2021 Oscars: what was the order of categories?
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony mixed things up as it dealt with the effects of the covid-19 pandemic. Here's how the awards were announced.
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony took place on Sunday 25 April with a covid-safe live show from Los Angeles. Organisers were desperate to avoid another virtual edition of the iconic Oscars ceremony and have a whole host of big Hollywood names prepared to announce the winners.
Amongst the favourites to pick up the major awards were Nomadland, which was hotly tipped to win Best Picture and a Best Director gong for Chloé Zhao and duly did so. Chadwick Boseman was expected to become just the second person to be posthumously awarded the Best Actor prize for his role in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, but in a final surprise of the night the award went to Anthony Hopkins for The Father.
In what order were the Oscars winners announced?
The Academy Awards are an institution that prides itself on tradition and legacy, and as such there are rarely any significant changes between years. However one alteration for this year’s event will see the previously separate Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing categories consolidated into a single award.
This is the order the awards were announced in:
Best Original Screenplay - Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay - Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father
Best International Feature Film - Another Round (Denmark)
Best Supporting Actor - Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Make Up and Styling - Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Costume Design - Ann Roth, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award - Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund
Best Director - Chloe Zhao, Nomadland
Best Sound - Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh, Sound of Metal
Best Short Film (Live Action) -Two Distant Strangers, Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
Best Animated Short - If Anything Happens I Love You, Will McCormack and Michael Govier
Best Animated Feature Film - Soul, Pete Docter and Dana Murray
Best Documentary (Short Subject) - Colette, Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
Best Documentary (Feature) - My Octopus Teacher, Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster
Best Visual Effects - Tenet, Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher
Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Production Design - Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale, Mank
Best Cinematography - Erik Messerschmidt, Mank
Best Film Editing - Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal
Best Score - Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste, Soul
Best Song - Fight For You, Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas, Judas and the Black Messiah
Best Picture - Nomadland, Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao
Best Actress - Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Actor - Anthony Hopkins, The Father
The ceremony continued the long-standing tradition that the four acting awards will be presented by the previous year’s winner.
For the third time in a row the ceremony did not have a permanent host, with organisers opting instead for an ensemble cast of big-name stars to lead the evening’s entertainment. Included in that list are Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Bong Joon Ho, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston, Laura Dern, Harrison Ford, Regina King, Marlee Matlin, Rita Moreno, Joaquin Phoenix, Brad Pitt, Reese Witherspoon, Renée Zellweger, and Zendaya.
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