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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In photos: India welcomes president with massive "Namaste Trump" rally

First Lady Melania Trump, President Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi attend the "Namaste Trump" rally at Sardar Patel Stadium in Motera, on the outskirts of Ahmedabad, on Monday. Photo: Mandel Ngan/AFP via Getty Images

President Trump was addressing a massive rally after arriving with members of the U.S. first family in Ahmedabad, northwest India, Monday for a two-day visit.

Why it matters: The countries are forging deeper ties, particularly in the military dimension, as India’s location, size and economic growth making it the "obvious counterweight to China" for American policymakers, per Axios' Dave Lawler and Zachary Basu. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is demonstrating the importance of the visit by holding a "Namaste Trump Rally" at a packed 110,000-capacity Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad — the world's largest cricket venue.

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Concern over coronavirus spread: Italy, South Korea and Iran report more cases

Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins, the CDC, and China's Health Ministry. Note: China numbers are for the mainland only and U.S. numbers include repatriated citizens.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in South Korea, Italy and Iran jumped on Sunday as infections in mainland China continued to grow, the latest figures show.

The big picture: As South Korea and Italy stepped up emergency measures amid rising case numbers, World Health Organization officials expressed concern about infections with no clear link to China. COVID-19 has killed at least 2,619 people and infected almost 80,000 others, with all but 27 deaths occurring in mainland China.

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Sanders reveals free childcare plan for preschoolers

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders speaks during a campaign rally on Saturday in El Paso, Texas. Photo: Cengiz Yar/Getty Images

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders announced on CBS' "60 Minutes" Sunday a new plan to guarantee free child care and pre-kindergarten to all American children from infancy to age four.

Details: In the wide-ranging interview, Sanders told Anderson Cooper he planned to pay for universal childcare with a wealth tax. "It's taxes on billionaires," he said.

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