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Oscar 2021: all the nominations and our predictions

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony is going to be held on April 25th in the Dolby Theatre’s sumptuous corniche.

By Alessandra Nava

A few hours ago all the Oscar nominations were revealed, and we’re here to discuss them and dare a few predictions.

Of course most of the movies nominated for the Golden Globes appear among the Academy Awards nominees as well. However, there’s also space for some interesting outsiders.

Minari, semi-autobiographical movie directed by half American/half Korean director Lee Isac Chung, is nominated in the most important categories, such as Best Movie and Best Director. Steven Yeun is nominated as Best Actor in a Main Role, and Yuh-Jung Youn received a nomination as Best Actress in a Supporting Role.

 
 
 
 
 
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Chung is going to compete with two women, who are also nominated as Best Director. One’s Chloé Zhao, director of Nomadland, who already one at the Venice film festival and at the Golden Globes. The other one’s Emerald Fennel, who wrote and directed Promising Young Woman, a black dramedy about a woman’s vengeance.

 
 
 
 
 
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Both of these movies’ main actresses are also nominated. On one hand there’s the legendary Frances McDormand, who gifted us with a touching performance in Nomadland; on the other hand there’s Carey Mulligan, who really embraced the role of a vengeful woman in Fennel’s movie. Even though we both love the two actresses and their astonishing performances, we’re rooting for Vanessa Kirby, who’s nominated for Pieces of a Woman, in which she plays the role of a mother who lost her first child during a painful and devastating labour.

Kirby’s talent comes from years of practice in theaters and on the set of The Crown, and we think she really deserves a recognition for her dramatic performance. We wish good luck also to the other two women in the game, Viola Davis and Andrea Day.

 
 
 
 
 
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As for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role, we’re definitely rooting for Glenn Close, nominated for her role in Hillybilly Elegy. She’s been nominated several times and she never won, and given the fact that she’s 74 and that her role was the most significant in the whole movie, we’d love to see her achieving such and important goal after so many years of career and astonishing performances.

 
 
 
 
 
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She is going to compete with Olivia Coleman, who also happened to be her rival a couple of years ago, and also with Amanda Seyfried, nominated for Mank, and the very young revelation Maria Bakalova, who improvised with Sacha Baron Cohen on the set of Borat.

 
 
 
 
 
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What about men? Among the nominees, one’s particularly interesting is Riz Ahmed’s. He’s nominated as Best Actor for his role as a drummer in Sound of Metal, a crude and dramatic movie in which he shows all his talent. He’s going to compete with Chadwick Boseman, who received a posthumous nomination for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Our hearts are rooting for him, a great actor gone away too soon.

 
 
 
 
 
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A huge round of applause to Laura Pausini! She recently won a Golden Globe for Best Original Song, Io Sì (Seen), and she’s also been nominated in the same category for the Academy Awards. Go Laura, we’re so happy for you!

 
 
 
 
 
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A special mention has to go to Best Costumes. This year’s competition is very varied. The nominees are Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Mulan, Pinocchio, where Italian craftsmanship and folklore is shown at their best.

 
 
 
 
 
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However, we root for Emma., the recent remake directed by Autumn De Wilde, starring a gorgeous Anya Taylor-Joy, who plays the role brilliantly. The costumes are an ode to pastel colors, frills, pearls and bows, and we’d love to see the triumph of rococò chicness at the Academy.

 
 
 
 
 
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We can’t wait for the Oscars!