Nomadland, Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya Win At 2021 Oscars

by Yinka Akanbi

The 93rd Academy Awards was full of historic firsts – for women and people of color.

Eighty three-year-old Sir Anthony Hopkins became the oldest winner in the Best Actor category. His victory was considered a bit of an upset as the late Chadwick Boseman had been favoured to clinch the statue.

Black British Actor, Daniel Kaluuya, also became the first black British actor to win an Oscar in a supporting role.

Until this year, only five women, all white, had ever been nominated and only one had won — Kathryn Bigelow, in 2010, for “The Hurt Locker.”

Anthony Hopkins

Chloé Zhao won the best director for her critically-acclaimed ‘Nomadland’, which depicts a woman in her 60s travelling through the American West as a van-dwelling nomad while ‘Minari’ star while Yuh-jung Youn became the first Korean actress to win the best supporting role.

Chloe Zhao

Also, Frances McDormand, who played Fern in ‘Nomadland’ won the best actress category.

Here is a list of all the winners:

Best Picture: “Nomadland”

Best Director: Chloe Zhao, “Nomadland”

Best Actress: Frances McDormand, “Nomadland”

Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, “The Father”

Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn, “Minari”

Animated Feature Film: “Soul”

Best Documentary Feature: “My Octopus Teacher”

Best Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman”

Best Adapted Screenplay: Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for “The Father”

Best International Feature Film: “Another Round,” Denmark

Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera

Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

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Achievement in Sound: “Sound of Metal,” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortes, Phillip Bladh

Live Action Short Film: “Two Distant Strangers,” Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Animated Short Film: “If Anything Happens I Love You”

Best Documentary Short: “Colette”

Special Effects: “Tenet”

Production Design: “Mank”

Cinematography: “Mank”

Film Editing: “Sound of Metal”

Original Score: “Soul”

Best Song: “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”

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