And then it becomes difficult.
In the past two years, every Best Picture nominee was also nominated by the Producers Guild of America, so the remaining spots can be claimed by the same films Nominated for PGA Award, “Barat Submission Movement,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Ma Raine’s Black Bottom,” “One Night in Miami” and “Sound of Metal”. “Father” and “The Mauritian” in the toss, both since Best film lineup in BAFTAEquivalent to the British Oscars, and the academy has a large contingent of British voters. And keep an eye on “The 5 Bloods”, which has weakened this season, but still made a notable best-of-its-cast. Screen actors guild.
But they can’t all be found except for “Nomadland,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” “Promising Young Women,” “Minari” and “Munk,” among others. Rainey Black Bottom, “” One Night in Miami “and” The Father. “If one slips through the ninth nominee, it will be either” Judas and the Black Messiah “, who has been building momentum as of late, or” Borat Subwendant Movemilm “, which has a lot of passionate fans. An unconventional best picture.
Could a female director create history?
Only five women have been nominated for Best Director Oscars: Greta Gerwig (“Lady Bird”), Catherine Bigelow (“Hurt Locker”), Sophia Coppola (“Lost in Translation”), Jane Campion (“The Piano”) , And Lina Wurtmüller (“Seven Beauties”). This year it is almost certain to add “Nomad” director Chloe Zhao to those ranks, and to take her on later Golden globe And Critics’ Choice Awards, Zhao may become the first woman after Bigelow in 2010 to win an Academy Award for directing.
Nevertheless, Zhao’s very presence in the category would make history, as no woman of color has ever been nominated for a Best-Director Oscar. And she cannot be the only woman in her category: Directors Guild of America Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) was also nominated for the group’s top award, while the Golden Globes included Zhao, Fennell and Regina King (“One Night in Miami”). If two or three of those filmmakers also make it to the final five, it will be the first best-director race to see more than one woman die for the Oscars.
Will Chadwick Boseman earn two posthumous nominations?
“Black Panther” Star He died on August 43, a few months before his turn as Trumpeter Levey in “Ma Rainey Black Black Bottom”, which earned him a career-best review. Bosman would easily cruise to his first Best Actor nomination, and after wins at the Golden Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, I’d say he’s the safest bet to win out of all four acting categories.