“Mank”, from its director American David Fincher, has captured the lion’s share of the nominations for the Oscars 2021. Thus, the list of nominees for the 93rd Oscar ceremony, unveiled on Monday, reveals that Mank is nominated in several categories, while Riz Ahmed has become the first Muslim actor to compete in the category of best actor.
In addition to “Mank”, which won ten nominations, including those for Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actress, several films garnered six nominations, including “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, “Sound of Metal ”,“ Nomadland ”,“ Minari ”,“ Judas and the Black Messiah ”and“ The Father ”.
All of these films were nominated in the Best Feature Film category, as well as “Promising Young Woman,” with British actress Carey Mulligan, which was also nominated in the Best Actress category.
For the 93rd Academy Awards, the Academy clearly emphasized the diversity of nominees. The Oscars have been criticized in recent years for their lack of diversity among nominees, with the hashtag “#OscarsSoWhite” being created in 2016 after no black actor was nominated in the top four acting categories for two years. consecutive.
Thus, British actor Riz Ahmed became the first Muslim to be nominated in the category of best male role in “Sound of Metal”. Ahmed plays a recovering drug addict rock-and-roll drummer who is losing his hearing.
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Steven Yeun (Minari), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Anthony Hopkins (The Father) complete the category.
For Best Actress, the academy recognized Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday), and Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman). Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) and Frances McDormand (Nomadland) are also nominated.
This year’s ceremony has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and will air Sunday, April 25 on ABC.