7 Best Oscar Nominees of 2021

February 25, 2021
The upcoming movie awards season will be unlike any other. Because of the pandemic in 2020, most high-profile blockbusters never premiered, but indie films and dramas with meticulously developed plots were regularly released on streaming services. These are the ones now leading the Oscar race.

Although they are not as spectacular, they are still as breathtaking as playing at CasinoChan Australia. In anticipation of the ceremony, scheduled for April 25, watch these 7 most interesting films. Some of them will surely get the main prize.

Nomadland

There’s no doubt that Chloe Zhao’s film about a modern-day nomad’s journey across America deserves all kinds of awards. From the mesmerising camerawork to the bewitching and sometimes bewildering performance of two-time Oscar winner Frances McDormand, everything is beautiful. The film is the first to win the Golden Lion at Venice and the Audience Award at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Mank

David Fincher, one of the most respected filmmakers of our time, has yet to win a single Oscar for unknown reasons. Well, his latest directorial effort, a black-and-white biographical drama about the life of legendary screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz, could change things. The lead role in the film was played by the incredible Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried appeared as a young starlet and Lily Collins as Mankiewicz’s stenographer. The script, as sharp as a razor blade, was written by Fincher’s late father.

One Night in Miami

This movie is Regina King’s directorial debut, a measured drama that turns into a penetrating critique of racial discrimination. All thanks to four main characters: Malcolm X (Kingsley Ben-Adir), Muhammad Ali (Elie Goree), Sam Cooke (Leslie Odom Jr.) and Jim Brown (Eldis Hodge). According to the plot, it’s 1964, one night these legendary personalities gather in a motel room for a certain meeting of like-minded people. This amazing story, of course, is fictional.

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Aaron Sorkin’s trial saga is sure to vie for a Best Supporting Actor award. Just look at the cast: Eddie Redmayne, Sacha Baron Cohen, Yahya Abdul-Matin II, Mark Rylance, Jeremy Strong and Frank Langella. A marvelous adaptation of the true story of the opponents of the Vietnam War accused of inciting a riot. The film is impeccably edited and full of fiery speeches.

Minari

Minari by Lee Isaac Chung is the poignant story of a Korean-American family trying to settle in the Arkansas wilderness. The film was a hit at Sundance, and for good reason: its exquisitely constructed plot, gorgeous soundtrack, skillful acting and heartfelt statement on the American dream are the real dark horse of this Oscar race.

Pieces of Woman

A heartbreaking picture of human grief directed by Cornel Mundruzo. The plot centers on a woman whose home delivery turned out to be a tragedy. The lead role is brilliantly played by Vanessa Kirby, until recently known to most for her role as Princess Margaret in the first two seasons of The Crown. The 25-minute hair-rising scene of losing a child is followed by the character’s many attempts to piece together her shattered life. The indomitable mother who supports her daughter in every way is played by Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn.

Ammonite

The intricate historical costumes, the dizzying classical music, the windswept seaside scenery enclosed in sweeping scenic shots: every single element of Frances Lee’s melodrama about a forbidden liaison is stunning. And nothing compares to the work of the performers in the two lead roles. In this movie, Kate Winslet plays a paleontologist and Saoirse Ronan plays her apprentice. They are sad, reserved and passionately in love with each other.

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