Breaking Down the Oscar Nominations

This morning's Oscar nominations marked a couple of firsts.

Black Panther became the first comic-based film to be nominated for Best Picture. But Ryan Coogler did not get a Best Director nod. The movie also got nominations for Best Costume Design, Best Production Design, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Original Score and Best Original Song.

Alfonso Cuaron's Roma nabbed Netflix its first Best Picture nomination. Among its other nods are Cuaron for Best Director and Yalitza Apariciofor Best Actress. Roma is tied for the most nominations overall, with 10. Since 2014 and including this morning, Netflix has gotten 14 nominations and two wins.

The Favourite also got 10 nods, including Best Picture, Best Director for Yorgos Lanthimos, Best Actress for Olivia Colman and Best Supporting Actress for Emma Stone.

Spike Lee got his first Best Director nomination, for BlacKkKlansman.

We'd be remiss if we didn't point out that A Star Is Born and Bohemian Rhapsody are big favorites this morning. Both are up for Best Picture. Lady Gaga is up for Best Actress and Bradley Cooper is up for Best Actor for their turns in A Star Is Born. Gaga could also pull in a Best Original Song trophy with her co-writers on "Shallow." And Rami Malek is nominated for Best Actor for his portrayal of Freddie Mercury.

The Oscars air live on ABC on February 24th.

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