Oscar nominations 2021: live updates and analysis

Recognition…A24, via Associated Press

The nominees for Best Supporting Actor are Sacha Baron Cohen for “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas and the Black Messiah”, Leslie Odom Jr. for “One Night in Miami” and Paul Raci for “Sound of Metal” “And LaKeith Stanfield for” Judas and the Black Messiah “.

The nominations for best supporting actress went to Maria Bakalova for “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, Glenn Close for “Hillbilly Elegy”, Olivia Colman for “The Father”, Amanda Seyfried for “Mank” and Yuh-Jung Youn for “Minari”.

Other early nominations went to Chloé Zhao for her adapted screenplay for “Nomadland” and to Emerald Fennell for her original screenplay “Promising Young Woman”. Baron Cohen also received a nomination for his screenplay “Borat”.

Chadwick Boseman, center, in his last film
Recognition…David Lee / Netflix, via Associated Press

Hobbled by the pandemic and forced into an extra long awards season in which consultants, movie stars and studio managers of virtual Q and Ace and video ceremonies are bleary-eyed, Hollywood will finally hit the official countdown to the Oscars nominations on Monday morning for the 93rd annual Academy Awards will be announced.

This year, streaming has got stuck in Hollywood thanks to the theater shutdowns caused by the coronavirus. Competitors like “Ma Rainey’s black bottom, “”Deficiency, “”One night in Miami” and “Borat Follow-up movie filmPublished by Netflix and Amazon. Even publications from traditional studios like Searchlights “Nomad land“And J.udas and the black messiah, ”By Warner Bros., were likely seen by more people on streaming services than the limited number of theaters they could show.

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Recognition…Amazon Studios / Amazon Studios, via Associated Press

And with most studios delaying their price-beating price for a bigger budget in 2021 in anticipation of a resurgent cinema market, the majority of films that were nominated for best picture weren’t as flashy or star-studded as usual. This has created more pricing options for films on a smaller budget, with more diverse casts, directed by a more diverse group of directors.

Expect Netflix to come out on top again in the nominations. last year it got 24 but walked away with only two wins. This year the streaming service has three films in the running for the best picture: the local “Mank” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, for which Chadwick Boseman will certainly receive a posthumous nomination for best actor, and “The Chicago Trial 7, ”Which it acquired from Paramount Pictures. Amazon Studios has “One Night in Miami” and “Sound of metal“In the mix in several categories, and it could get some love for” Borat Subsequent MovieFilm “in the adapted script, supporting actress and even best picture categories.

The Oscars, which have been postponed for two months due to the pandemic, will take place on April 25th. Here are some other things to watch out for on Monday morning.

Daniel Kaluuya, Top, and Lakeith Stanfield in
Recognition…Glen Wilson / Warner Bros.

Time is not a reliable construct in this year’s prize race. After the nomination process was extended by two months, conventional thinking was thrown out the window.

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Films that debuted after the first of the year, such as “Judas and the black messiah“, Which premiered at this year’s virtual Sundance Film Festival, is growing in popularity with audiences and critics alike. And they compete with films like “Sound of Metal”, which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival last year.

Without the traditional touchpoints like parties, premieres, and film festivals where voters know what to watch and when, a movie’s streaming debut has become even more important. First screened at the Venice Film Festival eons ago but not appearing on streaming service Hulu until February, “Nomadland” has increased with the momentum of awards, while films that opened to a wider audience on Netflix in early 2020, such as z As a “deficiency”, you have the feeling that you are losing steam.

Chloé Zhao won Best Director Golden Globe for her film Nomadland last month, and she preferred to win an Oscar too.
Recognition…Searchlight Images / Searchlight Images via Associated Press

There has never been more than one woman nominated for best director in a year, and only five women have been nominated in that category in the Academy’s nearly 100-year history.

This year could change that.

Chloé Zhao is not just a failure to be nominated for “Nomadland”. to have won the Golden Globeand has been nominated for BAFTA and Directors Guild Awards. She will be the first Chinese woman to be nominated for an Oscar for best director.

Other women could join her as directing nominees, including Emerald Fennell (“Promising young woman”) and Regina King (“One Night in Miami”). If Ms. King is nominated, she will be the first black woman to be recognized in a traditionally very white, very masculine category.

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Riz Ahmed could be up for his role in
Recognition…Amazon Studios / Amazon Studios, via Associated Press

Should “Judas and the Black Messiah” receive a nomination for best picture, it will be the first time that an all-black production team (consisting of director Shaka King, Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King) is recognized in this category.

Two actors of Asian origin could also be nominated for best actor: Steven Yeun (“Minari”) and Ahmed Rice (“Sound of Metal”). Ahmed would be the first Muslim to be nominated for best actor. If Alan Kim, the 8-year-old star of “Minari,” gets a nod in the supporting actor category, he could join Justin Henry (“Kramer vs. Kramer”) in determining the youngest actors ever nominated.

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