Oscars 2021: These Stars Are Nominated for Their First Oscars This Year
And some of them are making history with their nominations!
Leslie Odom Jr.
The Hamilton actor is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for portraying Sam Cooke in One Night in Miami and for Best Original Song for "Speak Now."
Sacha Baron Cohen
Raci is nominated for the first time for his role as Joe, mentor to Riz Ahmed's character Ruben, in Sound of Metal.
Bulgarian actress Bakalova is nominated for the first time for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.
Seyfried scored her first nomination this year, too. She's up for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Marion Davies in Mank.
Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung is nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Soon-ja in Minari. She is the first South Korean woman nominated for Best Supporting Actress.
The The Crown actress is nominated for the first time for Best Actress for her emotional role in Pieces of a Woman.
Lee Isaac Chung
Chung earned his first nomination for Best Director for Minari. He's also nominated for Best Original Screenplay and the film is up for Best Picture.
Fennell is nominated for the first time for Best Director for her film Promising Young Women. The movie is also nominated for Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Nomadland's Chloé Zhao is one of two women nominated for Best Director (a first!) and is the first woman of color to be nominated. She's also nominated for Best Film Editing and Best Adapted Screenplay, and the film is also up for Best Picture.