Academy honchos to rank-and-file: “Voting closes in just three days, on Tuesday, April 20, and we hope you’ll find time this weekend to cast your ballot. It only takes a few minutes.”
Final HE recommendations: Best Picture: The Trial of the Chicago 7 or Sound of Metal. Best Director: Chloe Zhao, Nomadland. Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father. Best Actress: Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman (plus all of Mulligan’s noteworthy, insufficiently heralded performances going back to 2009’s An Education). Best Supporting Actress: Youn Yuh-jung, Minari. Best Supporting Actor: Either Paul Raci in Sound of Metal or Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah.