Black Panther breaks the glass ceiling of the superheroes

In 2009, the absence of Batman, the dark knight of Christopher Nolan to the list of contenders for the Oscar for best film were so angry moviegoers that the academy of the Oscars had agreed that its premier class pass of five be appointed to ten. The idea? Give a boost to genre films. Since this category can vary between seven and ten lucky elected according to the votes. Black Panther and the hero wakandais Marvel are the first to break the glass ceiling, and harvested a total of seven nominations. Their success at the box-office, their cultural impact, the echo given by the director Ryan Coogler with the struggle for civil rights has a lot to do.

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Where are the women?

nine decades, only five directors have managed to impose their name in the category best director. None of them went home with the statuette. Or Jane Campion or Kathryn Bigelow. And this is not the raw 2019, which will report these statistics. The five positions of the category have been allocated to directors (majority foreign). And despite the quality of the works led this year by metteuses director: Mary Stuart, queen of Scotland of Josie Rourke, The Rider of Chloe Zhao, Can You Ever Forgive Me? by Marielle Heller, Destroyer of Karyn Kusama.

Netflix is no longer put to the index

Forgot the label of “persona non grata” in Cannes, with a gold Lion in Venice, and ten nominations for Roma of Alfonso Cuaron, including the coveted Oscar for best film, Netflix made its entry irreversible in the seraglio of the studios. Sign that the reluctance to fall, despite a promotion discrete The Ballad of Buster Scruggs of the Coen brothers has received three citations, including one surprise of the best adaptation. To this total, add the two selections side documentary. With 15 chances of the statuette, Netflix is on a par with the Fox ( Bohemian Rhapsody, Favorite ). This good vintage will no doubt not an isolated case: Netflix became this week the first platform SVOD to join the association Motion Picture Association of America, which represents the interests of hollywood studios.

Alfonso Cuaron swiss army knife, a walk to the record.

Not only is his childhood story Roma is the winner this season. But the director is appointed as a staff four times (producer, direction, script, photography). A record of caps only reached by Warren Beatty, Alan Menken, and the Coen brothers. If Roma had been appointed to the statuette for best editing, this would have made five appointments to the name of the Mexican. Only Walt Disney has been able to do better with six direct quotes!

Viva Mexico!

The heroes of Roma Marina de Tavira and Yalitza Aparicio are only the fifth and sixth actors of mexican descent to be named. A single, Lupita’nyong o 12 Years a Slave , has already won. To this day, none of the 11 actresses in Latin american in the running for the Oscars have managed to get a second appointment. Unlike their confreres: Benicio del Toro, Anthony Quinn and Jose Ferrer. Only Babel Alejandro Iñárritu has, as a Roma , saw two actresses do not speak English and retain the attention of the Academy. It was the Japanese Rinko Kikuchi and Mexican Adriana Barrazane.

Good losers

Named to seven times for an Oscar, Glenn Close holds the unenviable record of the actress’s most-cited and left empty-handed from the gala. If she won the statuette on 24 February for his performance as a wife sacrificed in The Wife , this crown unlucky could come back to Amy Adams, if the latter fails to realize his nomination for Vice !

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