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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Made History in Oscar Directing Category | ‘Mank’ leads With 10 Nods | See Full list of nominees

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Chloé Zhao, Emerald Fennell Made History in Oscar Directing Category | ‘Mank’ leads With 10 Nods | See Full list of nominees

The 93rd Academy Awards are upon us and in an unusual year, the film industry is still showing how much the art of film making is still appreciated. This years Oscar nominees can rejoice in the fact that they got to continue honing their craft and entertaining the masses amid a pandemic — giving film fans an escape. As such, comes the awards season for these great artist and creators showcasing their talent.

“Mank” – Netflix

Leading the nominations is David Fincher’s “Mank” with 10 nods, and for the first time in history, two women – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell – were nominated for best director. Only five women have ever been nominated in the directing category before. Zhao is the first woman of Asian descent nominated. The other nominees were Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari,” David Fincher for “Mank” and Thomas Vinterberg for “Another Round.”

Andra Day as Billie Holiday – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Nominated for the first time was singer, songwriter and actress Andra Day for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”. She goes up against veterans Viola Davis, and Frances McDormand as well as actresses Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan.

Steven Yuen as Jacob Yi – “Minari”

The late Chadwick Boseman picked up a posthumous nod for his role as Levee Green in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. Boseman goes up against Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, and Actor Steven Yeun — who made Oscar history being the first Asian-American ever nominated in the category for Best Actor for his role in “Minari”.

Chadwick Boseman as Levee Green – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Eight films were nominated for best picture. “Mank” was joined by Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman,” Zhao’s “Nomadland,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Sound of Metal,” “Minari” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas revealed the Oscars nominations in all 23 categories during a two-part global livestream presentation at 5:19 a.m. PT/8:19 a.m. ET.

The Academy extraordinary steps last year in acknowledgment of the COVID-19 pandemic, moving its ceremony back two months – from Feb. 28 to April 25 – expanding the eligibility window, and temporarily removing requirements that a movie must play in theaters to be considered.

The Oscars ceremony will air on ABC on April 25, the latest the Academy Awards have ever been handed out.

Here’s the full list of nominees:

Best Picture

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

Directing

Thomas Vinterberg for “Another Round”
David Fincher for “Mank”
Lee Isaac Chung for “Minari”
Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland”
Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman”

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 Leading Role

Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”
Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”
Gary Oldman in “Mank”
Steven Yeun in “Minari”

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”

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.”

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”
“The Father”
“Nomadland”
“One Night in Miami”
“The White Tiger”

Writing (Original Screenplay)

“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Minari”
“Promising Young Woman”
“Sound of Metal”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Cinematography

“Judas and the Black Messiah”
“Mank”
“News of the World”
“Nomadland”
“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

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”

Music (Original Score)

“Da 5 Bloods”
“Mank”
“Minari”
“News of the World”
“Soul”

Music (Original Song)

“Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas)
“Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite)
“Husavik” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga” (Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Gransson)
“Io S (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)” (Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini)
“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami…” (Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth)

Animated Short Film

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

Live Action Short Film

“Feeling Through”
“The Letter Room”
“The Present”
“Two Distant Strangers”
“White Eye”

Documentary Short Subject

“Colette”
“A Concerto Is a Conversation”
“Do Not Split”
“Hunger Ward”
“A Love Song for Latasha”

Film Editing

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

Sound

“Greyhound”
“Mank”
“News of the World”
“Soul”
“Sound of Metal”

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

Costume Design

“Emma”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“Mank”
“Mulan”
“Pinocchio”

Makeup and Hairstyling

“Emma”
“Hillbilly Elegy”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“Mank”
“Pinocchio”

Production Design

“The Father”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“Mank”
“News of the World”
“Tenet”

Visual Effects

“Love and Monsters”
“The Midnight Sky”
“Mulan”
“The One and Only Ivan”
“Tenet”

L. Lamar Booker

L. Lamar is Owner/CEO, Editor-in-Chief, Chief Content Officer of Up Your Geek. He hails from Philadelphia, PA. He is a writer, reporter and interviewer as well, and has been covering a wide range of pop culture and entertainment news and events for the last 5 years. Opinions expressed are my own.

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