Laura Harding, PA Deputy Entertainment Editor
Daniel Kaluuya, Vanessa Kirby and Sir Anthony Hopkins are among the British stars to receive Oscar nominations today.
Olivia Colman, Riz Ahmed, Carey Mulligan, Gary Oldman and Sacha Baron Cohen might nod as well when the Academy of Arts and Sciences for Feature films announces the nominees for Hollywood’s top honors.
Kaluuya has already won a Golden Globe and for his role as Black Panther leader Fred Hampton in Jude and the Black Messiah received nominations for the Bafta and Screen Actors Guild Award. He is likely to compete in the supporting actor category at the Oscars.
Sir Anthony, who was nominated for The Two Popes last year, is slated to be nominated for Best Actor for his role in the drama The Father, in which it is about a man with dementia.
Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman is already considered the front runner in this category and receives a posthumous nod for his performance as an ambitious trumpeter in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Also in the running for the best actor category, Ahmed could be nominated for his role as a drummer losing his hearing in Sound Of Metal, while Oldman could also be nominated for his role as Citizen Kane screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz in Mank .
Kirby and Mulligan will likely both compete in the Best Actresses category, to have their turn in Pieces Of A Woman and Promising Young Woman.
They will likely be accompanied by Frances McDormand, who will be at the Series is living in a van as a nomad traveling the American West in Nomadland and by Viola Davis for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.
Sir Anthony’s The Father co-star Olivia Colman could get a supporting nomination, as did Baron Cohen for his appearance in The Trial Of The Chicago 7.
The Oscars have significantly expanded their electoral body in the past year and invited more than 800 new members after they again w They have been criticized for the lack of diversity in their nominations for the 2020 ceremony.
There will also be interest in the directing category, in which a number of women filmmakers are said to be in the running for recognition.
In the last 92 ceremonies only five female directors made the vote, and no female directors were nominated in 2020.
There has only been one woman to win the award so far – Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker.
Chloe Zhao ranks as the front runner in the category this year for her work on Nomadland and would be the first Asian woman to be recognized, while Regina King would be the first black woman to receive a directing nomination for One Night In Miami From movie and book reviews to music features and the best of television and theater, entertainment has everything you need. Every Monday.
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Emerald Fennell could also secure a spot for her directorial debut Promising Young Woman and would be the first British woman to compete in this category.
Husband and wife Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas are this year’s Oscar nominations on Monday afternoon in a two-part live presentation.
The Oscars were postponed due to the pandemic and should now take place on April 25th.
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