Prediction: Oscar Nomination for Best Picture 2021

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Here is the predicted list of Oscar nominations for Best Picture 2021 based on critics' reviews and thoughts.

Which film has the most odds of getting a nomination for Best Picture?

The eligibility period for Academy Awards consideration has been extended beyond the standard December 31 deadline: a feature film must now have a qualifying release date between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021.

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1. Nomadland (2020)

R | 107 min | Drama

93 Metascore

After losing everything in the Great Recession, a woman embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling modern-day nomad.

Director: Chloé Zhao | Stars: Frances McDormand, David Strathairn, Linda May, Gay DeForest

Votes: 54,801

2. Mank (2020)

R | 131 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

1930's Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing social critic and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish the screenplay of Citizen Kane (1941).

Director: David Fincher | Stars: Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Lily Collins, Tom Pelphrey

Votes: 53,345

3. Minari (2020)

PG-13 | 115 min | Drama

89 Metascore

A Korean family starts a farm in 1980s Arkansas.

Director: Lee Isaac Chung | Stars: Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Alan S. Kim, Noel Cho

Votes: 30,604

4. The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020)

R | 129 min | Drama, History, Thriller

76 Metascore

The story of 7 people on trial stemming from various charges surrounding the uprising at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Illinois.

Director: Aaron Sorkin | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alex Sharp, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jeremy Strong

Votes: 130,453

5. One Night in Miami... (2020)

R | 114 min | Drama

83 Metascore

A fictional account of one incredible night where icons Muhammad Ali, Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown gathered discussing their roles in the Civil Rights Movement and cultural upheaval of the 60s.

Director: Regina King | Stars: Kingsley Ben-Adir, Eli Goree, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom Jr.

Votes: 23,042

6. Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020)

R | 94 min | Drama, Music

87 Metascore

During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues".

Director: George C. Wolfe | Stars: Viola Davis, Chadwick Boseman, Glynn Turman, Colman Domingo

Votes: 35,392

7. The Father (I) (2020)

PG-13 | 97 min | Drama

88 Metascore

A man refuses all assistance from his daughter as he ages. As he tries to make sense of his changing circumstances, he begins to doubt his loved ones, his own mind and even the fabric of his reality.

Director: Florian Zeller | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Olivia Colman, Mark Gatiss, Olivia Williams

Votes: 31,071

8. News of the World (2020)

PG-13 | 118 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

73 Metascore

A Civil War veteran agrees to deliver a girl, taken by the Kiowa people years ago, to her aunt and uncle, against her will. They travel hundreds of miles and face grave dangers as they search for a place that either can call home.

Director: Paul Greengrass | Stars: Tom Hanks, Helena Zengel, Tom Astor, Travis Johnson

Votes: 57,554

9. Judas and the Black Messiah (2021)

R | 126 min | Biography, Drama, History

85 Metascore

Bill O'Neal infiltrates the Black Panther Party per FBI Agent Mitchell and J. Edgar Hoover. As Party Chairman Fred Hampton ascends, falling for a fellow revolutionary en route, a battle wages for O'Neal's soul.

Director: Shaka King | Stars: Daniel Kaluuya, LaKeith Stanfield, Jesse Plemons, Dominique Fishback

Votes: 36,301

10. Da 5 Bloods (2020)

R | 154 min | Adventure, Drama, War

82 Metascore

Four African-American vets battle the forces of man and nature when they return to Vietnam seeking the remains of their fallen squad leader and the gold fortune he helped them hide.

Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Delroy Lindo, Jonathan Majors, Clarke Peters, Norm Lewis

Votes: 43,787

11. Soul (2020)

PG | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

83 Metascore

After landing the gig of a lifetime, a New York jazz pianist suddenly finds himself trapped in a strange land between Earth and the afterlife.

