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.
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.
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 08:47 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 08:44 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 08:37 AM IST
Best Picture - Nomadland
Chloe Zhao's Nomadland wins Best Picture. Zhao had previously won the Best Director Oscar.
Apr 26, 2021 08:32 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 08:11 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 08:05 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 07:49 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 07:38 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 07:36 AM IST
Best Production Design - Mank
David Fincher's Mank, which leads with the most nominations, picks up its first award.
Apr 26, 2021 07:27 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 07:26 AM IST
Best Visual Effects - Tenet
Apr 26, 2021 07:14 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 07:06 AM IST
Best Documentary Short Subject - Colette
Best Documentary Short goes to Colette (Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard).
Apr 26, 2021 06:58 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 06:52 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 06:45 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 06:39 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 06:32 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 06:18 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 06:14 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 06:02 AM IST
Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya wins Best Supporting Actor for Judas and the Black Messiah.
Apr 26, 2021 05:55 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 05:43 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 05:39 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 05:33 AM IST
The Oscars have begun!
Get a glimpse of the unusual Oscars set.
Apr 26, 2021 05:20 AM IST
Watch the LIVE pre-show
Watch the Oscars pre-show, live from the Union Station, right here.
Apr 26, 2021 05:10 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.
- Actor Kevin Spacey has been charged with four counts of sexual assault against three men in the UK, the Crown Prosecution Services informed on Wednesday.
- Thor Love and Thunder trailer has fans excited as it features a partially-censored nude scene of Chris Hemsworth. Fans are now wondering if the scene would be uncensored in the theatres.
- Discovery+ comes up with a two-part documentary, Johnny vs Amber, that examines evidence used in the libel case and provides insight into Johnny Depp and Amber Heard's case.
- Johnny Depp chuckled and said he ‘missed’ the tip of his finger that was severed allegedly after a fight with his ex-wife Amber Heard. Johnny recounted this in his testimony in the ongoing defamation trial.
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- After Amber Heard's lawyer said Johnny Depp eating candy in the court could suggest he had ‘narcissistic traits’, his legal team was seen eating candy mocking the insinuation.
- Tom Cruise's Top Gun Maverick has been projected to earn $125 million in its opening weekend, which will comfortably make it he best opener in the actor's long career.
- Psychiatrist Dr David Spiegel, who testified as defence's expert witness in the Johnny Depp-Amber Heard trial, is facing hundreds of negative reviews from angry Johnny fans.
- Russo Brothers, directors of The Gray Man, have said that Dhanush--who has a cameo in the film--may soon get a spin-off film with him in the lead.