30 Oscar® Nominations for HIFF28 Films

HIFF28 films scored big with the 2021 Oscar® nominations, garnering 30 nods, including four Best Picture nominations:

Of note, Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to receive a Best Director nomination (for NOMADLAND), and Steven Yeun is the first Asian-American actor to receive a Best Actor nomination (for MINARI). HIFF28 audiences were among the first to see several of this year’s nominees: SOUND OF METAL, MINARI and COLLECTIVE were all HIFF28 East Coast Premieres.

We were thrilled to welcome a bevy of this year’s nominees to post-screening Q&As at HIFF28:

Best Picture nominee SOUND OF METAL also earned a Best Original Screenplay nomination for writer/director Darius Marder, and Best Actor for star Riz Ahmed. Other nods include Best Supporting Actor (Paul Raci), Best Sound, and Best Editing.


Writer/director Lee Isaac Chung, received two nominations—Best Director and Best Original Screenplay—for the Best Picture nominee MINARI, which also received nominations for Best Actor (Steven Yeun), Best Supporting Actress (Youn Yuh-Jung), and Best Original Score.


Writer/director Florian Zeller received a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for Best Picture nominee THE FATHER, which also received nominations for Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins), Best Supporting Actress (Olivia Colman), Best Editing, and Best Production Design.


Screenwriter Kemp Powers earned a Best Adapted Screenplay nomination for our Closing Night Film ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI. HIFF28 guest Leslie Odom, Jr. also earned two nominations: Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song.


Director Garrett Bradley earned a Best Documentary Feature nomination for TIME.


HIFF28 Best Documentary COLLECTIVE received two nominations—for Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature—Romania’s first-ever nods from The Academy. Director Alexander Nanau talked with 2020 Oscar nominee Petra Costa.


Both Best Actor nominee Steven Yeun and double nominee Leslie Odom, Jr. (ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI) participated in our lauded A Conversation With… series at HIFF28. In the coming weeks, we will share those full conversations with our HamptonsFilm members. Not a member? Join today!

Congratulations to *all* the nominees!
The 94th Academy Awards® will be held on Sunday, April 25. 

> > Read more: Variety reports on all the nominations