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2021 Academy Awards: Full list of nominees

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has unveiled its list of nominees for the 2021 Oscars.

Leading the field is David Fincher’s ‘Mank’, with 10 total nominations including best picture and best director. Fincher races in the best director category alongside Chloe Zhao (Nomadland), Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman), Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round) and Lee Isaac Chung (Minari).

Zhao and Fennell’s nominations place them as the sixth and seventh women in Oscar history to be mentioned in the best director category. The last woman appearance was in 2018, when Greta Gerwig competed with ‘Lady Bird’.

Also, Zhao, together with Chung, make history as the first two Asian directors to be nominated within the same category in a single year. Zhao again becomes the first woman ever to receive four nominations in a single year (best picture, film editing and adapted screenplay).

In the acting category, Riz Ahmed, nominated for best actor in a lead role for ‘Sound of Metal, makes history as the first Muslim actor to receive such nod. He competes against past Oscar winners Gary Oldman (Mank), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), first timer, Steven Yeun (Minari) and Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom).

Yeun and Boseman’s nominations also record a first-time fete for both actors. Yeun becomes the first Asian American ever to be nominated in the category, while Boseman sadly becomes the first actor of colour to attain such fete posthumously.

For best actress in a lead role, ‘Promising Young Woman’s’ Carey Mulligan is in company with two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand (Nomadland), one time Oscar winner Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), who now doubles as the most nominated black actress in Oscar history and newly minted nominees Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) and Andra Day (The United State vs. Billie Holiday).

Meanwhile, Glenn Close is back in the Oscar race for the 8th time after a long run since 1982. The powerhouse competes against Amanda Seyfried (Mank), Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm), Olivia Colman (The Father) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari).

Hollywood couple Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas announced the nominees in a remote feed in London. The main night is expected to take place on April 25, 2021 from two separate locations, L.A.’s Union Station and the Dolby Theatre. Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh are producing the telecast.

Check below 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
Yuh-Jung Youn, 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 Vinterburg, 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

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