After being pushed back for a long time owing to the current, on-going pandemic, The Oscar Awards was finally held today, on April 26, 2021. The much-awaited show was held in person, with only the nominees present. and was broadcasted live from two different locations in Los Angeles. It is also reported that the people attending the ceremony had to get a minimum of 3 PCR tests done to be able to attend.
Chloe Zhao was the star of the evening as she became the second woman to bag Oscar for best direction and best film. She won it for her film ‘Nomadland.’ After winning the award, Chloe said, “This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves and each other.” While Chloe bagged two big awards, Frances McDormand won her third best actress Oscar for her leading role in ‘Nomadland.’
Amongst the nominees like Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Gary Oldman, and Steven Yeun, it was Anthony Hopkins who won the Oscar for the best actor in a leading role for ‘The Father.’ There were two more important awards that were won in the category of best actor and actress in a supporting role. It was Yuh-Jung Youn who won the best actress in a supporting role for the film, ‘Minari‘, and Daniel Kaluuya who won the Oscar for the best actor in a supporting role for ‘Judas and the Black Messiah.’ The film ‘Soul‘ directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers was not left behind as it bagged the Oscar for the best-animated feature film.
“Nomadland” (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, producers)
“Fight for You,” (“Judas and the Black Messiah”). Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas
“Soul,” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste
“Sound of Metal,” Mikkel E.G. Nielsen
“Mank,” Erik Messerschmidt
“Mank.” Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale
“Tenet,” Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
“My Octopus Teacher,” Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
“Colette,” Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
“If Anything Happens I Love You” (Netflix)
“Two Distant Strangers”
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth
“Sound of Metal,” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh
“Another Round” (Denmark)
“The Father,” Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
“Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell
Oscars 2021 saw versatility in every aspect and it was a celebration of passion, talent and hard work, rightly.