91st Academy Awards Stats & Trivia – Roma, Black Panther, More

NextBestPicture.com has a very interesting list of Oscar facts from this year’s nominations. Among the highlights:

– ”Black Panther’s” Best Picture nomination is historic: it’s the first ever superhero film (and film based on a comic book) to be nominated for Best Picture. “The Dark Knight” was the closest in 2008, and its snub is largely what led to the expansion of the Best Picture category from five to ten nominees (and now between 8-10).

– ​”Roma’s” Best Picture nomination marks a significant moment in film history, as it’s the first-ever film nominated in Best Picture primarily released via streaming service.

– After his nominations for “Do The Right Thing” and “BlacKkKlansman,” Spike Lee is now tied for the third longest gap between writing nominations at 29 years, tying Julius Epstein (Casablanca, Pete ‘n’ Tillie). David Lean (37 years between Great Expectations and Passage to India) and Larry McMurtry (34 years between “The Last Picture Show,” and “Brokeback Mountain”) have a bigger gap.

Check them all out Right Here.

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