"2021 Academy Award Nominations" Mon Mar-15-21 08:13 AM by Frank Longo
“The Father” (Sony Pictures Classics) “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.) “Mank” (Netflix) “Minari” (A24) “Nomadland” (Searchlight Pictures) “Promising Young Woman” (Focus Features) “Sound of Metal” (Amazon Studios) “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Netflix)
Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”) David Fincher (“Mank”) Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”) Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”) Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)
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 Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”) Andra Day (“The United States v. Billie Holiday”) Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”) Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)
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 Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova (‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”) Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”) Olivia Colman (“The Father”) Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”) Youn Yuh-jung (“Minari”)
Best Adapted Screenplay
“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Nina Pedrad, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Swimer “The Father,” Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao “One Night in Miami,” Kemp Powers “The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani
Best Original Screenplay
“Judas and the Black Messiah,” Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung “Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell “Sound of Metal,” Abraham Marder, Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin
Best Original Song
“Fight for You,” (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) “Hear My Voice,” (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”) “Húsavík,” (“Eurovision Song Contest”) “Io Si (Seen),” (“The Life Ahead”) “Speak Now,” (“One Night in Miami”)
Best Original Score
“Da 5 Bloods,” Terence Blanchard “Mank,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross “Minari,” Emile Mosseri “News of the World,” James Newton Howard “Soul,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
“Greyhound,” Odin Benitez, Jason King, Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, Jeff Sawyer “Mank,” Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, Drew Kunin “News of the World,” John Pritchett, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller, Oliver Tarney, Michael Fentum “Soul,” Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Vince Caro “Sound of Metal,” Phillip Bladh, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Carolina Santana
Best Costume Design
“Emma,” Alexandra Byrne “Mank,” Trish Summerville “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth “Mulan,” Bina Daigeler “Pinocchio”
Best Animated Short Film
“Burrow” (Disney Plus/Pixar) “Genius Loci” (Kazak Productions) “If Anything Happens I Love You” (Netflix) “Opera” (Beasts and Natives Alike) “Yes-People” (CAOZ hf. Hólamói)
Best Live Action Short Film
“Feeling Through” “The Letter Room” “The Present” “Two Distant Strangers” “White Eye”
Best Animated Feature Film
“Onward” (Pixar) “Over the Moon” (Netflix) “Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” (Netflix) “Soul” (Pixar) “Wolfwalkers” (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS)
“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
Best Documentary Feature
“Collective” (Magnolia Pictures and Participant) “Crip Camp” (Netflix) “The Mole Agent” (Gravitas Ventures) “My Octopus Teacher” (Netflix) “Time” (Amazon Studios)
Best Documentary Short Subject
“Colette” (Time Travel Unlimited) “A Concerto Is a Conversation” (Breakwater Studios) “Do Not Split” (Field of Vision) “Hunger Ward” (MTV Documentary Films) “A Love Song for Latasha” (Netflix)
Best Film Editing
“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
Best International Feature Film
“Another Round” (Denmark) “Better Days” (Hong Kong) “Collective” (Romania) “The Man Who Sold His Skin” (Tunisia) “Quo Vadis, Aida?”(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling
“Emma,” Marese Langan “Hillbilly Elegy,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal, Larry M. Cherry “Mank,” Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams “Pinocchio,” Dalia Colli, Anna Kieber, Sebastian Lochmann, Stephen Murphy
Best Production Design
“The Father,” Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton “Mank,” Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale “News of the World,” David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan “Tenet,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Best Visual Effects
“Love and Monsters” “The Midnight Sky,” Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, Dave Watkins, Max Solomon “Mulan,” Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, Steve Ingram “The One and Only Ivan,” Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, Santiago Colomo Martinez “Tenet,” Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Mike Chambers
4. "based on what I've seen" In response to Reply # 0
>“Judas and the Black Messiah” (Warner Bros.)
