Academy Award Predictions 2021 & Oscar Ballot Sheet

Here’s the full list of this year’s Academy Award nominees vying to take home those coveted Oscar statues on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 (or the early hours of Monday 26th if you’re on the other side of the planet like me). 

You can download my PDF ballot sheet here that can be completed digitally or printed and written on. Have a go at predicting the winners or challenge your friends and family to do the same. I usually like to score 2pts for every correct first choice, and 1pt for every second choice winner.

Below, I’ve put who the predicted winners are thought to be, as well as my runner up choices with an outside chance of taking it and in some cases those I’d personally like to see win.

A few things to watch out for:

  • Potentially the first time all acting winners are people of colour, including a posthumous win for Chadwick Boseman.
  • Mank, despite having the most nominations may go home empty-handed, Citizen Kane only won one Academy Award itself.
  • It could be the second year in a row that the Best Picture is primarily in Korean if Minari manages a surprise win thanks to preferential balloting.
  • Despite Hamilton not being deemed eligible, Leslie Odom Jr. will likely win an Oscar for his song Speak Now, or if not, it could be Diane Warren’s year to finally win after 12 nominations!

Best Picture

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black BottomPREDICTED WINNER (though I’d say it’s close)
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman – SECOND CHOICE (this is very hard to call)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm – SECOND CHOICE
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Director

  • Lee Isaac Chung – MinariSECOND CHOICE
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit One Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • The FatherSECOND CHOICE
  • NomadlandPREDICTED WINNER
  • One Night in Miami…
  • The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – Denmark – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Better Days – Hong Kong
  • Collective – Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina – SECOND CHOICE

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods – Terence Blanchard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard – SECOND CHOICE
  • Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

  • CollectiveMY PREFERENCE
  • Crip Camp – SECOND CHOICE
  • The Mole Agent
  • My Octopus TeacherPREDICTED WINNER
  • Time(Don’t rule this out, it was an early frontrunner for months)

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

  • Emma. – Alexandra Byrne – SECOND CHOICE
  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Mank – Trish Summerville
  • Mulan – Bina Daigeler
  • Pinocchio – Massimo Cantini Parrini

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Film Editing

Best Sound

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short

Best Documentary Short

Academy Award Nominations List 2020/2021 & Printable Oscar Ballot Sheet PDF

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Best Actress in a Leading Role

  • Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
  • Andra Day – The United States vs. Billie Holiday
  • Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
  • Frances McDormand – Nomadland
  • Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

  • Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
  • Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
  • Olivia Colman – The Father
  • Amanda Seyfried – Mank
  • Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Director

  • Lee Isaac Chung – Minari
  • Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
  • David Fincher – Mank
  • Thomas Vinterberg – Another Round
  • Chloé Zhao – Nomadland – PREDICTED WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

Best Original Screenplay

Best International Feature Film

  • Another Round – Denmark – PREDICTED WINNER
  • Better Days – Hong Kong
  • Collective – Romania
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin – Tunisia
  • Quo Vadis, Aida? – Bosnia and Herzegovina

Best Original Song

Best Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods – Terence Blanchard
  • Mank – Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • Minari – Emile Mosseri
  • News of the World – James Newton Howard
  • Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Animated Feature

Best Documentary Feature

Best Cinematography

Best Costume Design

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Best Production Design

Best Visual Effects

Best Film Editing

Best Animated Short

Best Live Action Short

  • Feeling Through
  • The Letter Room – OUTSIDE CHANCE
  • The Present
  • Two Distant Strangers – PREDICTED WINNER
  • White Eye

Best Documentary Short

Printable BAFTAs 2021 Ballot Sheet – EE British Academy Film Awards

The EE British Academy Film Awards are coming on Saturday, April 10th and Sunday, April 11th 2021… So here is my full coverage of all the nominees, ballot sheets, basically everything you’ll need to prepare for the BAFTAs!

