Rotten Tomatoes Fans Predict Nomadland to Win Four Oscars, Including Best Director and Best Picture

Also, Carey Mulligan's Promising Young Woman takes two big categories, and Chadwick Boseman posthumously wins Best Actor as our poll results line up with odds-on favorites.

by | April 23, 2021 | Comments

After a month of voting, the Rotten Tomatoes community has chosen its winners for each category at the upcoming 93rd Academy Awards, which will take place this Sunday and celebrate the cinematic achievements of a very unusual year. According to RT fans, Chloé Zhao and Oscar frontrunner Nomadland should come away from this Sunday with four awards, including Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, and the big one, Best Picture. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom came next with three awards, including a posthumous win for the late Chadwick Boseman, and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman also claimed a couple of the top honors, namely Best Actress for Carey Mulligan’s performance and Best Original Screenplay for Fennell’s script.

Only a couple of the awards were closely contested — Best Supporting Actress and Best Editing among them — and the results essentially mirror the odds-on favorites for each category. Will the actual Academy Awards turn out the way our community believes they should? Tune in on Sunday, April 25 to find out, and in the meantime, see below for the full list of winners and the final results of the poll.


Best Picture: Nomadland
Directing: Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Actor in a Leading Role: Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Actress in a Leading Role: Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Actress in a Supporting Role: Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Writing (Adapted Screenplay): Chloé Zhao – Nomadland
Writing (Original Screenplay): Emerald Fennell – Promising Young Woman
Animated Feature Film: Soul
Cinematography: Joshua James Richards – Nomadland
Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Documentary (Feature): My Octopus Teacher
Film Editing: Sound of Metal
International Feature Film: Another Round
Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Music (Original Score): Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste – Soul
Music (Original Song): “Speak Now” – One Night in Miami
Production Design: Mank
Sound: Sound of Metal
Visual Effects: Tenet
Documentary (Short Subject): A Love Song for Latasha
Short Film (Animated): If Anything Happens I Love You
Short Film (Live Action): Two Distant Strangers

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