It has its obvious flaws, but just the two speech scenes alone make the whole endeavor worth it and the surprising amount of "I had no idea" type anecdotes surrounding this movie prove how important it is to have a movie about the Chairman, even if it's a little watered down by Hollywood convention.
I reserve the right for Minari or Sound of Metal to sneak in here.
> >Best Director
>Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”)
You can't say Fincher didn't direct the hell out of Mank, but I gotta give Zhao her regards for the tone of her movie - I didn't realize it was almost entirely non-actors at any point and to me that speaks to her. Plus the movie just looks VERY good. There's a lot to talk about w/r/t the total quality of this movie but one thing I don't think anyone can reasonably complain about is its look and feel.
> >Best Actor in a Leading Role >
>Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Part of this is just 'cause we all know he's gonna get it (unless Hopkins Toosie Slides in under the radar) but he really was one of the more remarkable performances I saw this year also. Like Best Movie, I reserve the right for Ahmed or Yeun to sneak in later. I like this category.
> >Best Actress in a Leading Role > >Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”)
Viola was great, though I have a feeling I'd lean Mulligan if I'd seen PYW. I get why people don't like this performance but I think it's pretty period appropriate, yea?
> >Best Actor in a Supporting Role
>Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
This is a perfect opportunity for the Academy to take Cohen over Kaluuya. I hope they don't. No matter how they vote I bet this is the category with the most chatter around it.
> >Best Actress in a Supporting Role > >Maria Bakalova (‘Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”)
I wasn't as taken by Seyfried in Mank as the press was, and I bet this goes to Glenn Close because the Academy has to get at least one category totally wrong (Cohen, at least, is great in his role). I didn't love Borat 2, but I did love Bakalova in Borat 2.
> >Best Adapted Screenplay >
>“The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani
I don't have a horse in this race and haven't seen this movie. But I've heard industry types really taking a liking to its premise and setting lately, so I'll go dark horse here and give Netflix a W.
>Best Original Screenplay
>“Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell
Again, haven't seen it, but on paper this SOUNDS like the least conventional, properly barrel-chested of the group. I bet Sorkin wins 'cause why not? Chicago 7 definitely sings, it's just out of tune.
>“Sound of Metal,” Phillip Bladh, Nicolas Becker, Jaime >Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Carolina Santana
Please, not another war movie.
>Best Costume Design > >“Emma,” Alexandra Byrne
I'm not sure what's remarkable about the other movies, and this one has big hair and dresses, which...y'know...
> >Best Animated Feature Film >
Just wanted to note this category seems more open than it initially looks on paper. For every Soul super fan, it seems like there's two or three people that really, really bounced off of it hard.
> >Best Cinematography >
>“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Phedon Papamichael
This guy shot 3:10 to Yuma, Nebraska and Ford v. Ferrari and honestly I just want him to have some gold. Maybe he already does, but he could use some more.
> >Best Film Editing >
>“Sound of Metal,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
I bet this movie was hell to put together. I should find out.
> >Best International Feature Film > >“Another Round” (Denmark)
This movie hits different for me, like an inverse Leaving Las Vegas. Immediately a soft spot in the library.
> >Best Makeup and Hairstyling >
>“Mank,” Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams
I think they swerve from Emma here and swoon for Old Hollywood.
> >Best Production Design >
>“Tenet,” Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas
Actually, considering how convoluted and hard to follow the war zone sequence is, maybe not...
>Best Visual Effects >
Extraction should've been nominated for the one-shot. There are no winners here.
8. "RE: Both Minari and Nomadland were great movies. I liked Tenet too" In response to Reply # 6
>Sound of Metal was way too triggering as a DJ and musician so >I couldnt watch lol
obligatory mention of It's All Gone Pete Tong
>Actually quite a few nice movies this year all things >considered!
a whole bunch i want to see and would have seen in a normal year, but of these i only watched Tenet. i do an oscar bet every year, but i knew early on i wouldn't this year and don't feel it does the movies justice to rush through them just to try to win $10. i won't even watch the show. i do have a feeling i'll look back to this as a good year for film once i see them.