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Oscars 2021 highlights: Irrfan Khan honoured, Nomadland wins Best Picture, Anthony Hopkins trumps Chadwick Boseman

Oscars 2021 highlights: Chloé Zhao won Best Director, Nomadland won Best Picture and Best Actress, Irrfan Khan was honoured in the in memorium segment, and Anthony Hopkins pipped the late Chadwick Boseman for Best Actor.
Irrfan Khan honoured at the in memorium segment at the 93rd Academy Awards
Irrfan Khan honoured at the in memorium segment at the 93rd Academy Awards

An Oscars ceremony unlike any other was held on Monday morning, with no host, no audience, nor face masks for nominees attending The 93rd Academy Award at Los Angeles' Union Station — this year's hub for a show usually broadcast from the Dolby Theatre. Chloé Zhao won Best Director, making her the first woman of colour, and the second woman ever, to win the award. Nomadland also won the Best Picture award, as well as Best Actress for Frances McDormand. Anthony Hopkins, in an upset, won the Best Actor award for The Father, pipping the late Chadwick Boseman....Read More

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom picked up two Oscars, with Thomas Vinterberg's Another Round winning Best International Feature Film.

Ann Roth became the oldest woman to win an Oscar. She won the Best Costume Design award for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom. Pete Doctor picked up his third career Oscar for Soul, Pixar's latest animated film. Minari's Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, a year after Parasite became the first Korean film to be honoured at the Academy Awards.

Emerald Fennell became the first woman in 13 years to win the Best Original Screenplay Oscar, while Mank's two wins put it ahead of the film it honoured, Citizen Kane.



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Apr 26, 2021 8:47 AM IST

Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins

In an upset -- Chadwick Boseman was widely expected to win a posthumous award -- Anthony Hopkins picked up his second Oscar. He had previously won for The Silence of the Lambs. At 83, he is now the oldest actor to ever win an Oscar.

Apr 26, 2021 8:44 AM IST

Best Actress - Frances McDormand

Frances McDormand continues the Nomadland sweep, after the film picked up the Best Director and Best Picture Oscars, at this year's unexpectedly structured ceremony. This is McDormand's third acting Oscar, and fourth overall.

Apr 26, 2021 8:37 AM IST

Best Picture - Nomadland

Chloe Zhao's Nomadland wins Best Picture. Zhao had previously won the Best Director Oscar.

Apr 26, 2021 8:32 AM IST

Watch the in memorium segment here

Irrfan Khan, Chadwick Boseman, Bhanu Athaiya and others were honoured in the in memorium segment.

Apr 26, 2021 8:11 AM IST

Best Original Song - Judas and the Black Messiah

H.E.R., D'Mile and Tiara Thomas are winners of Best Achievement in Original Song, for Fight for You, from Judas and the Black Messiah. This means that nominee Diane Warren is among the most-nominated Oscar contenders who have yet to win the award. She has been nominated 12 times.

Apr 26, 2021 8:05 AM IST

Best Original Score - Soul

Pixar's Soul wins its second Oscar. Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste win the Best Original Score Academy Award. Reznor and Ross have previously won for The Social Network.

Apr 26, 2021 7:49 AM IST

Best Editing - Sound of Metal

Mikkel EG Nielsen wins the second Oscar for Sound of Metal. The film has already won the Sound Editing Academy Award.

Apr 26, 2021 7:38 AM IST

Best Cinematography - Mank

Mank continues Netflix's domination at the 93rd Academy Awards, picking up its second Oscar of the ceremony.

Apr 26, 2021 7:36 AM IST

Best Production Design - Mank

David Fincher's Mank, which leads with the most nominations, picks up its first award.

Apr 26, 2021 7:27 AM IST

Best Supporting Actor - Yuh-Jung Youn

Yuh-Jung Youn is now the first Korean actor to ever win an Academy Award

Apr 26, 2021 7:26 AM IST

Best Visual Effects - Tenet

Apr 26, 2021 7:14 AM IST

Best Documentary Feature - My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Feature goes to My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster). This marks Netflix's fifth win of the show, the most ever for a streaming service.

Apr 26, 2021 7:06 AM IST

Best Documentary Short Subject - Colette

Best Documentary Short goes to Colette (Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard).

Apr 26, 2021 6:58 AM IST

Best Animated Feature Film - Soul

Pixar's Soul, directed by Pete Docter and Kemp Powers, wins the Best Animated Feature Film Oscar. This is Pete Docter’s third win in this category -- the most.

Apr 26, 2021 6:52 AM IST

Best Animated Short Film - If Anything Happens I Love You

If Anything Happens I Love You wins Best Animated Short Film.

Apr 26, 2021 6:45 AM IST

Live Action Short Film - Two Distant Strangers

Two Distant Strangers wins Best Live Action Short Film. Travon Free is the first Black winner ever in the Live Action Short category.

Apr 26, 2021 6:39 AM IST

Best Sound - Sound of Metal

Best Sound goes to Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh for Sound of Metal.

Apr 26, 2021 6:32 AM IST

Best Director - Chloé Zhao

Chloé Zhao just became the first woman of colour to be named Best Director. She is only the second woman ever to win this Oscar, after Kathryn Bigelow. The last four Asian-born directors to be nominated for Best Director have all won: Ang Lee in 2006 and 2013, Bong Joon ho last year and now Chloe Zhao.

Apr 26, 2021 6:18 AM IST

Best Costume Design - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ann Roth, 89, is now the oldest woman to ever win an Oscar -- and the second oldest person, after James Ivory. He was 93 days older than she is now when he won for writing Call Me by Your Name.

Apr 26, 2021 6:14 AM IST

Best Makeup and Hairstyling - Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom wins Best Makeup and Hairstyling. Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson are the first Black women to win the Oscar for makeup and hairstyling.

Apr 26, 2021 6:02 AM IST

Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Kaluuya

Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah.

Apr 26, 2021 5:55 AM IST

Best International Feature Film - Another Round

Another Round, directed by Thomas Vinterberg, wins Best International Feature film at the Oscars. Vinterberg pays tribute to his daughter Ida, who was killed in an accident four days after the film started shooting. “We miss her, and I love her,” he said. “We ended up making this movie for her, it’s her monument.”

Apr 26, 2021 5:43 AM IST

Best Adapted Screenplay - The Father

Best Adapted Screenplay goes to Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller for The Father. "To me, he’s the greatest living actor,” said Florian Zeller on working with Anthony Hopkins.

Apr 26, 2021 5:39 AM IST

Best Original Screenplay - Promising Young Woman

Emerald Fennell wins the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, for Promising Young Woman. She is the first woman to win a screenplay Oscar in 13 years, since Diablo Cody triumphed in this same category for Juno. There are now five solo female winners for Best Original Screenplay: Callie Khouri, Jane Campion, Sofia Coppola, Diablo Cody and Emerald Fennell.

Apr 26, 2021 5:33 AM IST

The Oscars have begun!

Get a glimpse of the unusual Oscars set.

Apr 26, 2021 5:20 AM IST

Watch the LIVE pre-show

Watch the Oscars pre-show, live from the Union Station, right here.

Apr 26, 2021 5:10 AM IST

Full list of nominees at the 93rd Academy Awards

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 93rd Academy Awards, to be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.

Apr 26, 2021 5:20 AM IST

Watch the LIVE pre-show

Watch the Oscars pre-show, live from the Union Station, right here.

Apr 26, 2021 5:10 AM IST

Full list of nominees at the 93rd Academy Awards

Here are the nominees in key categories for the 93rd Academy Awards, to be handed out in Los Angeles on Sunday.