Interesting Facts about Oscar 2021
The 2021 Oscar is approaching, let’s try to summarize – what happened on the eve of the presentation of one of the most prestigious awards in the world. To make this event even more interesting, you can try to place bets on it and win not because you are lucky, but due to your knowledge of cinematography. Not all betting platforms can give you this opportunity, but mimy.online has prepared a whole pack for movie lovers with all possible Oscar events.
Let us remind you that the date of the Oscar is April 25th. This year, 23 nominations have been selected. The awards are presented, as always, by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts. This will be the 93rd ceremony. The Oscar is the most famous award in the world of cinematography. Its prestige is not hampered by various scandals that occur at regular intervals. One of the loudest is the movement with the hashtag OscarsSoWhite. The campaign was launched against the overwhelming majority of the jury being white men over 50.
Best actors in 2021
The struggle has escalated between the old and new generation of actors in the nominations for Best Actor and an Actress. Oscar nominees for male actors – Gary Oldman, Anthony Hopkins, Reese Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Stephen Yang. There is speculation that the award will be awarded posthumously to Chadwick Boseman. He also received a posthumous Golden Globe. In the history of “Oscar”, he will be the third who becomes the winner not during his lifetime. The first was Peter Finch and the second was Heath Ledger.
It is noteworthy that Glenn Close was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for the eighth time. Perhaps this time she will finally receive an award. Ironically, she was also nominated for the Golden Raspberry anti-prize as the second performer in Hillbilly’s Elegy. So there is a chance that Glenn Close will receive both Oscars for Best Supporting Actor and Raspberries for Worst in the same movie.
Leaders in 2021
Most of the nominations were collected for the movie “Mank” by David Fincher. It is presented in ten categories. In second place is the movie “Father”. It has been nominated six times, as well as Judas and the Black Messiah, The Sound of Metal, Nomadland, Minari, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. In third place is the “Promising Girl” with five nominations. However, there are cases in history when a movie with ten or more nominations was left without statuettes at all. That was the case last year with Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman. Real triumphant is the streaming service Netflix, whose production has collected 35 nominations.
According to forecasts and reviews on the Internet, it has already become obvious to many that the award as the best director will receive Chloe Zhao, who shot the movie “Nomadland”. It seems that the circumstances this year are shaping up in her favor. Firstly, she is a woman, and secondly, she is Asian. That is, it embodies two “insufficiently recognized” categories of citizens at once by movie academics.
If we recall the recent #OscarsSoWhite scandal, there is a chance that viewers will greet any other winner with indignation, because the movie she made, in the opinion of Internet users, is really good. If Chloe Zhao wins an Oscar as a director, she will become the first Asian woman to receive the world’s highest cinematic award and the second woman ever to receive the award. The first was Katherine Bigelow with The Hurt Locker in 2010. Chloe Zhao’s victory will be a real breakthrough in the movie industry.
How did the pandemic affect the Academy Awards in 2021?
This year the award has been moved from February to April. For the first time in history, it will be held not at one, but several venues simultaneously. This is done to hold the celebrity awards ceremony live in compliance with all the requirements of epidemiologists. At the same time, participation in the event online, “by remote control”, will be prohibited. Due to the pandemic this year, the American Film Academy, as an exception, allowed movies that premiered on the Internet to participate. It is great that we will see this event at all, despite the pandemic. But even if you are not lucky enough to be able to see all this live, you can amplify the emotions from watching by placing a bet. If you consider yourself a connoisseur of cinema, prove it!