Oscars 2021: Historic wins for Nomadland and Anthony Hopkins

03:45 PM | 26 Apr, 2021
Oscars 2021: Historic wins for Nomadland and Anthony Hopkins

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences handed out Oscars, the film industry's top honours, at the 93rd annual Academy Awards on Sunday.

Kicking off an in-person ceremony with a starry list in attendance to a traditional fashion parade with a major chunk of the industry’s top names attending, the socially distanced ceremony had quite a few surprises in store.

With some well-deserved victories like Chloé Zhao winning best director with her drama about van-dwellers to some peculiarly surprising wins of  Anthony Hopkins emerging victor for his role in The Father, a drama about dementia.

Daniel Kaluuya won the award for best supporting actor for his role as the Black Panther beating out his co-star LaKeith Stanfield, who was also nominated. 

The big difference in the historically white male-dominated event saw multiple wins for women and people of colour which came as a breath of fresh air.

Below is the full list of winners:

Best Writing (Original Screenplay)

Promising Young Woman 

Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Father 

Best International Feature Film

Another Round 

Best Picture


Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Nomadland 

Best Actor

Sir Anthony Hopkins, The Father 

Best Supporting Actress

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari 

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah 

Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland 

Best Animated Feature Film


Best Documentary Feature


Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher


Best Film Editing

The Father


Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah


News of the World


The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods



News of the World


Best Music (Original Song)

“Fight for You” – Judas and the Black Messiah

“Hear My Voice” – The Trial of the Chicago 7

“Husavik” – Eurovision Song Contest

“Io Si (Seen)” – The Life Ahead

“Speak Now” – One Night in Miami...

Best Sound

Sound of Metal WINNER

Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom 

Best Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You 

Best Live Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers 

Last year’s ceremony was the least-watched of all time but this year’s awards arrive after ratings have plummeted for both the Golden Globes and the Grammys.

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