20 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has drastically reformed its membership in recent years. (Photo credit: Oscars)

  • This year, two female directors are nominated for the first time
  • Last year, Cynthia Erivo was the sole non-white actor among 20 nominations
  • The impacts of #OscarsSoWhite and #MeToo movements have gathered steam over recent years

21 hours ago.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Nine actor of color have been nominated for the Academy Awards 2021, most in the Oscars history. (Photo credit: Oscars official website)

  • The 93rd Academy Awards will air on April 25
  • This edition is going to create many firsts in terms of awards
  • Also do you know that a 30-second commercial during the Oscars telecast costs $2 million?

23 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
The Oscars will take place on April 26. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • 'The Father' takes viewers on a terrifying voyage through the onset of dementia
  • No film has more Oscar nominations this year than David Fincher's 'Mank'
  • Chloe Zhao's 'Nomadland' has yet to falter this awards season

5 days ago.Los Angeles, CA, USA
The yet unopened Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, just like the Oscars, saw its launch delayed due to COVID-19. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • The nominated songs will be performed from Academy Museum of Motion pictures and a small village in Iceland
  • Oscar 2021 are following a 'awards-show-as-a-movie' theme
  • Venues would set up in Britain and France for nominees unable to travel to Los Angeles

12 April.London, UK
Riz's parents came to Britain from Pakistan in the 1970s and he grew up in Wembley, North London. (Photo credit: Instagram/Riz Ahmed)

  • He is the first Muslim to be nominated for a Best Actor Oscar for his role in ‘Sound of Metal’
  • He played deaf drummer Ruben Stone in Darius Marder's film
  • The actor’s parents came to Britain from Pakistan in the 1970s

1 April.Tunis, Tunisia
'The Man Who Sold His Skin' is Tunisia's first-ever Oscar nomination. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • 'The Man Who Sold His Skin' is a part dark satire, part romantic drama
  • In the film, writer-director Kaouther Ben Hania has dived into two contrasting worlds -- of refugees and contemporary art
  • It has been shortlisted in the International Feature Film category for the Oscars

31 March.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Academy Awards ceremony will be held on April 25. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@TheAcademy)

  • Academy Awards faced criticism after producers said no video calls would be allowed for those unable to attend in person
  • Eight of the nominated actors this year are British, including 83-year-old Anthony Hopkins for 'The Father'
  • Under the previous plans, all nominees would have been required to travel to Los Angeles

29 March.Hong Kong
The Oscars will take place on April 26. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • In Hong Kong, the Oscars ceremony has been broadcast every year since 1969 by free-to-air TVB
  • No channel will carry next month's Oscars awards in Hong Kong
  • China's Communist Party propaganda department has ordered its state-controlled media to play down the awards

25 March.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Nomadland director Chloe Zhao is in the running for the Best Director award. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The 93rd Academy Awards will take place virtually on April 26
  • David Fincher's Mank tops the list with 10 nods
  • Priyanka Chopra’s recent film ‘The White Tiger’ scored an Academy Award nomination

25 March
Frances McDormand plays the lead in Nomadland. (Screengrab)

  • 'Nomadland' is an intimate portrayal of semi-retired Americans living off the grid in worn-out vans
  • It already has a Golden Globe in its glovebox
  • The movie stars Frances McDormand in the lead role