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Oscars 2021: Two Greeks among 93rd Academy Awards nominees

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The Oscar nominations 2021 for the 93rd Academy Awards were announced on March 15th, 2021 and two Greeks are among the nominees.

Director of Photography Phedon Papamichael was nominated for Best Cinematography award for his work in“The Trial of The Chicago 7” and Yorgos Lamprinos for Best Film Editing for “The Father”.

Seventy women received a total 76 nominations, according to the Academy, a record for a given year.

Two women, Emerald Fennell and Chloé Zhao, were nominated in the directing category in the same year for the first time. Zhao is the first woman of color to be nominated in the category.

“Mank,” Netflix’s black and white drama about screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz’s development of the screenplay for the legendary film “Citizen Kane,” led among the nominated films with 10 nods.

In light of the discussion around diversity and the Oscars, it is notable that three Black men, Leslie Odom Jr. for “One Night in Miami” and Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield for “Judas and the Black Messiah,” were all nominated in the best supporting actor category. 

Husband and wife stars Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra Jonas announced the nominations live from London. This year’s ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic and is set to air Sunday, April 25.

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