Oscars 2021: Steven Yeun becomes first Asian American Best Actor nominee; Youn Yuh-Jung first Korean nominated for Best Actress

by Erwin Santiago
Mar 16, 2021
(Left) Steven Yeun (extreme left) and Youn Yuh-Jung become the first Asian American actor and Korean actress, respectively, to be nominated for acting in the Oscars; (right) Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman are both nominated for their performances in Mank.

Isang taon pagkatapos parangalan ang South Korean film na Parasite bilang Best Picture sa Oscars 2020, dalawang Korean actors ang nakakuha ng nominasyon sa Academy Awards ngayong 2021.

Si Steven Yeun, na unang nakilala sa hit American series na The Walking Dead, ay nominado bilang Best Actor para sa kanyang pagganap saMinari. Si Steven ang kauna-unahang Asian American Best Actor nominee.

Ang kanyang co-star sa Minari na si Youn Yuh-Jung ay nominated naman sa Best Supporting Actress category. Ang veteran actress ang kauna-unahang Korean na na-nominate sa Oscars.

Kabilang sa makakalaban ni Steven sa Best Actor category ay si Riz Ahmed para sa kanyang pagganap sa Sound of Metal. Si Riz ang kauna-unahang Muslim na na-nominate bilang Best Actor sa Oscars.

Ang iba pang mga nominado para sa Best Actor ay sina Anthony Hopkins para sa The Father, Gary Oldman para sa Mank, at ang yumaong si Chadwick Boseman para sa Ma Rainey's Black Bottom.

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Ang co-star ni Chadwick sa Ma Rainey's Black Bottom na si Viola Davis ay nominado sa Best Actress category. Ito ang ikaapat na nominasyon ni Viola sa Oscars, at siya ngayon ang may hawak ng record bilang most-nominated black actress sa kasaysayan ng Academy Awards.

Una siyang na-nominate noong 2008 bilang Best Supporting Actress para sa pelikulang Doubt; pangalawa noong 2011 bilang Best Actress para sa The Help. Nagwagi siya noong 2016 bilang Best Supporting Actress para saFences.

Makakalaban ni Viola sa Best Actress category ngayong taon sina Andra Day (United States vs. Billie Holiday), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a Woman), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), at Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman).

Gumawa naman ng kasaysayan ang Best Director nominees na sina Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) at Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) dahil ito ang unang pagkakataon sa kasaysayan ng Oscars na na-nominate ang dalawang babae sa Best Director category.

Makakatunggali nila sina Thomas Vinterberg para sa Danish film na Another Round, David Fincher para sa Mank, at Lee Isaac Chung para sa Minari.

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Pinakamaraming nakuhang nominasyon ang Best Picture nominee na Mank, na mayroong 10 nominations sa 23 kategorya.

Ang iba pang nominees for Best Picture ay The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, at The Trial of the Chicago 7.

Inanunsiyo ng mag-asawang sina Nick Jonas at Priyanka Chopra-Jonas ang nominees para sa 93rd Academy Awards Lunes nitong Lunes ng madaling-araw, March 15, sa Amerika (Lunes ng gabi sa Pilipinas).

Iaanunsiyo naman ang winners sa Oscars 2021 sa April 25 (U.S. time), ngunit sa kauna-unahang pagkakataon ay walang live audience dahil sa pandemic.

Nairito ang kumpletong listahan ng nominees sa 93rd Academy Awards:

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Directing
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Andra Day, United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

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Best Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Original Screenplay
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Film Editing
The Father
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Feature Film
Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Animated Short Film
Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

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Best Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Best International Feature Film
Another Round (Denmark)
Better Days
(Hong Kong)
Collective
(Romania)
The Man Who Sold His Skin
(Tunisia)
Quo Vadis, Aida?
(Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Documentary Feature
Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
Time

Best Documentary Short Subject
Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Soul

Best Original Song
"Fight For You," Judas and the Black Messiah
"Hear My Voice," The Trial of the Chicago 7
"Husavik," Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
"Io Si (Seen)," The Life Ahead
"Speak Now," One Night in Miami

Best Sound
Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
Sound of Metal

Best Costume Design
Emma
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Emma
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Mank
Pinocchio

Best Production Design
The Father
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Mank
News of the World
Tenet

Best Visual Effects
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
Tenet

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(Left) Steven Yeun (extreme left) and Youn Yuh-Jung become the first Asian American actor and Korean actress, respectively, to be nominated for acting in the Oscars; (right) Amanda Seyfried and Gary Oldman are both nominated for their performances in Mank.
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