Who is nominated?

Several stars are available for awards this year. The nominees for Best Actress in a Leading Role are Viola Davis (Ma Rainey’s black bottom) Andra Day (The United States v Billie Holiday), Vanessa Kirby (Pieces of a woman), Frances McDormand (Nomadland) and Carey Mulligan (Promising young woman). Viola won an Oscar for Supporting Actress for Fences in 2017, while Frances won an Oscar for Supporting Actress in 2018 for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, for Leading Actress and in 1997 for Fargo for Supporting Actress.

For the men, those are nominated who are nominated as best actor in a leading role Ahmed Rice (Sound of Metal), Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s black bottom) Anthony Hopkins (The father), Gary Oldman (Mank) and Steven Yeun (Threaten).

One of the favorites in this category is the late Chadwick, who died of colon cancer in August but posthumously nominated his first Oscar. The Black Panther alum has also taken home the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama, the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Film, and the SAG Award for Outstanding Achievement by a Male Actor in a Leading Role in recent months .

Who is expected to be present in person?

Many of the attendees can appear in person, although previous awards shows such as the 2020 Emmys and 2021 Golden Globes have held several acceptance speeches at home.

In March, the producers emailed the nominees to let them know that zoom was not allowed. All appearances would have to take place in person at the ceremony. However, after the academy received criticism of the policy, organizers said they would relax the requirements, according to The Hollywood Reporter.