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93rd Academy Awards

Nominations Mon 15.Mar.21 • Awards Sun 25.Apr.21

Rich's comments: Once again, Oscar voters didn't dig too deeply into their pile of awards-season screeners, sticking with the favourites while ignoring notable achievements (just one music nod for Da 5 Bloods, for example, and nothing for The Mauritanian or First Cow). That said, the nominations were significant for women and people of colour, which extended to the winners too. Nomadland's win is notable on several levels, but perhaps the most refreshing one is the fact that it's an offbeat original that has true depth and huge importance. The deconstructed ceremony was a fresh change, even in the absence of a host to give it perspective and humour. Highlights included the wonderfully personal thank yous, #refusehate and Glenn Close doing Da Butt. And intriguingly, even with very different lists of nominations, all of the feature award winners matched Bafta this year, except cinematography.

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W I N N E R S . . .

3/6 NOMADLAND

2/10 MANK

2/6
JUDAS AND THE
    BLACK MESSIAH
THE FATHER
SOUND OF METAL

2/5
MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

2/3 SOUL

1/6 MINARI

1/5
PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

1/2
ANOTHER ROUND
TENET

1/1 MY OCTOPUS TEACHER


N O M I N E E S . . .

6: THE TRIAL OF THE
   CHICAGO 7

3: ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI...

2:
BORAT SUBSEQUENT
   MOVIEFILM
COLLECTIVE
EMMA
HILLBILLY ELEGY
MULAN
NEWS OF THE WORLD
PINOCCHIO

1:
A SHAUN THE SHEEP
   MOVIE: FARMAGEDDON
BETTER DAYS
CRIP CAMP
DA 5 BLOODS
EUROVISION SONG CONTEST
GREYHOUND
THE LIFE AHEAD
LOVE AND MONSTERS
THE MAN WHO
   SOLD HIS SKIN
THE MIDNIGHT SKY
THE MOLE AGENT
NEWS OF THE WORLD
THE ONE AND ONLY IVAN
ONWARD
OVER THE MOON
PIECES OF A WOMAN
QUO VADIS, AIDA?
TIME
THE UNITED STATES
   VS BILLIE HOLIDAY
THE WHITE TIGER
WOLFWALKERS


A L L   T H E   N O M I N E E S

P I C T U R E

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
winner! Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

I N T E R N A T I O N A L   F I L M

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

A N I M A T E D   F E A T U R E

Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
winner! Soul
WolfWalkers

D I R E C T O R

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

D O C U M E N T A R Y

Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
winner! My Octopus Teacher
Time

A C T R E S S

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

A C T O R

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

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T R E S S

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

S U P P O R T I N G   A C T O R

Sacha Baron Cohen - The Trial of the Chicago 7
winner! 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

O R I G I N A L   S C R E E N P L A Y

Judas and the Black Messiah - Will Berson, Shaka King
Minari - Lee Isaac Chung
winner! Promising Young Woman - Emerald Fennell
Sound Of Metal - Darius Marder, Abraham Marder
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Aaron Sorkin

A D A P T E D   S C R E E N P L A Y

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm - Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines,
   Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer,
   Jena Friedman, Lee Kern
winner! The Father - Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller
Nomadland - Chloe Zhao
One Night In Miami... - Kemp Powers
The White Tiger - Ramin Bahrani

S C O R E

Da 5 Bloods - Terence Blanchard
Mank - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Minari - Emile Mosseri
News Of The World - James Newton Howard
winner! Soul - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

S O N G

winner! Fight For You - Judas and the Black Messiah
Hear My Voice - The Trial of the Chicago 7;
Husavik - Eurovision Song Contest
Io Si (Seen) - The Life Ahead
Speak Now - One Night in Miami...

C I N E M A T O G R A P H Y

Judas and the Black Messiah - Sean Bobbitt
winner! Mank - Erik Messerschmidt
News of the World - Dariusz Wolski
Nomadland - Joshua James Richards
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Phedon Papamichael

P R O D U C T I O N   D E S I G N

The Father - Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Mark Ricker, Karen O'Hara, Diana Stoughton
winner! Mank - Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale
News of the World - David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan
Tenet - Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas

F I L M   E D I T I N G

The Father - Yorgos Lamprinos
Nomadland - Chloe Zhao
Promising Young Woman - Frederic Thoraval
winner! Sound of Metal - Mikkel EG Nielsen
The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Alan Baumgarten

C O S T U M E S

Emma - Alexandra Byrne
winner! Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - Ann Roth
Mank - Trish Summerville
Mulan - Bina Daigeler
Pinocchio - Massimo Cantini Parrini

V I S U A L     E F F E C T S

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
winner! Tenet

M A K E - U P   &   H A I R

Emma
Hillbilly Elegy
winner! Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Mank
Pinocchio

A N I M A T E D   S H O R T

Burrow
Genius Loci
winner! If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

S O U N D

Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
winner! Sound of Metal

L I V E - A C T I O N   S H O R T

NARRATIVE:
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
winner! Two Distant Strangers
White Eye


DOCUMENTARY:
winner! Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

S P E C I A L   A W A R D S


JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD:
Tyler Perry and Motion Picture & Television Fund

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT: Autodesk Shotgun, Countryman Associates, DPA, EIZO, ftrack Studio, ILM, Intel, Standard Deviation, Synapse, Taz, Technoprops, Walt Disney Animation

SCIENTIFIC & ENGINEERING: Amimon, iZotope Inc, Sanken, Teradek Bolt, VocALign and Revoice Pro, Wordfit System


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Official Oscar website
Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences website

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