Nominations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards


The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has just announced their nominations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards, and, as usual, there were a few unexpected inclusions and snubs.


As predicted, leading the way is David Fincher's "Mank" with ten nominations, including Picture, Director, Actor, and Supporting Actress. It was followed with a six-way tie between "The Father," "Judas and the Black Messiah," "Minari," "Nomadland," "Sound of Metal," and "The Trial of the Chicago 7", which got six nods each.


The first big snub that jumps out is Aaron Sorkin for Best Director, who, after receiving nods at the Critics' Choice, Golden Globes, and DGA Awards, seemed like a sure thing. He was inexplicably replaced with Thomas Vinterberg for "Another Round."


Another surprising snub comes in Documentary Feature, though perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised about it. "Dick Johnson is Dead" has been the most popular documentary throughout the season, but recently The Academy has ended up snubbing the popular pick in this category for some reason, including "Apollo 11" and "Won't You Be My Neighbor?".


Lastly, as far as snubs go, seeing "Mank" miss out on Original Screenplay and Film Editing nods is rather shocking given the popularity of the film.


Surprise inclusions include Lakeith Stanfield in Supporting Actor for "Judas and the Black Messiah" and the extremely unfortunate (and embarrassing) addition of "Borat Subsequent Moviefilm" to Adapted Screenplay.


Other than that, nothing too unexpected. At the moment, it still appears to be Nomadland's to lose, but you never know. Perhaps the guilds will lean towards a different film in the coming weeks. The 93rd Annual Academy Awards will take place on April 25th. Be sure to check back for the winners.


In the meantime, please see below for a complete list of this morning's nominations:


Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

Minari

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

David Fincher, Mank

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Gary Oldman, Mank

Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs. Billy Holiday

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

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 Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

Olivia Colman, The Father

Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah

Minari

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father

Nomadland

One Night in Miami

The White Tiger

Best Film Editing

The Father

Nomadland

Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah

Mank

News of the World

Nomadland

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank

News of the World

Tenet

Best Costume Design

Emma

Ma Rainey' Black Bottom

Mank

Mulan

Pinocchio

Best Makeup & Hair

Emma

Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Mank

Pinocchio


Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods

Mank

Minari

News of the World

Soul

Best Original Song

Fight for You, Judas and the Black Messiah

Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Husavik, Eurovision

Seen, The Life Ahead

Speak Now, One Night in Miami

Best Animated Feature

Onward

Over the Moon

Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon

Soul

Wolfwalkers

Best Documentary Feature

Collective

Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher

Time

Best International Film

Another Round

Better Days

Collective

The Man Who Sold His Skin

Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky

Mulan

The One and Only Ivan

Tenet

Best Sound

Greyhound

Mank

News of the World

Soul

Sound of Metal

Best Live Action Short

Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers

White Eye

Best Documentary Short

Colette

A Concerto is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

Best Animated Short

Burrow

Genius Loci

If Anything Happens, I Love You

Opera

Yes People


Follow me on Twitter @BeckFilmCritic.