'Mank' leads Oscars nominations in record year for women

Los Angeles (AFP) – “Mank,” David Fincher’s black-and-white ode to “Citizen Kane,” comfortably led this year’s Oscars nominations Monday with 10 nods including for best picture and best director, as female filmmakers smashed Academy records. The Netflix reimagining of Hollywood’s Golden Age was far ahead of the competition following the live-streamed announcement, which saw six films receive six nominations apiece including US road movie “Nomadland” and anti-Vietnam War courtroom drama “The Trial of the Chicago 7.” In a year that saw a record 70 women nominated, there were directing nods for C…

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