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Oscars 2021 winners – full list as Nomadland wins big

The delayed awards ceremony took place in LA last night.


They were a long time coming, but the 93rd Academy Awards proved to be well worth the wait – with a star-studded ceremony taking place across various venues in LA last night.


As many had predicted, Nomadland proved to be the most successful film on the night, walking away with three massive awards in the shape of Best Picture, Best Director for Chloe Zhao and Best Actress for Frances McDormand. You can watch Nomadland on Disney+ here.

Perhaps the biggest shock was the win in the Best Actor category for Sir Anthony Hopkins, who won ahead of the late Chadwick Boseman and became the oldest person ever to be awarded an acting Oscar in the process.

Hopkins was one of a few Brits to win major awards, with Daniel Kaluuya earning a golden statuette for his supporting turn in Judas and the Black Messiah and Emerald Fennell winning the award for Best Original Screenplay.

Elsewhere, there were wins for Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung for Best Supporting Actress, while Best Animated film went to Pixar’s Soul and Best Documentary went to Netflix’s My Octopus Teacher.

The Oscars normally take place in February, of course, but the event was moved to April due to the continued effect of the pandemic, meaning it’s been well over a year since Parasite was crowned Best Picture winner last year.

With an extended eligibility window and a lack of tentpole releases in the past year, the nominations list for the Oscars 2021 was perhaps a slightly less high-profile affair than usual, but there was still no shortage of excellent films in contention.

When the nominations were revealed last month, David Fincher’s biopic Mank led the pack with eight nods, while several British actors were all up for major awards – including Gary Oldman (Mank), Carey Mulligan (Promising Young Woman), Riz Ahmed (Sound of Metal) and Olivia Colman (The Father).

Read on for the full list of winners, and make sure to also check out our Oscar 2021 highlights.

Oscars 2021 winners list

Best Picture

The Father

Judas and the Black Messiah



Nomadland – WINNER

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

Chloe Zhao – Nomadland – WINNER

Emmerald Fennel – Promising Young Woman

Best Actor

Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal

Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Anthony Hopkins – The Father – WINNER

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

Frances McDormand – Nomadland – WINNER

Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman

Best Supporting Actor

Sascha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7

Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

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

Youn Yuh-jung – Minari – WINNER

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah


Promising Young Woman – WINNER

Sound of Metal

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

The Father – WINNER


One Night in Miami

The White Tiger

Best Animated Feature


Over the Moon

A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon



Best International Film

Another Round, Denmark – WINNER

Better Days, Hong Kong

Collective, Romania

The Man Who Sold His Skin, Tunisia

Quo Vadis, Aida?, Bosnia & Herzegovina

Best Cinematography 

Judas and the Black Messiah


News of the World


The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods



News of the World


Best Original Song

Fight for You – Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER

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 Costume Design


Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER




Best Documentary Feature


Crip Camp

The Mole Agent

My Octopus Teacher – WINNER


Best Short Documentary

Collette – WINNER

A Concerto is a Conversation

Do Not Split

Hunger Ward

A Love Song for Latasha

Best Short Film (Animated)


Genius Loci

If Anything Happens I Love You – WINNER




Feeling Through

The Letter Room

The Present

Two Distant Strangers – WINNER

White Eye

Best Editing

The Father


Promising Young Woman

Sound of Metal – WINNER

The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Production Design

The Father

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


News of the World


Best Make-Up and Hairstyling 


Hillbilly Elegy

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – WINNER



Best Sound



News Of The World


Sound Of Metal – WINNER

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters

The Midnight Sky


The One and Only Ivan

Tenet – WINNER


Want more Academy Awards content? Find out who has won the most Oscars, discover how voting works, or take a look at these Oscar winning movies on Netflix.

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