road to the Oscars
Will it be a very nice Oscar nominations morning for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm?
The nominations for the 2021 Academy Awards will be unveiled on Monday, and in the Best Picture category, expect nods for Nomadland, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Minari, Mank, Promising Young Woman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, and One Night in Miami. With up to 10 possible nominees, that leaves three open spots, so what other films could get in?
As unlikely as it may sound, some pundits think Borat Subsequent Moviefilm could actually score a Best Picture nod. That speculation heated up when the comedy sequel earned a top nomination at the Producers Guild of America Awards, and between that and its Golden Globe win for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy and its screenplay nomination at the Writers Guild of America Awards, Awards Ace's Erick Weber argued Borat is now "pretty much a lock" to become a Best Picture-nominated film, while Vanity Fair also predicts it will be among the nominees.
The other movies angling for Best Picture spots include Judas and the Black Messiah, Sound of Metal, Da 5 Bloods, and The Father. Of those possible nominees, Judas and the Black Messiah and Sound of Metal might have the best odds, as they also previously earned top PGA nominations.
In the other categories, Chadwick Boseman, Carey Mulligan, and Daniel Kaluuya are among the actors set to pick up nominations, with Boseman possibly scoring not one, but two nods for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and Da 5 Bloods. There's also the question of how Da 5 Bloods will fare in general after shockingly being shut out at the Golden Globes. Expect history to be made in the Best Director category, as well, with more than one female director likely to be nominated in the same year for the first time ever.
The 2021 Oscar nominations will be announced on March 15.