Netflix is officially running with the big dawgz now. This morning, the streaming service got its FIRST EVER Oscar nomination for Best Picture. And, TBH, we kinda feel like proud parents. After all, Netflix is what we dedicate the love and attention *some people* might give to a child. Netflix got the Oscar nod for Roma, a drama written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón.
The Netflix original movie began streaming on Dec. 14. Set in the early 1970s, Roma tells the story of live-in housekeeper working for a middle-class family. The film takes place in Mexico City's well-known Roma neighborhood. Roma is loosely based on Cuarón's own childhood in the Mexican capital.
Roma didn't stop with its Best Picture nomination. Other Oscar nods include Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography. Actress Yalitza Aparicio earned a Best Lead Actress nomination for her role as maid Cleo Gutiérrez.
In fact, Roma is tied with The Favourite for the most nominations of the year. Historically, that makes it a lead contender for Best Picture. Despite its success at other award shows, Roma has a bit of an uphill battle ahead of it. The movie is in Spanish, and to date, no foreign language film has ever won the Oscar for Best Picture.
But, we're not counting Roma out just yet. It's already made history as the first Netflix movie to compete in the Oscar's Best Picture category. We're excited to see if Roma can continue defying the odds.