There are no Latinos in the foreign film category and one of the most nominated directors of the season was left out.
The Oscars 2021 finally revealed their nominees and the list isn’t exactly surprising as we had already seen some nominations and awards before the Academy revealed its own official list, and there are many names that we have seen repeated throughout the season. season.
Minari, Promising Young Woman, Mank, The Chicago 7th Trial and The Father had been sweeping since critics and the press saw them before anyone else, and they had already garnered nominations and victories in the biggest categories.
This year the Oscar is undoubtedly a bit more diverse, there are two women among the best directors and the Best Film category has projects created by women, stories that give a voice to the African-American community and even a foreign production that could become the big winner of the night.
This is good news, but amid all that celebration, we cannot forget that categories have few spaces and that always means that some great films, actors and directors end up being ignored, while others surprise us by getting unexpected nominations.
The surprises and ignored of the nominations of the Oscars 2021:
The only Latin nomination went to El Agent Topo in the Best Documentary category.
Surprise : 2 women nominated as directors
This is one of the good surprises of the night, Emerald Fennell, from Promising Young Woman, and Chloe Zhao, from Nomadland, took their well-deserved nominations in the category of Best Director after having received mentions in almost all the awards that came. before.
Ignored : Give 5 Bloods
The Spike Lee movie on Netflix also started to sound like a possible candidate when it premiered on streaming with a war story that focuses on a group of African American veterans who return to Vietnam in search of a treasure they hid during the war. but in general she was largely ignored during awards season.
Ignored : Regina King for One Night in Miami
King had already gotten several nominations in different awards for himself a film based on a true story, but this time he stayed out to make room for Thomas Vinterberg, the director of Another Round who until now had not appeared at the awards.
Ignored : Jodie Foster by The Mauritanian
The Mauritanian had already won several accolades in previous awards, but the Best Actress category had very tough competition, so Foster and her film were left out. This time the movie didn’t get a nomination.
Surprise : Olivia Colman for The Father
The Oscar winner was also a favorite from the beginning, especially since The Father is one of the most nominated films of the season, and now she could get her second Oscar as an actress thanks to her role opposite Anthony Hopkins.
Surprises : Eurovision Song Contest
The crazy Netflix movie did not take nominations in the major categories, and that was to be expected, but it did get a mention thanks to a funny that appears in the film that is based on the history of music contests that have been so popular in recent years.
Surprises : Judas and the Black Messiah and Sound of Metal among the most nominated
Ok, not that surprising, these two films have already received different awards and nominations, but this time they were crowned as some of the most Oscar nominees , and we could see them take many awards overnight.
Surprise : Minari could be the new Parasite
The film Steven Yeun could become the Parasite this year with his nomination as Best Picture. Minari is a migrant story that follows a family from Korea who move to the United States to try to build a better life.
Surprise : Maria Bakalova: from Razzie to Oscar
The Borat 2 actress earned a Worst Movie Award nomination for the same role that is now nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category.