'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead Oscar nominees

Published: January 22, 2019
Movie still from the film 'Roma'.

Movie still from the film 'Roma'.

LOS ANGELES: Netflix movie ‘Roma’ and British historical romp ‘The Favourite’ led nominations for the Oscars on Tuesday with 10 nods apiece.

They will compete for the top prize of best picture with ‘A Star is Born,‘Black Panther’, ‘Green Book’ ‘BlacKkKlansman’ ‘Vice’ and rock musical ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.

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Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron’s semiautobiographical tale ‘Roma’ was the first for streaming service Netflix Inc.

Shot entirely in Spanish and an indigenous Mexican dialect, it will also compete in the foreign language field.

‘Roma’ also won nominations for best director, lead actress Yalitza Aparicio, screenplay, and multiple editing nominations.

The Oscars, the highest awards in the movie industry, will be handed out in Hollywood on February 24.

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