Like we have seen it in the case of Indian film 'Village Rockstars', a tightly budgeted film that got almost 2 crores in funding to promote it in USA such that it will fall in the eye of Oscar nominations jury, a nominated film has now spent more than its budget, just to get the nomination.
The 'Best Picture' nominations for 2019's Oscars consists of Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Favourite, Green Book, Roma, A Star Is Born, and Vice. Among them, the story of Roma's road to Oscars is a little different one.
Directed and produced by 'Gravity' movie fame Alfonso Cuaron, the film Roma was distributed by Netflix and is termed a commercial flop at the box office. However, while the budget of the film is $15 million, Netflix is said to have spent nearly 20 million dollars to make sure that the film gets right promotion and falls in the eye of Oscar nominations committee.
Even if this film wins an Oscar tomorrow, will critics keep quiet rather saying that it's a costly Oscar ever on the earth?