2021 Oscars Winners: 'Nomadland' Wins Best Picture In A Ceremony That Certainly Shook Things Up

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