Oscars 2021: Nomadland declared as the Best Picture, Chloé Zhao becomes first woman of colour to win Best Director award


After a two months delay, the 93rd Academy Awards or Oscars 2021 took place on Sunday. The ceremony was broadcast from two locations in Los Angeles namely The Dolby Theatre and Union Station. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there was no host for the awards ceremony.  

Nomadland led the winners' list with 3 major trophies. It won the Best Picture award, the Best Director award and the Actress in a Leading Role award. Chloé Zhao became the first woman of colour to win the Best Director award for Nomadland and the second woman ever. The first was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker in 2010. Soul won the award for Best Animated film. Frances McDormand and Anthony Hopkins took home awards for Best Actress (Nomadland) and Best Actor (The Father). 

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Here's the complete list: 

Best Picture: Nomadland

Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Actress in a Leading Role: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Actor in a Leading Role: Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Actress in a Supporting Role: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari

Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Original Song: Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah

Animated Feature Film: Soul

Makeup and Hairstyling: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Visual Effects: Tenet

Cinematography: Mank

Film Editing: Sound of Metal

Production Design: Mank

Sound: Sound of Metal

International Feature Film: Denmark, Another Round

Documentary Short Subject: Colette

Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher

Live Action Short Film: Two Distant Strangers

Animated Short Film: If Anything Happens I Love You

Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Adapted Screenplay: Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father

Original Score: Soul

Costume Design: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom