It's certainly been a hellish year. COVID19, over the last 12-months, had forced cancellation of so much. But, as hope is on the horizon, things are opening up and returning including the Oscars. Yesterday, the 2021 nominations were announced.

Also, due to the strangeness of the year few films actually hit theaters, so  eligibility was expanded to streaming-TV films.

Here are some of the key nominations:

BEST PICTURE

Nomadland - Searchlight
Minari - A24
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Netflix
Promising Young Woman - Focus
Sound of Metal - Amazon
Judas and the Black Messiah - Warner Bros.
Mank - Netflix
The Father - Sony Classics

BEST DIRECTOR

Chloé Zhao - Nomadland
David Fincher - Mank
Lee Isaac Chung - Minari
Emerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman
Thomas Vinterberg - Another Round

BEST ACTOR

Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Riz Ahmed - Sound of Metal
Anthony Hopkins - The Father
Gary Oldman - Mank
Steven Yeun - Minari

BEST ACTRESS

Frances McDormand - Nomadland
Carey Mulligan - Promising Young Woman
Viola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Vanessa Kirby - Pieces of a Woman
Andra Day - The United States vs. Billie Holiday

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

Daniel Kaluuya - Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr. - One Night in Miami
Sacha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7
Paul Raci - Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield - Judas and the Black Messiah

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

Olivia Colman - The Father
Youn Yuh-jung - Minari
Maria Bakalova - Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Amanda Seyfried - Mank
Glenn Close - Hillbilly Elegy

Of course, there are films, actors, etc., that don't get a nomination. Some notable snubs this time areound include director Regina King (One Night in Miami), Jodie Foster (The Mauritanian), Delroy Lindo (Da 5 Bloods), Tom Hanks (Greyhound, News of the World), Alan Kim (Minari), and Jared Leto (The Little Things).

The Oscars air live on ABC on April 25th!

 

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