Netflix crashed the Oscars party on Tuesday with 15 total Academy Award nominations, including the streaming platform's first-ever for best picture.
Alfonso Cuarón's Roma, the director's semi-autobiographical drama about a family in Mexico City and the caregiver who holds them together, scored 10 nominations, tied with The Favourite for the most by any movie this year. Roma earned a nominations for best picture, best director for Cuarón, best original screenplay (also for Cuarón), best cinematography (ditto for Cuarón), best actress for star Yalitza Aparicio, best supporting actress for costar Marina De Tavira, best foreign language film, best production design, best sound editing and best sound mixing.
Roma, which has also been released in select theaters, debuted Nov. 21 on Netflix. It's the first streaming feature released by Netflix to ever land in the best picture category. (Last year, Netflix grabbed multiple nominations for Dee Rees' Mudbound, but the film failed to crack the best picture category.) Previously, Amazon became the first streaming platform with a best picture contender with Manchester By the Sea, which was nominated at the 2017 Oscars. (Amazon, however, released Manchester By the Sea via a more traditional theatrical model; the film didn't appear on the streaming service until months after its theatrical debut.)
Cuarón is one of the industry's most acclaimed filmmakers, having won best director at the 2014 Oscars' ceremony for Gravity. The Mexican-born director is a heavy favorite to win the award at this year's Oscars as well. All told, Cuarón netted four individual nominations on Tuesday: picture (he was a producer on the film), director, writer and cinematographer. That tied him for the most ever individual nominations for a single film in Oscars' history.
Roma wasn't the only Netflix success story on Tuesday: Joel and Ethan Coen's The Ballad of Buster Scruggs earned three nominations, including best adapted screenplay, best costume design and best original song. The Netflix film End Game was also honored in the documentary short category as was Period. End of Sentence.
Roma is now streaming on Netflix.