The 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:
Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao (Producers)
|Actor In A Leading Role||Anthony Hopkins for The Father|
|Actor In A Supporting Role||Daniel Kaluuya for Judas And The Black Messiah|
|Actress In A Leading Role||Frances McDormand for Nomadland|
|Actress In A Supporting Role||Yuh-jungYoun for Minari|
|Animated Feature Film||Soul
Pete Docter And Dana Murray
|Cinematography||Erik Messerschmidt For Mank|
|Costume Design||Ann Roth For Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom|
|Directing||Chloé 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 Editing||Mikkel E. G. Nielsen for Sound Of Metal|
|International Feature Film||Another Round(Denmark)|
|Makeup And Hairstyling||Sergio 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 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
|Sound||Sound Of Metal
Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, MichelleeCouttolenc, Carlos Cortés And Phillip Bladh
|Visual Effects||Andrew 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