It’s a year of multiple firsts at this year`s Oscars, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony for the highest achievement in film. Following is a list of major milestones this year. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday. CHLOE ZHAO – first Asian woman and first woman of colour to be nominated for best director EMERALD FENNELL – first woman to be nominated best director for her feature film debut. DIRECTORS – this is the first time two women have been nominated for directing in the same year. Women received a record 76 nominations across all categories. RIZ AHMED – first Muslim to be nominated best actor. CHADWICK BOSEMAN – first Oscar nomination for Boseman, who died of cancer in August 2020, before the release of his final film. JUDAS AND THE BLACK MESSIAH – first best picture nominee made by an all-Black production team. YOUN YUH-JUNG – first South Korean actor or actress to land an Oscar nomination. STEVEN YEUN – first Asian American to receive the best actor nomination. VIOLA DAVIS – her fourth acting nomination makes Davis the most nominated Black actress in Oscar history. She has won once.