2021 Oscar Picks

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Best Picture | Actor in a Leading Role | Actor in a Supporting Role | Actress in a Leading Role |
Actress in a Supporting Role | Animated Feature Film | Cinematography | Costume Design |
Directing | Documentary Feature | Documentary Short Subject | Film Editing |
International Feature Film | Makeup and Hairstyling | Music: Original Score | Music: Original Song |
Production Design | Animated Short Film | Live Action Short Film | Sound |
Visual Effects | Writing: Adapted Screenplay | Writing: Original Screenplay |

Updated 2021–04–25 19:19
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* Nominations were announced 2021–03–15. 41 days to watch 41 films. Let’s go!

Best Picture

🐴 πŸ“Ί The Father
🐴 πŸ“Ί Judas and the Black Messiah
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank
🐴 πŸ“Ί Minari
🐴 πŸ“Ί Nomadland
🐴 πŸ“Ί Promising Young Woman
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Sound of Metal
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Trial of the Chicago 7

Actor in a Leading Role

🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
🐴 πŸ“Ί Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
🐴 πŸ“Ί Anthony Hopkins in The Father
🐴 πŸ“Ί Gary Oldman in Mank
🐴 πŸ“Ί Steven Yeun in Minari

Actor in a Supporting Role

🐴 πŸ“Ί Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah
🐴 πŸ“Ί Leslie Odom, Jr. in One Night in Miami…
🐴 πŸ“Ί Paul Raci in Sound of Metal
🐴 πŸ“Ί Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah

Actress in a Leading Role

🐴 πŸ“Ί Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
🐴 πŸ“Ί Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday
🐴 πŸ“Ί Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Frances McDormand in Nomadland
🐴 πŸ“Ί Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Actress in a Supporting Role

🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
🐴 πŸ“Ί Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy
🐴 πŸ“Ί Olivia Colman in The Father
🐴 πŸ“Ί Amanda Seyfried in Mank
🐴 πŸ“Ί Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari

Animated Feature Film

🐴 πŸ“Ί Onward Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
🐴 πŸ“Ί Over the Moon Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou
🐴 πŸ“Ί A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley
🐴 πŸ“Ί Soul Pete Docter and Dana Murray
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Wolfwalkers Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young and StΓ©phan Roelants

Cinematography

🐴 πŸ“Ί Judas and the Black Messiah Sean Bobbitt
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank Erik Messerschmidt
🐴 πŸ“Ί News of the World Dariusz Wolski
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Nomadland Joshua James Richards
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Trial of the Chicago 7 Phedon Papamichael

Costume Design

🐴 πŸ“Ί Emma Alexandra Byrne
🐴 πŸ“Ί Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Ann Roth
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank Trish Summerville
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mulan Bina Daigeler
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Pinocchio Massimo Cantini Parrini

Directing

🐴 Another Round Thomas Vinterberg
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank David Fincher
🐴 πŸ“Ί Minari Lee Isaac Chung
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Nomadland ChloΓ© Zhao
🐴 πŸ“Ί Promising Young Woman Emerald Fennell

Documentary (Feature)

🐴 πŸ“Ί Collective Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Crip Camp Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht and Sara Bolder
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Mole Agent Maite Alberdi and Marcela SantibÑñez
🐴 πŸ“Ί My Octopus Teacher Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
🐴 πŸ“Ί Time Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino and Kellen Quinn

Documentary (Short Subject)

🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Colette Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
🐴 πŸ“Ί A Concerto is a Conversation Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
🐴 πŸ“Ί Do Not Split Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
🐴 πŸ“Ί Hunger Ward Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
_ A Love Song for Latasha Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

Film Editing

🐴 πŸ“Ί The Father Yorgos Lamprinos
🐴 πŸ“Ί Nomadland ChloΓ© Zhao
🐴 πŸ“Ί Promising Young Woman FrΓ©dΓ©ric Thoraval
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Sound of Metal Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Trial of the Chicago 7 Alan Baumgarten

International Feature Film

🐴 Another Round Denmark
🐴 πŸ“Ί Better Days Hong Kong
🐴 πŸ“Ί Collective Romania
_ The Man Who Sold His Skin Tunisia
🐴 Quo Vadis, Aida? Bosnia and Herzegovina

Makeup and Hairstyling

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

Music (Original Score)

🐴 πŸ“Ί Da 5 Bloods Terence Blanchard
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
🐴 πŸ“Ί Minari Emile Mosseri
🐴 πŸ“Ί News of the World James Newton Howard
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Soul Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Music (Original Song)

🐴 πŸ“Ί “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
🐴 πŸ“Ί “Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7 Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite
🐴 πŸ“Ί “Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga Music and Lyric by Savan Kotecha, Fat Max Gsus and Rickard GΓΆransson
_ “Io SΓ¬ (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) Music by Diane Warren; Lyric by Diane Warren and Laura Pausini
🐴 πŸ“Ί “Speak Now” from One Night in Miami… Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom, Jr. and Sam Ashworth

Production Design

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

Short Film (Animated)

🐴 πŸ“Ί Burrow Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
🐴 πŸ“Ί Genius Loci Adrien MΓ©rigeau and Amaury Ovise
🐴 πŸ“Ί If Anything Happens I Love You Will McCormack and Michael Govier
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Opera Erick Oh
🐴 πŸ“Ί Yes-People GΓ­sli Darri HalldΓ³rsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Short Film (Live Action)

🐴 πŸ“Ί Feeling Through Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Letter Room Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… The Present Farah Nabulsi
🐴 πŸ“Ί Two Distant Strangers Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
🐴 πŸ“Ί White Eye Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

Sound

🐴 πŸ“Ί Greyhound Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman
🐴 πŸ“Ί Mank Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin
🐴 πŸ“Ί News of the World Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett
🐴 πŸ“Ί Soul Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Sound of Metal Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos CortΓ©s and Phillip Bladh

Visual Effects

🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… Love and Monsters Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Midnight Sky Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins
🐴 πŸ“Ί 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
🐴 πŸ“Ί Tenet Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

🐴 πŸ“Ί Borat Subsequent Moviefilm Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, et. al.
🐴 πŸ“Ί The Father Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
🐴 πŸ“Ί Nomadland Written for the screen by ChloΓ© Zhao
🐴 πŸ“Ί One Night in Miami… Screenplay by Kemp Powers
🐴 πŸ“Ί βœ… The White Tiger Written for the screen by Ramin Bahrani

Writing (Original Screenplay)

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

The 93rd annual Academy Awards Oscars ceremony will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC.



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Previously:
- 2020 Oscar Picks
- 2019 Oscar Picks
- 2018 Oscar Picks
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