Nominations for the 93rd edition of the Oscars Academy awards was announced on Monday 15th March 2021 and the ceremony will take place this weekend, Sunday the 25th of April precisely. The nominations are dominated by films from streaming services like Netflix and Hulu as the pandemic forced closed theatres upon us.
Anyways, how many of the nominated movies have you seen? These are the best of this year’s nominated movies that you cannot miss.
Judas and The Black Messiah
This movie has a 7.6/10 rating on IMDB, 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and 85% score on Metacritics which is not bad at all for a biopic. It stars Daniel Kaluya (Get Out) as Fred Hampton, the major protagonist of the movie and tells the story of how Fred was betrayed. To watch “Judas and the Black Messiah” at home you can rent it through services like Amazon Prime, iTunes, and Google Play.
Another biopic, Mank is centred around the last days of renowned Hollywood writer, alcoholic, and activist, Herman Mankiewicz and his race against time to finish what turned out to be his best ever project: development of the screenplay for Citizen Kane. Mank is played by veteran British actor Gary Oldman (Sirius Black). Mank is on Netflix.
The Trial of The Chicago 7: Originally planned for theatrical release, COVID-19 forced Paramount Pictures to sell the distribution rights to Netflix. It’s a historical legal drama about a group of anti–Vietnam War protesters charged with conspiracy and crossing state lines with the intention of inciting riots at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. TTTC7 was directed by Aaron Sorkin and features an ensemble cast.
Da 5 Bloods
Da 5 Bloods was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Score, and was named by the National Board of Review as the Best Film of 2020. It was directed by the legendary Spike Lee, with the plot following a group of four aging Vietnam War veterans who return to the country in search of the remains of their fallen squad leader, as well as the treasure they buried while serving there.
Already bagged a lot of awards including British Academy Awards for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor for Anthony Hopkin’s performance. It is centred on the life of an aging Anthony who is battling dementia and his desire to be a good man, both as a father and husband.
Promising Young Woman
Promising Young Woman is a comedy thriller and directorial debut of Oscar nominated Emerald Farnell. It features Carrey Mulligan as Cassie Thomas and her quest to avenge her friend Nina who was a victim of rape.
You’ve probably seen this one. I won’t say much about it, but if you haven’t, WOW! Who are you, really?
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Sam literally sells his skin by agreeing to have the work of an artist tattooed on his skin for exhibition because he wants to go to Belgium to rescue his fiancé Abeer who has been married off to a wealthy man in Brussels. It is a Tunisian film and was nominated for the Best International Feature Film.
Others notable ones include Sound of Metal, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Nomadland, A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, and Soul. Majority of them are available on Netflix or for rent on iTunes and Google Play. You can see the full nominations here.