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15 March 2021

Film Review: The Full List of 2021 Oscar Nominations

After some fears that the Academy Awards may not go ahead this year, we can all not breathe a sigh of relief as the 2021 OSCAR nominations have been announced, with the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony confirmed to take place on April 26th. So, despite this year's film slate not turning out as expected, this year's nominations are proof that there were clearly good films being released during thr COVID pandemic; and there certainly seems to be diversity. With some unfortunate snubs and some unexpected but history-making choices, here are the full list of nominees... 

Best actress in a leading role

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 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 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 original song

Husavik, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah

Io Sì (Seen), The Life Ahead

Speak Now, One Night in Miami

Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best costume design

Emma

Mank

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mulan

Pinocchio


Best animated feature film

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 adapted screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

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 animated short film

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You

Opera

Yes-People


Best live-action short film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye


Best documentary

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher

Time


Best documentary short

Colette

A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha


Best international feature film

Another Round

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?


Best sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Sound of Metal

Soul


Best production design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

News of the World

Tenet


Best film editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7


Best visual effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet


Best makeup and hairstyling

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio


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 director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

David Fincher, Mank

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland


Best picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Well, there you have the full list of 2021 OSCAR nominations. I must admit that I can't help but feel underwhelmed by this year's announcement, though it is fantastic to see so many diverse selections compared to previous years. It may be due to the fact the ceremony will yet again not have a host; the fact that the overall ceremony will be lacking, the opening I look forward to every year won't quite be the same. I fear this will mean it will lack some of it's usual magic which keeps up awake and buzzing until 5am; getting irrationally tearful for every deserving winner. 

I'm wondering where the likes of some of my favourites went under the radar, though. There are also a few selections above which made for great films but just didn't feel groundbreaking for me. Yet, I still can't think what I would have had in their places either. For me, it would have been great to see the likes of Saint Maud and Rocks recognised. That said, it is fantastic to see not one but TWO women nominated for Best Director, which is truly history in the making. Riz Ahmed has also made history as the first Muslim nominated for Lead Actor for Sound of Metal.

Fingers crossed, once I can tick some of the nominees off my watchlist I'm sure some of the usual magic will return and who knows, maybe we can all have an OSCARs party of our own indoors this year. But tell me, what are your thoughts on this year's nominees? Are you pleased to see the Academy being inclusive and diverse with their selections? Who are you backing to take home the golden statue? As always, I love reading your thoughts so please do comment below. 

Until next time film fans, 

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  1. Thanks for sharing.
    I don't have time to find them.
    : ) happyprom.co.uk

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