Rooting For Everybody Black: Your Complete Guide To The 2021 Oscars

Delayed by the unpredictable nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 93rd Academy Awards are set to take place in person at the Dolby Theater on April 25. This year, there were a number of important names left off of the nominations list. From Regina King to Delroy Lindo, there was an uproar when films like Da 5 Bloods and One Night In Miami were underrepresented within the prestigious award show. Despite the absence of several great films, those who were selected were well deserving. In the wake of his untimely passing, Chadwick Boseman earned his first nomination. Joining him Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield were recognized for their undeniable performances in Judas and the Black Messiah. Not to mention, Andra Day stole the show in her Billie Holiday biopic and earned herself a nomination as well. To get better prepared with the full slate of Black creatives nominated for Oscars this year, here's a complete of all the Black nominees at this year's award show.


Who: Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

What: 93rd Academy Awards

When: April 25, 2021 at 8 p.m. ET

Where: Dolby Theater, Los Angeles

Why: To honor the best and brightest stars in the world of film

How: The 93rd Academy Awards will be broadcast on ABC. The award show can also be streamed through Hulu, YouTubeTV, AT&T TV and FuboTV.


Category: Best Actress

Nominees: Andra Day (The United States v. Billie Holiday), Viola Davis (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Competition: Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand, Carey Mulligan

Category: Best Actor

Nominees: Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey's Black Bottom)

Competition: Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Steven Yeun

Category: Best Supporting Actor

Nominees: Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami), Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah), Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Competition: Sacha Baron Cohen, Paul Raci

Category: Best Original Song

Nominees: Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami), H.E.R (Judas and the Black Messiah), Celeste (Trial of the Chicago 7)

Competition: Laura Pasini, Molly Sandén

Category: Best Original Screenplay

Nominees: Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Competition: Emerald Fennell, Lee Issac Chung, Aaron Sorkin, Abraham Marder, Darius Marder

Category: Best Adapted Screenplay

Nominees: Kemp Powers (One Night In Miami)

Competition: Sacha Baron Cohen, Christopher Hampton, Chloé Zhao, Ramin Bahrani

Category: Best Original Score

Nominees: Terrence Blanchard (Da 5 Bloods), Jon Batiste (Soul)

Competition: James Newton Howard, Emile Mosseri, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross

Category: Best Live Action Short Film

Nominees: Travon Free (Two Distant Strangers), Martin Desmond Roe (Two Distant Strangers)

Competition: Shira Hochman, Tomer Shushan, Ossama Bawardi, Farah Nabulsi, Elvira Lind, Sofia Sondervan, Doug Roland

Category: Best Documentary Short

Nominees: Kris Bowers (A Concerto Is A Conversation), Sophia Nahli Allison (A Love Song For Latasha)

Competition: Skye Fitzgerald, Michael Shueuerman, Charlotte Cook, Anders Hammer, Alice Doyar, Anthony Giacchino

Category: Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Nominees: Jamika Wilson (Judas and the Black Messiah), Mia Neal (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Category: Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Nominee: Tyler Perry

Competition: N/A


Performer: Leslie Odom Jr.

Film: One Night In Miami

Song: "Speak Now"

Performer: Celeste

Film: The Trial of the Chicago 7

Song: "Hear My Voice"

Performer: H.E.R

Film: Judas and the Black Messiah

Song: "Fight For You"


Presenters: Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Zendaya and Regina King

Additional Presenters: Bong Joon Ho, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger

Host: Lil' Rel Howery

Co-Host: Ariana DeBose

Ceremony: Into The Spotlight (93rd Academy Awards Pre-Ceremony)

Photo Credits: Getty Images

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