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UPDATED: Asian American Oscar scorecard for tonight’s telecast

Chloe Zhao wins the Oscar for Best Director for Nomadland. AsAmNews photo

Never have there been so many Asians and Asian Americans nominated for Hollywood’s biggest honor, the Academy Awards, in a single year.

This comes with an all time high of people of color also nominated.

If you’re Asian watching tonight, here’s a quick rundown to help you follow along. The Asian and Asian American nominees are in bold.

Best Picture

  • Minari (Christina Oh, Jeremy Kleiner & Dede Gardner)
  • Nomadland (Chloe Zhao, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Dan Janvey, and Mollye Asher) WINNER
  • Sound of Metal (Sacha Ben Harroche, Kathy Benz, Bert Hamalinck, Bill Benz)
  • Mank
  • Judas and the Black Messiah
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7
  • The Father
  • Promising Young Woman

Best Director

  • Chloe Zhao (Nomadland) WINNER
  • Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
  • David Fincher (Mank)
  • Thomas Vinterberg (Another Round)
  • Emerald Fennell, (Promising Young Woman)
Minari From Sony Pictures. Steven Yeun (Left) is up for an Oscar for Best Actor. Youn Yuh-Jung (second left, rear) is up for an Oscar for Best Supporting role

Best Actor in a Leading Role

  • Steven Yeun (Minari)
  • Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal)
  • Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)
  • Anthony Hopkins (The Father) WINNER
  • Gary Oldman (Mank)
Amazon Studio Riz Ahmed is up for a Best Actor Oscar for Sound of Metal

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

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


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Best Original Screenplay

  • Lee Isaac Chung (Minari)
  • Will Berson and Shaka King (Judas and the Black Messiah)
  • Aaron Sorkin (The Trial of the Chicago 7)
  • Darius Marder and Abraham Marder (Sound of Metal)
  • Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) WINNER

Best Adapted Screenplay

  • Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)
  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman and Lee Kern (Borat Subsequent Moviefilm)
  • Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (The Father) WINNER
  • Kemp Powers (One Night in Miami…)
  • Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger)

Best Editing

Sound of Metal (Mikkel E.G. Nielsen) WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Alan Baumgarten)

Nomadland (Chloe Zhao)

The Father (Yorgos Lamprinos)

Promising Young Woman (Frédéric Thoraval)

Best Animated Featured Film

Over the Moon
Netflix Over the Moon is up for an Oscar for Best Animated Featured film
  • Over the Moon
  • Onward
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
  • Soul WINNER
  • Wolfwalkers

Best Original Song

  • Fight for You (H.E.R., Tiara Thomas, D’Mile) WINNER
  • Hear My Voice (Celeste, Daniel Pemberton)
  • Husavik (Savan Kotecha, Rickard Goranson)
  • Speak Now (Leslie Odom Jr, Sam Ashworth)
  • lo si (Laura Pausini, Dianne Warren)

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