Leading Actor Oscar Nominations 2021

Leading Actor Oscar Nominations 2021

The Oscars 2021 Actor in a Leading Role nominations have been announced! Five actors 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 Actor in a Leading Role are: Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun. These are the first nominations for Ahmed, Boseman and Yeun. For all the details, you can read more about the Oscars 2021 Actor in a Leading Role nominees below. You can also explore other Oscars 2021 nominees and see the complete Oscars 2021 nominations list right here on Oscar.com.

OSCAR NOMINATIONS 2021 - ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Riz Ahmed in SOUND OF METAL

Film Synopsis
The life of an itinerant punk-metal drummer begins to unravel when he suddenly loses his hearing, and with it, his identity.


Chadwick Boseman in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM

Film Synopsis
During a recording session in a Chicago studio in 1927, tensions rise between famed singer Ma Rainey, ambitious horn player Levee and Ma Rainey's white manager, both of whom are determined to control the fiery "Mother of the Blues" to their own advantage.


Anthony Hopkins in THE FATHER

Film Synopsis
Anthony is 80, living defiantly alone and rejecting the home healthcare aides that his daughter, Anne, introduces. Yet help is a necessity as she can't make daily visits anymore and Anthony begins to doubt his family, his surroundings and his grip on reality.



Gary Oldman in MANK

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.


Steven Yeun in MINARI

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.


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.

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