Several firsts are possible in best picture and best actor categories.
Should “Judas and the Black Messiah” nab a best picture nomination, it will be the first time an all-Black producing team (made up of the director Shaka King, Ryan Coogler and Charles D. King) is recognized in the category.
Two actors of Asian descent could also be nominated for best actor: Steven Yeun (“Minari”) and Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”). Ahmed would be the first Muslim to be nominated for best actor. In the supporting actor category, if Alan Kim, the 8-year-old star of “Minari,” gets a nod, he could join Justin Henry (“Kramer vs. Kramer”) for the distinction of the youngest actors ever nominated.
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