‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Lead Oscar Music Nominations

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Lead Oscar Music Nominations

‘A Star Is Born,’ ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Lead Oscar Music Nominations

If you are a fan of the prestigious Oscars aka The Academy Awards, you will remember the heartbreaking moment when Christopher Nolan's 2008 superhero film, The Dark Knight was snubbed off of a Best Picture nomination. Lady Gaga grabbed two nominations, and will take on six-time nominee Glenn Close as both women hope to walk home with their first Oscar when the winners are announced on February 24 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles. Other Mexican actors to receive the distinction include Adriana Barraza ("Babel"), Anthony Quinn (who received four nominations over his career), Katy Jurado ("Broken Lance") and Demián Bichir ("A Better Life"). In 2014, "12 Years A Slave" director Steve McQueen took home the award for best picture, but not best director.

With one big exception, which Duana will be posting about later, this morning's Oscar nominations are nearly entirely acceptable.

For best actress, 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. An Oscar win would burnish Netflix's credibility as a go-to place for top-tier original films. And Roma also landed both actress nominations, with breakthrough performer Yalitza Aparicio getting a Best Actress nomination and Marina de Tavira scoring in Best Supporting Actress.

It's a time-honored (and fun!) tradition to complain about everything and everyone that didn't get nominated for an Oscar, rather than salute the deserving films and actors/actresses that did.

'Huge congratulations to all the nominees and we are especially delighted that Yorgos got the nod for director - more than with most movies, it's all down to him'. This will be a quiet Oscar night for her indeed.

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The company's Netflix Film Twitter account tweeted out the nominations this morning. The fifth spot in Supporting Actress was open (after you figure Amy Adams, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz, and Regina King as locks), and it looked to be Foy's, but that nomination did not materialize.

There are always surprises in the Oscars' original song and original score categories, and this year is no exception: There were no nods for Dolly Parton or "First Man".

Black Panther will be up against BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born and Vice in the Best Picture category. The 2018 Oscars can do what the 1989 Oscars didn't and recognize Spike Lee as one of the best American filmmakers working today. A star is born, indeed.

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