2021 Oscars — Three European Countries Land Best International Feature Nominations


The Oscar nominations are finally here! All the categories, including what’s competing for Best Picture and which films landed Best International Film nominations, were announced on Monday, March 15 by Priyanka Chopra Jonas and Nick Jonas.

From which European films were recognized by the Academy to the European actors who landed nominations, here is everything you need to know about the Oscar nominations.

Thomas Vinterberg Gets Best Director Nomination

Thomas Vinterberg

In what came as a bit of a shock to Oscar predictors, Danish director Thomas Vinterberg was nominated for Best Director for his film Another Round, which also got a Best International Feature nomination. 

Vinterberg was nominated for Best Director alongside Chloe Zhao, who directed Nomadland, English director Emerald Fennell, who directed Promising Young Woman, Lee Isaac Chung, who directed Minari, and David Fincher, who directed Mank. 

The four other films competing in Best International Feature are Better Days (Hong Kong), Collective (Romania), The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia), and Qu Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

Eight British Actors Land Acting Nominations

It was also a big day for British actors, as eight scored nominations in both the lead actor categories and the supporting actor categories. 

Riz Ahmed, Anthony Hopkins, and Gary Oldman were all nominated for Best Actor, Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan were nominated for Best Actress, Sacha Baron Cohen and Daniel Kaluuya were nominated for Best Supporting Actor, and Olivia Colman was nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

Not to mention, Bulgarian actress Maria Bakalova was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

Here is the full list of acting categories:

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed

Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)
Gary Oldman (Mank)
Steven Yeun (Minari

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Carey Mulligan

Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
Andra Day (The United States v. Billie Holiday)
Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman)
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)
Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya

Sacha Baron Cohen (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)
Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami)
Paul Raci (Sound of Metal)
Lakeith Stanfield (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Olivia Colman

Maria Bakalova (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
Glenn Close (Hillbilly Elegy)
Olivia Colman (The Father)
Amanda Seyfried (Mank)
Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

Best Picture Nominations

French-British film The Father landed a Best Picture nomination, as did Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Tune into the Oscars on Sunday, April 25 to see who takes home all the awards!