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Mahershala Ali and Viggo Mortensen in “Green Book.”

The Academy Award nominations were announced Tuesday morning, and the awards season favorites (mostly) emerged triumphant, though there were a few snubs and surprises, too.

“Roma” (Alfonso Cuaron’s black-and-white Netflix film from Mexico) and “The Favourite” (Yorgos Lanthimos’ caustic costume drama) were the leaders, each scoring 10 nominations, including best picture and best director.

They were followed by fellow best picture nominees “A Star Is Born” and “Vice,” which got eight nominations apiece. “Black Panther,” also up for best picture (a first for a comic book movie), scored seven nominations.

The three additional best picture nominees are “BlacKkKlansman” (six nominations), “Bohemian Rhapsody” (five nominations) and “Green Book” (five).

Despite its relative want of nominations, “Green Book” appears to be our new best-picture front-runner, over earlier favorites “Roma” and “A Star Is Born.”

For two reasons:

1. “Green Book” just won the Producers Guild award, which has correctly predicted the best picture eight out of the last 10 years.

2. The Academy nominated “Green Book” for best editing but overlooked “Roma” and “Star Is Born” in the category, and it’s pretty rare for a film to win best picture without getting a best editing nomination. Since 1934, only 10 films have won the best picture without at least getting a nomination for editing.

“Green Book” rising to the top of the heap, especially amidst the recent controversy surrounding it, is a late-season surprise. Though a lot can happen between now and the Feb. 24 ceremony.

There were a handful of other surprises big and small throughout the nominations. The biggest has to be Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”) getting passed over for best director, as he at one point appeared to be a front-runner in the category. (Though he still earned best actor nomination.) His presumed director spot went to a surprise nominee: Pawel Pawlikowski, director of the Polish film “Cold War,” which also scored nominations for best foreign language film and best cinematography.

Besides Cooper, the most shocking snub was the Fred Rogers doc “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” not getting nominated for best documentary.

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Other snubs/surprises:

» Timothée Chalamet got no recognition for his “Beautiful Boy” performance, despite getting a SAG and Golden Globe nomination

» “First Man” got screwed out of the above-the-line categories. It got some much-deserved recognition for its technical merits, but Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy’s performances were ignored. Marina de Tavira (“Roma”) getting nominated over Foy for best supporting actress was unexpected.

» “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” got nominated for three awards: best adapted screenplay, best costumes, best song. That’s a much better run than anyone was anticipating for the Coens' Western.

» And in the most egregious (but not most surprising) snub of the day, Ethan Hawke was passed over for his role in “First Reformed,” easily the best male performance of last year. But whadayagonnado? 

Stray observations

» The Oscars have both a more populist and international flavor than usual this year. For starters, “Roma” still stands a good shot at winning best picture and an even better one at winning best director. It’s rare for a foreign-language film to get a best picture nomination, let alone be among the most-nominated films. Poland’s “Cold War” and Germany’s “Never Look Away” likewise got attention outside of the best foreign language film category.

» In terms of populism, the Oscars have at long last nominated a comic book movie for best picture: “Black Panther.” But their populist streak didn’t stop there. The category also includes a trio of crowd-pleasing hits produced by a major studio: “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Green Book” and “A Star Is Born.”

» Win or lose, “Roma” is a triumph for Netflix. The streaming giant has been trying to break into the Oscar race for years, finally winning an award last year: for the doping documentary “Icarus.” But a movie getting 10 nominations sets a new precedent for streaming services. Look for Netflix to expand its already ambitious program of feature films in the future. Netflix also did well with its Coen brothers Western, “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” Elsewhere in streaming, Hulu got a best-doc nomination for its superb coming-of-age film “Minding the Gap.”

» The main takeaway, I suppose, is that the Academy has actually done a better-than-usual job at recognizing diversity this year — in race and nationality, sure, but also in the many ways in which people are now watching good movies: be it at the mall multiplex, the arthouse theater or from the comfort of the living room sofa.

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Full list of nominees

Best Picture

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

“Vice”

Best Actor

Christian Bale (“Vice”)

Bradley Cooper (“A Star Is Born”)

Willem Dafoe (“At Eternity’s Gate”)

Rami Malek (“Bohemian Rhapsody”)

Viggo Mortensen (“Green Book”)

Best Actress

Yalitza Aparicio (“Roma”)

Glenn Close (“The Wife”)

Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”)

Lady Gaga (“A Star Is Born”)

Melissa McCarthy (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali (“Green Book”)

Adam Driver (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Sam Elliott (“A Star Is Born”)

Richard E. Grant (“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”)

Sam Rockwell (“Vice”)

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“Roma” tied with “The Favourite” for most Oscar nominations with 10, including best picture, best foreign language film and best director (Alfonso Cuaron).

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”)

Best Directing

Spike Lee (“BlacKkKlansman”)

Pawel Pawlikowski (“Cold War”)

Yorgos Lanthimos (“The Favourite”)

Alfonso Cuarón (“Roma”)

Adam McKay (“Vice”)

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Can You Ever Forgive Me?”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Original Screenplay

“The Favourite”

“First Reformed”

“Green Book”

“Roma”

“Vice”

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Peter Parker and Miles Morales in Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”

Best Animated Film

“Incredibles 2”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mirai”

“Ralph Breaks the Internet”

“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”

Best Cinematography

“Cold War”

“The Favourite”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Costume Design

“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

Best Documentary Feature

“Free Solo”

“Hale County This Morning, This Evening”

“Minding the Gap”

“Of Fathers and Sons”

“RBG”

Best Documentary Short Subject

“Black Sheep”

“End Game”

“Lifeboat”

“A Night at the Garden”

“Period. End of Sentence”

Best Film Editing

“BlacKkKlansman”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“The Favourite”

“Green Book”

“Vice”

Best Foreign-Language Film

“Capernaum”

“Cold War”

“Never Look Away”

“Roma”

“Shoplifters”

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Border”

“Mary Queen of Scots”

“Vice”

Best Original Score

“Black Panther”

“BlacKkKlansman”

“If Beale Street Could Talk”

“Isle of Dogs”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

Best Original Song

“All the Stars” (“Black Panther”)

“I’ll Fight” (“RBG”)

“The Place Where Lost Things Go” (“Mary Poppins Returns”)

“Shallow” (“A Star Is Born”)

“When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings” (“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs”)

Best Production Design

“Black Panther”

“The Favourite”

“First Man”

“Mary Poppins Returns”

“Roma”

Best Animated Short Film

“Animal Behaviour”

“Bao”

“Late Afternoon”

“One Small Step”

“Weekends”

Best Live-Action Short Film

“Detainment”

“Fauve”

“Marguerite”

“Mother”

“Skin”

Best Sound Editing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“A Quiet Place”

“Roma”

Best Sound Mixing

“Black Panther”

“Bohemian Rhapsody”

“First Man”

“Roma”

“A Star Is Born”

Best Visual Effects

“Avengers: Infinity War”

“Christopher Robin”

“First Man”

“Ready Player One”

“Solo: A Star Wars Story”

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