oscar 2021 winners



Chloe Zhao celebrates an historic win for Nomadland at the 93rd Oscars.

We've heard this word a lot over this past year, haven't we?

These are strange and unusual times. So it only feels natural to have a strange and unusual Academy Awards. The main location of the ceremony took place in LA's Grand Union station. Nominees were scattered across the globe and were patched in from places such as London, Paris and Sydney.

Without a host and with fewer attendees, the Oscars felt more intimate and fresher. That is until the chaotic scheduling, a bizarre quiz, a rushed In Memoriam, and an anti-climactic end made it one of the craziest Oscars to date.

However, it should not overshadow some fantastic wins and certainly the night belongs to Chloe Zhao. Making history as the first woman of colour to win Best Director, and the second woman of all time, The Eternals director happily won the prize. Nomadland, which lands on Disney+ at the end of the month, also scooped up Best Picture whilst Frances McDormand won Best Actress.

Best Picture - Nomadland 

Best Director - Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins, The Father 

Best Actress - Frances McDormand, Nomadland 

Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah 

Best Supporting Actress - Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari 

Best International Feature - Another Round 

Best Animated Feature - Soul

Best Documentary Feature - My Octopus Teacher

Best Original Score - Soul 

Best Original Song - Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah 

Best Original Screenplay - Promising Young Woman 

Best Adapted Screenplay - The Father

Best Cinematography - Mank

Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 

Best Costume Design - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 

Best Editing - Sound of Metal 

Best Sound - Sound of Metal

Best Live-Action Short - Two Distant Strangers 

Best Animated Short - If Anything Happens, I Love You 

Best Documentary Short - Colette

Best Visual Effects - Tenet 

Best Producton Design - Mank