2021 Oscar nominations

2021 Oscar Nominations: The Full List

The 2021 Oscars may be slightly delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but Hollywood’s biggest and most glamorous night is still set to mark the culmination of this year’s awards season.

To kick off the eight-week countdown, nominees were announced this morning by actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her husband, musician-actor Nick Jonas. The 23 categories were revealed in two sections via a livestream featured on The Academy’s official site, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

David Fincher’s Mank led the pack of diverse nominees with 10 nods and, for the first time, there are two women (Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell) nominated for directing. Get caught up with the full list of the finalists below:


Best Picture

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



Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
David Fincher (Mank)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)
Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Andra Day (The United States v. Billie Holiday)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman)

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)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)
Olivia Colman (The Father)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)


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)

Writing – Adapted Screenplay

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

Writing – Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah (Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
Sound of Metal (Abraham Marder, Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)


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


Costume Design

Emma (Alexandra Byrne)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Ann Roth)
Mank (Trish Summerville)
Mulan (Bina Daigeler)
Pinocchio (Massimo Cantini Parrini)

Film Editing

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

Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma (Marese Langan)
Hillbilly Elegy (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Patricia Dehaney, Matthew Mungle)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal, Larry M. Cherry
Mank (Kimberley Spiteri, Gigi Williams)
Pinocchio (Dalia Colli, Anna Kieber, Sebastian Lochmann, Stephen Murphy)

Music – Original Score

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


Music – Original Song

“Fight for You” (Judas and the Black Messiah)
“Hear My Voice” (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Húsavík” (Eurovision Song Contest)
“Io Si (Seen)” (The Life Ahead)
“Speak Now” (One Night in Miami…) 

Production Design

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


Greyhound (Odin Benitez, Jason King, Christian P. Minkler, Michael Minkler, Jeff Sawyer)
Mank (Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, Drew Kunin)
News of the World (John Pritchett, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller, Oliver Tarney, Michael Fentum)
Soul (Coya Elliott, Ren Klyce, David Parker, Vince Caro)
Sound of Metal (Phillip Bladh, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Carolina Santana)

Visual Effects

Love and Monsters (Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt, Brian Cox)
The Midnight Sky (Matt Kasmir, Chris Lawrence, Dave Watkins, Max Solomon)
Mulan (Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, Steve Ingram)
The One and Only Ivan (Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, Santiago Colomo Martinez)
Tenet (Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Mike Chambers)


International Feature

Another Round (Denmark)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
Collective (Romania)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Animated Feature Film

Onward (Pixar)
Over the Moon (Netflix)
Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Netflix)
Soul (Pixar)
Wolfwalkers (Apple TV Plus/GKIDS)

Animated Short Film

Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You

Documentary Feature Film

Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher

Documentary Short Film

A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Live-Action Short

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Though no host has been announced, the 93rd Academy Awards will air on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. EST. The ceremony will be produced by Emmy nominee Jesse Collins, Oscar nominee Stacey Sher and Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh.