The 93rd Academy Awards held at the Union Station in Los Angeles delivered on the promise by the Academy of Motion Pictures and Arts to open it’s doors to inclusion and diversity. This was a reaction to the backlash of the awards ceremony in recent times especially the #OscarsSoWhite protests of 2015 and 2016, when its acting nominees were all white. This year’s Oscar Awards was a celebration of diversity as nine of the 20 acting nominations went to people of color.

Oscars 2021 Full list of winners

Nomadland scooped three Oscars including best picture, while British stars Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya won acting awards. Nomadland’s Chloe Zhao made history as the first woman of colour and second woman to win best female director.

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Yuh-Jung Youn with her Oscar

Sir Anthony became the oldest acting winner, earning his second Oscar at the age of 83, while Kaluuya is the first black British actor to win. Frances McDormand won best actress for her role in Nomadland, while veteran South Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn won best supporting actress for Minari.

The trophies were handed out in one of the grand halls at Los Angeles’s stylish Union Station to allow for a Covid-safe ceremony, while many UK-based nominees were at a venue in London.

Meanwhile, Mank, which led the nominations with 10, picked up two awards, as did Sound of Metal, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and Soul.

Full list of winners

Best Picture


Best Director

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Chloe Zhao makes Oscars history!

Best Actor in a Leading Role

Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah — WINNER

Best Original Song

“Fight For You,” Judas and the Black Messiah — music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II, lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

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Best Original Score

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul

Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father

Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman

Best Cinematography

Erik Messerschmidt, Mank

Best Animated Short Film

If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live Action Short Film

Two Distant Strangers

Best Animated Feature Film


Best Documentary Feature

My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject


Best International Feature Film

Another Round, Denmark

Best Achievement in Sound

Sound of Metal

Best Film Editing

Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal

Best Visual Effects


Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Production Design


Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

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