The 2021 Oscar Nominees Are...

Here.

At 8 a.m. ET, the nominees for the 2021 Oscars were announced. I have a full list of the categories that I can comment on, but I did not include certain things like Live Action Short Film or Documentary Feature because I truly know nothing about them. I commented on Best Picture, bit nothing else, because I honestly have not seen most of these movies, just read stuff about them.


Best Picture / Best Actor / Best Actress / Best Supporting Actor / Best Supporting Actress / Best Director / Best Adapted Screenplay / Best Original Screenplay / Best Original Song / Best Original Score / Best Sound / Best Costume Design / Best Animated Feature Film / Best Cinematography / Best Film Editing / Best Makeup and Hairstyling / Best Production Design / Best Visual Effects



BEST PICTURE

The Father

Nomandland

Mank

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Sound of Metal


These movies are, as usual, sweeping dramas. The Father is a family drama starring Anthony Hopkins. Nomadland is an adventure-drama with Frances McDormand. That seems to be the likeliest to win. Mank is a biographical drama about the screenwriter of one of Hollywood's most famous films, Citizen Kane. That's directed by David Fincher, who is one of my favorite directors of all time. I don't know anything about Minari. It's a family drama, but that's the limit of my knowledge. Promising Young Woman is one that I also don't know anything about.


Judas and the Black Messiah stars Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield, who are both extremely underrated actors. It's a biographical drama about the rise of the Black Panther party in the 1970s. The Trial of the Chicago 7 is a courtroom drama written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, one of the great screenwriters of all time. Sound of Metal is a drama about a drummer who begins to lose his hearing.


Like I said, Nomadland seems to be the favorite. Right behind it are Judas and The Trial of the Chicago 7. 2020-21 is a strange Oscar year. Most of these films aren't big names, because most were released straight to streaming.


BEST ACTOR

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)

Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Gary Oldman (Mank)

Steven Yeun (Minari)


BEST ACTRESS

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Andra Day (The United States v. Billie Holiday) Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Leslie Odom, Jr. (One Night in Miami...)

Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)


BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)

Amanda Seyfried (Mank)

Olivia Colman (The Father)

Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)


BEST DIRECTOR

David Fincher (Mank)

Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)


BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami The White Tiger


BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Judas and the Black Messiah

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

Minari


BEST ORIGINAL SONG

"Fight For You" (Judas and the Black Messiah)

"Hear My Voice" (The Trial of the Chicago 7)

"Húsavík" (Eurovision Song Contest)

"Io Si" (The Life Ahead)

"Speak Now" (One Night in Miami)


BEST ORIGINAL SCORE

Da 5 Bloods

Soul

Minari

Mank

News of the World


BEST SOUND

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal


BEST COSTUME DESIGN

Emma

Mank

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom Mulan

Pinocchio


BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Soul

Onward

Over the Moon

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmegeddon

Wolfwalkers


BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7


BEST FILM EDITING

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7


BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio


BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Father

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank News of the World

Tenet


BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet

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