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Roma from Alfonso Cuaron is a black and white ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City

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Both films are up for best director and best picture, a first for streaming giant Netflix for Roma.

Popular musical romance A Star Is Born and Dick Cheney biopic Vice finished with eight nominations each, while superhero blockbuster Black Panther finished with seven.

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Colman, from Norwich, stars as Queen Anne in The Favourite, while Bale was recognised for his portrayal of controversial former USA vice-president Dick Cheney in Vice.

Best supporting actress: Amy Adams, "Vice"; Marina de Tavira, "Roma"; Regina King, "If Beale Street Could Talk"; Emma Stone, "The Favourite"; Rachel Weisz, "The Favourite".

Will "Black Panther" get a best picture nod? The Silence of the Lambs made history by being a horror movie that swept the Oscars, taking home Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.

Cooper was nominated for best actor for his portrayal of tormented country star Jackson Maine, and also for adapted screenplay as a co-writer and in the best picture category as a producer.

Despite the overwhelming popularity of comic book movies, they had previously been shunned from Hollywood's top honor to the consternation of some industry insiders.

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Staying with the Best Documentary category, Three Identical Strangers, the project directed by Tim Wardle which explores the remarkable story of triplets who became separated at birth but reunited years later, also misses out.

Small wonder she is now the bookies' favourite to finally get her hands on Oscar by pipping Lady Gaga and Olivia Colman to this year's best actress statuette.

Denzel Washington's son John David Washington, 34, played Stallworth in the film, and Adam Driver, 35, played the white officer who posed as him in public. Instead the nominees were "Free Solo", "Hale County This Morning, This Evening", "Minding the Gap", "Of Fathers and Sons" and the Ruth Bader Ginsberg portrait "RBG". Should this groundbreaking nomination have been given to an earlier film?

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The acclaimed documentary about the late Fred Rogers was nearly a lock to get an Oscar nomination.

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