Oscars 2021: “Mank” Leads With 10 Nominations

","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Mank follows screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz and his process for writing and developing the screenplay for Citizen Kane. In 1940, Orson Welles was given full creative freedom for his next film. To assist in the process, Welles recruits Mankiewicz to help.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Throughout the production of the iconic script, Mankiewicz makes comparisons between the character Kane and William Randolph Hearst, a newspaper mogul in New York City. Despite pressure from the studios and a battle with alcohol, Mankiewicz finishes the script in good time. Though Welles wants a rewrite, in the end, Mankiewicz earns dual credit and wins Best Original Screenplay with Welles at the Academy Awards two years later.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Just as in Citizen KaneMank is nonlinear and jumps between the 1930s and 1940. It is also filmed in black and white to capture the same aesthetic as the original film.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"The Characters","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"Gary Oldman plays lead screenwriter Herman J Mankiewicz.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Amanda Seyfried as actress Marion Davies.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Lily Collins as Rita Alexander, Herman’s secretary.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Charles Dance plays newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Tom Burke as the iconic Orson Welles.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]},{"elements":[{"text":"The Director","level":3,"displayType":"header"},{"elements":[{"text":"View this post on Instagram A post shared by Mank (@mank)","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"Mank’s director David Fincher based the film on a screenplay from his late father Jack Fincher. He had originally written the script in the 90s with Kevin Spacey and Jodie Foster as the lead roles. However, it was never picked up, and Jack Fincher passed away in 2003.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"In 2019, Jack’s son David was able to get the project produced for theatrical release in November 2020. By December 2020, the film became available on Netflix to stream.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The film received positive reviews from critics who cited excellent acting, directing, and cinematography. The proof is even more evident with the fact that it leads the Oscar nominations in 10 categories.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"In full, the categories are Best Picture, Best Director (David Fincher), Best Actor (Gary Oldman), Best Supporting Actress (Amanda Seyfried), Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design, and Best Makeup and Hairstyling.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"},{"text":"The 93rd Academy Awards will premiere on April 25, 2021. Until then, Mank will have to wait and see how many of the 10 it gets.","level":0,"displayType":"paragraph"}],"displayType":"section"}]}]; var articleType = 'ARTICLE'; var favoriteImage = ''; var articleDescription = 'The Oscar nominations are in! Despite the pandemic, good movies still found a way onto the big screen or a major streaming platform. Now, the Academy has finally released its picks for the best of the best after a tough year in lockdown.'; var slide_index = parseInt(0); var slide_json = createSlides(slides, articleType, favoriteImage); var initial_slide = slide_index; var initial_url = location.pathname + location.search; var base_url = '/2021/03/16/oscars-2021-mank-leads-with-10-nominations/'; var next_gallery = '/2016/12/23/ex-brings-erotic-photos-to-exs-wedding-details-photos/'; var first_load = true; var has_scrolled = false; var title = "Oscars 2021: “Mank” Leads With 10 Nominations"; var path = base_url