Oscar nominees announced, 'Roma' and 'The Favourite' lead the pack

The nominations were announced on Tuesday afternoon by Tracee Ellis Ross and Kumail Nanjiani.

The coveted gold statuette at the Academy Awards. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES - Alfonso Cuaron's Roma, an ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp The Favourite on Tuesday topped the Oscar nominations with 10 each.

Popular musical romance A Star Is Born finished with eight nominations - though star and filmmaker Bradley Cooper was notably denied a nod for his directing debut.

The awards will be handed out on 24 February in Hollywood.

Nominees for the best picture Oscar:

Black Panther

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody

The Favourite

Green Book

Roma

A Star Is Born

Vice

Nominees for the best director Oscar:

Spike Lee BlacKkKlansman

Pawel Pawlikowski Cold War

Yorgos Lanthimos The Favourite

Alfonso Cuaron Roma

Adam McKay Vice

Nominees for the best actress Oscar:

Yalitza Aparicio Roma

Glenn Close The Wife

Olivia Colman The Favourite

Lady Gaga A Star Is Born

Melissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Nominees for the best actor Oscar:

Christian Bale Vice

Bradley Cooper A Star Is Born

Willem Dafoe At Eternity's Gate

Rami Malek Bohemian Rhapsody

Viggo Mortensen Green Book

Nominees for the best supporting actress Oscar:

Amy Adams Vice

Marina de Tavira Roma

Regina King If Beale Street Could Talk

Emma Stone The Favourite

Rachel Weisz The Favourite

Nominees for the best supporting actor Oscar:

Mahershala Ali Green Book

Adam Driver BlacKkKlansman

Sam Elliott A Star Is Born

Richard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Sam RockwellVice

Nominees for the best foreign language film Oscar:

Capernaum (Lebanon)

Cold War (Poland)

Never Look Away (Germany)

Roma (Mexico)

Shoplifters (Japan)