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Oscar nominations 2021 - LIVE: Mank leads pack while Sound of Metal and Minari receive six nods

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Jacob Stolworthy
Monday 15 March 2021 13:25
Watch live as the 2021 Oscar nominations are announced

After a two-month delay, the nominations for the 2021 Oscars have finally announced.

The pandemic caused the 93rd Academy Awards to be pushed back, but Hollywood is now reacting to the news.

Husband and wife duo Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas named the films in contention during a live broadcast, which starts at 12.19pm GMT.

Mank leads the way with 10 nominations, including Best Picture, as well as David Fincher for Best Director, Gary Oldman for Best Actor in a Leading Role, and Amanda Seyfried for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. 

British actors have got a significant look-in at this year’s ceremony, too, via Oldman’s nod for Mank as well as nominations for Sound of Metal’s Riz Ahmed, and Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in The Father.

Find reaction to the nominations below


Hello, and – after some delay – welcome to The Independent’s annual Oscar nominations live blog!

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 09:39

The nominations are finally set to be announced today. They’re usually announced in January, but the pandemic caused the ceremony to be pushed back to April, which is the latest it has ever taken place.

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 09:59

There are 23 categories in all, and it’ll be Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas announcing them in a live stream, which you’ll be able to watch above.

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 10:15

The past year has been a hell of a ride for Chloé Zhao, whose film Nomadland fast became the awards frontrunner. It’s currently the favourite to win Best Picture – and, excitingly, will be available to stream on Disney+ (via its Star channel) from 30 April!

Chloé Zhao’s ‘Nomadland’ is the Oscar frontrunner

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 10:48

If you’ve been following the awards season so far, you’ll have some idea of what other films will be in the running. We’re going to run through a list of the dead certs as well as the not-so-obvious shouts, so you’re fully primed by 12.15pm (when the announcement begins).

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 10:48

Due to a rule change, this is the final year in which there could be less than 10 Best Picture nominations.

Expected to join Nomadland are:

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


One Night in Miami

Promising Young Woman

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The Trial of the Chicago 7’

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 11:08

Here’s hoping that Minari secures a Best Picture nomination and doesn’t merely get shunted in the International Feature category like it did at the Golden Globes (despite the fact it’s largely in American).

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 11:18

Our film critic Clarisse Loughrey is taking some time out before the announcement.

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 11:30

If Glenn Close is nominated for Hillbilly Elegy, it will mark her eighth (eighth!) nomination.

If she loses, it’ll mark her eighth loss...

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 11:32

Quite a timely and apt tweet, this.

Jacob Stolworthy15 March 2021 11:33

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