93rd Oscar nominations announced! Check who all got nominated
Star couple Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra announced the nominees for the 93rd Academy Awards today in a two-part livestream. Some of the names that are contending in the big categories are Nomadland, The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Mauritanian, Mank and One Night in Miami. The main event is slated to be held on April 25, and will be an in-person one.
History etched: Two women directors get the coveted nod
Mank, carried on the capable shoulders of Gary Oldman, got 10 nominations, leading the pack. The film was nominated in notable categories like Best Picture, Best Actor and Best Director. Also, Chloé Zhao got nominated in the Best Director category for Nomadland, making her the first woman of Asian origin to get the coveted nod. Giving her company is another woman director, Emerald Fennell.
'Minari's Steven Yeun first Asian-American in Best Actor category
As expected, late actor Chadwick Boseman has been nominated in the Best Actor category for his stunning performance in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. The other names to feature in the list are Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal), Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) and the famous Golden Globes snub, Steven Yeun (Minari). This makes Yeun the first-ever Asian American lead actor nominee.
'Mank' had led in Golden-Globes nominations too, but won none
Ahmed, the other actor of Asian descent, also became the first Muslim nominee in the Best Actor category. Notably, Minari, apart from Yeun's nomination, also has its name in other major categories like Best Picture and Best Director. Mank, in contrast to Minari's Golden Globes snub, had grabbed the maximum nods, but left the ceremony empty-handed nonetheless. Let's just hope it doesn't get repeated.
Priyanka's 'The White Tiger' gets a nomination too; actor elated
It's a big day for the announcer, Priyanka, too. After all, her film, The White Tiger, managed a nomination in the Best Adapted Screenplay category. The visibly elated couple, along with the announcement, also congratulated Ramin Bahrani, the director and the screenplay writer. The film, which has been adapted from Aravind Adiga's book by the same name, also stars Adarsh Gourav and Rajkummar Rao.
All-black producing team given nod, for the first time
Netflix got 35 nominations, the maximum for any distributor this year. The 93rd Oscars also made a huge splash in the diversity area, by including an all-Black producing team (Shaka King, Ryan Coogler and Charles D King) in the Best Picture category for Judas and the Black Messiah, for the first time. Separately, Dolby Theatre in Hollywood remains the venue for the main event.