Oscars 2021: The Full Nominations List

Carey Mulligan. Emerald Fennell. Vanessa Kirby. Who will take the prizes?

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by Guy Pewsey |
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It's been almost forty years since writer and actor Colin Welland stood up at the Oscars to accept a prize for Chariots of Fire and hollered the words 'The British Are Coming!' Since then, we Brits have had good years and bad years on the global film stage. This year? A very, very good year. The Oscars has just announced its list of nominations, and there's a veritable army of Brits receiving well-deserved nods. Carey Mulligan is nominated for Best Actress for Promising Young Woman, that film's writer and director Emerald Fennell has been acknowledged in the Best Director category, Vanessa Kirby is nominated for Best Actress for her alarming performance in Pieces Of A Woman, and Olivia Colman is recognised for her Best Supporting performance in The Father. Other Brits on the list include Sacha Baron-Cohen, Daniel Kaluuya, Sir Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Riz Ahmed.

So, here is the list of the nominations, which were announced virtually by Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra-Jonas.

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah




Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actress

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Supporting Actor

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 Director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

David Fincher, Mank

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Adapted Screenplay

Sacha Baron Cohen and Co-Writers, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton, The Father

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami

Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, and Kenny Lucas, Judas and the Black Messiah

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Derek Cianfrance, Abraham Marder, Darius Marder, Sound of Metal

Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Feature


Over the Moon

Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon



Best International Feature Film

Another Round

Better Days


The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Documentary


Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher


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 Costume Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom




Best Film Editing

The Father


Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Makeup and Hairstyling


Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom



Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods



News of the World


Best Original Song

“Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah

“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7

“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

“lo Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)

“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


News of the World


Best Sound



News of the World


Sound of Metal

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky


The One and Only Ivan


Best Documentary (Short Subject)


A Concerto Is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

Best Short Film (Animated)


Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You



Best Short Film (Live Action)

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

The Oscars will take place on April 25th.

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