'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead Oscars 2019 nominations

By: bbc
The Favorite and Roma get 10 nods each at 2019 Oscars
Rachel Weisz and Olivia Colman in The Favourite which has 10 nominations in 2019 Oscars

Olivia Colman's period comedy-drama The Favourite and Netflix's black-and-white epic Roma lead this year's Oscars race, with 10 nominations each.

The other contenders for the Oscars race include A Star Is Born and Vice with eight each, followed by Black Panther with seven.

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Black Panther is the first superhero movie to be nominated for best picture.

Colman is among the British acting nominees, alongside her co-star Rachel Weisz and Christian Bale for Vice.

Richard E Grant has received his first ever Oscars nomination, for best supporting actor for his role in the film Can You Ever Forgive Me?

The Withnail & I star was among the first 2019 nominees to be announced, alongside Mahershala Ali, Adam Driver, Sam Elliott and Sam Rockwell.

Weisz is up for best supporting actress, as are Amy Adams, Marina de Tavira, Regina King and Emma Stone.

The ceremony will take place on 24 February.