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Oscar elections are being revealed

By JAKE COYLE|AP Film Writer

NEW YORK The reading of the elections for next month s Academy Awards has started.

Priyanka Chopra Jonas and hubby Nick Jonas revealed the nominees during a live-stream discussion Monday early morning.

The candidates for best picture are: The Father; Judas and the Black Messiah; Mank; Minari; Nomadland; Promising Young Woman; Sound of Metal; The Trial of the Chicago 7.

The candidates for best starlet are: Carey Mulligan, Promising Girl; Frances McDormand, Nomadland; Viola Davis, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom; Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman; Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Vacation.

The nominees for finest star are: Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom; Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Anthony Hopkins, The Dad; Gary Oldman, Mank; Steven Yeun, Minari.

The candidates for best director are: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland; Lee Isaac Chung, Minari; David Fincher, Mank; Emerald Fennell, Promising Girl; Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round.

The candidates for best supporting starlet are: Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm; Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy; Olivia Colman, The Father; Amanda Seyfried, Mank; Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari.

The candidates for finest supporting actor are: Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami; Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah; Paul Raci, Noise of Metal; LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah.

The candidates for finest documentary feature are: Collective; Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution; The Mole Agent; My Octopus Teacher; Time.

The candidates for finest international film are: Quo Vadis, Aida?, Bosnia and Herzegovina; Denmark, Another Round; Better Days, Hong Kong; Collective, Romania; The Man Who Sold His Skin, Tunisia.

The nominees for finest original song are: Husavik from Eurovision Tune Contest: The Story of Fire Legend; Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah; Io Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se); Speak Now from One Night in Miami; and Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7.

The candidates for best animated feature: Onward; Over the Moon; A Shaun the Sheep Film: Farmageddon; Soul; Wolfwalkers.

The candidates for finest initial screenplay are: Judas and the Black Messiah, Shaka King and Will Berson; Minari, Lee Isaac Chung; Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell; Noise of Metal, Darius Marder and Abraham Marder; Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin.

The candidates for best outfit design: Alexandra Byrne, Emma; Ann Roth, Ma Rainey s Black Bottom; Trish Summerville, Mank; Bina Daigeler Mulan; Massimo Cantini Parrini Pinocchio.

After a pandemic year that shuttered most cinema, the expected best-picture candidates will have barely any ticket office to mention. It will be an Oscars not simply without hits but with lots of movies that have actually hardly played on the big screen. Streaming services are set to control Hollywood s biggest and most in-demand awards.

The film academy and ABC, which will telecast the Oscars on April 25 (delayed 2 months due to the pandemic), will hope that the candidates can drum up more excitement than they have elsewhere. Interest in little golden statuettes has actually nosedived throughout the pandemic. Scores for a largely virtual Golden Globes, with approval speeches by Zoom, plunged to 6.9 million viewers a 64% drop from 2020 last month.

With the notable exception of sustaining streaming customer development, the pandemic has actually been penalizing for the motion picture industry. Production slowed to a crawl, blockbusters were postponed or detoured to streaming and thousands have actually been laid off or furloughed.

However the outlook for Hollywood has just recently brightened as coronavirus cases have moved and vaccines have ramped up. Cinema are resuming in the U.S. s 2 biggest markets, New York and Los Angeles. And numerous bigger films including the Walt Disney Co. s Black Widow (May 7) are scheduled for May and beyond.

Movie academy president David Rubin said Monday that the April 25 show will play out at Los Angeles Dolby Theatre in addition to its transportation hub, Union Station. Anticipate the broadcast to do its finest to pitch audiences on returning to the motion pictures.

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