Nominations

Nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards will be announced on Monday, 15 March 2021 in Los Angeles. The Oscar shortlists will be announced on February 9 with voting for nominations starting on March 5 and ending on March 10, 2021. 

The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

In 2020 the nominations for the 92nd Academy Awards were:

The 92nd Academy Award Nominees Class of 2020

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Ford v Ferrari” Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, Producers
  • “The Irishman” Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • “Jojo Rabbit” Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, Producers
  • “Joker” Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, Producers
  • “Little Women” Amy Pascal, Producer
  • “Marriage Story” Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, Producers
  • “1917” Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, Producers
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, Producers
  • “Parasite” Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Achievement in directing

  • “The Irishman” Martin Scorsese
  • “Joker” Todd Phillips
  • “1917” Sam Mendes
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Quentin Tarantino
  • “Parasite” Bong Joon Ho

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Antonio Banderas in “Pain and Glory”
  • Leonardo DiCaprio in “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”
  • Adam Driver in “Marriage Story”
  • Joaquin Phoenix in “Joker”
  • Jonathan Pryce in “The Two Popes”

Performance by an actor in a supporting role

  • Tom Hanks in “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood”
  • Anthony Hopkins in “The Two Popes”
  • Al Pacino in “The Irishman”
  • Joe Pesci in “The Irishman”
  • Brad Pitt in “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Cynthia Erivo in “Harriet”
  • Scarlett Johansson in “Marriage Story”
  • Saoirse Ronan in “Little Women”
  • Charlize Theron in “Bombshell”
  • Renée Zellweger in “Judy”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Kathy Bates in “Richard Jewell”
  • Laura Dern in “Marriage Story”
  • Scarlett Johansson in “Jojo Rabbit”
  • Florence Pugh in “Little Women”
  • Margot Robbie in “Bombshell”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold
  • “I Lost My Body” Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice
  • “Klaus” Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román
  • “Missing Link” Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight
  • “Toy Story 4” Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera

Achievement in cinematography

  • “The Irishman” Rodrigo Prieto
  • “Joker” Lawrence Sher
  • “The Lighthouse” Jarin Blaschke
  • “1917” Roger Deakins
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Robert Richardson

Achievement in costume design

  • “The Irishman” Sandy Powell and Christopher Peterson
  • “Jojo Rabbit” Mayes C. Rubeo
  • “Joker” Mark Bridges
  • “Little Women” Jacqueline Durran
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Arianne Phillips

Best documentary feature

  • “American Factory” Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert and Jeff Reichert
  • “The Cave” Feras Fayyad, Kirstine Barfod and Sigrid Dyekjær
  • “The Edge of Democracy” Petra Costa, Joanna Natasegara, Shane Boris and Tiago Pavan
  • “For Sama” Waad al-Kateab and Edward Watts
  • “Honeyland” Ljubo Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska and Atanas Georgiev

Best documentary short subject

  • “In the Absence” Yi Seung-Jun and Gary Byung-Seok Kam
  • “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” Carol Dysinger and Elena Andreicheva
  • “Life Overtakes Me” John Haptas and Kristine Samuelson
  • “St. Louis Superman” Smriti Mundhra and Sami Khan
  • “Walk Run Cha-Cha” Laura Nix and Colette Sandstedt

Achievement in film editing

  • “Ford v Ferrari” Michael McCusker and Andrew Buckland
  • “The Irishman” Thelma Schoonmaker
  • “Jojo Rabbit” Tom Eagles
  • “Joker” Jeff Groth
  • “Parasite” Yang Jinmo

Best international feature film of the year

  • “Corpus Christi” Poland
  • “Honeyland” North Macedonia
  • “Les Misérables” France
  • “Pain and Glory” Spain
  • “Parasite” South Korea

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Bombshell” Kazu Hiro, Anne Morgan and Vivian Baker
  • “Joker” Nicki Ledermann and Kay Georgiou
  • “Judy” Jeremy Woodhead
  • “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil” Paul Gooch, Arjen Tuiten and David White
  • “1917” Naomi Donne, Tristan Versluis and Rebecca Cole

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Joker” Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Little Women” Alexandre Desplat
  • “Marriage Story” Randy Newman
  • “1917” Thomas Newman
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” John Williams

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4”
    Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman”
    Music by Elton John; Lyric by Bernie Taupin
  • “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough”
    Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
  • “Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II”
    Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up” from “Harriet”
    Music and Lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

Achievement in production design

  • “The Irishman” Production Design: Bob Shaw; Set Decoration: Regina Graves
  • “Jojo Rabbit” Production Design: Ra Vincent; Set Decoration: Nora Sopková
  • “1917” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Lee Sandales
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Production Design: Barbara Ling; Set Decoration: Nancy Haigh
  • “Parasite” Production Design: Lee Ha Jun; Set Decoration: Cho Won Woo

