93rd Annual Oscars: Full List Of Winners

And the Oscar goes to….

The 2020-2021 Academy Awards ceremony took place last night and there was no lack of surprises. History was made in more ways than one. The show was held live from the Union Station Los Angeles, the Dolby Theater at the Hollywood & Highland Center, and across the world in broadcast stations set up by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Many nominees tuned in from their respective stations in the U.K., Italy, Australia, among other places.

After the COVID-19 pandemic affected the filmmaking industry, the Oscars decided to reschedule their ceremony from the traditional late-February/early-March date to April 25, 2021, in order to accommodate for late contenders. The nominees were also announced later than usual. They also became more lenient towards the theatrical release requirements for films. This ceremony was already peculiar for its set up, but then it was decided for the Best Actor in a Leading Role award to close the night with winner Anthony Hopkins not being part of the event. The top prize of the night, Best Picture, which went to the frontrunner, Nomadland, was the third to last award given (behind Best Actress and Best Actor).

Nomadland was the big winner of the night by taking the top prizes, including Best Picture. Frances McDormand won the Best Actress in a Leading Role award bringing her Oscar count up to three. Director Chloe Zhao‘s victory in the Best Director category marks only the second time a female director is honored with the award. In the Best Actor category, Chadwick Boseman was the favorite to win the award for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but Anthony Hopkins was voted the victor for his incredible performance in Florian Zeller’s The Father, which also picked up the award for the Best Adapted Screenplay. Hopkins also became the oldest actor ever to win that respective Oscar at the age of 83.

The favorites in the Supporting Actor categories were the eventual winners. Daniel Kaluuya won Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Judas and the Black Messiah, while Yuh-Jung Youn became the first ever Korean actor or actress to win an Oscar with her victory in the Best Actress in a Supporting Role category for Minari.

This year’s ceremony was tightly contested, more so than in previous years. Even though Nomadland won the most awards (3), several films were close. The list of films with two Oscar victories last night include David Fincher’s Mank (Best Production Design and Best Cinematography), Amazon’s Sound of Metal (Best Sound and Best Film Editing), Pixar’s Soul (Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score), The Father (Best Actor and Best Adapted Screenplay), Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Best Costume Design and Best Makeup and Hairstyling), and Judas and the Black Messiah (Best Supporting Actor and Best Original Song).

It should also be recognized that Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, starring Mads Mikkelsen won the Best International Feature Film award for Denmark. A film several believed should had also contested for Best Picture.

From the battle of the studios, Netflix was the winner of the night as you can see below, reported by Variety:

You can check out the full list of winners below:

Best Picture
Nomadland (WINNER)
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Anthony Hopkins, The Father (WINNER)

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand, Nomadland (WINNER)

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari (WINNER)

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah (WINNER)

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland (WINNER)
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father (Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller) (WINNER)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja & Dan Swimer)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
One Night in Miami (Kemp Powers)
The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell) (WINNER)

Judas and the Black Messiah (Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas & Kenny Lucas)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Sound of Metal (Derek Cianfrance, Abraham Marder & Darius Marder)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (WINNER)


Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

Best Animated Short Film
If Anything Happens I Love You (WINNER)

Genius Loci

Best Live-Action Short Film
Two Distant Strangers (WINNER)

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
White Eye

Best Documentary Feature
My Octopus Teacher (WINNER)

Crip Camp
The Mole Agent

Best Documentary Short Subject
Colette (WINNER)
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best International Feature Film
Denmark, Another Round (WINNER)
Hong Kong, Better Days
Romania, Collective
Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound
Sound of Metal (WINNER)

News of the World

Best Production Design

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World

Best Film Editing
Sound of Metal (WINNER)

The Father
Promising Young Woman
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Visual Effects
Tenet (WINNER)

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

Best Animated Feature Film

Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (WINNER)

Hillbilly Elegy

Best Original Song
“Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah (WINNER)

“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“lo Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami
“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7

It can be said that the race for the 2021-2022 Awards Season is now well underway.

What did you think of the winners? Any of your predictions became true? Anyone who you think might have deserved a win instead? Comment below and stay tuned to The Cultured Nerd for more updates.

[Source]: The Hollywood Reporter & Variety