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Oscars 2021: ‘Mank’ leads with 10 nominations

David Fincher’s Mank comfortably leads the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards, which were announced today.

Set in 1930s Hollywood, the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane collected 10 nominations including best feature, best director, and best actor for Gary Oldman.

The Netflix drama also secured nods for supporting actress Amanda Seyfried, cinematographer Erik Messerschmidt, costume designer Trish Summerville, makeup and hairstyling, production design, sound, and an original score by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.

Six other features each secured six nominations apiece including The Father, Judas And The Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound Of Metal, and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Trailing them with five nods were Promising Young Woman and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, which included a best actor nomination for the late Chadwick Boseman.

News Of The World, starring Tom Hanks, received four nominations while One Night In Miami… and Disney-Pixar animation Soul picked up three apiece.

Notable double nominees included Alexander Nanau’s Collective, recognized in the documentary and international feature film categories, where it represents Romania. It repeats a feat achieved last year by the North Macedonian documentary Honeyland.

Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round was a further non-English language feature to receive two nominations, with the Danish drama picking up nods for best director and international feature.

Streaming giant Netflix led the pack with 35 nominations via MankThe Trial Of The Chicago 7Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and Hillbilly Elegy as well as Pieces Of A Woman and Crip Camp.

Rival streamer Amazon Studios secured 12 – six for Sound Of Metal, three for One Night In Miami… and two for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm as well as a nod for Garrett Bradley’s documentary Time.

Two women received best director nominations – Chloé Zhao for Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman – marking the first time this has happened in the history of the awards. Chinese filmmaker Zhao is also the first woman of color to be nominated for best director while the UK’s Fennell is the first female filmmaker to be nominated in the category with a debut feature.

The 2021 Oscars will take place on April 25 – the latest ever date for the event.

Full details of the ceremony are still be revealed, but it has already been announced that it will be broadcast live from a number of sites including the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, where the in-person ceremony has taken place in recent years. Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher, and Jesse Collins will produce the telecast.

Full list of nominations

Best Picture

  • The Father
  • Judas And The Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound Of Metal
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7


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

International Feature Film

  • Another Round
  • Better Days
  • Collective
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

Animated Feature Film

  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers

Documentary Feature

  • Collective
  • Crip Camp
  • The Mole Agent
  • My Octopus Teacher
  • Time

Adapted screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • The Father
  • Nomadland
  • One Night In Miami
  • The White Tiger

Original screenplay

  • Judas And The Black Messiah
  • Minari
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound Of Metal
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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

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

Actor in a supporting role

  • 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

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

Film Editing

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


  • Judas And The Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • News Of The World
  • Nomadland
  • The Trial Of The Chicago 7

Production Design

  • The Father
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • News Of The World
  • Tenet

Visual Effects

  • Love And Monsters
  • The Midnight Sky
  • Mulan
  • Tenet
  • The One And Only Ivan

Music (Original Score)

  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Soul
  • Mank
  • News Of The World
  • Minari

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

Costume Design

  • Emma
  • Mank
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mulan
  • Pinocchio

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Emma
  • Hillbilly Elegy
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Mank
  • Pinocchio

Best live action short

  • Feeling Through
  • The Letter Room
  • The Present
  • Two Distant Strangers
  • White Eye

Animated Short Film 

  • Burrow
  • Genius Loci
  • “If Anything Happens I Love You”
  • Opera Yes-People

Documentary Short

  • Colette
  • A Concerto Is A Conversation
  • Do Not Split
  • Hunger Ward
  • A Love Song For Latasha

Source: www.screendaily.com

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