The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards have been introduced on Monday night as per Indian Standard Time. David Fincher’s Gary Oldman-led ode to Old Hollywood, Mank leads the nominations with a formidable (and fairly frankly, surprising) 10 nods.
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah and The Father are joint second with six nominations every.
Despite fewer releases, what with a worldwide pandemic stalling virtually entirety of movie manufacturing, Oscar Nominations 2021 managed to disappoint and shock in a number of classes.
Here are a number of snubs and surprises we discovered. Let’s start with the snubs.
One Night in Miami (in Best Picture and Best Director)
Regina King’s sensible debut directorial One Night in Miami did get 3 nominations, nevertheless it was snubbed within the Best Picture and Best Director classes. This was shocking, and never in a great way, because it had garnered some good awards season buzz.
Aaron Sorkin (Best Director)
Sorkin is certainly one of Hollywood’s finest screenwriters and we consider he’s a stable director as effectively (as obvious from his debut Molly’s Game). Sadly, he was missed for his work on The Trial of the Chicago 7, which in any other case acquired 6 nods.
Da 5 Bloods (Best Picture)
Spike Lee’s topical and gripping drama Da 5 Bloods was missed in each main class. It acquired solely a Best Original Score nomination.
Now, let’s have a look at a number of surprises:
The White Tiger (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Ramin Bahrani’s adaptation of Aravind Adiga’s Booker-winning novel, starring Adarsh Gourav, Priyanka Chopra and Rajkummar Rao, acquired a nod within the Best Adapted Screenplay class. While not wholly surprising, it did come as a gentle shock.
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Best Adapted Screenplay)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (let’s skip the complete title) was a extremely fulfilling sequel to a traditional movie, although its nomination on this class was curious, however actually not unwelcome.
Maria Bakalova (Best Supporting Actress)
Let’s face it. Maria Bakalova was very good in Borat 2, and she or he deserves each accolade she is getting. Many consider she outdid even Sacha Baron Cohen in a film headlined by a personality he’s enjoying. But this was nonetheless a shock.
Thomas Vinterberg (Best Director)
While Vinterberg’s Another Round was getting common reward and in addition acquired a number of consideration within the competition circuit, this nomination got here as an enormous shock.