film "Roma", by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. The fifth spot in Supporting Actress was open (after you figure Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Regina King as locks), and it looked to be Foy's, but that nomination did not materialize. Notably snubbed was Timothy Chalamet ("Beautiful Boy").

In just over 24 hours from the time of writing, the 91st Academy Awards ceremony comes that bit closer.

Some film contenders, like Peter Farrelly's "Green Book" and the Freddie Mercury biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", have suffered waves upon waves of backlash, even as their awards tallies have mounted.

It's nearly that time again when the best movies of the year are honoured at the glitzy Oscars. Will "A Star Is Born" rebound from a thumping at the Golden Globes? Despite an enviable string of awards and more than $400 million in worldwide box office, Cooper's lauded remake was nearly totally ignored at the Golden Globes.

As the famous saying goes.

The Oscars a year ago hit a new ratings low, declining 20 percent and averaging 26.5 million viewers.

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