Oscars 2021: two female directors and nine actors of colour nominated in historic yearMarch 16, 2021
- Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell up for best director
- Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun and Chadwick Boseman compete for best actor
- Viola Davis and Andra Day up for best actress
- Mank leads scorecard with 10 nominations
Two female directors – Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell – are in the running for the best director prize at this year’s Oscars; the first time more than one woman has been in contention for the award.
Related: The full list of 2021 Oscar nominations