'Roma,' 'Cold War' among foreign-language Oscar nominees

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio, center, in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from "Cold War." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar fo

This image released by Amazon Studios shows Joanna Kulig in a scene from "Cold War." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar fo

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Capernaum." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Capernaum." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best

This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from "Shoplifters." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best for

This image released by Magnolia Pictures shows a scene from "Shoplifters." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for best for

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Aparici

This image released by Netflix shows Yalitza Aparicio in a scene from the film "Roma," by filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron. On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Aparici

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Never Look Away." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for

This image released by Sony Pictures Classics shows a scene from "Never Look Away." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, the film was nominated for an Oscar for

This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Cuaron was

This image released by Netflix shows filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron, left, and Yalitza Aparicio on the set of "Roma." On Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2019, Cuaron was

LONDON (AP) — Films from Mexico, Poland, Lebanon, Japan and Germany are competing in the Academy Awards race for best foreign-language film.

Five nominees announced Tuesday include Alfonso Cuaron's Mexican memory masterpiece, "Roma," Polish director Pawel Pawlikowski's black-and-white period drama "Cold War" and Lebanese filmmaker Nadine Labaki's child-poverty drama "Capernaum."

Also in the running are "Shoplifters," the story of a family on society's margins by Japan's Hirokazu Kore-eda, and German director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck's artist biopic "Never Look Away."

The winner will be announced at the 91st Academy Awards ceremony on Feb 24.

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