Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Directing
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, 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
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

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
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Original Screenplay
Will Berson & Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Darius Marder & Abraham Marder, Sound of Metal
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay
Sacha Baron Cohen & Anthony Hines & Dan Swimer & Peter Baynham & Erica Rivinoja & Dan Mazer & Jena Friedman & Lee Kern, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami…
Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger

Best Cinematography
Sean Bobbitt, Judas and the Black Messiah
Erik Messerschmidt, Mank
Dariusz Wolski, News of the World
Joshua James Richards, Nomadland
Phedon Papamichael, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Film Editing
Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Frédéric Thoraval, Promising Young Woman
Mikkel E. G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal
Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Animated Short Film
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Best International Feature Film
Another Round
Better Days
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Documentary Feature
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best Original Score
Terence Blanchard, Da 5 Bloods
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank
Emile Mosseri, Minari
James Newton Howard, News of the World
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Original Song
“Fight For You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Io Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami…

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

Best Costume Design
Alexandra Byrne, Emma
Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Trish Summerville, Mank
Bina Daigeler, Mulan
Massimo Cantini Parrini, Pinocchio

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

Best Production Design
Peter Francis, Cathy Featherstone, The Father
Mark Ricker, Karen O’Hara and Diana Stoughton, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale, Mank
David Crank, Elizabeth Keenan, News of the World
Nathan Crowley, Kathy Lucas, Tenet

Best Visual Effects
Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox, Love and Monsters
Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins, The Midnight Sky
Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram, Mulan
Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez, The One and Only Ivan
Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher, Tenet

David Fincher’s Mank led the Oscar nominations with 10 overall nominations including Best Picture, Director (Fincher), Actor (Gary Oldman), Supporting Actress (Amanda Seyfried) and a variety of production categories. I still feel like Nomadland will win Best Picture with Chloe Zhao also winning for Best Director. Zhao was a four-time nominee for her work on this film also receiving nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Editing.

I was hoping for some love for Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods which was shut out for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, and even Delroy Lindo failed to garner a Best Actor nomination. A travesty in my book. Its sole nomination came for Terence Blanchard’s score. Other surprises include Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and One Night in Miami missing out from Best Picture. Regina King had lots of love heading into this morning, but failed to receive a Best Director nomination for One Night in Miami.

Judas and the Black Messiah was nominated for six Oscars including Best Picture and two supporting actor nominations for Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield. Stanfield’s category placement was a surprise given he was campaigning for Best Actor. Surprised director Shaka King didn’t get a directing nomination, but received one for Best Original Screenplay.

I would have loved to have seen more love for Black-led and created films in the Best Picture and Director categories, but overall diversity is better than we’ve seen in past years. What are your thoughts in this year’s nominees? Let me know on Twitter and Instagram. @PAULSMOVIETRIP

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