Jan 22, 2019

Netflix's "Roma" snags 10 Oscar nominations

Alfonso Cuarón poses with Golden Globe Awards. Photo: Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Netflix’s “Roma” scored 10 Oscar nominations Tuesday, including its director and cinematographer Alfonso Cuarón snagging best picture, director and cinematographer nods.

Why it matters: If "Roma” were to win best picture, it would become the first foreign language film to ever win in the category, as well as a huge win for Netflix.

Full list of Roma nominations:
  1. Best picture
  2. Alfonso Cuarón for best director
  3. Yalitza Aparicio for lead actress
  4. Marina de Tavira for supporting actress
  5. Alfonso Cuarón for original screenplay
  6. Alfonso Cuarón for cinematography
  7. Best foreign language film
  8. Sound editing
  9. Sound mixing
  10. Production design

More firsts for 2019 Oscar nominations:

  • "RBG" is the first time CNN Films is up for the best documentary feature.
  • Marvel's "Black Panther" marks the first time a superhero movie has received a best picture nomination

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A protest near the White House on Sunday night. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

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Driving the news: The violence got so bad over the weekend that on Sunday the Cleveland police said the media was not allowed downtown unless "they are inside their place of business" — drawing ire from news outlets around the country, who argued that such access is a critical part of adequately covering protests.

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President Trump at Cape Canaveral on May 30. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

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Behind the scenes: The situation changed dramatically a few hours later, after prominent conservative allies of the president, such as his friend media commentator Dan Bongino, publicly urged a tough response against people associated with antifa (short for "anti-fascist").