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Awards Season 2021: The Alternative Oscars

In such a strong year for the Academy Awards, many nominees who were fighting for a spot or deserving of nominations didn’t even get a chance to have a campaign going. I have decided to create an alternative Oscars line-up of the eight above-the-line categories, consisting solely of non-nominees within each category.

Here is who I would nominate in an alternative Oscars for this year.

BEST PICTURE
Another Round
Da 5 Bloods
Dick Johnson is Dead
The Invisible Man
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Malcolm and Marie
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
One Night in Miami
Palm Springs
Soul

BEST DIRECTOR
Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, Soul
Kirsten Johnson, Dick Johnson is Dead
Regina King, One Night in Miami
Darius Marder, Sound of Metal
Florian Zeller, The Father

BEST ACTOR
Delroy Lindo, Da 5 Bloods
Mads Mikkelsen, Another Round
Tahar Rahim, The Mauritanian
Andy Samberg, Palm Springs
John David Washington, Malcolm and Marie

BEST ACTRESS
Nicole Beharie, Miss Juneteenth
Jessie Buckley, I’m Thinking of Ending Things
Sidney Flanigan, Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Elisabeth Moss, The Invisible Man
Zendaya, Malcolm and Marie

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Colman Domingo, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Alan S. Kim, Minari
Jonathan Majors, Da 5 Bloods
Bill Murray, On the Rocks
Mark Rylance, The Trial of the Chicago 7

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Ellen Burstyn, Pieces of a Woman
Olivia Cooke, Sound of Metal
Dominique Fishback, Judas and the Black Messiah
Jodie Foster, The Mauritanian
Helena Zengel, News of the World

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY
Another Round
Malcolm and Marie
Never Rarely Sometimes Always
Palm Springs
Soul

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY
First Cow
I’m Thinking of Ending Things
The Invisible Man
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
The Mauritanian

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