Daily Podcast: 2021 Oscar Nominations, Snubs, And Surprises

On the March 15, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writers Hoai-Tran Bui and Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest film and TV news, including this morning's Academy Award nominations.

Opening Banter

In The News:

  • HT: Best Actor
  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father
  • Gary Oldman, Mank
  • Steven Yeun, Minari
  • Chris: Best Actress
  • 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
  • Brad: Best Director
  • Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
  • David Fincher, Mank
  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
  • Ben: Best Original Screenplay
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Minari
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • Jacob: Best Picture
  • The Father
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • Nomadland
  • Promising Young Woman
  • Sound of Metal
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • HT: Best Adapted Screenplay
  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • The Father
  • Nomadland
  • One Night in Miami
  • The White Tiger
  • Chris: Best Animated Film
  • Onward
  • Over the Moon
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Soul
  • Wolfwalkers
  • Brad: Best Score
  • Da 5 Bloods
  • Mank
  • Minari
  • News of the World
  • Soul
  • Ben: 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
  • Jacob: Best Supporting Actress
  • Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried, Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
  • HT: First Cow
  • Chris: Delroy Lindo
  • Brad: Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Ben: Judas and the Black Messiah
  • Jacob: Paul Raci
  • Trivia
  • Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell: first time two women have been nominated for Best Director in the same year; there are now seven women who have been nominated for Best Director in the history of the Oscars.
  • Minari's Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-jung become the first actors born in Korea to earn nominations.
  • Minari producer Christina Oh is the first Asian American woman to receive a nomination for Best Picture.
  • Judas and the Black Messiah marks the first time an all-Black producing lineup earned a nomination for Best Picture (Shaka King, Charles D. King, and Ryan Coogler).

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