The nominations for the 2021 Oscars for all 23 categories were announced by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas on March 15, 2021.
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, scheduled to be presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. The awards night is scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on April 25, 2021, two months later than originally planned, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema. The nominations were announced on March 15, 2021.
Mank, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Nomadland, The Father, Promising Young Woman, Minari, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sound of Metal, Another Round, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, The White Tiger, among others make the nominations.
Complete List of Nominees & Award Predictions by Film & TV Critic Murtaza Ali Khan
During its board of governors meeting on April 28, 2020, the Academy voted to consolidate the Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing category into a single Best Sound category (thereby reducing the total number of categories to 23). The Sound branch had been raising concerns that the two categories had too much overlap in scope.
The Academy cancelled its annual Governors Awards ceremony due to the COVID-19 pandemic and has planned to incorporate the winners into the Oscar ceremony. This is the first year of the Governors Awards in which there have not been any official winners of the Academy Honorary Award.
The Academy announced in June 2020 that it was postponing the ceremony from its originally scheduled date of February 28, 2021, to April 25 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The eligibility criteria had already been modified to account for films originally intended to have a theatrical release but which were ultimately released directly to video. This is the fourth time that the Academy Awards have been postponed, and the first time since the 6th Academy Awards that films released in two different calendar years will be eligible for award consideration in the same ceremony.