After the first delay in Oscars’ history, the 2021 Oscars nominations are here ahead of the April 25 ceremony. The wait for the nominations has made people antsy to know what films and stars would be recognized during the 93rd Oscars, but even more exciting are the changes in nominations that we hope to see reflected in the winners next month.

Across the 23 categories, 70 women are nominated for 76 awards! These nominations include the first time that two women have simultaneously been nominated for Best Director. Emerald Fennell is nominated for Promising Young Woman, and Chloé Zhao is nominated for Nomadland. Chloé is the first woman of color to be nominated for this category! Viola Davis also broke the record for most nominations of a Black actress with her Actress in a Leading Role nomination this year–Viola’s fourth nomination (a low number for a record that she points out highlights the lack of recognition for artists of color).

Chadwick Boseman also received a posthumous nomination in the Actor in a Leading Role category for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

Are you favorite films, scores, and creators nominated? Check out the full list of nominees below.

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

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 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

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Animated Feature Film

Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon


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

Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne, Emma
Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Trish Summerville, Mank
Bina Daigler, Mulan
Massimo Cantini Parrini, Pinocchio


Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Documentary (Feature)

Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher

Documentary (Short Subject)

A Concerto is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Award
A Love Song for Latasha

Film Editing

Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Frédéric Thoraval, Promising Young Woman
Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal
Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7

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)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Marese Langan, Laura Allen, and Claudia Stolze; Emma
Eryn Krueger Maksh, Matthew Mungle, and Patricia Dehaney; Hillbilly Elegy
Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson; Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri, and Colleen LaBaff; Mank
Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, and Francesco Pegoretti; Pinocchio

Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

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 Göransson
“Io Sì (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

Best Picture

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Production Design

The Father; Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton
Mank; Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
News of the World; Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan
Tenet; Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas

Short Film (Animated)

“Genius Loci”
“If Anything Happens I Love You”

Short Film (Live Action)

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


News of the World
Sound of Metal

Visual Effects

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan; Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Dan Swimer and Peter Baynham and Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer and Jena Friedman and Lee Kern; Story by Sacha Baron Cohen and Anthony Hines and Dan Swimer and Nina Pedrad
The Father; Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Nomadland; Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao
One Night in Miami…; Screenplay by Kemp Powers
The White Tiger; Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah; Screenplay by Will Berson & Shaka King; Story by Will Berson & Shaka King and Kenny Lucas & Keith Lucas
Minari; Written by Lee Isaac Chung
Promising Young Woman; Written by Emerald Fennell
Sound of Metal; Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance
The Trial of the Chicago 7; Written by Aaron Sorkin

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