Broadway Stars take on the Oscars!
The 2021 Oscar Nominations are out and some of Broadway's best are in the running!
On March 15, the 2021 Oscar nominees were named! Leading the pack with 10 nominations is MANK with THE FATHER, JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH, MINARI, NOMADLAND and SOUND OF METAL trailing close behind with 6 nominations each.
However, let's take a closer look at the nominees who've not only graced the big screen, but also have been seen on the stage!
Oscar nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (Photo credit: Emilio Madrid for Broadway.com)
HAMILTON's Leslie Odom Jr. snagged two Oscar nominations this year; one for his performance in ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI and one for his original song, "Speak Now", from the same film. With her nomination for playing the titular role in MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, stage and screen star Viola Davis became the Most Oscar-Nominated Black Actress in history. Theatre fans know Viola well from FENCES (2010), KING HEDLY II (2001) and other shows. Are you rooting for some of your favorite theatre people to take home the Oscar his year? Tell me who you think is going to win big below!