Oscars 2021: favorites and nominations of the 93rd ceremony – Toutelaculture

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on the night of April 25-26. For the moment maintained in person, the prestigious event pays homage to the seventh art which had a very complicated year.

A year under the sign of streaming?

The cinemas are still closed here in France, so much so that it is almost surprising to decorate the cinema when we have not set foot in a theater for almost 6 months. We do not know if it is voluntary or not on the part of the Academy, but we discover in the prize list many films distributed (and sometimes produced) by Netflix. Are streaming platforms seriously starting to be considered by institutions? The question still remains a little unresolved. What we do know is that you can already stream many works and performances nominated this year at the Oscars.

First of all Mank by David Fincher, nominated for no less than 10 statuettes including those for best film and best director. Chicago Seven by Aaron Sorkins nominated as Best Picture. Also the impressive performances of Viola Davis first in the biopic Ma Rainey’s Blues, and Vanessa Kirby in the drama Pieces of a woman for which she obtained the Volpi Cup for best female interpretation at the Venice Film Festival. In the best animated film category, Journey to the Moon by Glen Keane John Kahrs is also available on Netflix which produced the feature film. On the documentary side, the surprising Crip camp is in the running as a feature documentary. You can also discover on Netflix this incredible revolution led in 1971 by cripples to claim their rights within a camp for disabled people in the United States.

The emerging trends

But what trends emerge from this 2021 list of legendary cinema Oscars? Who is most likely to be crowned? We can already see that it is Mank which tops the nominations with 10 potential awards. David Fincher’s film is followed by The Father by Florian Zeller where Anthony Hopkins plays a decaying octogenarian; the road movie Nomadland by Chloé Zhao; Korean-American film Minari which depicts the emigration of a Korean family to America; the musical film Sound of Metal ; as well as Chicago Seven, all appointed 6 times. Despite its 10 nominations, Mank isn’t an Oscar favorite at this time. The Golden Globes and the BAFTAs respectively recognize the best of American and British cinema and television. And these two prestigious ceremonies are already setting the tone for what the Oscar jury could possibly award.

The 78th Golden Globes ceremony took place on February 28 and mainly crowned Chloé Zhao and her third feature film. The Chinese-American director was awarded the Golden Globe for Best Director and Best Dramatic Film for Nomadland. Ditto in Great Britain where the BAFTAs awarded the same rewards as well as a prize for the best actress for Frances McDormand. The actress, already twice Oscar winner, can therefore bring an additional reward to this road trip in the America of the marginalized. It is therefore obvious that Chloé Zhao and Nomadland went to Hollywood as a big favorite for the best direction and best film categories.

For the actors, on the other hand, the fight is tougher. Frances McDormand conquered the BAFTA jury, but across the Atlantic it was Andra Day who won the award for best actress for her portrayal of Billie Holiday. Also note that the performance of Vanessa Kirby as a broken woman after a miscarriage in Pieces of a Woman attracted a lot of attention (Volpi Cup for best actress at the Venice Film Festival, we remind you). For men, many already see Gary Oldman being crowned a second time for his superb incarnation of the eccentric screenwriter of Citizen Kane Herman Mankiewicz. The British comedian, however, has to face BAFTA-decorated Anthony Hopkins and the late Golden Globe winner Chadwick Boseman. The outcome is therefore more than uncertain for the Oscars for best actress and best actor.

A ceremony always so special and expected to be discovered on the night of Sunday April 25 to Monday April 26.

Find all the nominations right here:

Best film

  • The Father by Florian Zeller
  • Judas and the Black Messiah by Shaka King
  • Mank by David Fincher
  • Minari by Lee Isaac Chung
  • Nomadland by Chloé Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman by Emerald Fennell
  • Sound of Metal by Darius Marder
  • Chicago Seven Aaron Sorkin

Best achievement

  • Thomas Vinterberg for Drunk
  • David Fincher for Mank
  • Lee isaac chung for Minari
  • Chloe Zhao for Nomadland
  • Emerald fennell for Promising Young Woman

Best actor

  • Aben rice for the role of Ruben in Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick boseman for the role of Levee in Ma Rainey’s blues
  • Anthony hopkins for the role of Anthony in The Father
  • Gary Oldman for the role of Herman J. Mankiewicz in Mank
  • Steven yeun for the role of Jacob Yi in Minari

Best actress

  • Viola Davis for the role of Ma Rainey in Ma Rainey’s blues
  • Andra Day for the role of Billie Holiday in Billie Holiday: A State Affair
  • Vanessa Kirby for the role of Martha in Pieces of a woman
  • Frances mcdormand for the role of Fern in Nomadland
  • Carey mulligan for the role of Cassandra in Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

