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Netflix’s ‘Mank’ Leads Oscar Nominations With 10 in Surprise Nod

  • ‘Nomadland,’ ‘Chicago 7’ had more buzz but trailed biopic
  • Diverse slate of nominees includes Black, Asian milestones
Gary Oldman stars in “Mank.”

Gary Oldman stars in “Mank.”

Source: Netflix

The screenwriter biopic “Mank” tallied the most Academy Award nominations for 2020, reinforcing an old truism: Hollywood loves movies about Hollywood.

The Netflix Inc. movie about “Citizen Kane” writer Herman Mankiewicz received 10 nominations, including best picture, best director for David Fincher and best actor for star Gary Oldman, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced Monday. It drew more recognition than another Netflix release, “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” and “Nomadland,” from Walt Disney Co.’s Searchlight Pictures.