On March 15th, the nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced via live stream from London. This year, client projects set many firsts.
Riz Ahmed, nominated for Best Actor for his role in “The Sound of Metal,” became the first Muslim actor nominated in the category. This year, for the first time in Academy Awards history, more than one female director was nominated in the best director category, including Chloé Zhao, nominated for Best Director for “Nomadland.” Zhao also became the first non-white woman nominated for the award. Leslie Odom Jr. became the fourth person overall and the first man ever to be nominated for both an acting award and Best Original Song for “One Night in Miami…” and Frances McDormand was also nominated for two awards for “Nomadland,” only the third woman ever to do so.
The Academy Awards will stream live from both Hollywood’s Dolby Theater and Union Station in Los Angeles on Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm EST on ABC.
Congratulations to all of our client project nominees!
SOUND OF METAL (AMAZON STUDIOS)
Best Picture (Bert Hamelinck and Sacha Ben Harroche, Producers)
Actor in a Leading Role (Riz Ahmed)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Paul Raci)
Writing, Original Screenplay (Screenplay by Darius Marder & Abraham Marder; Story by Darius Marder & Derek Cianfrance)
Film Editing (Mikkel E. G. Nielsen)
Sound (Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh)
NOMADLAND (SEARCHLIGHT PICTURES)
Best Picture (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers)
Directing (Chloé Zhao)
Actress in a Leading Role (Frances McDormand)
Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Written for the screen by Chloé Zhao)
Cinematography (Joshua James Richards)
Film Editing (Chloé Zhao)
THE TRIAL OF THE CHICAGO 7 (NETFLIX)
Best Picture (Marc Platt and Stuart Besser, Producers)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Sasha Baron Cohen)
Writing, Original Screenplay (Written by Aaron Sorkin)
Cinematography (Phedon Papamichael)
Film Editing (Alan Baumgarten)
Music, Original Song (Hear My Voice - Music by Daniel Pemberton; Lyric by Daniel Pemberton and Celeste Waite)
ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI... (AMAZON STUDIOS)
Actor in a Supporting Role (Leslie Odom Jr.)
Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Screenplay by Kemp Powers)
Music, Original Song (Speak Now - Music and Lyric by Leslie Odom Jr. and Sam Ashworth)