Academy Award Nominations List 2021/2022 & Printable Oscar Ballot Sheet PDF

Here’s the full list of this year’s Academy Award nominees vying to take home those coveted Oscar statues on Sunday, March 27th, 2021. It’s not yet known who the host will be this year, though the Academy has said there will be one. 

Also you can download my free printable PDF ballot sheet here that can either be completed digitally or printed and written on old school. Why not have a go at predicting the winners or challenge your friends and family to do the same.

Here are the nominees in full:

Best Picture

“Belfast”
“CODA” 
“Don’t Look Up” 
“Drive My Car”
“Dune”
“King Richard”
“Licorice Pizza”
“Nightmare Alley”
“The Power of the Dog”
“West Side Story”

Best Director

Kenneth Branagh (“Belfast”)
Ryûsuke Hamaguchi (“Drive My Car”)
Paul Thomas Anderson (“Licorice Pizza”)
Jane Campion (“The Power of the Dog”)
Steven Spielberg (“West Side Story”)

Best Lead Actor

Javier Bardem (“Being the Ricardos”)
Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Power of the Dog”)
Andrew Garfield (“Tick, Tick … Boom!”)
Will Smith (“King Richard”)
Denzel Washington (“The Tragedy of Macbeth”)

Best Lead Actress

Jessica Chastain (“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”)
Olivia Colman (“The Lost Daughter”)
Penélope Cruz (“Parallel Mothers”)
Nicole Kidman (“Being the Ricardos”)
Kristen Stewart (“Spencer”)

Best Supporting Actor

Ciarán Hinds (“Belfast”)
Troy Kotsur (“CODA”)
Jesse Plemons (“The Power of the Dog”)
J.K. Simmons (“Being the Ricardos”)
Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Power of the Dog”)

Best Supporting Actress

Jessie Buckley (“The Lost Daughter”)
Ariana DeBose (“West Side Story”)
Judi Dench (“Belfast”)
Kirsten Dunst (“The Power of the Dog”)
Aunjanue Ellis (“King Richard”)

Best Adapted Screenplay

“CODA,” Siân Heder
“Drive My Car,” Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Takamasa Oe
“Dune,” Jon Spaihts, Denis Villeneuve, Eric Roth
“The Lost Daughter,” Maggie Gyllenhaal
“The Power of the Dog,” Jane Campion

Best Original Screenplay

“Belfast,” Kenneth Branagh
“Don’t Look Up,” Adam McKay, David Sirota
“King Richard,” Zach Baylin
“Licorice Pizza,” Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Worst Person in the World,” Eskil Vogt, Joachim Troer

Best Cinematography

“Dune,” Greig Fraser
“Nightmare Alley,” Dan Laustsen
“The Power of the Dog,” Ari Wegner
“The Tragedy of Macbeth,” Bruno Delbonnel
“West Side Story,” Janusz Kamiński

Best Animated Feature Film

“Encanto”
“Flee”
“Luca”
“The Mitchells vs. the Machines”
“Raya and the Last Dragon”

Best Animated Short Film

“Affairs of the Art”
“Bestia”
“Boxballet”
“Robin Robin”
“The Windshield Wiper”

Best Costume Design

“Cruella” 
“Cyrano” 
“Dune” 
“Nightmare Alley” 
“West Side Story” 

Best Original Score

“Don’t Look Up,” Nicholas Britell
“Dune,” Hans Zimmer
“Encanto,” Germaine Franco
“Parallel Mothers,” Alberto Iglesias
“The Power of the Dog,” Jonny Greenwood

Best Sound

“Belfast” 
“Dune” 
“No Time to Die” 
“The Power of the Dog” 
“West Side Story”

Best Original Song

“Be Alive” (“King Richard”), Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, Dixson
“Dos Oruguitas” (“Encanto”), Lin-Manuel Miranda
“Down to Joy” (“Belfast”), Van Morrison
“No Time to Die” (“No Time to Die”), Billie Eilish, Finneas O’Connell
“Somehow You Do” (“Four Good Days”), Diane Warren

Best Documentary Feature

“Ascension” 
“Attica”
“Flee”
“Summer of Soul (…Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised)”
“Writing With Fire” 

Best Documentary Short Subject

“Audible”
“Lead Me Home”
“The Queen of Basketball”
“Three Songs for Benazir”
“When We Were Bullies”

Best Film Editing

“Don’t Look Up”
“Dune”
“King Richard”
“The Power of the Dog”
“Tick, Tick … Boom!”

Best International Feature Film

“Drive My Car” (Japan)
“Flee” (Denmark)
“The Hand of God” (Italy)
“Lunana: A Yak in the Classroom” (Bhutan)
“The Worst Person in the World” (Norway)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

“Coming 2 America”
“Cruella” 
“Dune” 
“The Eyes of Tammy Faye”
“House of Gucci” 

Best Production Design

“Dune” 
“Nightmare Alley” 
“The Power of the Dog”
“The Tragedy of Macbeth”
“West Side Story” 

Best Visual Effects

“Dune” 
“Free Guy” 
“No Time to Die” 
“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” 
“Spider-Man: No Way Home” 

Best Live Action Short Film

“Ala Kachuu – Take and Run”
“The Dress”
“The Long Goodbye”
“On My Mind”
“Please Hold”

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