We’re incredibly proud that 5 of the 8 recently announced 2021 Best Picture Oscar Nominees screened at the Sidewalk Cinema! Congratulations to PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MANK, MINARI, and NOMADLAND!
Additionally, Best Director nominations include Sidewalk Cinema alum Lee Isaac Chung (MINARI), Emerald Fennell (PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN), David Fincher (MANK), and Chloé Zhao (NOMADLAND). Plus Best Actor nominees, Chadwick Boseman (MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM), Gary Oldman (MANK), Steven Yeun (MINARI), and Best Actress Viola Davis (MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM), Frances McDormand (NOMADLAND), and Carey Mulligan (PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN).
Further shout-outs to Sidewalk alums nominated in the Best Supporting Actor/Actress category, Daniel Kaluuya (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH), Leslie Odom Jr. (ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI), Amanda Seyfried (MANK), and Yuh-Jung Youn (MINARI). And then there are Cinematography alum nominations Sean Bobbitt, (JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH), Erik Messerschmidt (MANK), Editing alum nominations NOMADLAND and PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN and Visual Effects alum nominations THE MIDNIGHT SKY and TENET.
Cheers to all of the nominees, but especially to the amazing aforementioned Sidewalk Cinema alums. If you joined us at the Sidewalk Cinema for PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MANK, MINARI, NOMADLAND, MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM, THE MIDNIGHT SKY and/or TENET, thank you for supporting us in hosting these (and more) spectacular films in Birmingham.
If you didn’t catch any of these lauded titles, that’s okay, we’re looking forward to continuing to screen films of the like, super safely, in downtown Birmingham, join us.
Speaking of, we’ll be screening the 2021 Oscar-nominated shorts in April, keep an eye out.
Pssst. If you haven’t seen young Alan Kim’s (MINARI) adorable Critics Choice Award speech, in which he thanks our friends at A24, we recommend such. Watch it here.

August 19-25, 2024

Sidewalk Film Festival

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