The Oscar 2021 winners


The 93rd annual Academy Awards made history. This was the first time an all-Black producing team has been nominated for best picture, the first time two actors of Asian descent were nominated for best actor and the first year that two women were nominated for best director. Due to travel restrictions and a need for greater social distancing because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s show has been spread across several locations. Union Station was used as the main set piece for the show, with attendees rotating in and out of the ceremony in order to limit the number of people gathered at one time. Nominees were permitted to remain maskless while on camera.


Here is the list of winners: Best Picture: Nomadland; Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father; Best Actress: rances McDormand, Nomadland; Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland; Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari; Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah; Best International Feature: Another Round; Best Animated Feature: Soul; Best Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher; Best Original Score: Soul; Best Original Song: “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah; Best Original Screenplay; Promising Young Woma; Best Adapted Screenplay: The Father; Best Cinematography: Mank; Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Best Costume Design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom; Best Film Editing: Sound of Metal; Best Sound: Sound of Metal; Best Live-Action Short: Two Distant Strangers; Best Animated Short: If Anything Happens I Love You; Best Documentary Short; Colette; Best Visual Effects: Tenet; Best Production Design: Mank.