Netflix Gets First Best Picture Oscar Nomination for Roma
Netflix has finally earned an Oscar nomination for best film with Alfonso Cuaron Roma . The largest streaming service in the world is increasingly known for its original content in recent years. On the side of the film, this has been a game of chance, but really since Beasts of No Nation came out in 2015, they strive to mark a major love of the Academy, with the first prize always in mind. This year, they finally did it and they actually have a more than decent chance of winning.
Roma is not only the first Netflix movie in history to be nominated for the best film, it is at the head of the pack with ten nominations in total, tied with from The Favorite by Yorgos Lanthimos, who was also nominated for the most coveted prize in Hollywood. Other nominees in the category this year include Spike Lee's race-based racial drama BlacKkKlansman The Queen's Biopic Bohemian Rhapsody The controversial Peter Farrelly's book Green controversy Bradley Cooper's directorial debut A star was born Dick Cheney's biopic of Adam McKay Vice and Ryan Coogler's first superhero movie in the category.
This is an important step for Netflix, as the company has been facing a certain decline from its Hollywood counterparts, since it is primarily a streaming service and that they only release films. in theaters in limited engagements to qualify for prizes. Roma however, gave a much wider liberation than they usually do. Not only that, but they would also have exceeded the competition of several million during the season's awards campaign, which gave a considerable boost to the drama of the Spanish period of Alfonso Cuaron, acclaimed by the critics. This comes just five years after their first Oscar nomination for documentary The Square . Last year, Netflix made a big breakthrough for Mudbound which got several major appointments, but failed to figure in the best picture field.
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It's hard to think of a recent year in which there really is not had no favorite, or even exceptional, for the best movie at the Oscars. But this year, the race seems to be wide open and this means that Netflix is really well placed to win the great victory of Roma . That said, asking the Academy to award the first prize of the evening to a foreign film in black and white is a great request. However, if a movie can do it, it is this one. In fact, if Roma can withdraw that, it will be the first foreign-language film to win the Best Film Award.
The film was also nominated for best actress. (Yalitza Aparicio), Best Actress in a Supporting Role (Marina de Tavira), Best Director (Alfonso Cuaron), Foreign Language Film, Best Original Screenplay (Alfonso Cuaron), Best Picture, Best Set, Sound Editing and Mixing. At this point, Roma seems to be a lock for the film in a foreign language and should have a big night. But can he go to the end? We will know this during the broadcast of the 91st Oscars, which will take place on Sunday, February 24th.