Like every other year, the Oscars 2021 will celebrate the cinematic masterpieces of 2020 and a little bit of 2021. The ceremony was earlier scheduled for February but the event was delayed by two months due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The nominations were announced in March by The White Tiger actor Priyanka Chopra and her husband, singer Nick Jonas.
The ceremony was conducted in two locations in Los Angeles: Union Station and Dolby Theatre. Dolby Theatre has been the home of Oscars since 2001. Mank leads the ceremony this year with 10 nominations. The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 follow it with six nominations each. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Promising Young Woman each have 5 nominations.
Last year, the Oscars were massively criticised for overlooking actors of colour and women in the direction. The Academy Awards made sure they don’t repeat the mistake. Chloe Zhao and Emerald Fennell were nominated in the Best Director category for Nomadland and Promising Young Woman, respectively. Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) and Andra Day (The United States Vs Billie Holiday), Daniel Kaluuya (Judas And The Black Messiah), Leslie Odom Jr (One Night In Miami), and Lakeith Stanfield (Judas And The Black Messiah) also received nominations this year.
WHERE TO WATCH?
If you’re wondering where to watch the Oscars 2021, we’re here to help you. In case you’ve missed the live telecast of the ceremony, you can watch a repeated version too. The live ceremony has been broadcasted on both Star Movies and Star World channels. Star Movies and Star World will also repeat telecast the ceremony at 8:30 pm on April 26. You can watch the highlights of the ceremony, red carpet look and acceptance speeches on the official website: oscars.com.