2021 Oscars Awards nominations: full list of movies, actors and directors
As we gear up for the 93rd annual Academy Awards, make sure you know all those potential winners of the various awards. Nerves will be jangling.
The Oscars are here! Tonight we will witness a very different awards ceremony - here's what to expect - but that does not change the fact that there'll be numerous famed golden prizes up for grabs.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences began voting for nominations in late December, and they were tallied up by PricewaterhouseCoopers before being formally announced on 15 March, delayed a couple of months due to the covid-19 pandemic. Let's check out who's in with a chance of winning...
Oscars 2021: the nominations
Following is a list of key film nominations:
"The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"Promising Young Woman"
"Sound of Metal""
"Judas and the Black Messiah"
Chadwick Boseman - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Anthony Hopkins - "The Father"
Riz Ahmed - "Sound of Metal"
Gary Oldman - "Mank"
Steven Yeun - "Minari"
Carey Mulligan - "Promising Young Woman"
Frances McDormand - "Nomadland"
Vanessa Kirby - "Pieces of a Woman"
Viola Davis - "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Andra Day - "The United States vs. Billie Holiday"
Chloe Zhao - "Nomadland"
David Fincher - "Mank"
Emerald Fennell - "Promising Young Woman"
Lee Isaac Chung - "Minari"
Thomas Vinterberg - "Another Round"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Daniel Kaluuya - "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Sacha Baron Cohen - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
Leslie Odom Jr. - "One Night in Miami"
Paul Raci - "Sound of Metal"
LaKeith Stanfield - "Judas and the Black Messiah"
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Olivia Colman - "The Father"
Amanda Seyfried - "Mank"
Glenn Close - "Hillbilly Elegy"
Youn Yuh-jung - "Minari"
Maria Bakalova - "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm"
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"
"One Night in Miami"
"The White Tiger"
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
"Over the Moon"
"A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon"
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM
"The Mole Agent"
"My Octopus Teacher"
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM
"Another Round" (Denmark)
"Better Days" (Hong Kong)
"The Man Who Sold His Skin" (Tunisia)
"Quo Vadis, Aida?" (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
BEST ORIGINAL SONG
"Husavik (My Hometown)," "Eurovision Song Contest"
"Fight for You" - "Judas and the Black Messiah"
"Hear My Voice" - "The Trial of the Chicago 7"
"Io Si (Seen)" -"The Life Ahead"
"Speak Now" - "One Night in Miami"
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
Emma - Alexandra Byrne
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ann Roth
Mank - Trish Summerville
Mulan - Bina Daigeler
Pinocchio - Massimo Cantini Parrini
Collective - Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
Crip Camp - Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
The Mole Agent - Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
My Octopus Teacher - Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
Time - Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn
DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
Colette - Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
A Concerto Is a Conversation - Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
Do Not Split - Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
Hunger Ward - Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
A Love Song for Latasha - Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan
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
MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING
Emma - Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
Hillbilly Elegy - Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
Mank - Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
Pinocchio - Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
Da 5 Bloods - Terence Blanchard
Mank - Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Minari - Emile Mosseri
News of the World - James Newton Howard
Soul - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste
MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
Fight For You - from 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 - from The Trial of the Chicago 7; Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
Husavik - from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga; Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
Io Sì (Seen) - from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se); Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
Speak Now - from One Night in Miami...; Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth
The Father - Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara and Diana Stoughton
Mank - Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
News of the World - David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
Tenet - Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
Burrow - Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
Genius Loci - Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
If Anything Happens I Love You - Will McCormack and Michael Govier
Opera - Erick Oh
Yes-People - Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson
SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
Feeling Through - Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
The Letter Room - Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
The Present - Farah Nabulsi and Ossama Bawardi
Two Distant Strangers - Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
White Eye - Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman
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, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
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
WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan - 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 - Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Nomadland - Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
One Night in Miami... - Screenplay by Kemp Powers
The White Tiger - Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani
WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
Judas and the Black Messiah - Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
Minari - Written by Lee Isaac Chung
Promising Young Woman - Written by Emerald Fennell
Sound of Metal - Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Written by Aaron Sorkin
Oscars: how are nominations decided, anyway?
Each member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) belongs to one of 17 branches; Actors, cinematographers, costume designers, directors, documentary, editors, makeup artists/hairstylists, music, producers, production design, short films/feature animation, sound, visual effects and writers.
Most categories are nominated by the members of the corresponding branch; actors nominate actors, directors nominate directors, and so on. All members can nominate the Best Picture and other catergories have special rules.
Oscars: how are winners decided?
All members can vote in the finals in all Oscar categories. With the exception of the Best Picture, voting members get only one vote per category. Because the field for Best Picture is so big, in 2021 there are eight, the AMPAS uses preferential voting. The members put their choices in order of preference and then when PWC tallies the votes, the votes are weighted. Lacking a resounding preference by the voters, the number one choice doesn’t necessarily win if in the event the number two receives an overwhelming vote from the members.
Once the final tally is done only two PWC partners know the results until the envelopes are opened onstage during the Oscars ceremony.