It would not have been this year with the “collective” … The American Academy preferred to award the award for best feature documentary. “My octopus teacher.” The film shows how, in 2010, Foster began diving in the False Bay area near Cape Town, South Africa. He meets a curious young octopus who has caught his eye and decides to follow her for a year to gain her trust. In the film, Foster describes the impact of his relationship with Octopus The winner competed for the prize with “Collective”, “Crib Camp”, “Wakeel Mall” and “Time”.
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The 93rd Academy Awards are held at the Dolby Theater and Union Station in Los Angeles. For the third year in a row, there is no major presenter for the ceremony. The celebration is taking place this year, on April 25, after being postponed for two months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oscars was originally scheduled for February 28, but the health crisis caused by the new Corona virus closed cinemas and disrupted the Hollywood production schedule. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the Academy Award-winning institution, has decided to give film studios a longer period of time to release their films eligible for these awards, offering feature films whose premieres have been postponed to be on the slate for the 202nd edition. Thus “to give filmmakers flexibility necessary to finish and release their films without punishment,” the foundation’s representatives said in a statement received by AFP.
Oscar 2021 has the aesthetics of the film, it is broadcast at 24 frames per second and in widescreen format, using footage similar to filming and not a TV show, and according to the producers, it will be “three hours of entertainment.” On “optimism” and “honesty”.
Because the ceremony is treated like a movie production, whoever appears in front of the cameras is not required to wear a mask. All participants were tested for Covid-19 several times before the ceremony.
The size of the red carpet was “dramatically reduced” this year and the organizers decided that the audience should consist of a maximum of 170 people. In the concert preview, all the songs nominated in the “Best Original Song” category were performed.
David Fincher’s “Monk,” starring Gary Oldman, received the most nominations at the 2021 Oscars, but Chloe Chow’s “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, with eight selections, is the favourite.
For the first time in the ceremony’s history, two women were nominated for directing: Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”) and Chloe Chow (“Land of Nomads”). So far, only seven filmmakers have received such a selection.
Chadwick Boseman has been nominated for the role of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”. He is the seventh actor chosen posthumously.
With “Nomadland”, Frances McDormand became the first actress to be nominated twice – for Acting and Acting.
As for Glenn Close, she has been nominated eight times for an Academy Award, but has yet to win any titles. She has now been selected for the role of “Hillbilly Elegy”.
This year’s special “Jean Hersholt Awards” are given to filmmaker and entrepreneur Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). This is the first time an organization has received this award. Hersholt was its president for 18 years, from 1938 until his death in 1956.
Netflix has received 35 nominations, including “Pieces of a Woman,” “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and “Crip Camp,” a documentary on the rights of people with disabilities, produced with the support of Higher Ground , a company founded by former President Barack Obama and his wife. The streaming service received 24 Academy Awards nominations last year.
A Romanian production is now among the nominees for the first time – “Collective” directed by Alexandre Nanao, nominated in two categories: “Best Documentary Feature” and “Best International Feature Film”.
The drama “Quo Vadis, Aida?” was also selected. In the “International Feature Film” category. (Bosnia and Herzegovina) co-production with Romanian participation.
Recent predictions by specialized publishing house Variety gave the second chance “collectively” to get the “Best Documentary Feature” after “My Octopus Teacher”, as well as “Quo Vadis, Aida?” In the ‘International Feature’ category after ‘Another Tour’.
The American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has about 10,000 members—artists, filmmakers, and industry managers. Each year, the organization awards the Academy Awards (official name: the Academy of Merit), which recognize excellence in filmmaking, and support initiatives that promote the art and science of film.