Best animated short film

  • “Dcera (Daughter)” Daria Kashcheeva
  • “Hair Love” Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver
  • “Kitbull” Rosana Sullivan and Kathryn Hendrickson
  • “Memorable” Bruno Collet and Jean-François Le Corre
  • “Sister” Siqi Song

Best live action short film

  • “Brotherhood” Meryam Joobeur and Maria Gracia Turgeon
  • “Nefta Football Club” Yves Piat and Damien Megherbi
  • “The Neighbors’ Window” Marshall Curry
  • “Saria” Bryan Buckley and Matt Lefebvre
  • “A Sister” Delphine Girard

Achievement in sound editing

  • “Ford v Ferrari” Donald Sylvester
  • “Joker” Alan Robert Murray
  • “1917” Oliver Tarney and Rachael Tate
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Wylie Stateman
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Matthew Wood and David Acord

Achievement in sound mixing

  • “Ad Astra” Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson and Mark Ulano
  • “Ford v Ferrari” Paul Massey, David Giammarco and Steven A. Morrow
  • “Joker” Tom Ozanich, Dean Zupancic and Tod Maitland
  • “1917” Mark Taylor and Stuart Wilson
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Michael Minkler, Christian P. Minkler and Mark Ulano

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Avengers: Endgame” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Matt Aitken and Dan Sudick
  • “The Irishman” Pablo Helman, Leandro Estebecorena, Nelson Sepulveda-Fauser and Stephane Grabli
  • “The Lion King” Robert Legato, Adam Valdez, Andrew R. Jones and Elliot Newman
  • “1917” Guillaume Rocheron, Greg Butler and Dominic Tuohy
  • “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” Roger Guyett, Neal Scanlan, Patrick Tubach and Dominic Tuohy

Adapted screenplay

  • “The Irishman” Screenplay by Steven Zaillian
  • “Jojo Rabbit” Screenplay by Taika Waititi
  • “Joker” Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver
  • “Little Women” Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig
  • “The Two Popes” Written by Anthony McCarten

Original screenplay

  • “Knives Out” Written by Rian Johnson
  • “Marriage Story” Written by Noah Baumbach
  • “1917” Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns
  • “Once upon a Time…in Hollywood” Written by Quentin Tarantino
  • “Parasite” Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

NOMINATIONS FACTS: BEST PICTURE

Ford v Ferrari (Walt Disney) – Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping and James Mangold, producers – This is the second Best Picture nomination for both Peter Chernin and Jenno Topping, who were previously nominated for Hidden Figures (2016). This is the first Best Picture nomination for James Mangold.

The Irishman (Netflix) – Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producers – This is the third Best Picture nomination for Martin Scorsese. His other Best Picture nominations are for Hugo (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

This is the first Best Picture nomination for both Robert De Niro and Jane Rosenthal.
This is the third Best Picture nomination for Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who is also nominated this year for Joker. She was previously nominated for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

Jojo Rabbit (Fox Searchlight) – Carthew Neal and Taika Waititi, producers – This is the first Best Picture nomination for both.

Joker (Warner Bros.) – Todd Phillips, Bradley Cooper and Emma Tillinger Koskoff, producers – This is the first Best Picture nomination for Todd Phillips.

This is the third Best Picture nomination for Bradley Cooper. His other Best Picture nominations are for American Sniper (2014) and last year’s A Star Is Born.

This is the third Best Picture nomination for Emma Tillinger Koskoff, who is also nominated this year for The Irishman. She was previously nominated for The Wolf of Wall Street (2013).

Little Women (Sony Pictures Releasing) – Amy Pascal, producer – This is her second Best Picture nomination. She was nominated in 2017 for The Post.

Marriage Story (Netflix) – Noah Baumbach and David Heyman, producers – This is the first Best Picture nomination for Noah Baumbach.

This is the third Best Picture nomination for David Heyman, who is also nominated this year for Once upon a Time…in Hollywood. He was previously nominated for Gravity (2013).

1917 (Universal/Amblin Partners) – Sam Mendes, Pippa Harris, Jayne-Ann Tenggren and Callum McDougall, producers – This is the first Best Picture nomination for all four.

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood (Sony Pictures Releasing) – David Heyman, Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino, producers – This is the third Best Picture nomination for David Heyman, who is also nominated this year for Marriage Story. He was previously nominated for Gravity (2013).

This is the first Best Picture nomination for both Shannon McIntosh and Quentin Tarantino.
Parasite (Neon) – Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, producers – This is the first Best Picture nomination for both.

