Nominations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards were announced on Monday morning, after much discussion about the impact that the unprecedented events of 2020 would have on the Oscar race. There have already been significant changes this year, with the Awards Ceremony having been pushed back two months to April 25th and a temporary suspension of the long-standing requirement that a nominated film must have a theatrical run. The nominations themselves came with their fair share of surprises. The most eye-catching was the unusual circumstance of two actors receiving Best Supporting Actor noms for the same film – Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield for their performances in Judas and the Black Messiah – despite Warner Bros. having lobbied for Stanfield to be recognized in the Best Actor category. As always, there was also a list of noteworthy snubs and undeserved noms. Some awards experts were dismayed that Delroy Lindo missed out on a Best Support Actor nomination for his performance in Spike Lee’s Da 5 Bloods. Glenn Close received her eighth Oscar nomination for her role in Hillbilly Elegy, but many viewed her performances as unworthy of a Best Supporting Actress, given the almost universal panning of the film itself. The number of Best Picture nominations settled in at eight: Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, The Father, Minari, Mank, Judas and the Black Messiah and The Trial of the Chicago Seven. While Mank received the most nominations overall with ten, many Oscar aficionados appear to have settled on Nomadland and Promising Young Woman as the two frontrunners.