Oscars 2021 – Highlights of the Ceremony and the Winners

Oscars 2021 ended with the Best Actor award

Oscars 2021 - Highlights of the Ceremony and the Winners
Oscars 2021

Everybody is talking about the Oscars nowadays. Though, many people have not been particularly happy with how the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony ended. Overall, the Oscars 2021 ceremony was unlike any ceremony before.


Unlike the previous ceremonies, Oscars 2021 ended with the Best Actor award, which was bagged by Anthony Hopkins. This was perhaps, slightly unsettling as fans were expecting Chadwick Boseman to win.


At the same time, Mank had the highest number of nominations in Oscar 2021. Yet, Nomadland by Chloé Zhao bagged the award for the Best Picture. For the same movie, Zhao won the Best Director award.

Nevertheless, fans were quite hopeful that the late actor, Chadwick Boseman, would win in the Best Actor category. Though, Hopkins was the one who bagged it due to his top-notch performance in the movie, The Father. It even foreshadowed the amazing performance of Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal.


The Oscars 2021 ended up being the second winning ceremony for Anthony Hopkins, with the first win being for his performance in The Silence of The Lambs. At the same time, Frances McDormand overshadowed Carey Mulligan and Viola Davis, bagging the third Oscar in her career, for her performance in Nomadland.

Back in the 90s, she had won the Best Actress award for the movie, Fargo. Then recently again, they won for Three Billboard Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Hence, speculators were doubting that she would win in the Oscars 2021 ceremony again.


On the other side, Another Round by Thomas Vinterberg was nominated in the Best International Feature Film category. And not surprisingly, it won. One of the most notable moments of the Oscars 2021 ceremony was Vinterberg giving an emotional speech regarding his daughter who passed away before the filming had begun.

With that, Tenet by Christopher Nolan also won in the Best Visual Effects category. Though, this was pretty much expected to happen in the Oscars 2021 Ceremony.


To find out more about who else triumphed in the Oscars 2021, check out our complete list of awards below:

Best Picture
The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Nomadland (WINNER)
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Actor in a Leading Role
Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father (WINNER)
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress in a Leading Role
Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland (WINNER)
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari (WINNER)

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah (WINNER)
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Director
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland (WINNER)

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father (Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller) (WINNER)
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Erica Rivinoja & Dan Swimer)
Nomadland (Chloé Zhao)
One Night in Miami (Kemp Powers)
The White Tiger (Ramin Bahrani)

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell) (WINNER)
Judas and the Black Messiah (Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas & Kenny Lucas)
Minari (Lee Isaac Chung)
Sound of Metal (Derek Cianfrance, Abraham Marder & Darius Marder)
The Trial of the Chicago 7 (Aaron Sorkin)

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (WINNER)

Best Original Score
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World

Best Animated Short Film
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You (WINNER)

Best Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers (WINNER)
White Eye

Best Documentary Feature
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher (WINNER)

Best Documentary Short Subject
Colette (WINNER)
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best International Feature Film
Denmark, Another Round (WINNER)
Hong Kong, Better Days
Romania, Collective
Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?

Best Sound
News of the World
Sound of Metal (WINNER)

Best Production Design
The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
News of the World

Best Film Editing
The Father
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal (WINNER)
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography
Judas and the Black Messiah
News of the World
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Visual Effects
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan
Tenet (WINNER)

Best Animated Feature Film
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (WINNER)
Hillbilly Elegy

Best Original Song
“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah (WINNER)
“lo Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami
“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7


Overall, the ceremony was extremely amusing and a memorable one. In other entertainment news, Elon Musk is hosting the Saturday Night Live with Miley Cyrus.


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