In June 2020 it was officially announced that the 2021 Oscars would be postponed until April 25 as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Today, we’re given a tease of what’s to come thanks to the Oscars announcing its 2021 nominations.
As per usual, the nominees are a star-studded array of names but, this year, British actors are leading the way. Representing the UK are Vanessa Kirby, Gary Oldman, Riz Ahmed, Sacha Baron-Cohen, Carey Mulligan, Olivia Colman, Daniel Kaluuya and Sir Anthony Hopkins, and elsewhere in the ever-developing world of the Oscars is a first in its 93-year history: two women have been nominated for Best Director.
Chloe Zhao has been nominated for her film Nomadland — which is also one of the Best Picture nominations and has a total of six nominations across the board. Additionally, Emerald Fennell has been nominated for her film Promising Young Woman.
The full list of nominations in all of the categories can be found below:
The Leading Nominees:
10 Nominations – Mank
6 Nominations – The Father
6 Nominations – Judas and the Black Messiah
6 Nominations – Minari
6 Nominations – Nomadland
6 Nominations – Sound of Metal
6 Nominations – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
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
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari
Best Supporting Actress:
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
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
Standouts include Best Supporting Actor nominee Daniel Kaluuya who played Fred Hampton of the Black Panthers in Judas and the Black Messiah, while Riz Ahmed is up for his first Oscar nomination for playing a drummer in Sound of Metal. Winners will be announced on April 25 when the Oscars are set to take place.
In other news, here are the 2021 GRAMMY winners.