Oscar nominations 2019
January 22, 2019 -- The critically acclaimed Netflix film “Roma” landed a best picture Academy Award nomination and several other nods Tuesday morning as the streaming service continued breaking through old Hollywood barriers.
Meanwhile, Disney’s “Black Panther,” a part of the studio’s Marvel Cinematic Universe, scored the first-ever best picture nomination for a superhero movie.
The Academy of Motion Pictures is reportedly planning to go host-less following the exit of actor and comedian Kevin Hart who pulled out after a social media storm surrounding homophobic remarks he had posted years previously.
Last year, the Oscars hit a new ratings low, declining 20 percent and averaging 26.5 million viewers. Though ratings for award shows have generally been dropping, the downturn prompted the academy to revamp this year’s telecast.