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2021 Academy Award Nominations Announced

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The nominations for the 93rd annual Academy Awards were announced Monday, March 15, 2021 by actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick
Jonas. Broadcasting live from London, they announced the nominees in 23 categories.

The Oscars award ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC starting at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic that began shutting down movie theaters nationwide in March 2020, this year likely marks a time when more people will have seen the nominated movies at home than in theaters.

Some of these movies are playing in theaters, while some have already made it to home video. Being nominated usually causes some of them to make a return appearance, especially with some markets just starting to loosen restrictions and there is a dearth of new movies being released. Head over to the Academy Award® Winners and Nominees page to see where and when they're playing!

Academy Award Nominations - By Category

Best motion picture of the year

The Father Movie PosterThe Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
A Trademark Films/F Comme Film/Ciné-@ Production
David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, Producers
Judas and the Black Messiah Movie PosterJudas and the Black Messiah (Warner Bros.)
A Macros Media/Proximity Media Production
Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, Producers
Mank Movie PosterMank (Netflix)
A Netflix International Pictures Production
Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, Producers
Minari Movie PosterMinari (A24)
A Plan B Production
Christina Oh, Producer
Nomadland Movie PosterNomadland (Searchlight)
A Highwayman/Hear/Say Productions/Cor Cordium Production
Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers
Promising Young Woman Movie PosterPromising Young Woman (Focus Features)
A LuckyChap Entertainment/FilmNation Entertainment Production
Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, Producers
Sound of Metal Movie PosterSound of Metal (Amazon Studios)
A Caviar/Flat 7 Production
Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers
The Trial of the Chicago 7 Movie PosterThe Trial of the Chicago 7 (Netflix)
A Netflix in association with Cross Creek Pictures/Marc Platt/DreamWorks Pictures in association with ShivHans Pictures Production
Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers

Best animated feature film of the year

Onward Movie PosterOnward (Walt Disney)
Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
Over the Moon Movie PosterOver the Moon (Netflix)
Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Movie PosterA Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
Soul Movie PosterSoul (Walt Disney)
Pete Docter and Dana Murray
Wolfwalkers Movie PosterWolfwalkers (Apple/GKIDS)
Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants

Adapted screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (aka "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan") (Amazon Studios)
    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 (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
  • Nomadland (Searchlight)
    Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
  • One Night in Miami... (Amazon Studios)
    Screenplay by Kemp Powers
  • The White Tiger (Netflix)
    Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

Original screenplay

Performance by an actor in a leading role

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

Performance by an actress in a leading role

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

Achievement in cinematography

Achievement in costume design

  • Emma (Focus Features) -- Alexandra Byrne
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix) -- Ann Roth
  • Mank (Netflix) -- Trish Summerville
  • "Mulan" (Walt Disney) -- Bina Daigeler
  • "Pinocchio" (Roadside Attractions) -- Massimo Cantini Parrini

Achievement in directing

Best documentary feature

  • Collective (Magnolia Pictures/Participant)
    An Alexander Nanau Production/Samsa Film/HBO Europe Production
    Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
  • Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution (Netflix)
    A Higher Ground and Rusted Spoke in association with Little Punk, JustFilms, Ford Foundation Production
    Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
  • The Mole Agent (Gravitas Ventures)
    A Micromundo Producciones/Motto Pictures/Sutor Kolonko/Volya Films/Malvalanda Production
    Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
  • My Octopus Teacher (Netflix)
    A Netflix Original Documentary in association with Off the Fence and The Sea Change Project Production
    Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
  • Time (Amazon Studios)
    A Concordia Studio in association with The New York Times, Outer Piece and Hedgehog Films Production
    Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Achievement in film editing

Best international feature film of the year

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • Emma (Focus Features)
    Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
  • Hillbilly Elegy (Netflix)
    Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle and Patricia Dehaney
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
    Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson
  • Mank (Netflix)
    Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri and Colleen LaBaff
  • Pinocchio (Roadside Attractions)
    Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli and Francesco Pegoretti

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • Da 5 Bloods (Netflix) -- Terence Blanchard
  • Mank (Netflix) -- Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari (A24) -- Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World (Universal) -- James Newton Howard
  • Soul (Walt Disney) -- Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

Achievement in production design

  • The Father (Sony Pictures Classics)
    Production Design: Peter Francis
    Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix)
    Production Design: Mark Ricker
    Set Decoration: Karen O'Hara and Diana Stoughton
  • Mank (Netflix)
    Production Design: Donald Graham Burt
    Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
  • News of the World (Universal)
    Production Design: David Crank
    Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
  • Tenet (Warner Bros.)
    Production Design: Nathan Crowley
    Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Achievement in sound

  • Greyhound (Apple)
    Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
  • Mank (Netflix)
    Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
  • News of the World (Universal)
    Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
  • Soul (Walt Disney)
    Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
  • Sound of Metal (Amazon Studios)
    Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Achievement in visual effects

  • Love and Monsters (Paramount)
    Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
  • The Midnight Sky (Netflix)
    Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
  • Mulan (Walt Disney)
    Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram
  • The One and Only Ivan (Walt Disney)
    Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez
  • Tenet (Warner Bros.)
    Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

Best animated short film

  • Burrow (Walt Disney)
    A Pixar Animation Studios Production
    Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
  • Genius Loci
    A Kazak Production
    Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
  • If Anything Happens I Love You (Netflix)
    A Gilbert Films and Oh Good Production
    Will McCormack and Michael Govier
  • Opera
    A Beasts And Natives Alike Production
    Erick Oh
  • Yes-People
    A CAOZ and Hólamói Production
    Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Best live action short film

  • Feeling Through
    A Doug Roland Films Production
    Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
  • The Letter Room
    A Dutch Tilt Film, Mad Gene Media and Topic Production
    Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
  • The Present
    A Philistine Films Production
    Farah Nabulsi
  • Two Distant Strangers
    A Dirty Robber Production
    Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
  • White Eye
    A MINA Films and KM Production
    Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Best documentary short subject

  • Colette
    A Respawn Entertainment/Oculus Studios/Time Travel Unlimited Production
    Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
  • A Concerto Is a Conversation (New York Times Op-Docs)
    A Breakwater Studios Production
    Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
  • Do Not Split
    A Field of Vision Production
    Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
  • Hunger Ward (MTV Documentary Films)
    A Spin Film/Vulcan Production
    Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
  • A Love Song for Latasha (Netflix)
    A Black Dreams LLC Production
    Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan


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