The Academy Awards on Sunday night hopes to give a boost to an industry dealing with theaters shuttered for a year and countless delays in releases and new productions.
David Fincher’s “Mank,” a black-and-white drama about “Citizen Kane” co-writer Herman Mankiewicz, leads the pack at the 93rd Academy Awards with 10 nominations, including best picture, best director, and acting nods for Gary Oldman and Amanda Seyfried.
“Mank” was bankrolled by streaming giant Netflix and faces stiff competition from Chloé Zhao’s low-budget “Nomadland.” It stars Frances McDormand as a widow who leaves her hometown of Empire, Nevada to be “houseless” and travel around the United States.
Zhao wrote, edited, produced and directed “Nomadland,” which cemented its Oscar front-runner status with a win at the 78th Golden Globes for best picture – drama and taking top honors at the 32nd annual Producers Guild of America Awards.
Zhao and newcomer Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) have made history as the first time two women received directing nods in the same year. Only five women have ever been nominated before for best director.
And unlike the all-white acting nominations of five years ago that fueled the #OscarsSoWhite hashtag, nine of the 20 acting nominees this year are people of color.
The Academy Awards will be broadcast live Sunday, April 25, at 8 p.m. on ABC. It will be the third Oscars in a row without a host.
Without further ado, the nominees are:
Best Picture: “The Father” (David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi and Philippe Carcassonne, producers); “Judas and the Black Messiah” (Shaka King, Charles D. King and Ryan Coogler, producers); “Mank” (Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth and Douglas Urbanski, producers); “Minari” (Christina Oh, producer); “Nomadland” (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, producers); “Promising Young Woman” (Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell and Josey McNamara, producers); “Sound of Metal” (Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, producers); and “The Trial of the Chicago 7” (Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, producers)
Best Director: Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”); David Fincher (“Mank”); Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”); Chloé Zhao (“Nomadland”); and Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)
Best Actor in a Leading Role: Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”); Chadwick Boseman (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”); Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”); Gary Oldman (“Mank”); and Steven Yeun (“Minari”)
Best Actress in a Leading Role: Viola Davis (“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”); Andra Day (“The United States v. Billie Holiday”); Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”); Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”); and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”)
Best 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”); and Lakeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)
Best Actress in a Supporting Role: Maria Bakalova (’Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”); Glenn Close (“Hillbilly Elegy”); Olivia Colman (“The Father”); Amanda Seyfried (“Mank”); and Yuh-jung Youn (“Minari”)
Best Animated Feature Film: “Onward” (Pixar); “Over the Moon” (Netflix); “A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon” (Netflix); “Soul” (Pixar); and “Wolfwalkers” (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS)
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.” 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,” Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller; “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao; “One Night in Miami,” Kemp Powers; and “The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani
Best Original Screenplay: “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Screenplay by Will Berson, Shaka King; Story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas, Keith Lucas; “Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung; “Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell; “Sound of Metal.” Screenplay by Darius Marder, Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance; and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin
Best Original Song: “Fight for You,” (“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,” (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”). Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite; “Húsavík,” (“Eurovision Song Contest”). Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard Göransson; “Io Si (Seen),” (“The Life Ahead”). Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini; and “Speak Now,” (“One Night in Miami”). Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth
Best Original Score: “Da 5 Bloods,” Terence Blanchard; “Mank,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross; “Minari,” Emile Mosseri; “News of the World,” James Newton Howard; and “Soul,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
Best Sound: “Greyhound,” Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman; “Mank,” Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin;“News of the World,” Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett; “Soul,” Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker; and “Sound of Metal,” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
Best Costume Design: “Emma,” Alexandra Byrne; “Mank,” Trish Summerville; “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth; “Mulan,” Bina Daigeler; and “Pinocchio,” Massimo Cantini Parrini
Best Animated Short Film: “Burrow” (Disney Plus/Pixar); “Genius Loci” (Kazak Productions); “If Anything Happens I Love You” (Netflix); “Opera” (Beasts and Natives Alike); and “Yes-People” (CAOZ hf. Hólamói)
Best Live-Action Short Film: “Feeling Through,” “The Letter Room,” “The Present,” “Two Distant Strangers” and “White Eye”
Best Cinematography: “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Sean Bobbitt; “Mank,” Erik Messerschmidt; “News of the World,” Dariusz Wolski; “Nomadland,” Joshua James Richards; and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Phedon Papamichael
Best Documentary Feature: “Collective,” Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana; “Crip Camp,” Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder; “The Mole Agent,” Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez; “My Octopus Teacher,” Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster; and “Time,” Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn
Best Documentary Short Subject: “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; and “A Love Song for Latasha,” Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan
Best Film Editing: “The Father,” Yorgos Lamprinos; “Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao; “Promising Young Woman,” Frédéric Thoraval; “Sound of Metal,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen; and “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); and “Quo Vadis, Aida?”(Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Emma,” Marese Langan, Laura Allen, Claudia Stolze; “Hillbilly Elegy,” Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle; “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson; “Mank,” Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams, Colleen LaBaff; and “Pinocchio,” Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, Francesco Pegoretti
Best 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; and “Tenet.” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas
Best Visual Effects: “Love and Monsters,” Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox; “The Midnight Sky,” Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins; “Mulan,” Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram; “The One and Only Ivan,” Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez; and “Tenet,” Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher