Yes, the 93rd Academy Awards, Oscars, are this Sunday night. There will be people and stars there, a bit differently, but non the less, it will be a gala affair!

Producers of the awards had to scrambled around the pandemic, and have moved the extravaganza. This year it won't be in the Dolby Theatre, but instead the famous Art Deco/Mission Revival styled Union Station in L.A. And, with double and triple safety protocols in place, and lots of open space, producers feel everyone will be COVID safe. Thus, we should see lots of stars!

Are you rooting for any movie or actor this year? It's been tough with movie theatres not open almost all of last year, so unless you were streaming some of the nominees, it was tough to catch them. And, that is why the academy has opened up the nominations to streaming TV-films, and Netflix is expected to win a bunch.

In case you missed them, here are some highlights of the nominees:

 

BEST PICTURE

  • Nomadland - Searchlight
  • Minari - A24
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7 - Netflix
  • Promising Young Woman - Focus
  • Sound of Metal - Amazon
  • Judas and the Black Messiah - Warner Bros.
  • Mank - Netflix
  • The Father - Sony Classics

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Chloé Zhao - Nomadland
  • David Fincher - Mank
  • Lee Isaac Chung - Minari
  • Emerald Fennell - Promising Young Woman
  • Thomas Vinterberg - Another Round

BEST ACTOR

  • Chadwick Boseman - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal
  • Anthony Hopkins - The Father
  • Gary Oldman - Mank
  • Steven Yeun - Minari

BEST ACTRESS

  • Frances McDormand - Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan - Promising Young Woman
  • Viola Davis - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
  • Vanessa Kirby - Pieces of a Woman
  • Andra Day - The United States vs. Billie Holiday

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

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

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

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

The Oscars will be on this Sunday at 8 p.m. on ABC, TV13 and TV41 here in West Michigan.

 

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