With the 91st Oscar nominations, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences achieved a series of historical firsts and set up a few records to be broken.
In addition "Green Book's" best picture nod, Mortensen scored a nomination for best actor, as did Ali for supporting actor. First Man's Claire Foy and Ryan Gosling similarly saw no awards love from the Oscars, as the film recieved mostly disappointing nominations outside of a VFX nod.
The Oscars will be broadcast live from Los Angeles's Dolby Theater on February 24 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.
Here's a look at some of the biggest snubs and surprises. However, with a Best Picture nomination for Black Panther, the first ever for a superhero movie, there's at least one major step forward for genre movies already thanks to this year's Oscars. The Coen brothers were nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Mary Zophres picked up a nomination for Best Costume Design and one of the film's many songs "When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings" was nominated for Best Original Song.
Or it was until it didn't Tuesday morning, while "RBG" and "Free Solo" both scored honors in the documentary category.
The academy rightfully recognized directors Spike Lee, Paweł Pawlikowski, Yorgos Lanthimos, Alfonso Cuarón and Adam McKay in the best director category.
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- This is the second of Hollywood's four versions of "A Star Is Born", to get a best picture nomination, along with the 1937 original.
Melissa McCarthy, Can You Ever Forgive Me? Debra Granik's Leave No Trace even has a 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. It's also amusing to look back and remember that although we ended up with a whopping nine major theatrical superhero movies, we nearly had eleven.
Spike's son Jackson Lee, 22, caught the iconoclastic director bursting with excitement at the long overdue recognition. However, his very timely BlacKkKlansman proved it had the winning recipe.
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And with "BlacKkKlansman's" positioning in the best picture category, Lee could also win for co-producing the film with Sean McKittrick, Jason Blum, Raymond Mansfield and Jordan Peele.
"Roma" was helped by two acting nominations for actress Yalitza Aparicio and supporting actress Marina de Tavira. Blunt's rave reviews and inclusion at the Golden Globes, Critics' Choice and the Screen Actors Guild Awards made her a seemingly safe bet for the Oscars. "Their raised profile and heightened desirability make them "must see" films for fans who want to keep up with the Oscar race". They could just watch them at home.