2021 Oscars Ceremony Changes

The 93rd Academy Awards aired live on ABC on Sunday evening, rewarding the best achievements in cinema from the past year, and what a strange year it was. Although the coronavirus pandemic certainly made the year in film much less exciting, mostly because movie theaters were closed for a large chunk of it, there were still plenty of phenomenal films that deserved our attention. But which ones impressed the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences the most?

Check out the full list of 2021 Oscars winners below.

Well, producers Steven Soderbergh, Stacey Sher and Jesse Collins said they were going to shake up the format of the Academy Awards this year, and they weren’t lying. Not only were the awards themselves more cinematic visually, but the presentation of the awards themselves brought a storytelling element to the stage. Some presenters offered their own personal touches as they introduced the nominees, but there were also certain background details and fun facts that provided insight into the making of the movies being honored. It made the ceremony more intimate an engaging, at least for cinephiles. It may not have been so effective for general audiences who want the glitz and glamour of the traditional Oscars ceremony.

Speaking of which, that wasn’t the only major change in the awards. For some reason, Best Picture was not the last award that was handed out to close the show. Instead, both of the acting awards closed out the evening, which made things a little awkward. Some expected a change in order because Chadwick Boseman was predicted to win Best Actor, but the award went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father, and he wasn’t even present to accept, virtually or in-person. So the show just kind of ended.

Anyway, you came here for the winners, so check out the full list of 2021 Oscars winners below.

2021 Oscars Winners

Winners will appear below in BOLD with the most recent appearing at the top.

Best Picture

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
WINNER – Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
WINNER – Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
WINNER – Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
WINNER – Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Supporting Actress

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
WINNER – Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
WINNER – The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
WINNER – Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Animated Film

Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
WINNER – Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Documentary

Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
WINNER – My Octopus Teacher 
Time

Best International Feature Film

WINNER – Another Round
Better Days
Collective
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis Aida?

Best Editing

The Father
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah
WINNER – Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
WINNER – Tenet

Best Costume Design

Emma.
WINNER – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio

Best Production Design

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
WINNER – Mank
News of the World
Tenet

Best Score

Da 5 Bloods
Mank
Minari
News of the World
WINNER – Soul

Best Original Song

WINNER – “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Io Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami…

Best Make-Up and Hairstyling

Emma.
Hillbilly Elegy
WINNER – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Pinocchio

Best Sound

Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
WINNER – Sound of Metal

Best Animated Short

Burrow
Genius Loci
WINNER – If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

Best Documentary Short Subject

WINNER – Colette
A Concerto is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Best Live-Action Short Film

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
WINNER – Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

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