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Poll: Which Is the Biggest Surprise of the 2021 Oscar Nominations?

After hearing the nominations for The 93rd Oscars (2021), what surprised you the most?

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    Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

    Netflix’s Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) and Amazon’s One Night in Miami... (2020) out of Best Picture and Best Director despite being mainstays on the awards circuit.
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    Thomas Bo Larsen, Mads Mikkelsen, and Thomas Vinterberg in Another Round (2020)

    Thomas Vinterberg nomination for Best Director for Danish film Another Round (2020), and Mads Mikkelsen failing to score in Best Actor for the same film.
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    Daniel Kaluuya and LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

    Judas and the Black Messiah nomination for Best Picture and an overall great performance with six nominations including LaKeith Stanfield for Supporting Actor.
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    Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

    Glenn Close nominated for her role in Hillbilly Elegy (2020), the same role that also gave her a Razzie nomination.
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    Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman in The Father (2020)

    The Father (2020) strong showing with six nominations, including Best Picture.
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    Chloé Zhao

    Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell as nominees in the first year in history with two women in the Best Director category.
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    Gary Oldman in Mank (2020)

    Mank as the most nominated film with 10 nods.
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    Aaron Sorkin at an event for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014)

    Aaron Sorkin snubbed for his work as director in The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020).
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    Delroy Lindo in Da 5 Bloods (2020)

    Da 5 Bloods (2020) getting a single nomination, and missing recognition for the acting of Delroy Lindo and Chadwick Boseman.
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    Ansuman Bhagat, Priyanka Chopra, and Sourav Kumar in The White Tiger (2021)

    The White Tiger (2021) Surprise nomination in Best Adapted Screenplay.
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    Paul Raci in Sound of Metal (2019)

    Paul Raci in the competition for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Sound of Metal (2019).
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    Yahya Mahayni in The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020)

    Tunisia nominated for the first time in history the International Film category for The Man Who Sold His Skin (2020).
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    Collective (2019)

    Collective (2019) becoming the first Romanian film competing in International Film and Best Documentary.
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    Tilda Swinton in The Human Voice (2020)

    Pedro Almodóvar's Short Film The Human Voice (2020) starring Tilda Swinton missing a Best Short Film nomination.
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    Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho, Steven Yeun, and Yeri Han in Minari (2020)

    Minari (2020) strong showing including nominations for Steven Yeun and Lee Isaac Chung.
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    George Clooney and Caoilinn Springall in The Midnight Sky (2020)

    Alexandre Desplat snubbed for his Original Score in The Midnight Sky, leaving him out of contention for the first time in the last four years.
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    The Mauritanian (2021)

    Zero nominations for The Mauritanian. Including a snub for Golden Globe winner Jodie Foster.
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    Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams in Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

    Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020) earning a nomination for Best Original Song.
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    Rosamund Pike in I Care a Lot (2020)

    Rosamund Pike out of Best Actress contention after her victory in the 2021 Golden Globe Awards (2021).
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    Tom Hanks and Helena Zengel in News of the World (2020)

    No major nominations for News of the World (2020), including a snub for Helena Zengel in Best Actress.
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    First Cow (2019)

    Zero nominations for First Cow.
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    Boys State (2020)

    Short list Frontrunners like Boys State (2020), Dick Johnson Is Dead (2020) or Welcome to Chechnya (2020) and fan favorites like David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet (2020) out of the Best Documentary race.
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    John David Washington in Tenet (2020)

    Only two nominations for Tenet (2020), missing out for Score and Cinematography.
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    Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020)

    Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) earning nominations for Screenplay and Supporting Actress.
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    Daniel Garcia in I'm No Longer Here (2019)

    Mexico's I'm No Longer Here (2019) out of International Film contention despite getting recognized by the Directors Guild Award.
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    Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal (2019)

    While it was known before the nominations, I'm surprised that the two Sound categories were merged into a single one.
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    A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (2019)

    Shaun the Sheep edging The Croods: A New Age (2020) out of the Best Animated Feature race.
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    Meryl Streep and James Corden in The Prom (2020)

    Zero nominations for The Prom (2020).
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    Lily James in Rebecca (2020)

    No Production or Costume Design nominations for Rebecca (2020).

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