NOMINATIONS FACTS: DIRECTING 

The Irishman – Martin Scorsese – This is his ninth nomination in this category and his fourteenth overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He won for Directing for The Departed (2006) and was nominated in the category for Raging Bull (1980), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), Good Fellas (1990), Gangs of New York (2002), The Aviator (2004), Hugo (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013). He has nominations for the adapted screenplays for Good Fellas and The Age of Innocence (1993) and Best Picture nominations for Hugo and The Wolf of Wall Street.

Joker – Todd Phillips – This is his first nomination in this category and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Adapted Screenplay nominations this year. He was nominated for the adapted screenplay for Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).

1917 – Sam Mendes – This is his second nomination in this category and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Original Screenplay nominations this year. He won for Directing for American Beauty (1999).

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood – Quentin Tarantino – This is his eighth nomination and third in this category. He is also nominated for Best Picture and Original Screenplay this year. He won Oscars® for the original screenplays for Pulp Fiction (1994) and Django Unchained (2012). He also received a Directing nomination for Pulp Fiction and Directing and Original Screenplay nominations for Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Parasite – Bong Joon Ho – This is his first nomination in this category. He is also nominated for Best Picture and Original Screenplay this year.

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ACTOR 

Antonio Banderas (“Salvador” in Pain and Glory) – This is his first nomination.

Leonardo DiCaprio (“Rick Dalton” in Once upon a Time…in Hollywood) – This is his seventh nomination and fifth in this category. He won the award for his leading role in The Revenant (2015) and was nominated for leading roles in The Aviator (2004), Blood Diamond (2006) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), and for his supporting role in What’s Eating Gilbert Grape (1993). He was also nominated in the Best Picture category for The Wolf of Wall Street.

Adam Driver (“Charlie Barber” in Marriage Story) – This is his second nomination and first in this category. He was nominated last year for his supporting role in BlacKkKlansman.

Joaquin Phoenix (“Arthur Fleck” in Joker) – This is his fourth nomination and third in this category. He was nominated for his leading roles in Walk the Line (2005) and The Master (2012) and for his supporting role in Gladiator (2000).

Jonathan Pryce (“Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio / Pope Francis” in The Two Popes) – This is his first nomination.

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ACTOR SUPPORTING ROLE

Tom Hanks (“Fred Rogers” in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood) – This is his sixth nomination and first in this category. He won back-to-back awards for his leading roles in Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994) and was nominated for leading roles in Big (1988), Saving Private Ryan (1998) and Cast Away (2000).

Anthony Hopkins (“Cardinal Ratzinger / Pope Benedict” in The Two Popes) – This is his fifth nomination and second in this category. He won the award for his leading role in The Silence of the Lambs (1991). He was nominated for leading roles in The Remains of the Day (1993) and Nixon (1995) and for his supporting role in Amistad (1997).

Al Pacino (“Jimmy Hoffa” in The Irishman) – This is his ninth nomination and fourth in this category. He won the award for his leading role in Scent of a Woman (1992), and was nominated for leading roles in Serpico (1973), The Godfather Part II (1974), Dog Day Afternoon (1975) and …And Justice for All (1979), and for his supporting roles in The Godfather (1972), Dick Tracy (1990) and Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

Joe Pesci (“Russell Bufalino” in The Irishman) – This is his third nomination in this category. He was nominated for his roles in Raging Bull (1980) and Good Fellas (1990), for which he won the award.

Brad Pitt (“Cliff Booth” in Once upon a Time…in Hollywood) – This is his seventh nomination and second in this category. He was nominated for his supporting role in 12 Monkeys (1995) and for his leading roles in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) and Moneyball (2011). He also has three nominations in the Best Picture category for Moneyball, 12 Years a Slave (2013), for which he won the award, and The Big Short (2015).

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ACTRESS

Cynthia Erivo (“Harriet / Minty” in Harriet) – This is her first nomination in this category. She is also nominated in the Original Song category this year.

Scarlett Johansson (“Nicole Barber” in Marriage Story) – This is her first nomination in this category. She is also nominated this year for her supporting role in Jojo Rabbit.

Saoirse Ronan (“Jo March” in Little Women) – This is her fourth nomination and third in this category. She was nominated for her supporting role in Atonement (2007) and for her leading roles in Brooklyn (2015) and Lady Bird (2017).

Charlize Theron (“Megyn Kelly” in Bombshell) – This is her third nomination in this category. She won the award for Monster (2003) and was nominated for her role in North Country (2005).

Renée Zellweger (“Judy Garland” in Judy) – This is her fourth nomination and third in this category. She won the award for her supporting role in Cold Mountain (2003) and was nominated for her leading roles in Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) and Chicago (2002).

