And the winner is… The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced and the winds of change are finally blowing!
It’s that time of year again. The Oscar Nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced. To be honest, there are no real surprises. Everyone we thought would get a nomination has indeed received one. But unless Hollywood decides to throw us a huge curveball, we can easily predict the winners.
‘Mank‘ leads the way with ten nominations. Following this, no less than six films have six nominations each. ‘The Father’, Judas And The Black Messiah‘, ‘Minari‘, ‘Nomadland‘, ‘Sound Of Metal‘ and ‘The Trial Of The Chicago 7‘.
Best Actor nominations are Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins, Riz Ahmed, Gary Oldman, and Steven Yeun. It would be a brave person to bet against Chadwick Boseman winning the Oscar. His performance in ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom‘ is exemplary.
Best Actress nominations go to Carey Mulligan, Frances McDormand, Viola Davis, Andrea Day, and Vanessa Kirby. It would appear that Francis McDormand is in line for her third win and Oscar.
Best Supporting Actor nods go to Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Sacha Baron Cohen, Leslie Odom Jr., and Paul Raci. This has Kaluuya’s name all over it and is an almost shoo-in award.
Best Supporting Actress nominations go to Glenn Close, Yuh Jung-Youn, Amanda Seyfried, Maria Bakalova, and Olivia Coleman. This is Maria Bakalova’s award.
Best Director Nominations go to Chloe Zhao, David Fincher, Aaron Sorkin, Emerald Fennell, and Thomas Vinterberg. This is a historic year as we see two female directors nominated in this category. But Chloe Zhou will win it.
Best Picture Nods go to Mank, Minari, Nomadland, The Father, Sound Of Metal, Promising Young Woman, The Trial Of The Chicago 7, and Judas And The Black Messiah. This has Nomadland’s name engraved on the award already.
Among the other awards, Best VFX is almost certainly going to go to ‘Tenet‘ while ‘Soul‘ is almost certain to walk away with Best Animated Feature. The other awards are all up for grabs, with no clear favorite amongst them.
It is an inclusive selection this refreshing year. A decent mix of ethnic nominations alongside the great news that two females are up for Best Director. Hollywood has sat up and taken notice of the inequality in its nominations and has gone some way to rectify that this year.
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