A historic day for Oscar Nominations

A historic day for Oscar Nominations

The nominations are out for the 93rd annual Academy Awards and it is set to be a huge year for Netflix with a total of 35 nominations.

Nominated films include The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Due to the devastated impact covid has had on the Movie Industry, the Oscars have made some big changes this year and have allowed nominations for movies that would have been shown in movie theatres under normal circumstances.

Other nominations include:

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom), Andra Day (The United States vs. Billie Holiday) and Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman) for best Actress.

Anthony Hopkins (The Father), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Steven Yeun (Minari) for best Actor.

Onward, Over the Moon, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Soul and Wolfwalkers for best Animated Movie.

See the full list of nominations here.

However, the biggest take away from today’s announcements in the incredible diversity being represented across all categories.

Two female directors are up for awards, which is the first time more than one female has been nominated for this category. Chloe Zhao is nominated for her work on Nomadland and Emerald Fennell is nominated for Promising Young Woman.

This is also the first years that an all black producing team have been nominated for an award. A total of nine actors of colour are up for awards, which compares to just one in 2020. Nominees include Riz Ahmed (for Sound of Metal), Steven Yeun (Minari) and Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) join Oldman and Anthony Hopkins (for The Father).

After a year with a heavy focus on diversity and equality, this is a hugely positive step for the Oscars, and we can only hope that this diversity continues to grow in the years to come.

Celestial Cinema can’t wait for this year’s Oscars on 25th April, stay tuned for all of the ways you can create the perfect Oscars night at home with Home Edition.