The Nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards Are In, With ‘Mank’ Leading the Way

The 93rd Academy Awards will be held on April 25 in the US and will be broadcast from multiple locations in order to comply with public safety protocols as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. 

One of those locations will be Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre — which has been home to the ceremony since 2002, the other will be Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Only the nominees, their guest and presenters will appear in person at the award show, with all other attendees to enjoy the event virtually.

There is currently no word on who, if anyone, will host the award show with the Academy opting to forgo one since Kevin Hart’s controversial ousting in 2018. 

The Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences has announced the films, actors and filmmakers nominated for the prestigious awards, with Mank scoring ten of the prestigious nods.  Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas delivered the list of nominees from London.

Just as with the Golden Globes, the Best Director category saw history be made as two female directors earned nominations — Chloé Zhao for Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. Zhao and Fennell are only the sixth and seventh woman to ever be nominated for the Best Director nod, with Kathryn Bigelow the only one to have ever won —  for The Hurt Locker in 2010.

Late actor Chadwick Boseman continued his streak of posthumous nominations for his final performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottomearning a nomination in the Best Actor category.

Notably absent was a nomination for Spike Lee‘s Da 5 Bloodswhich garnered only a Best Score nom, depsite dominating more categories at other awards shows. 

Read on for the full list of nominees. 

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

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

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

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Youn Yuh-jung, Minari

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

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

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

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

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

Best Animated Short Film
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Best Documentary Feature
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

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

Best Sound
News of the World
Sound of Metal

Best Production Design
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World

Best Film Editing
The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Visual Effects
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

Best Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Original Song
“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
“lo Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami
“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7

The 93 Academy Awards will be aired on Channel 7 on Monday April 26 at 10am AEDT. 

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