Rome, by Alfonso Cuarón, has won ten Oscar nominations. For the fifth time, a film competes for the best film and best foreign language film in the same edition. Nobody has achieved the double - they have always won the best foreign language film award - and never a film that was not in English has won the great award. The Mexican drama is a candidate for the two Oscar of sound, the best actress (Yalitza Aparicio), best secondary actress (Marina de Tavira), production design, best film, best foreign-language film, direction, photography and original screenplay. last five nominations for Cuarón. Only another foreign-language film had achieved so many nominations: Tiger and dragon. Netflix, the digital platform that has produced Rome, It is clear that it is his moment, and he has bet all his advertising power to win the main prize with the Mexican film. The Oscars, which reach its 91st edition, will be delivered on Sunday February 24 at the Dolby Theater.
Against Rome compete for best movie Black Panther, Green Book, Infiltrated in the KKKlan, Bohemian Rhapsody, The favorite, A star is born Y The vice of power. It is the first time that a superhero movie (Black Panther) falls into this category. In a better direction for the first time Spike Lee is nominated (although this is the fifth time he has made the Oscars), thanks to Infiltrated in the KKKlan. With Lee are Cuarón, Pawel Pawlikowski for Cold War (one of the surprises), Yorgos Lanthimos with The favourite and Adam McKay for The vice of power. For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, two of the five candidates for best direction are also in foreign-language films.
By candidacies, The favourite he has made another ten selections (but two of his actresses compete against each other in high school), and with eight they are Green Book (which has won the producers' guild award for best film) and Bohemian Rhapsody. With seven stays Black Panther and with six, Infiltrated in the KKKlan.
Yalizta Aparicio, the protagonist of Rome, compete against Glenn Close (The good wife), Olivia Colman (The favourite), Lady Gaga (A star has been born) and Melissa McCarthy (Can you forgive me one day?). Close, who leads the polls, has achieved his seventh candidacy. He has never won.
As for De Tavira, his rivals are Amy Adams (The vice of power), Emma Stone (The favourite), Rachel Weisz (The favorite) and Regina King (The blues of Beale Street).
Cold War, of Polish Pawel Pawlikowski, has won three nominations: a photograph, address and foreign language film. In that category the favorite is, of course, Rome, and against this couple they dispute the Oscar A family affair, of the Japanese Hirokazu Kore-eda (the winner of the Palme d'Or of Cannes), Capernaum, of the Lebanese Nadine Labaki (jury prize at the French festival) and The shadow of the past, of the German Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, who already won the Oscar with Other people's lives. The shadow of the past he has also achieved a nomination for better photography.
The best actor, the favorite, Christian Bale, for The vice of power, compete against Willem Dafoe (Van Gogh, at the gates of eternity), Viggo Mortensen (Green Book), Rami Malek (Bohemian Rhapsody) and Bradley Cooper, for A star has been born. Only Cooper plays a fictional character -though inspired by Eddie Vedder, of Pearl Jam-, the rest are recreations of real people. In the secondary section, Sam Rockwell (The vice of power), Sam Elliott (A star has been born), Richard E. Grant (Can you forgive me one day), Adam Driver (Infiltrated in the KKKlan) and Mahershala Ali (Green Book). Exactly like the protagonists: only Elliott gives life to a role of fiction, the rest resuscitate historical figures.
The Spanish Rodrigo Sorogoyen has entered the section for best fiction short thanks to Mother, with which he won the Goya last year, and whose continuation in feature film format has just finished. It is the seventh time that a Spanish filmmaker has entered this category, although none has achieved the Oscar.