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ACTRESS SUPPORTING ROLE

Kathy Bates (“Bobi Jewell” in Richard Jewell) – This is her fourth nomination and third in this category. She won the award in 1990 for her leading role in Misery. She was also nominated for her supporting roles in Primary Colors (1998) and About Schmidt (2002).

Laura Dern (“Nora Fanshaw” in Marriage Story) – This is her third nomination and second in this category. She was nominated for her leading role in Rambling Rose (1991), and for her supporting role in Wild (2014).

Scarlett Johansson (“Rosie” in Jojo Rabbit) – This is her first nomination in this category. She is also nominated this year for her leading role in Marriage Story.

Florence Pugh (“Amy March” in Little Women) – This is her first nomination.

Margot Robbie (“Kayla Pospisil” in Bombshell) – This is her second nomination and first in this category. She was nominated for her leading role in I, Tonya (2017).

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

The Irishman – Screenplay by Steven Zaillian (based on the book I Heard You Paint Houses by Charles Brandt). – This is his fifth nomination. He won an Oscar for his adapted screenplay for Schindler’s List (1993) and was nominated for the adapted screenplays for Awakenings (1990) and Moneyball (2011) and the original screenplay for Gangs of New York (2002).

Jojo Rabbit – Screenplay by Taika Waititi (based on the book Caging Skies by Christine Leunens). – This is his first nomination in this category and his third overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He was nominated in the Live Action Short Film category for Two Cars, One Night (2004).

Joker – Written by Todd Phillips & Scott Silver (based on characters created by Bob Kane, Bill Finger and Jerry Robinson). – This is the second nomination in this category for Todd Phillips and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Directing nominations this year. He was nominated for the adapted screenplay for Borat Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006).

This the second nomination for Scott Silver. He was nominated for Original Screenplay for The Fighter (2010).

Little Women – Written for the screen by Greta Gerwig (based on the novel by Louisa May Alcott). – This is her third nomination and second for writing. She was nominated in 2017 for Directing and Original Screenplay for Lady Bird.

The Two Popes – Written by Anthony McCarten (based on his play The Pope). – This is his fourth nomination and second in this category. He was nominated for Adapted Screenplay for The Theory of Everything (2014). He received Best Picture nominations for The Theory of Everything and Darkest Hour (2017).

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Knives Out – Written by Rian Johnson. – This is his first nomination.

Marriage Story – Written by Noah Baumbach. – This is his second nomination in this category and his third overall, including his Best Picture nomination this year. He was nominated for Original Screenplay for The Squid and the Whale (2005).

1917 – Written by Sam Mendes & Krysty Wilson-Cairns. – This is the first nomination in this category for Sam Mendes and his fourth overall, including his Best Picture and Directing nominations this year. He won for Directing for American Beauty (1999).

This is the first nomination for Krysty Wilson-Cairns.

Once upon a Time…in Hollywood – Written by Quentin Tarantino. – This is his eighth nomination and fourth in this category. He is also nominated for Best Picture and Directing this year. He won Oscars for the original screenplays for Pulp Fiction (1994) and Django Unchained (2012). He also received a Directing nomination for Pulp Fiction and Directing and Original Screenplay nominations for Inglourious Basterds (2009).

Parasite – Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho. – This is the first nomination in this category for Bong Joon Ho, who is also nominated this year for Best Picture and Directing.

This is the first nomination for Han Jin Won.

NOMINATIONS FACTS: ANIMATED FEATURE

 

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (Universal) – Dean DeBlois, Bradford Lewis and Bonnie Arnold – This is the third nomination for Dean DeBlois, who was nominated for How to Train Your Dragon (2010) and How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).

This is the first nomination for Bradford Lewis.

This is the second nomination for Bonnie Arnold, who was nominated for How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014).

I Lost My Body (Netflix) – Jérémy Clapin and Marc du Pontavice – This is the first nomination for both.

Klaus (Netflix) – Sergio Pablos, Jinko Gotoh and Marisa Román – This is the first nomination for all three.

Missing Link (United Artists Releasing) – Chris Butler, Arianne Sutner and Travis Knight – This is the second nomination for Chris Butler, who was nominated for ParaNorman (2012).

This is the second nomination for Arianne Sutner, who was nominated for Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

This is the third nomination for Travis Knight, who was nominated for The Boxtrolls (2014) and Kubo and the Two Strings (2016).

Toy Story 4 (Walt Disney) – Josh Cooley, Mark Nielsen and Jonas Rivera – This is the second nomination and first in this category for Josh Cooley. He was nominated for the original screenplay for Inside Out (2015). This is the first nomination for Mark Nielsen.

This is the third nomination and second in this category for Jonas Rivera. He was nominated in the Best Picture category for Up (2009) and won the award for Animated Feature Film for Inside Out (2015).