Oscar Nominations 2019: ‘Roma’ and ‘The Favourite’ Lead the Way

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Reprinted from The New York Times by Brooks Barnes on January 22, 2019.

Netflix finally cracked the Academy Awards.

After years of aggressive campaigning, the streaming service received its first-ever nomination for best picture on January 22, with Oscar voters naming Roma as one of the best movies of 2018.

The meditative black-and-white film about life in Mexico in the 1970s — which officially has ticket sales of zero, since Netflix does not release its films in a traditional manner — received 10 nominations over all, including for Alfonso Cuarón’s direction, cinematography, original screenplay. …

Compared with years past, when academy voters came under repeated #OscarsSoWhite attack for failing to nominate films that focused on black characters, the best-picture selections were remarkably diverse. Besides the foreign-language Roma, there was Black Panther, which celebrates black culture. Gay rights groups have praised The Favourite for its depiction of a lesbian love triangle. A Star Is Born is about a woman on the rise. …


The nominees for Best Film Editing are
BLACKKKLANSMAN; Barry Alexander Brown
THE FAVOURITE; Yorgos Mavropsaridis
GREEN BOOK; Patrick Don Vito
VICE; Hank Corwin

The nominees for Best Sound Editing are
BLACK PANTHER; Benjamin Burtt and Steve Boeddeker
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone
FIRST MAN; Ai-Ling Lee and Mildred Iatrou Morgan
A QUIET PLACE; Ethan Van der Ryn and Erik Aadahl
ROMA; Sergio Díaz and Skip Lievsay
The nominees for Best Sound Mixing are
BLACK PANTHER; Steve Boeddeker, Brandon Proctor and Peter Devlin
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY; Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali
FIRST MAN; Jon Taylor, Frank Montaño, Ai-Ling Lee and Mary Ellis
ROMA; Skip Lievsay, Craig Henighan and José Antonio García
A STAR IS BORN; Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic, Jason Ruder and Steve Morrow

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