Diversity, though, was the biggest winner when a black filmmaker won his first competitive Oscar, a superhero blockbuster set in Africa scored big, and two black actors and an Egyptian first-generation American won three of the four acting prizes.
"Bohemian Rhapsody," ''A Star Is Born" and, most of all, "Black Panther" have all amassed huge sums in ticket sales. But just how many people have seen the film favoured to win best picture — Alfonso Cuaron's "Roma" — remains unknown.
Team lead by San Diego Zoo researcher Nicholas Pilfold worked in parallel with photographer Will Burrard-Lucas to capture images of the same leopards in the region, and released them alongside a study.
Alfonso Cuaron's ode to his childhood in 1970s Mexico City, and offbeat royal romp "The Favourite" top Oscar nominations with 10 each.
The music romance "A Star Is Born" earns Bradley Cooper a nod for best actor, Lady Gaga for best actress and Sam Elliott for best supporting actor with its fourth nomination being for the best cast.
Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" will be the first commercial film shown in cinemas in Saudi Arabia after more than 35 years.
In America, white people are too often complacent, even as allies. Will white America realise that in order for society to change they must be prepared to shoulder the social hardship of people of colour?
"Pacific Rim," has dethroned Black Panther from the top spot of the US box office, but the superhero sensation spent the weekend becoming the highest-grossing comic book film ever in the US.
The Marvel film from the Walt Disney Co. about a mythical and highly advanced African nation achieved the fifth-highest-grossing debut ever.
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