Add to that nominations for the achievement in cinematography, costume design, film editing, production design, and visual effects awards (along with a nomination for best adapted screenplay, which it shares with Joker), and Netflix has to be feeling good about The Irishman heading into the show.
"Congratulations to those men", actress and writer Issa Rae, co-host of the official Oscars nominations announcement, said pointedly as she presented the nominees. Of the nine best picture nominees, only one was released before October.
The only actor of color nominated was Cynthia Erivo, the British actress, for her Harriet Tubman in "Harriet".
The last time an actor has earned two nominations for acting in the same year was in 2008 when Cate Blanchett achieved the feat.
And the Academy pointed to a record number of female nominees overall, at 62.
Tom Hanks, nominated for best supporting actor for "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood", has been nominated for six acting Oscars, winning twice, but this is the first time he has been nominated in the supporting actor category.
Bong Joon Ho's Parasite is the first Korean film ever nominated for an Oscar - and it also makes history by picking up nods in a variety of prestigious categories beyond worldwide film, including best picture, best director and best original screenplay.
Ever since the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite went viral in 2015, followed by the #MeToo movement initiated in 2017, Oscar nominations have faced controversy for selecting exceptionally few women and minorities in the top categories.
The two pop titans failed to win at the Golden Globes recently, but at least they were nominated.
The nominees for documentary feature are: "American Factory"; "The Cave"; "The Edge of Democracy"; "For Sama"; "Honeyland".
The Oscars will be handed out in Hollywood on February 9.