Contenders and contenders are on the sidelines and the main event of awards season is finally here with the 93rd Oscar nominations revealed this morning, for better or for worse.
Announced from the UK by a jovial Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas in the early hours of the West Coast on Monday, the semi-virtual Oscars, scheduled for April 25, are going well for Nomadland, Next movie Borat, Mank, Minari, and Metal sound.
The nominations for 2021 come from a year when none of the eight Best Picture hopefuls, or anyone for that matter, made a splash on the big screen due to the coronavirus pandemic shutting down cinemas around the world. Against this background, the approach of spring this morning brought no blooms for Spike Lee or Regina King, if you know what I mean? Or as they say, beware of the ides of March
Oscar nominations: the complete list
So, check out our list of those who received the brush this morning from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which was a surprise. Also send us your suggestions about people we may have overlooked
No word yet on who the hosts will be. However, we do know that the 2021 Oscars will air on ABC in prime time on April 25 from DTLA Union Station and the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Highland.
SPIKE LEE – The legendary director has reached another high point in a career of heights with Da 5 bloods. However, despite praise from the National Board of Review and the pending SAG Awards, the Oscars foolishly decided to go the Golden Globes route and ignore the epic and the man behind the camera. And, with that, where the hell was the appointment of the incredible Delroy Lindo in the drama of the Vietnam War?
TOM HANKS – Much like the wise men of the HFPA, AMPAS overlooked the multiple Oscar winner for his best turn in the Civil War era led by Paul Greengrass. News from the world. Greengrass also came a
REGINA KING – One night in Miami landed a supporting role nomination for Leslie Odam Jr and an adapted screenplay. However, the Oscar winner herself saw nothing for her TKO directorial debut that put Sam Cooke, Malcom X, Jim Brown, and then-Cassius Clay in the same room.
BLACK BACKGROUND OF MY RAINEY – Yes, the late Chadwick Boseman and Viola Davis were nominated in the Best Actor and Actress category. So that makes snobbing the George C. Wolfe movie itself into the fluid best picture category even more painful.
AMY ADAMS – No Hillbilly Elegy applause from AMPAS today for the multi-nominated actress.
ABRAMS STACEY – All In: the struggle for democracy was literally and poignantly focused on the former Georgia gubernatorial candidate who literally saved America, but the Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortes-directed documentary didn’t get the votes today.
DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD – Kirsten Johnson’s Direct Photo won the Critics’ Choice Documentary Award for Best Documentary and was named one of the National Board of Review’s Top Five Documentaries of the Year. It also won awards from several review groups as well as a Special Jury Prize for Innovation in Non-Fictional Storytelling at the Sundance Film Festival last year. With all this, Dick Johnson was now DOA for AMPAS.
ELLEN BURSTYN – A supporting actress nominated for Pieces of a woman was nowhere to be found for today’s last Oscar winner.
TURNING PLATES – How does Janelle Monáe’s already iconic song All in didn’t make the best song cut is a bum note.
LAKEITH STANFIELD – The Atlanta veterinarian landed a surprising and well-deserved supporting actor nomination for this betraying performance in Judas and the Black Messiah in what has been a very strong morning for the Shaka King-directed film about the fatal war between the FBI and the Black Panthers.
METAL SOUND – The film directed by Darius Marder never missed a beat, but seeing and hearing the Riz Ahmed star pounding the bass drum in big categories like Best Picture, Best Actor and Original Screenplay was a case of making it big. noise. Strange that Marder himself was not in the race for best director, but…