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For the past few weeks, we've been highlighting one Oscar nominee per day. The takeover started with the head orchestrator of movie magic: the director. And this year, there was no shortage of excellent nominees for the Best Director award. Keep scrolling to get to know this crop of nominated filmmakers.

2021 Oscar Nominees for Best Director

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Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

David Fincher, Mank

2021 Oscar Nominees for Best Actress

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Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

2021 Oscar Nominees for Best Actor

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Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

Steven Yeun, Minari

Gary Oldman, Mank

Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins, The Father