Your 2021 Oscar Nominations are Here

The 93rd Academy Awards will air live, on ABC, this April 25, and your nominees are officially in. This year marked the first time the Academy waived the requirement that a film had to have a limited theatrical release in order to qualify, a nod to our shared reality in which the pandemic laid waste to the film release schedule, thousands of theaters were closed, and many big titles were delayed.

Without further ado, let’s get to the nominees. David Fincher’s Mank leads with 10 nominations, while Darius Marder’s Sound of Metal and Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari had the next largest haul, grabbing  7 nominations each. Close behind them are Chloé Zhao’s NomadlandShaka King’s Judas and the Black MessiahEmerald Fennell’s Promising Young Womanand Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7 all garnered six nominations.

We’ll have more on the nominations later, but for now, here’s the full list:

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah




Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round

David Fincher – Mank

Lee Isaac Chung – Minari

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland

Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman

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 vs. Billie Holliday

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

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 Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Yuh-Jung Young – Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah – Will Berson & Shaka King

Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal – Darius Marder & Abraham Marder

The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, and Lee Kern

The Father – Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Nomadland – Chloe Zhao

One Night in Miami – Kemp Powers

The White Tiger – Ramin Bahrani

Best International Film

Another Round – Demark

Better Days  – Hong Kong

Collective – Romania

The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia

Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovinia

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 Animated Feature Film


Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon



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 Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


News of the World


Best Costume Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom




Best Makeup & Hairstyling


Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom



Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky


The One and Only Ivan


Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods



News of the World


Best Original Song

“Fight for You” – Judas and the Black Messiah

“Hear My Voice” – The Trial of the Chicago 7

“Husavik” – Eurovision

“Io Si (Seen” – The Life Ahead

“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami

Best Sound



News of the World


Sound of Metal

Best Live-Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

Best Animated Short Film


Genius Loci

If Anything Happens, I Love You



Featured image: (L-r) DARRELL BRITT-GIBSON as Bobby Rush, DANIEL KALUUYA as Chairman Fred Hampton and LAKEITH STANFIELD as Bill O’Neal in Warner Bros. Pictures’ “JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH,” a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Photo by Glen Wilson


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