Chadwick Boseman Receives Posthumous Oscars Nomination

chadwick boseman in tuxedo

Chadwick Boseman was always a treat on the red carpet

 

Last year we wrote a homage to the late great Chadwick Boseman and today it was announced that he is nominated for the Best Actor Oscar for his final performance in Ma Chadwick’s Black Bottom. There have only been seven other actors to be nominated posthumously, with the most recent being Heath Ledger who won for The Dark Knight in 2007.

 

A hot biscuit yellow Nick Jonas and his stunning actress wife Priyanka Chopra-Jonas were on hand live from London this morning to deliver us the nominations for the Oscars 2021 peppered with a few lame jokes and wholesome coupley-ness.

 

The category is...

 

Along with Boseman in the Best Actor category is Anthony Hopkins who becomes the oldest person to ever be nominated for Best Actor for his performance in The Father. Rounding off the category are fellow Brits Riz Ahmed (for Sound Of Metal) and Gary Oldman (for Mank) along with Steven Yeun for Minari.

 

nick jonas and priyanka chopra presenting oscar nominations

Serving couple goals, its the Chopra-Jonas'!

 

After campaigns and boycotts due to the lack of diversity in recent years, the nominations have opened up to include actors and actresses from around the world, a far cry from the #oscarssowhite complaints of yesteryear. 

 

Everyone needs some support 

 

In the Best Supporting Actress category you have the awesome Glenn Close for Netflix's Hillbilly Elegy where she's almost unrecognisable as a chain-smoking potty mouthed granny. Up there with her fighting it out for Oscar glory is Maria Baklava who excelled as Borat’s daughter in the sequel. Add to those two Britain’s Olivia Colman (The Father), Amanda Seyfried (Mank) and Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari).

 

The beyond fabulous Viola Davis becomes the most nominated black actress in Oscar history is up for Best Actress along singer Andra Day who shines in The United States Versus Billie Holiday with Frances McDormand and Carey Mulligan in the same category. 

 

Brit Riz Ahmed on stage in black white and red top

It's all in the Riz. Ahmed gets a nod for Best Actor.

 

All eyes were on Best Director and for the first time there are TWO women nominated, Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell. Only five women have ever been nominated with just Kathryn Bigelow winning for The Hurt Locker in 2009.

 

And the Oscar goes too... 

 

The coveted Best Picture Oscar nominations are as follows: The Father, Judas And The Black Messiah, Manc, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound Of Metal, The Trial Of The Chicago 7.

 

The ceremony is on Sunday April 25th no doubt with some ingenious ways of getting around coronavirus restrictions. For a full list of nominations, head over to the Oscar's website here. 

Sam Dowler

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