While the pandemic provoked the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to defer the Oscars service, the nominations will be declared on Monday (15 March). The occasion that normally happens in February has now been postponed to 25 April.
Here is a short guide to everything you need to know before the big announcement happens.
When will the nominations be out?
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As per the reports, the initial segment of the nominations, which incorporates nine categories, will be disclosed at 8:19 am ET (5.49 pm IST), while the second and final list will be uncovered at 8:31 am ET (6.01 pm IST). The subsequent part has 14 categories, Best Picture, Best Actor and Actress.
Where to watch the nominations:
The announcement will be live-streaming on Oscar.com, Oscars.org alongside real-time updates in Academy’s Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook.
Who will present the nominations?
Actor-Singer Priyanka Chopra and her husband singer Nick Jonas will be seen announcing the nominees across 23 categories.
Who are the front runners?
Among the movies that may rule the 93rd Academy Award selections are Chloe Zhao’s Nomadland, David Fincher’s Mank, Aaron Sorkin’s The Trial of the Chicago 7, Steven Yeun-starrer Minari, and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman.
It is also predicted that Chadwick Boseman will be in the running for a Best Actor nom for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, while Frances McDormand may get a second Best Actress gesture for Nomadland. Anne Thompson of IndieWire notes that if Regina King, who made her first time at the helm with One Night in Miami is additionally Best Director assignments, she will be the first Black lady chief in the class.
In the Animated Feature category Soul is expected to be selected alongside Wolfwalkers, Over the Moon, Croods: The New Age, and Onward. It is far-fetched for Soul to make it in the Best Feature classification, Thompson composes, as the Academy has been known to favor surprisingly realistic over movement.
Kyle Buchanan of The New York Times says that after dynamic appealing to against a generally white-overwhelmed Oscars, entertainers of tones are probably going to rule 2021’s assignments. Other than Boseman, Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) can be cheerful in the Best Actor class. Leslie Odom Jr (One Night in Miami) and Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah) may be competitors for Best Supporting Actors.
Stay tuned with Stanford Arts Review for all updates.