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Oscars 2019: The big names to miss out on nominations

Oscars 2019: The big names to miss out on nominations

Click through the slideshow to see some of the biggest snubs from the 2019 Oscars nominations...

Spike Lee is finally getting some love at the Oscars, an honour Thor Diakow from Breakfast Television says is much deserved.

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Netflix must be celebrating today, with not only "Roma" pulling in 10 nominations but the Coen brothers receiving a nod for penning their anthology western film. Viggo Mortensen ("Green Book") and Cooper ("Star") are also contenders.

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Despite having directed over two dozen features, including a prolific string of modern classics like Do The Right Thing, Crooklyn and 25th Hour, Spike has been passed over year after year by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Science, even as some of his films have been nominated in other categories.

Real name Stefani Germanotta, the singer and actress has been nominated both for her acting as music following her role as Aly in A Star Is Born. "He did get Best Actor, and the film did pick up a Best Picture [nomination], but curiously he was left off that Best Director list".

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Here are a few interesting facts about the Oscars 2019 nominees. A Star Is Born is also among the top nominees, landing eight nods, including Best Actor for Bradley Cooper and Best Actress for Lady Gaga. So Tuesday´s announcement should give the race to the Academy Awards on February 24 a bit more clarity.

He definitely has a bright future behind the camera, but he'll have to wait for an Oscar nomination. That is one of the most competitive categories this year, but Carter has a helluva body of work behind her (including two previous nominations), so this could be a "it's her time" year in costume design.

Marvel's "Black Panther" appeared to break the superhero-film dearth in a marquee category by becoming the first comic book-based film to earn a best picture nomination. Green Book has five, scoring key notices (like Film Editing) and missing others (like Best Director).

A happy surprise was a best actress nomination for breakout "Roma" star Yalitza Aparicio in her debut performance.

At the age of 72, Paul Schrader - writer of such cinematic landmarks as Taxi Driver and Raging Bull - belatedly gets a nomination for his First Reformed screenplay. The 1954 and 1976 versions each got several Oscar nominations, but not for best picture. "It ticks off enough boxes to make people feel okay about themselves supporting it", she said, referring to the Marvel film´s mainly black cast, black director and boffo box-office numbers.

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