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2021 Academy Award Nominations: The Complete List

THE OSCARS¨ – Key Art. (ABC) Artwork by Victoria Villasana.

The 2021 Academy Award Nominations were announced via closed set this morning by actress Priyanka Chopra and her husband, singer/actor Nick Jonas.

This year’s Oscar broadcast (celebrating the 93rd Academy Awards) will take place in-person from multiple locations including its usual home — The Dolby Theatre — on Sunday April 25. The ceremony, naturally, was pushed back from its original and usual February 28 date due to COVID-19 restrictions in the state of California. The broadcast will air on ABC.

The following are 2021 Oscar Nominations (credit: Variety) — Marisa Carpico and Matt Taylor will have a complete breakdown of the nominees on an upcoming episode of the Way Too Early Oscar Podcast which streams on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and Anchor.

Best Picture

The Father 

Judas and the Black Messiah 




Promising Young Woman 

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7 

Best Director

Thomas VinterbergAnother Round

David Fincher Mank

Lee Isaac ChungMinari

Chloé ZhaoNomadland

Emerald FennellPromising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz AhmedSound of Metal

Chadwick BosemanMa Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary OldmanMank

Steven YeunMinari

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Viola DavisMa Rainey’s Black Bottom

Andra DayThe United States v. Billie Holiday

Vanessa KirbyPieces of a Woman

Frances McDormandNomadland

Carey MulliganPromising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron CohenThe Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel KaluuyaJudas and the Black Messiah

Leslie Odom Jr.One Night in Miami

Paul RaciSound of Metal

Lakeith StanfieldJudas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

Maria BakalovaBorat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn CloseHillbilly Elegy

Olivia ColmanThe Father

Amanda SeyfriedMank

Youn Yuh-jungMinari

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

Best Sound

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


Best Animated Short Film


Genius Loci 

If Anything Happens I Love You 



Best Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

Best Animated Feature Film


Over the Moon

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon



Best Cinematography

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


Crip Camp

The Mole Agent 

My Octopus Teacher 


Best Documentary Short Subject


A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

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


The One and Only Ivan


Pop Break will be breaking down the 2021 Oscar Nominations from now until the day of the awards show!


Bill Bodkin
Bill Bodkinhttps://thepopbreak.com
Bill Bodkin is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of Pop Break, and most importantly a husband, and father. Ol' Graybeard writes way too much about wrestling, jam bands, Asbury Park music, HBO shows, and can often be seen under his season DJ alias, DJ Father Christmas. He is the co-host of the Socially Distanced Podcast (w/Al Mannarino) which drops weekly on Apple, Google, Anchor & Spotify. He is the co-host of the monthly podcasts -- Anchored in Asbury, TV Break and Bill vs. The MCU.


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