Welcome to Tinseltown’s most magical night! The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will honour the best films of 2020 & early 2021 – broadcasting LIVE from LA on April 25, 2021. The eligibility criteria has been modified to account for films originally intended to have a theatrical release, but which were released directly to streaming services.
THE 2021 ACADEMY AWARDS
Oscars 2021 Live – NOW!
- Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor
- Francis McDormand wins Best Actress
- Nomadland takes home Best Picture
- Mank gets its first award of the night
- Yuh-Jung Youn wins Best Supporting Actress
- Christopher Nolan’s Tenet wins best visual effects
- If Anything Happens I Love You wins best animated short – a moving look into US gun violence and school shootings
- Chloe Zhao becomes first woman of colour to win best director and only the 2nd woman in history to win in the category
- Daniel Kaluuya wins best-supporting actor
- Another Round wins best International Film
- Brit Emerald wins Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman
- Red Carpet kicks off
- Academy Awards 2021
Academy Awards 2021 – LIVE
Tenet – The Christopher Nolan film no one understands!
Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
Soul – “a love letter to jazz”, the winners say. Nice.
The Disney Pixar film is about a school music teacher who dreams of being a jazz performer, with voices from the likes of Tina Fey and Jamie Foxx.
But before the teacher gets his chance of a lifetime, an accident causes his soul to be separated from his body.
“We should take a lesson from jazz musicians… wherever we are, whatever we have, we turn it into something beautiful.”
Best Aminated Short Film – WINNER!
Distant Strangers wins – one of the directors spoke about recent police killings of black people in his acceptance speech, and asked for people “not to be indifferent to our pain”.
“On average, the police in America everyday kill three people, which amounts to about 1,000 people a year. And those people happen to disproportionately black people,” he said.
“And now James Baldwin once said, ‘The most despicable thing a person can be is indifferent to other people’s pain. So I just ask that you please not be indifferent. Please don’t be indifferent to our pain.”
Best Sound – WINNER!
Goes to Ann Roth, again for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Makeup & Hair – WINNER!
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom takes home the Oscar!
Best Supporting Actor – WINNER!
British star Daniel Kaluyya takes home Best Actor in a Supporting Role
“All you knew was about how he was assassinated,” said the Londoner.
“Not how he lived, what he cared about, what he loved – you know? The human being.”
“It’s like to humanise a hero,”
Best International Feature Film – WINNER!
Another Round wins Best International film! – an emotional tribute to his daughter.
“We miss her and we love her… we ended up making this money for her as a monument… this one’s for you.”
Best Adapted Screenplay – WINNER!
Best Original Screenplay – WINNER!
Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Women wins best original screenplay
Oscars 2021 kicks off!
Regina King opens up the 93rd Academy Awards!
Nominees for Best Picture
Here’s the line-up for the big one – best picture:
- The Father
- Judas and the Black Messiah
- Promising Young Woman
- Sound of Metal
- The Trial of the Chicago 7
Who is your money on?