The 2021 Oscar Winners have been announced. But who were the big winners and losers? Let’s find out!
The Oscar Winners have been announced!
Stick a fork in the Award ceremonies for this year, they are done. With the handing out of the Academy Awards, the movie prize giving is over for another year. Were there any surprises along the way? Yes, there were a few. But mostly, they went as was expected. The right people won the awards. And history was once again made in the diversity of what went where. So, without further ado, let’s explore the big winners and losers.
BEST PICTURE: Nomadland
BEST DIRECTOR: Chloe Zhao-Nomadland
BEST ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins-The Father
BEST ACTRESS: Francis McDormand-Nomadland
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Daniel Kaluuya-Judas And The Black Messiah
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Yuh-Jung Youn-Minari
BEST SCREENPLAY: Emerald Fennell-Promising Young Woman
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller-The Father
BEST SCORE: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste-Soul
BEST SONG: ‘Fight For You’-Judas And The Black Messiah
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Mike Chambers-Tenet
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Ann Roth- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal, Larry M, Cherry-Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Soul
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM: Another Round (Denmark)
BEST DOCUMENTARY: My Octopus Teacher
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Colette
BEST ANIMATED SHORT FILM: If Anything Happens I Love You
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Donal Graham, Jan Pascale-Mank
BEST SOUND-Sound Of Metal
BEST EDITING: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen-Sound Of Metal
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Erik Messerschmidt-Mank
The biggest surprise of the night was in the Best Actor category. You could have staked your house on Chadwick Boseman taking home the award. Instead, Sir Anthony Hopkins took the award. The actor himself wasn’t at the ceremony, instead, he was at home in Wales. Asleep. But the 83-year old is the oldest winner of the big acting prize so we can forgive him.
Of course, this year was a strange affair. No host, the musical numbers were pre-recorded and the various locations that held the ceremony. To be honest, you could call it boring. But that’s this year. After the pandemic, it is amazing we had the Oscars at all. But those in attendance did get to see actress Glenn Close twerk live on TV. And Best Supporting Actress winner Youn Yuh-Jung fawn over Brad Pitt.
In a rather muted Academy Awards, there were few highlights. But ultimately, the big spectacle was reduced to almost nothing. And in that regard, COVID was the biggest winner of them all on Hollywood’s big night.
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Carl Roberts is a Senior Entertainment/Books and Literature Correspondent for The Future of the Force. Aside from being our horror genre aficionado, he is also passionate about Star Wars, Marvel, DC, and the Indiana Jones movies. Follow him on Twitter where he uses the force frequently!