/  03.15.2021


After several pandemic-related delays, the 2021 Oscar nominations are finally here. Competing for Best Picture is Judas and the Black Messiah, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Father, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman and Sound of Metal.

Netflix’s Mank scored a leading 10 nominations; with The Father, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, The Trial of the Chicago 7 and Judas and the Black Messiah tied with six; and Promising Young Woman receiving five.

On Twitter, fans were happy to see that Lakeith Stanfield and Daniel Kaluuya were both nominated for Best Supporting Actor for their roles in Judas and the Black Messiah. Viola Davis also made history this Oscar season after being nominated for Best Actress for her leading role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The nod is her fourth career nomination, making her the most-nominated Black actress in history and the only Black woman to receive two Best Actress nominations.

Chadwick Boseman also received a posthumous nomination for Best Actor for his lead role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Furthermore, Joey Bada$$, Travon Free and Diddy’s Two Distant Strangers was nominated for Best Live-Action Short Film.

However, with well-deserved noms come undeserved snobs. On Twitter, many fans were upset to see that Delroy Lindo’s performance in Da 5 Bloods went unrecognized.

“Delroy Lindo has officially been robbed. It’s criminal,” one person tweeted.

Furthermore, many thought Regina King should have received a Best Director nomination for her film One Night in Miami.

“Regina King deserved a Directing nom for [One Night in Miami]. Let’s start there,” one fan tweeted.

Despite King’s absence, this year marked the first time that two women were nominated for Best Director: Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao and Promising Young Woman’s Emerald Fennell. Zhao and Fennell, along with King, were also historically nominated for Golden Globes earlier this year, with Zhao ultimately taking home the award.

The 2021 Oscars will take place in-person at Los Angeles’ Union Station and the Dolby Theatre on April 25 at 8 pm EST. See the complete list of nominees below.

Best Picture

The Father (Sony Pictures Classics) 

Judas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.) 

Mank (Netflix) 

Minari (A24) 

Nomadland (Searchlight Pictures) 

Promising Young Woman (Focus Features) 

Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios) 

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix) 

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)

David Fincher (Mank

Lee Isaac Chung (Minari

Chloé Zhao (Nomadland

Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman

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 v. Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand (Nomadland

Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman

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 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 Animated Feature Film

Onward (Pixar) 

Over the Moon (Netflix) 

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix) 

Soul (Pixar) 

Wolfwalkers (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS) 

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm. Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad

The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao 

One Night in Miami, Kemp Powers 

The White Tiger, Ramin Bahrani 

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah. Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King; Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas

Minari, Lee Isaac Chung 

Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell 

Sound of Metal. Screenplay by Darius Marder, Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance

The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin 

Best Original Song

Fight for You, (Judas and the Black Messiah). Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Hear My Voice, (The Trial of the Chicago 7). Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite

Húsavík, (Eurovision Song Contest). Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson

Io Si (Seen), (The Life Ahead). Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini

Speak Now, (One Night in Miami). Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods, Terence Blanchard 

Mank, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross 

Minari, Emile Mosseri 

News of the World, James Newton Howard 

Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste 

Best Sound

Greyhound, Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman

Mank, Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin

News of the World, Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett

Soul, Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker

Sound of Metal, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Best Costume Design

Emma, Alexandra Byrne 

Mank, Trish Summerville 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth 

Mulan, Bina Daigeler 

Pinocchio, Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Animated Short Film

Burrow (Disney Plus/Pixar)

Genius Loci (Kazak Productions) 

If Anything Happens I Love You (Netflix) 

Opera (Beasts and Natives Alike) 

Yes-People (CAOZ hf. Hólamói) 

Best Live-Action Short Film

Feeling Through 

The Letter Room 

The Present 

Two Distant Strangers 

White Eye 

Best 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 

Best Documentary Feature

Collective (Magnolia Pictures and Participant) 

Crip Camp (Netflix) 

The Mole Agent (Gravitas Ventures) 

My Octopus Teacher (Netflix) 

Time (Amazon Studios) 

Best Documentary Short Subject

Colette (Time Travel Unlimited) 

A Concerto Is a Conversation (Breakwater Studios) 

Do Not Split (Field of Vision) 

Hunger Ward (MTV Documentary Films)

A Love Song for Latasha (Netflix) 

Best Film Editing

The Father, Yorgos Lamprinos

Nomadland, Chloé Zhao 

Promising Young Woman, Frédéric Thoraval 

Sound of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen 

The Trial of the Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round (Denmark) 

Better Days (Hong Kong)

Collective (Romania) 

The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)

Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina) 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma, Marese Langan, Laura Allen, Claudia Stolze

Hillbilly Elegy, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson

Mank, Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams, Colleen LaBaff

Pinocchio, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti

Best Production Design

The Father. Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton

Mank. Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

News of the World. Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan

Tenet. Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters, Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox 

The Midnight Sky, Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins

Mulan, Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram

The One and Only Ivan, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez

Tenet, Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

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