Oscar Nominations 2021: ‘Mank’ Leads Nominations and Chloé Zhao Makes History

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Reprinted from The New York Times by Nicole Sperling and  on March 15, 2021.

Mank, David Fincher’s black-and-white meditation on old Hollywood, received 10 Academy Award nominations on Monday, leading a diverse set of films and filmmakers after a year in which the movie industry was transformed by the pandemic and the Oscar season was pushed back two months.

The Netflix-produced film was nominated in the best picture, director, actor, supporting actress and sound categories. Voters recognized a number of films in multiple categories, with six nominations each going to The Trial of the Chicago 7, Sound of Metal, Nomadland, Minari, Judas and the Black Messiah and The Father.

All of those films were nominated for best picture, along with Promising Young Woman.

For the first time, the academy nominated two women for best director, recognizing Chloé Zhao for her work on Nomadland and Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. Also nominated were Fincher, Lee Isaac Chung of Minari, a semi-autobiographical tale about a Korean-American family, and, in a surprise, the Danish filmmaker Thomas Vinterberg, for his work on Another Round, about middle-age men who decide to get drunk daily. It was also recognized in the best international film category. …

NY Times 3/15


Nominees for crafts represented by the Editors Guild are:



The Father

Yorgos Lamprinos


Chloé Zhao

Promising Young Woman

Frédéric Thoraval

Sound of Metal

Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Alan Baumgarten


[This year the Academy combined Production Sound recording, Sound Editing and Re-Recording together as one category.]



Warren Shaw, Michael Minkler, Beau Borders and David Wyman


Ren Klyce, Jeremy Molod, David Parker, Nathan Nance and Drew Kunin

News of the World

Oliver Tarney, Mike Prestwood Smith, William Miller and John Pritchett


Ren Klyce, Coya Elliott and David Parker

Sound of Metal

Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh


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Jeff Burman served on the Guild’s Board of Directors from 1992 to 2019. He is now retired. He can be reached at jeffrey.s.burman.57@gmail.com.
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