Directors: Pete Docter, Kemp Powers | Stars: Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey, Graham Norton, Rachel House

Votes: 222,918

12. The Mauritanian (2021)

R | 129 min | Drama, Thriller

53 Metascore

Mohamedou Ould Slahi fights for freedom after being detained and imprisoned without charge by the U.S. Government for years.

Director: Kevin Macdonald | Stars: Tahar Rahim, Nouhe Hamady Bari, Saadna Hamoud, Mohamed Yeslem Mousse

Votes: 18,436

13. The United States vs. Billie Holiday (2021)

R | 130 min | Biography, Drama, Music

52 Metascore

Follows Holiday during her career as she is targeted by the Federal Department of Narcotics with an undercover sting operation led by black Federal Agent Jimmy Fletcher, with whom she had a tumultuous affair.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Andra Day, Trevante Rhodes, Garrett Hedlund, Natasha Lyonne

Votes: 6,711

14. Cherry (2021)

R | 142 min | Crime, Drama

44 Metascore

Cherry drifts from college dropout to army medic in Iraq - anchored only by his true love, Emily. But after returning from the war with PTSD, his life spirals into drugs and crime as he struggles to find his place in the world.

Directors: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo | Stars: Tom Holland, Ciara Bravo, Jack Reynor, Forrest Goodluck

Votes: 18,448

15. Tenet (2020)

PG-13 | 150 min | Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

69 Metascore

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time.

Director: Christopher Nolan | Stars: John David Washington, Robert Pattinson, Elizabeth Debicki, Juhan Ulfsak

Votes: 330,601 | Gross: $53.80M

16. Sound of Metal (2019)

R | 120 min | Drama, Music

82 Metascore

A heavy-metal drummer's life is thrown into freefall when he begins to lose his hearing.

Director: Darius Marder | Stars: Riz Ahmed, Olivia Cooke, Paul Raci, Lauren Ridloff

Votes: 62,758

17. Palm Springs (2020)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Mystery

83 Metascore

Stuck in a time loop, two wedding guests develop a budding romance while living the same day over and over again.

Director: Max Barbakow | Stars: Andy Samberg, Cristin Milioti, J.K. Simmons, Peter Gallagher

Votes: 100,478

18. Another Round (2020)

Not Rated | 117 min | Comedy, Drama

80 Metascore

Four friends, all high school teachers, test a theory that they will improve their lives by maintaining a constant level of alcohol in their blood.

Director: Thomas Vinterberg | Stars: Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Magnus Millang, Lars Ranthe

Votes: 60,039

19. Promising Young Woman (2020)

R | 113 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

73 Metascore

A young woman, traumatized by a tragic event in her past, seeks out vengeance against those who crossed her path.

Director: Emerald Fennell | Stars: Carey Mulligan, Bo Burnham, Alison Brie, Clancy Brown

Votes: 72,144

20. Hillbilly Elegy (2020)

R | 116 min | Drama

38 Metascore

An urgent phone call pulls a Yale Law student back to his Ohio hometown, where he reflects on three generations of family history and his own future.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Amy Adams, Glenn Close, Gabriel Basso, Haley Bennett

Votes: 31,790

21. First Cow (2019)

PG-13 | 122 min | Drama, Western

89 Metascore

A skilled cook has traveled west and joined a group of fur trappers in Oregon, though he only finds true connection with a Chinese immigrant also seeking his fortune. Soon the two collaborate on a successful business.

Director: Kelly Reichardt | Stars: Alia Shawkat, John Magaro, Dylan Smith, Ryan Findley

Votes: 10,730

22. Ammonite (2020)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

1840s England, acclaimed but overlooked fossil hunter Mary Anning and a young woman sent to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship, altering both of their lives forever.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan, Gemma Jones, James McArdle

Votes: 8,843

23. On the Rocks (2020)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young mother reconnects with her larger-than-life playboy father on an adventure through New York.

Director: Sofia Coppola | Stars: Bill Murray, Rashida Jones, Marlon Wayans, Jessica Henwick

Votes: 24,434



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