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2021 Oscar Nominations

Nominations for the 93rd Oscars Announced

By: Ellis Nassour

March 15, 2021: The 2021 Academy Awards for the best in 2020 cinema were announced early this morning (March 15) on ABC by actor/producer Privanka Chopra Jonas and singer/writer/actor Nick Jonas. Emerging as leader of the pack was Netflix’s Mank with 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, and Director. Other films receiving multiple nods are The Father,  Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. A bit of Oscar history was made with two women nominated for director for the first time: Chloè Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman); in addition, both received nods in the writing categories.

Nominations for the 93rd Oscars Announced

By: Ellis Nassour

March 15, 2021: The 2021 Academy Awards for the best in 2020 cinema were announced early this morning (March 15) on ABC by actor/producer Privanka Chopra Jonas and singer/writer/actor Nick Jonas. Emerging as leader of the pack was Netflix’s Mank with 10 nominations, including Best Picture, Actor, and Director. Other films receiving multiple nods are The Father,  Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. A bit of Oscar history was made with two women nominated for director for the first time: Chloè Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman); in addition, both received nods in the writing categories.

The 92nd Oscars air on ABC on Sunday, April 25 at 8 P.M. (E). It will telecast live from Los Angeles to more than 25 countries.   

2021 Oscar Nomination Highlights:

Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7


Lead Actor
Chadwich Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom;
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal;
Anthony Hopkins, The Father;
Gary Oldman, Mank;
Steven Yeun, Minari


Lead Actress
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman;
Frances McDormand, Nomadland;
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom;
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman;
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Supporting Actor
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7;
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami;
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah;
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal;
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm;
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy;
Olivia Colman, The Father;
Amanda Seyfried, Mank;
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Director
Chloé Zhaeo, Nomadland;
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari;
David Fincher, Mank;
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman;
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

Animated Feature
Onward;
Over the Moon
;
A Shaun the Sheep Movie
Farmageddon;
Soul
;
Wolfwalkers

International Feature Film
Another Round, Denmark;
Better Days, Hong Kong;
Collective, Romania;
The Man Who Sold His Skin, Tunisa;
Quo Vadis, Aida?, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Original Screenplay
Judas and the Black Messiah, Will Berson, Shaka King (screenplay);
Berson, King, Kenny and KeithLucas (story);
Minari, Lee Isaac Chung;
Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell;
Sound of Metal, Darius and Abraham Marder (screenplay); Darius
Marder, Derek Cianfrance (story);
Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin 

Adapted Screenplay
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, 
Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena 
Friedman, Lee Kern;
The Father, Florian Zeller, Christopher Hampton;
Nomadland, Chloé Zhao;
One Night in Miami, Kemp Powers;
The White Tigers, Ramin Bahrani

Original Score
Da 5 BloodsTerrence Blanchard;
Mank, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross;
Minari, Emile Mosseri;
News of the World, James Newton Howard;
Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batist

Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah, Sean Bobbitt;
Mank, Erik Messerschmidt;
News of the World, Dariusz Wolski;
Nomadland, Joshua James Richards; 
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Phedon Papamichael


At www.oscars.org, check out the numerous special features, which include video clips and photos, a full list of nominees, and a ballot where you can second guess Academy voters.