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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.

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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.

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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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