Oscars 2021 Winners
Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, The Father, and Soul were among the big winners at the 93rd Academy Awards.
Nomadland built on its recent BAFTA glory to become the biggest winner on the night, scooping three major honours, including Best Picture. Director Chloé Zhao made more history as she became the first woman of colour and only the second ever woman to be named Best Director. The film’s star Frances McDormand howled like a wolf as she accepted the award for Best Actress In A Leading Role, her third following previous wins with Fargo and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.
It was a good night for the Brits as Sir Anthony Hopkins and Daniel Kaluuya triumphed in their respective categories. The eighty-three-year-old acting legend became the oldest Oscar-winner for acting ever as his devastating performance as a man suffering with dementia in The Father earned him his second win for Best Actor In A Leading Role, nearly three decades after his first for The Silence Of The Lambs. Meanwhile, Daniel Kaluuya took home the Best Actor In A Supporting Role Oscar for his powerful portrayal of Black Panther party leader Fred Hampton in Judas And The Black Messiah. Further British glory came from actress-turned-writer/director Emerald Fennell, perhaps best known for her recent role as Camilla Parker Bowles in Netflix’s The Crown, who took the Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman, which she also directed.
The best moment of the night came from Minari’s Yuh-jung Youn who gave a hilarious and heartwarming speech as she accepted her award for Best Actress In A Supporting Role from Brad Pitt.
Disney/Pixar's Soul took two awards as it saw off strong competition in the Animated Feature Film category and also saw Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste win Best Original Score for their jazzy soundtrack.