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All the #OscarNoms facts as 'Black Panther' makes history

All the #OscarNoms facts as 'Black Panther' makes history

- Sam Elliott's first Oscar nomination - for best supporting actor in "A Star Is Born" - comes 50 years after his first acting credit, on the TV series "Judd for the Defense".

Yet Cooper didn't land a best director nomination for his work behind the camera - an omission that does not bode well for his film's chances of winning best picture.

Directed by Ryan Coogler from a script he co-wrote with Joe Robert Cole, Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke, Sterling K. Brown, Florence Kasumba, John Kani, with Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, and Andy Serkis. Only four movies have won Best Picture without their director getting nominated, with Ben Affleck's Argo the most recent example.

Actor and director Bradley Cooper poses for photographers as he arrives for the National Board of Review Awards gala in New York City, New York, U.S., January 8, 2019.

But Gaga and Olivia Colman, who plays Queen Anne in The Favourite, are expected to give her a fight, along with breakout Roma star Yalitza Aparicio and dark house Melissa McCarthy (Can You Ever Forgive Me?).

The addiction drama "Beautiful Boy" and the conversion therapy film "Boy Erased" may not have been anyone's front runners, but it was a little surprising that neither Timothee Chalamet nor Lucas Hedges got acting nominations.

"Incredibly, Spike Lee with more than 30 years under his belt, 61 years old, dozens of films, he'd only been nominated once for an Oscar in his entire career - that was for screenplay in 1989 with the movie "Do the Right Thing". The history-making nomination for Best Picture is a breath of fresh air considering the rest of the nominations were less - how should we say - shocking?

Emily Blunt has never been nominated for an Oscar.

Click through the slideshow to see some of the biggest snubs from the 2019 Oscars nominations... Fortunately, Adam Driver was.

Beyond its best picture nomination, "Black Panther" earned nods for costume design, original score, original song (rapper Kendrick Lamar is a nominee in that category), production design, and sound mixing and editing.

Lady Gaga in a scene from the latest reboot of "A Star is Born". The number of female directorial nominees in the 91-year history of the Oscars remains five.

Not really a surprise since the film has been campaigning HARD for this, and it's well deserved considered the cultural importance and success of the Marvel film. Blunt was forced to remain silent for most of the movie.

In August, the Academy - under fire for being too elitist - announced it would add a "best popular film" award.

For the second straight year, Fox Searchlight (which released last year's victor, "The Shape of Water") topped all studios, even as it and its parent studio, 20th Century Fox are in the process of being acquired by the Walt Disney Co.

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