Oscars 2021 – And the winners are…

26 April, 2021

The 93rd Oscars took place on Sunday, April 25, in a live event, held without an audience, but with the nominees and the invited guests attending in person. The show producers decided that, despite all the difficulties, the Academy Awards should not resort to Zoom conferences or other online meetings. The two main venues that hosted the ceremony were Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in Los Angeles. The Red Carpet section of the event was adapted and included in the pre-show special, dubbed Oscars: Into the Spotlight.

Even though there was no host this year either (just like in the previous two years), the 93rd Oscars had an exceptional ensemble cast to present the awards, starring Brad Pitt, Laura Dern, Joaquin Phoenix, Zendaya, Harrison Ford and Bong Joon-ho among others.

The winner of the Best Picture category was Nomadland (dir. Chloé Zhao). Among the nominated films was Romanian documentary Collective by Alexander Nanau, competing in two categories – Documentary and International Feature Film, being for the first time ever when a Romanian film entered the race for the most coveted awards in the world.

Here is the full list of winners:

Best Picture

Nomadland (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey, Chloé Zhao, Producers)

Actor in a Leading Role

Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari)


Chloé Zhao (Nomadland)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

The Father (Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller)

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Promising Young Woman (Emerald Fennell)

Costume Design

Ann Roth (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom)

Music (Original Score)

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross (Soul)

Music (Original Song)

Fight For You (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Documentary Feature

My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, Craig Foster)

Documentary Short Subject

Colette (Anthony Giacchino, Alice Doyard)

Animated Feature Film

Soul (Pete Docter, Dana Murray)

Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You (dir. Michael Govier, Will McCormack)

Live Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers (dir. Travon Free, Martin Desmond Roe)

International Feature Film

Another Round (Denmark)


Mank (Erik Messerschmidt)

Film Editing

Sound of Metal (Mikkel E. G. Nielsen)

Production Design

Mank (Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale)

Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson)


Sound of Metal (Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Phillip Bladh)

Visual Effects

Tenet (Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley, Scott Fisher)

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