David Fincher’s Mank Leads 2021 Oscar Nominations

After the delay in announcing their nominations, earlier today The Academy announced the nominees for The 93rd Academy Awards. In a pandemic struck year, the doubt this year’s ceremony would actually would take place or even what films would also be in line for nominations. After  delaying the nominations for a couple of months, the nominations have been revealed.

David Fincher‘s Mank leads the shortlist  with 10 nominations including Best Picture, as well as David Fincher for Best Director, Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Amanda Seyfried for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

Nomadland, Judas And The Black Messiah, Minari, The Father, Sound Of Metal and The Trail of The Chicago 7 make up the rest of the closest Challengers all with 6 nominations each. As we know in Oscar history having all the nominations doesn’t mean you’ll be the big winner on the night.

Like every year’s shortlist, there is always a host of snubs, surprises and 2021 is not different. Judas and The Black Messiah’s lead actors Daniel Kaluuya and Lakieth Stanfield are in the ‘supporting actor’ category rather than ‘Best actor category. Delroy Lindo, Regina King, Spike Lee are a few names many critics expected to be nominated. Surprises Borat Subsequent Movefilm, Thomas Vinterberg nominated for their respective categories.

The big burning question is how diverse will The Oscars be this year. It seems the Academy are on the right road to highlight Hollywood’s biggest night  is for everyone regardless your colour of skin or gender.

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and The Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
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 Actress
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 Actor
Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steve Yeun (Minari)

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

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Leslie Odom Jr. (One in Night Miami…)
Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah)

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

Best Adapted Screenplay
Borat Subsequent Movefilm
The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami…
The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Documentary
Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
Time

Best International Feature Film
Another Round
Better Days
Collective
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Animated Feature
Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Soul

Best Song
Fight for You (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Hear My Voice (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Husavik (Eurovision Song Contest)
Io Sí (Seen) (The Life Ahead)
Speak Now (One Night In Miami..)

Best Sound
Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
Sound of Metal

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

Best Costume Design
Emma
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio

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

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

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

Best Animated Short
Burrow
Genius
Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

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

Best Documentary Short
Colette
A Concerto Is A Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song For Latasha

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will happen on 25th April.