Graphic shows nominations for the 2019 Academy Awards.
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Oscar nominations 2019

By Duncan Mil

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.

PUBLISHED: 22/01/2019; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Studio publicity pictures
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