The Week in Culture: Historic Oscar Noms
Everything you might’ve missed this week, March 15–19
Welcome to Metro.Style’s Culture Round-up! We bring you everything you might’ve missed this week in the entertainment world, including the Grammys, Oscar noms, new trailers for the In the Heights film, and more.
folklore wins Album of the Year; Beyoncé makes history
This week began with a socially-distant and masked-up 63rd Grammy Awards, attended by the best musicians of the past year: Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion, Harry Styles, and more. Beyoncé becomes the female artist with the most Grammys, and Taylor brings home Album of the Year for her surprise record and eighth studio album, folklore.
Mank leads Oscar nominations
After the Grammys came Oscar noms, announced by husband-and-wife duo Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Mank leads the nominees with 11 nods, followed by Sound of Metal, Nomadland, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 with six nods each. Chadwick Boseman gets a posthumous nomination for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, and newcomers like Vanessa Kirby and Yuh-Jung Youn get recognized for their work in Pieces of a Woman and Minari, respectively.
Most of all, this is the first year in the Academy Awards’ 93-year history that more than one woman is nominated for Best Director (Chloé Zhao and Emerald Fennell), and the first time that a woman of color (Zhao) has received a nod as well.
In the Heights releases two new trailers
The upcoming film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s In the Heights released two trailers this week, featuring glimpses into the lives of Usnavi, Benny, Nina, Vanessa, and everyone else in the neighborhood of Washington Heights. The film comes out in theatres and on HBO Max on June 11, and stars Anthony Ramos, Corey Hawkins, Leslie Grace, Melissa Barrera, and more.
Cruella has a new trailer
In February, Disney released the first trailer of its upcoming live-action prequel to the life and times of Cruella de Vil, starring Emmas Stone and Thompson. This week, they released another sneak peek into what we can—or cannot—expect from the villain’s origin story, in which a young aspiring designer named Estella navigates her way through punk London in the 70s.
Lead photos from Genius and IMdB