The 93rd Oscars nominations – The first Romanian documentary to ever receive two Oscar nominations

15 March, 2021

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the nominations for the 2021 Oscars, scheduled to take place on April 25.

For the first time in the history of the Academy Awards, but also of Romanian cinema, two nominations have been granted to a Romanian film. And the film in question is collective, by Alexander Nanau, running for the Best Documentary Award and International Feature Award.

Actor-producer Priyanka Chopra Jonas and singer, songwriter and actor Nick Jonas announced the 93rd Oscars nominations in a live presentation via global stream on the Academy’s official websites and digital platforms.

This year, the ceremony will take place in a range of locations at the same time, including the classic venue that has hosted the gala since 2002, the Dolby Theatre. In the United States, the event will be televised live on ABC, but it will also be broadcast live through partner networks in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. The ceremony will also be available to stream on various digital platforms, including Hulu and YoutubeTV.

“In this unique year that has asked so much of so many, the Academy is determined to present an Oscars like none other, while prioritizing the public health and safety of all those who will participate… To create the in-person show our global audience wants to see, while adapting to the requirements of the pandemic, the ceremony will broadcast live from multiple locations, including the landmark Dolby Theatre. We look forward to sharing more details soon.” (source: Vanity Fair)

Here is the full list of nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards:

Best Picture

The Father (David Parfitt, Jean-Louis Livi, Philippe Carcassonne, Producers)
Judas and the Black Messiah (Shaka King, Charles D. King, Ryan Coogler, Producers)
Mank (Ceán Chaffin, Eric Roth, Douglas Urbanski, Producers)
Minari (Christina Oh, Producer)
Nomadland (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Chloé Zhao, Producers)
Promising Young Woman (Ben Browning, Ashley Fox, Emerald Fennell, Josey McNamara, Producers)
Sound of Metal (Bert Hamelinck, Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers)
“he Trial of the Chicago 7 (Marc Platt, Stuart Besser, Producers)

Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steven Yeun (Minari)

Actress in a Leading Role

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)

Actor in a Supporting Role

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 Stanfeld (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)
Olivia Colman (The Father)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)


Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
David Fincher (Mank)
Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Nina Pedrad)
The Father (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
One Night In Miami (Kemp Powers)
The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah (Will Berson, Shaka King)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)
Sound of Metal (Darius Marder, Abraham Marder)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

Costume Design

Alexandra Byrne (Emma)
Ann Roth (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Trish Summerville (Mank)
Bina Daigeler (Mulan)
Massimo Cantini Parrini (Pinocchio)

Music (Original Score)

Terence Blanchard  (Da 5 Bloods)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Mank)
Emile Mosseri (Minari)
James Newton Howard (News of the World)
Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Soul)

Music (Original Song)

Fight For You (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Hear My Voice (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Husavik (Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga)
Io Sì (Seen) (The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se))
Speak Now (One Night in Miami…)

Documentary Feature

Collective (Alexander Nanau, Bianca Oana)
Crip Camp Nicole Newnham  (Jim LeBrecht, Sara Bolder)
The Mole Agent (Maite Alberdi, Marcela Santibáñez)
My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster)
Time (Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino, Kellen Quinn)

Documentary Short Subject

Colette (Anthony Giacchino, Alice Doyard)
A Concerto Is a Conversation (Ben Proudfoot, Kris Bowers)
Do Not Split (Anders Hammer, Charlotte Cook)
Hunger Ward (Skye Fitzgerald, Michael Scheuerman)
A Love Song for Latasha (Sophia Nahli Allison, Janice Duncan)

Animated Feature Film

Onward (Dan Scanlon, Kori Rae)
Over the Moon (Glen Keane, Gennie Rim, Peilin Chou)
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (Richard Phelan, Will Becher, Paul Kewley)
Soul (Pete Docter, Dana Murray)
Wolfwalkers (Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young, Stéphan Roelants)

Animated Short Film

Burrow (dir. Madeline Sharafian)
Genius Loci (dir. Pascal Griesshammer)
If Anything Happens I Love You (dir. Michael Govier, Will McCormack)
Opera (dir. Erick Oh)
Yes-People (dir. Gísli Darri Halldórsson)

Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through (dir. Doug Roland)
The Letter Room (dir. Elvira Lind)
The Present (dir. Farah Nabulsi)
Two Distant Strangers (dir. Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe)
White Eye (dir. Tomer Shushan)

International Feature Film

Another Round (Denmark)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
Collective (Romania)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)


Judas and the Black Messiah (Sean Bobbitt)
Mank (Erik Messerschmidt)
News of the World (Dariusz Wolski)
Nomadland (Joshua James Richards)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Phedon Papamichael)

Film Editing

The Father (Yorgos Lamprinos)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
Promising Young Woman (Frédéric Thoraval)
Sound of Metal (Mikkel E. G. Nielsen)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Alan Baumgarten)

Production Design

The Father (Production Design: Peter Francis; Set Decoration: Cathy Featherstone)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Production Design: Mark Ricker; Set Decoration: Karen O’Hara, Diana Stoughton)
Mank (Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale)
News of the World (Production Design: David Crank; Set Decoration: Elizabeth Keenan)
Tenet (Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Kathy Lucas)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma (Marese Langan, Laura Allen, Claudia Stolze)
Hillbilly Elegy (Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle, Patricia Dehaney)
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson)
Mank (Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri, Colleen LaBaff)
Pinocchio (Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, Francesco Pegoretti)


Greyhound (Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders, David Wyman)
Mank (Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance, Drew Kunin)
News of the World (Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller, John Pritchett)
Soul (Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott, David Parker)
Sound of Metal (Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Phillip Bladh)

Visual Effects

Love and Monsters (Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt, Brian Cox)
The Midnight Sky (Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon, David Watkins)
Mulan (Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, Steve Ingram)
The One and Only Ivan (Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones, Santiago Colomo Martinez)
Tenet (Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley, Scott Fisher)

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