Directing Oscar Nominations 2021

Directing Oscar Nominations 2021

The Oscars 2021 Directing nominations have been announced! Five films are now competing to take home the most prestigious award in film, the Oscar, with the winner revealed when the Oscars air LIVE SUNDAY APRIL 25 8e|5p on ABC. The nominees for Directing are: ANOTHER ROUND, MANK, MINARI, NOMADLAND and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN. Chloé Zhao, the director of NOMADLAND, is the first woman to receive four nominations in a single year. Emerald Fennell, the director of PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, is the first woman to be nominated for her feature film directing debut. For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2021 Directing nominees below. You can also explore other Oscars 2021 nominees and see the complete Oscars 2021 nominations list right here on


Thomas Vinterberg

Film Synopsis
High school teacher Martin is stuck in a rut at work and home and, along with his three best friends, decides to find if drinking alcohol on a daily basis will increase his enjoyment of life.

David Fincher

Film Synopsis
1930s Hollywood is re-evaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of CITIZEN KANE for Orson Welles.

Lee Isaac Chung

Film Synopsis
A Korean-American family moves to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream, and discovers the resilience of their family and what really makes a home.

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Chloé Zhao

Film Synopsis
Following the economic collapse of the small town of Empire, Nevada, Fern packs her van to explore a life outside conventional society as a modern-day nomad in the American West.

Emerald Fennell

Film Synopsis
Medical student Cassie was a promising young woman until a mysterious event derailed her future. Now, nothing in her life is what it seems; she is smart, cunning and lives a double life at night while seeking to right the wrongs of the past.

The 93rd Oscars®, produced by Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh, will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021 at 8e|5p, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide. will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.
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