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93rd Academy Awards – Oscar 2021: Chloé Zhao, Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins Won Top Awards

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Oscar-2021-Chloé-Zhao,-Frances-McDormand-and-Anthony-Hopkins-top-winners-at-the-93rd-Academy-AwardsThe 93rd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscar 2021 was presented at the ceremony held at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood. The hostless ceremony was opened by Regina King.

The nominations of the Oscar 2021 were announced by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas in March 2021.

The Academy Awards is annually presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. 

Highlights of 93rd Academy Awards: 

i.Nomadland directed by Chloé Zhao(Chinese Film Maker) won the most awards including the awards for Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Director.

  • Chloé Zhao is the 2nd woman to win the award for Best Director since the Academy award was instituted.
  • She is also the first woman of colour (Asian) to win the award.

ii.Welsh actor, director and film producer Sir Anthony Hopkins (83 years old) won the award for the Best Actor for his performance in the film “The Father”. The award was presented by Joaquin Phoenix.

  • He became the oldest person to win the Oscars for Best Actor.

iii.American actress and producer Frances McDormandwon the Best Actress award for her performance in the film “Nomadland”.

  • This is her 3rd Academy Award for acting, she became only the second woman to win three best actress Oscars.
  • Katharine Hepburn has won the most(four) awards in the best actress category.

iv.Hairstylists Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson of “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” became the first Black woman to win in makeup and hairstyling

v.Ann Roth(89 years old), one of the oldest Oscar winners ever, won the award for the costume design of the film “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

vi.The films Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Soul and Sound of Metal each won two academy awards.

vii.The Oscars paid tribute to the actors, filmmakers, executives and craftspeople who passed away in 2020.

  • Indian Actor Irrfan Khan and costume designer BhanuAthaiya who passed away in 2020 were honoured in the “In Memoriam” section of the 2021 Oscars.

Winners of the Oscars 2021:

Award Category Winner
Best PictureNomadland

Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao (Producers)

Actor In A Leading RoleAnthony Hopkins for The Father
Actor In A Supporting RoleDaniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah
Actress In A Leading RoleFrances McDormand for Nomadland
Actress In A Supporting RoleYuh-jungYoun for Minari
Animated Feature FilmSoul

Pete Docter And Dana Murray

CinematographyErik Messerschmidt For Mank
Costume DesignAnn Roth For Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
DirectingChloé Zhao For Nomadland
Documentary (Feature)My Octopus Teacher

Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed And Craig Foster

Documentary (Short Subject)Colette

Anthony Giacchino And Alice Doyard

Film EditingMikkel E. G. Nielsen for Sound Of Metal
International Feature FilmAnother Round(Denmark)
Makeup And HairstylingSergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Music (Original Score)Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste for Soul
Music (Original Song)“Fight For You” from Judas And The Black Messiah

Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II

Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Production DesignMank

Production Design: Donald Graham Burt

Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

Short Film (Animated)If Anything Happens I Love You

Will McCormack and Michael Govier

Short Film (Live Action)Two Distant Strangers

Travon Free And Martin Desmond Roe

SoundSound Of Metal

Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, MichelleeCouttolenc, Carlos Cortés And Phillip Bladh

Visual EffectsAndrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley And Scott Fisher For Tenet
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)The Father

Screenplay By Christopher Hampton And Florian Zeller

Writing (Original Screenplay)Promising Young Woman

Written By Emerald Fennell

About Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences:

President– David Rubin
CEO– Dawn Hudson
Headquarters– California, United States
Founded in 1927