Oscars 2021 Winners: Nomadland wins Best Picture, Anthony Hopkins and Frances McDormand take home Best Actor trophy

  बैशाख १३, २०७८

New Delhi, Apr 26 : Cinema’s biggest night, the 93rd Academy Awards, started off with actor-director Regina King grabbing an Oscar statuette outside Union Station in downtown Los Angeles and walking it inside while credits rolled featuring the show’s presenters.

The prestigious award ceremony saw Chloé Zhao set history yet again! Taking home the award for best director for ‘Nomadland’, Chloé Zhao emerged as the first woman of color and the second woman to win the prestigious award. Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn picked up the trophy for Best Actress in a supporting role and floored everyone with her acceptance speech.

Celebrated veteran actor Anthony Hopkins took home his second Oscar for Best Actor for his performance in ‘The Father’. He had previously won the trophy for his performance in ‘The Silence of the Lambs’. Anthony Hopkins personally didn’t pick up his trophy at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Frances McDormand bagged the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in ‘Nomadland’ at the 93 rd Academy Awards. Interestingly, this is Frances McDormand’s third Best Actress Oscar! She has previously won the golden statuette in 2018 for ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri’ and for ‘Fargo’ in 1997.
Here is the full list of winners of Oscars 2021:

Best Picture

Best Actor
Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Best Actress
Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Best Director
Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor in a Supporting
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minnari

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Production Design

Best Cinematography

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Animated Short Film
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live-Action Short Film
Two Distant Strangers

Best Documentary Short Subject

Best Documentary Feature
My Octopus Teacher

Best Sound
Sound of Metal

Best Visual Effects

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman

Best Original Score

Best Original Song
Fight for You

Best Film Editing
Sound of Metal

The 93rd Academy Awards were held at both the Dolby Theatre and Union Station. The ceremony was delayed due to the pandemic and took place two months after the originally planned date. Interestingly, this year the Academy Awards changed their tradition and Best Picture first, post which the last award for the evening, Best Actor was announced. The nominations for the 93rd Academy Awards were unveiled on March 15 by Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. All nominees and guests attending the prestigious ceremony had undergone a minimum of two COVID-19 tests and were not required to wear a face mask while the cameras are rolling. (TOI)

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