Netflix will not only be representing the streaming services at this year’s Academy Awards, it will be leading the way among all contenders as it picked up 10 Oscar nominations on Tuesday for “Roma.”
Netflix got its first-ever best picture nomination, as “Roma” — a black and white film about life in 1970s Mexico — was one of eight pictures to make the top category.
Other nominations for “Roma” included star Yaliza Aparicio for best actress, director Alfonso Cuarón, and best cinematography and original screenplay.
GOOD MORNING, BEAUTIFUL WORLD.
I’m very excited to share that ROMA has been nominated for 10 Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director – @AlfonsoCuaron, Best Actress – @YalitzaAparicio, Best Supporting Actress – @MarDeTavira, and Best Original Screenplay! pic.twitter.com/cHPJYBQq7o
— Netflix Film (@NetflixFilm) January 22, 2019
Netflix also collected nominations for “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” a Coen Brothers film. The collection of Wild West stories was recognized for adapted screenplay, original song and costume design.
Amazon was shut out this year. Amazon Studios won three Oscars in 2017 and last year had a single nomination.
See the complete list of Oscar nominations here.