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Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Bradley Cooper, Netflix and ‘Black Panther’

Oscar Snubs and Surprises: Bradley Cooper, Netflix and ‘Black Panther’

“Roma” and “The Favourite” led the Oscar nominations Tuesday morning, but which expected nominees missed the mark? Below, your Carpetbagger runs through some of the highest-profile snubs and surprises.

Though Netflix shows are regularly showered with Emmy nominations, best picture recognition at the Oscars has eluded the company until now. On Tuesday, “Roma” earned Netflix its first nomination for Oscar’s top prize, as well as a great many other nominations, including lead actress for Yalitza Aparicio and supporting actress for Marina de Tavira, both of whom had been snubbed by the Screen Actors Guild. One notable academy snub? Editing. Yes, Alfonso Cuarón’s film is mostly composed of languid long takes, but an editing nomination is often considered a key milestone on the way to a best picture win. Then again, “Green Book” and “A Star Is Born” didn’t crack the category, either.

After a robust year for documentaries at the box office, many pundits assumed that “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?,” Morgan Neville’s documentary about the children’s show host Mister Rogers, would be the feel-good favorite. Well, don’t take your shoes off just yet: Neville’s film was one of this morning’s most shocking snubs. With “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” out, could the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary “RBG” become the new front-runner? In addition to its best documentary nomination, it also picked up a nomination for best song.

This race-relations dramedy pulled out an upset win at the Producers Guild of America last weekend, so I wondered if it might show up in some unexpected categories on Tuesday, signaling real Oscar strength. While “Green Book” did score nominations for best picture and best original screenplay, as well as for the actors Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali, it didn’t crack the lineups for director or supporting actress. The Producers Guild honor usually foretells the winner of the best picture Oscar, but will that still hold true this year? In a month, we’ll find out.

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