Irish Animation Wolfwalkers Has Been Nominated For ASEO titlen Academy Award In The Animated Feature Film Category


Daniel Kaluuya, who was previously nominated for the best actor prize in 2018 for his role in Get Out, picked up his second nod in three years for his performance as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in the film Judas And The Black Messiah.

He is nominated for the best-supporting actor prize alongside Sacha Baron Cohen for his turn as social activist Abbie Hoffman in The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

Riz Ahmed scored a best actor nod for his role as a drummer who loses his hearing in Sound Of Metal, alongside Gary Oldman for his role as the Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz in Mank and Anthony Hopkins for his turn in drama The Father, about a man slipping into dementia.

Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is considered to be the front runner in the category for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

He died aged 43 last August due to complications related to colon cancer.

Minari actor Steven Yeun is also nominated in the category.

Carey Mulligan is nominated for the best actress prize for her role as a grieving woman seeking revenge in Promising Young Woman, alongside The Crown star Vanessa Kirby, for her turn in Pieces Of A Woman.

They will compete alongside Frances McDormand for Nomadland, Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Andra Day for The United States Vs Billie Holiday.

Olivia Colman has also scored an Oscar nod for her supporting role in The Father.

The British star, who won an Oscar in 2019 for The Favourite, is nominated alongside Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Amanda Seyfried for Mank and Yuh-Jung Youn for Minari.

Also nominated in the best supporting actor category are Leslie Odom Jr for One Night In Miami, Paul Raci for Sound Of Metal and LaKeith Stanfield for Judas And The Black Messiah.

Two female filmmakers have been nominated in the directing category – Chloe Zhao for Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman, becoming the sixth and seventh women to ever be nominated.

In the past 92 ceremonies, only five women directors have made it on to the ballot and in 2020, no female directors were nominated.

There has only ever been one woman to win the prize – Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker.

The other directors nominated are Thomas Vinterberg for Another Round, David Fincher for Mank and Lee Isaac Chung for Minari.

The contenders for best picture are The Father, Judas And The Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound Of Metal and The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

The Academy Awards were delayed by the pandemic and are now scheduled to take place on April 25.

The nominations were announced by Hollywood couple Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas in a two-part live stream.

The nominations in full:

Best Picture

The Father

Judas And The Black Messiah




Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial Of The Chicago 7


Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg

Mank –  David Fincher

Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

Nomadland – Chloé Zhao

Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Actress in a Leading Role

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

Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed –  Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Gary Oldman – Mank

Stephen Yeun – Minari

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close – Hilbilly Elegy

Olivia Coleman – The Father

Amanda Seyfried – Mank

Yuh-Jung Youn – 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

Best Costume Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom




Original Score

Da 5 Blood – Terence Blanchard

Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

Minari – Emile Mosseri

News Of The World – James Newton Howard

Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman and Lee Kern

The Father – Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Nomadland – Chloé Zhao

One Night In Miami – Kemp Powers

The White Tiger – Ramin Bahrani

Original Screenplay

Judas And The Black Messiah – Will Berson and Shaka King / Story by WIll Berson, Shaka Kin, Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas

Minari – Lee Isaac Chung

Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Sound of Metal – Darius Marder and Abraham Marder / Story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance

The Trial of Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin

Animated Feature Film

Onward – Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae

Over The Moon – Glen Keane, Gennie Rim and Peilin Chou

A Shaun The Sheep Movie: Farmageddon – Richard Phelan, Will Becher and Paul Kewley

Soul – Pete Doctor and Dana Murray

WolfWalkers – Tomm Moore, ROss Stewart, Paul Young and Stéphan Roelants

Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

Documentary Feature


Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher


Documentary Short Subject


A Concerto Is A Conversation

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