Oscars 2019: Biggest snubs and surprises from the Academy Award nominations

Roma from Alfonso Cuaron is a black and white ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City

Roma from Alfonso Cuaron is a black and white ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City

But the statistical quirks that the annual event throws up can be as intriguing as tracking which movies get the most nods. His score for Black Panther earned him a fourth Grammy nomination for best movie soundtrack.

For best actress, Glenn Close's momentum is soaring after her twin Globe and Critics' Choice wins for The Wife, in which she plays a woman author whose marriage boils over when her writer husband wins the Nobel Prize.

But that didn't cut much ice with the Academy, which has given Jon M Chu's film version of Kevin Kwan's best-seller precisely zero nominations.

Black Panther is up for best picture at this year's Oscars awards.

By comparison, Amazon Studios - which had already broken through in the best picture category in 2017 with "Manchester by the Sea" - earned three nominations for steamy Polish love story "Cold War". While it's not a complete shock to see Collette's name missing from this year's list of nominees (Charlize Theron was also blatantly ignored, for Tully, but that's another conversation), fans have expressed their disdain for this dismal omission via Twitter because, well, it's super-rude. There were rumblings that Christopher Nolan's dark and gritty bat-flick would make history, break the mold, and become the first comic book property nominated for Best Picture.

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Here are the 9 theatrical superhero films of 2018, ranked from worst to best. Its path to Best Picture is now looking like a pretty clear one. This is our reaction the first time we saw footage from the film and we're feeling this way all over again today! She wasn't as prominent or prevalent on the Oscar campaign, so you actually had to watch Roma to see how great she is, and how both performances feed off each other.

Here are a few interesting facts about the Oscars 2019 nominees.

Ten years ago, The Dark Knight's omission from the best picture line-up was one of the reasons why the Academy chose to expand the number of nominees in that category from a mere five titles. Lee has previously been nominated in the Best Original Screenplay and Best Documentary Feature categories.

He joins illustrious company with his achievement: Warren Beatty did the same, scoring four nominations in four different categories - twice - for "Heaven Can Wait" and "Reds". "The characters in Wakanda are kind of like Generation Y, these older millennials are inheriting our country", he said. Everyone wanted to take another look at Lady Gaga, who was also fêted for co-writing the popular ballad "Shallow", but Bradley Cooper will go to bed tonight with only a fraction of the nominations he was expected to garner.

Instead, the Best Original Score nominees are all film-score lifers, including longtime Spike Lee collaborator Terrance Blanchard, for BlacKkKlansman, and Childish Gambino collaborator Ludwig Goransson, for Black Panther.

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