2021 Oscar nominations: who got nominated & who got snubbed?

The 93rd Oscars will happen on April 25th, more than two months delayed from their original date, which was supposed to be in February. My guess is that the average person probably thinks the Oscars already happened anyway, so I’m curious what the vibe will be once the Oscars go on so late in the “season.” The Oscar nominations came out this morning, and let’s get to it! Here are all of the big nominations.

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
The Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director
David Fincher, Mank
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actress
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Movie Film
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

Best Lead Actress
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holliday

Best Actor
Riz Ahmed, The Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Gary Oldman, Mark
Steven Yeun, Minari
Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best original screenplay:
Judas And The Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound Of Metal
The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Best adapted screenplay:
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father
One Night In Miami
The White Tiger

Best International Film:
Another Round (Denmark)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
Collective (Romania)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)
Quoa Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Original Song:
Husavik, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah
lo Sì (Seen), The Life Ahead
Speak Now, One Night in Miami
Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7

I really, really want to see The Father, but I have not gotten a chance yet. Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman both look like they’re doing major work though. I loved The Trial of the Chicago 7 AND The Sound of Metal. Those were my two favorite movies from the past year, and I’m really glad that they were both recognized for Best Picture, and that Riz Ahmed and Sacha Baron Cohen got nominated! Interesting to see the late surge for Minari, and I hope more people see that movie! It’s also really cool to see two women in the Best Director category. I appreciated Promising Young Woman and Carey’s performance in particular, but that film is… A LOT. It f–ked me up. But I’m super-proud of Emerald Fennell for all of the praise she’s getting. Last thing: Glenn Close!! HILLBILLY ELEGY! CAN WE NOT.

Photos courtesy of Netflix, IMDB.

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