  • Sacha Baron Cohen for the role of Abbie Hoffman in Chicago Seven
  • Daniel Kaluuya for the role of Fred Hampton in Judas and The Black Messiah
  • Leslie Odom Jr for the role of Sam Cooke in One night in Miami
  • Paul Raci for the role of Joe in Sounds of Metal
  • Lakeith stanfield for the role of Williams O’Neal in Judas and The Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

  • Maria bakalova for the role of Tutar Sagdiyeva in Borat, new filmed mission
  • Olivia colman for the role of Anne in The Father
  • Glenn Close for the role of Bonnie Vance in An American ode
  • Amanda Seyfried for the role of Marion Davies in Mank
  • Youn Yuh-Jung for the role of Soon-ja in Minari

Best Original Screenplay

  • Will Berson and Shaka King Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Lee isaac chung Minari
  • Emerald fennell Promising Young Woman
  • Darius Marder and Abraham Marder Sound of Metal
  • Aaron Sorkin – Chicago Seven

Best Adapted Scenario

  • Sacha Baron Cohen Borat, new filmed mission
  • Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller The Father
  • Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
  • Kemp Powers One night in Miami
  • Ramin bahrani The White Tiger

Best sets and artistic direction

  • The FatherPeter Francis and Cathy Featherstone
  • Ma Rainey’s blues – Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara and Diana Sroughton
  • Mank – Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale
  • The mission – David Crank and Elizabeth Keenan
  • Tenet – Nathan Crowley and Kathy Lucas

Best costumes

  • Emma – Alexandra Byrne
  • Ma Rainey’s blues – Ann roth
  • Mank Trish summerville
  • Mulan – Bina daigeler
  • Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Makeup and Hairstyles

  • Emma Marese Langan, Laura Allen and Claudia Stolze
  • An American ode – Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney and Matthew Mungle
  • Ma Rainey’s blues – Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal and Larry M. Cherry
  • Mank – Kimberley Spiteri and Gigi Williams
  • Pinocchio – Dalia Colli, Mark Coulier, Francesco Pegoretti

Best photography

  • Judas and the Black Messiah – Sean Bobbitt
  • Mank – Erik Messerschimdt
  • Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
  • The mission – Dariusz Wolski
  • Chicago Seven – Phedon Papamichael

Best Editing

  • The Father – Yorgos Lamprinos
  • Nomadland – Chloe Zhao
  • Promising Young Woman – Frédéric Thoraval
  • Sound of metal – Mikkel EG Nielsen
  • Chicago Seven – Alan baumgarten

Best sound

  • Uss Greyhound: Battle of the Atlantic – Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
  • Mank – Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Dance and Drew Kunin
  • The mission – Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
  • Soul – Ren Klyce, Coya Elliot and David Parker
  • Sound of metal – Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortes and Philip Bladh

Better visual effects

  • Love and Monsters – Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camailleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
  • Midnight in the winter – Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawren, Max Salomon and David Watkins
  • Mulan – Sean Feden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steven Ingram
  • The one and only Ivan – Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, and Santiago Colomo Martinez
  • Tenet – Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

Best Original Song

  • Fight for you in Judas and the Black Messiah –HER, Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas
  • Hear my voice in The Chicago Seven – Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
  • Husavik in Eurovision song contest: The story of fire saga – Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson
  • lo si (seen) in The life ahead – Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
  • Speak now in One night in Miami – Leslie Odom Jr and Sam Ashworth

Best Film Music

  • Terence Blanchard – Da 5 bloods
  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – Mank
  • Emile Mosseri – Minari
  • James Newton Howard – The mission
  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste – Drunk

Best international film

  • Drunk by Thomas Vinterberg (Denmark)
  • Better days by Derek Tsang (China)
  • The collective affair by Alexander Nanau (Romania)
  • The man who sold his skin by Kaouther Ben Hania (Tunisia)
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? by Jasmila Zbanic (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Documentary Film

  • The collective case – Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
  • Crip camp – Nicole Newnhamn, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
  • El agent topo – Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibanez
  • My octopus teacher: the wisdom of the octopus: Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
  • Time – Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Best Fictional Short Film

  • Feeling through – Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
  • The Letter Room – Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
  • The present – Farah Nabulsi
  • Two distant strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
  • White eye – Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Best animated short

  • My terrier – Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
  • Genius Loci – Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
  • If anything happens i love you – Will McCormack and Michael Govier
  • Opera – Erick Oh
  • Yes-People – Gisli Darri Halldorsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Best Documentary Short

  • Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
  • A concerto is a conversation – Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
  • Do not split – Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
  • Hunger Ward – Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
  • A love song for Latasha – Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

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