'Roma' and 'The Favourite' top 91st Oscar nominations with 10 nods each


Mexican filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron's semi-autobiographical black-and-white drama, "Roma", and Yorgos Lanthimos' dark comedy, "The Favourite", have topped the 91st Academy Awards nominations with 10 nods each.

The Oscar nominations were announced last night. "Roma", Cuaron's memoir of childhood set in 1970s Mexico City, scored nominations in best picture, best director, best actress played by Yalitza Aparicio, best foreign language film among others.

The film has also created history by becoming the first Netflix project to get nominated in the best picture category where it will compete with "Black Panther", "The Favourite" and "Vice".

"Black Panther" became the first superhero film to be nominated in the best picture category.
"The Favourite", which revolves around 18th century British monarch Queen Anne, has bagged nominations in best actress played by Olivia Colman, original screenplay, film editing, apart from nods in best picture and best director among others.

"Period. End of Sentence", a film on menstruation, set in India, has earned a nomination in the Documentary Short Subject category. The film has been directed by award-winning filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi.

The 26-minute film is about women in India fighting against the deeply rooted stigma of menstruation. It follows girls and women in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh and their experience with the installation of a pad machine in their village. (AIR)