Saturday’s presentation will include awarding Casting, Costume, Make Up & Hair, Production Design, Sound, Special Visual Effects, British Short Film and British Short Animation. The rest of the categories will be awarded on Sunday night.

The Nominees in Full:

Leading Actress
Bukky Bakray Rocks
Radha Blank The Forty-Year-Old Version – Available to watch on Netflix 
Vanessa Kirby Pieces of a Woman – Available to watch on Netflix
Frances McDormand Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Wunmi Mosaku His House
Alfre Woodard Clemency

Leading Actor
Riz Ahmed Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Adarsh Gourav The White Tiger – Available to watch on Netflix
Anthony Hopkins The Father
Mads Mikkelsen Another Round
Tahar Rahim The Mauritanian

Supporting Actress
Niamh Algar Calm With Horses
Kosar Ali Rocks
Maria Bakalova Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Dominique Fishback Judas and the Black Messiah
Ashley Madekwe County Lines
Yuh-Jung Youn Minari

Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya Judas and the Black Messiah
Barry Keoghan Calm With Horses
Alan Kim Minari
Leslie Odom Jr. One Night In Miami…
Clarke Peters Da 5 Bloods – Available to watch on Netflix
Paul Raci Sound of Metal

Adapted Screenplay
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
The Mauritanian
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
The White Tiger – Available to watch on Netflix

Animated Film
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+
Onward – Available to watch on Disney+
Wolfwalkers – Available to watch on AppleTV+

Casting
Calm With Horses
Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Rocks

Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
The Mauritanian
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere

Costume Design
Ammonite
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
Emma.
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Available to watch on Netflix
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix

Director
Thomas Vinterberg Another Round
Shannon Murphy Babyteeth – Available to watch on Netflix
Lee Isaac Chung Minari
Chloe Zhao NomadlandJasmila Žbanić Quo Vadis, Aida?
Sarah Gavron Rocks

Documentary
Collective – Available on iPlayer in the UK
David Attenborough: A Life on Our Planet
The Dissident
My Octopus Teacher – Available to watch on Netflix
The Social Dilemma – Available to watch on Netflix

Editing
The Father
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Best Film
The Father
The Mauritanian
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Film Not in the English Language
Another Round
Dear Comrades!
Les Misérables – Available to watch on Netflix
Minari
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Make Up & Hair
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
Hillbilly Elegy – Available to watch on Netflix
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Available to watch on Netflix
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Pinocchio

Original Score
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Minari
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Promising Young Woman
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+

Original Screenplay
Another Round
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
Promising Young Woman 
Rocks
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Available to watch on Netflix

Production Design
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
Mank – Available to watch on Netflix
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Rebecca – Available to watch on Netflix

Short Animation
The Fire Next Time
The Owl and the Pussycat
The Song of A Lost Boy

Short Film
Eyelash
Lizard
Lucky Break
Miss Curvy
The Present

Sound
Greyhound – On Apple TV+
News of the World – Available to watch on Netflix
Nomadland – On Hulu in the US and coming to Disney+ elsewhere
Soul – Available to watch on Disney+
Sound of Metal

Special Visual Effects
Greyhound – On Apple TV+
The Midnight Sky – Available to watch on Netflix
Mulan – Available to watch on Disney+
The One and Only Ivan – Available to watch on Disney+
Tenet

Outstanding British Film
Calm With Horses
The Dig – Available to watch on Netflix
The Father
His House
Limbo
The Mauritanian
Mogul Mowgli
Promising Young Woman
Rocks
Saint Maud

Outstanding Debut by a British Director, Writer or Producer
His House
Limbo
Moffie
Rocks
Saint Maud

EE Rising Star (Voted for by the Public)
Bukky Bakray
Kingsley Ben-Adir – Recently seen in ‘One Night in Miami‘ on Amazon Prime Video
Conrad Khan
Morfydd Clark
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù

At the ceremonies, they will also award the honours of:
BAFTA Fellowship to Ang Lee
Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema to Noel Clarke