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The Oscar Nominees for Best Actress
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Members of the Academy's Actors voted to determine these five nominees for the Academy Award for Best Actress. See the entire list of 2021 Oscar nominations here.

  • Viola Davis in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

  • Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday

  • Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman

  • Frances McDormand in Nomadland

  • Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

And here's where to watch the films:

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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
2020
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Tensions rise when trailblazing blues singer Ma Rainey and her band gather at a recording studio in Chicago in 1927.

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The United States vs. Billie Holiday
2021
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The Federal Bureau of Narcotics launches an undercover sting operation against jazz singer Billie Holiday.

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Pieces of a Woman
2020
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A heartbreaking home birth leaves a woman grappling with the profound emotional fallout, isolated from her partner and family by a chasm of grief.

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Nomadland
2020
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A woman embarks on a journey through the American West after losing everything during the recession.

Related: Creating the Soundscape for Nomadland

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Promising Young Woman
2020
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Nothing in Cassie's life is what it appears to be—she's wickedly smart, tantalizingly cunning, and she's living a secret double life by night. Now, an unexpected encounter is about to give Cassie a chance to right the wrongs from the past.

Where can you watch the Oscars? The 2021 Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25th at 8 pm ET. Watch it live on ABC or go to ABC.com and log in with your TV provider. 

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