The 93rd annual Academy Awards, held at the Dolby Theatre and Union Station was historic in more ways than one, making the wait for the Oscars, due to COVID, totally worth it.
According to Fox News, this year''s ceremony no doubt looked different due to the coronavirus drastically reducing the number of attendees and shifting the musical performances from their usual time slots to a pre-show before the ceremony.
Still, it was one of the year''s starriest nights. Celebrities like Sacha Baron Cohen, Amanda Seyfried, and more appeared in hopes of walking away with a golden statuette while others like Halle Berry and Harrison Ford presented the awards.
This year had already been a historical one for the Academy, with a record number of female nominees for best director, as well as actors like Steven Yeun and Riz Ahmed becoming the first Asian American and Muslim actors, respectively, to be nominated for their leading performances.
''Nomadland'' became the only three-time winner at the ceremony, with ''The Father'', ''Judas and the Black Messiah'', ''Mank'', ''Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom'', ''Sound of Metal'' and ''Soul'' as the other multiple winners.
In addition to the winners, the Oscars saw Tyler Perry and the Motion Picture and Television Fund (MPTF) honoured with the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award, the first time the Academy has awarded two recipients.
Variety reported that all nominees and guests had to have a minimum of two COVID-19 PCR tests performed by the Academy''s vendor and a total of three tests in the week leading up to the telecast.
Here is the full list of 2021 Oscar winners:
Nomadland (Winner); Promising Young Woman; The Trial of the Chicago 7; Minari; Sound of Metal; The Father; Judas and the Black Messiah; Mank
Actress in a Leading Role
Frances McDormand, Nomadland (Winner);Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman; Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman; Viola Davis, Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom; Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Actor in a Leading Role
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom; Anthony Hopkins, The Father (Winner); Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal; Gary Oldman, Mank; Steven Yeun, Minari
Actress in a Supporting Role
Olivia Colman, The Father; Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Movie film; Youn Yuh-jung, Minari (Winner); Amanda Seyfried, MankGlenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Actor in a Supporting Role
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah (Winner); Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami; Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7; Paul Raci, Sound of Metal; Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
Chloe Zhao, Nomadland (Winner); Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round; Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman; David Fincher, MankLee Isaac; Chung, Minari
Costume Design Emma Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom (Winner); Mank; Mulan; Pinocchio
Music (Original Score)
Da 5 Bloods; Mank; Minari; News of the World Soul (Winner)
The Father; Nomadland; Promising Young Woman; Sound of Metal (Winner);The Trial of the Chicago 7
Grey hound; Mank; News of the World Soul; Sound of Metal (Winner)
Music (Original Song)
''Husavik'' from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga;''Fight For You'' from Judas and the Black Messiah (Winner)''lo Si (Seen)'' from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se);''Speak Now'' from One Night in Miami;''Hear My Voice'' from The Trial of the Chicago 7
Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
Nomadland;The Father (Winner);One Night in Miami; The White Tiger; Borat Subsequent Movie film
Writing (Original Screenplay)
The Trial of the Chicago 7; Judas and the Black Messiah; Promising Young Woman (Winner); Sound of Metal; Minari
Animated Short Film Burrow; Genius; Loci; If Anything Happens I Love You (Winner); Opera Yes-People
Live-Action Short Film
Feeling Through The Letter Room; The Present Two Distant Strangers (Winner);White Eye
Documentary Feature Collective
Crip Camp; The Mole Agent; My Octopus Teacher (Winner);Time
Documentary Short Subject
Colette (Winner); A Concerto Is a Conversation; Do Not Split; Hunger Ward; A Love Song for Latasha
Animated Feature Film
Onward; Over the Moon; A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon Soul (Winner); Wolfwalkers
International Feature Film
Denmark, Another Round (Winner); Hong Kong, Better Days; Romania, Collective; Tunisia, The Man Who Sold His Skin; Bosnia and Herzegovina, Quo Vadis, Aida?
The Father; Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom; Mank (Winner); News of the World; Tenet
Judas and the Black Messiah; Mank (Winner), News of the World; Nomadland; The Trial of the Chicago 7
Love and Monsters; The Midnight Sky; Mulan; The One and Only Ivan; Tenet (Winner)
Makeup and Hair-styling
Emma Hillbilly Elegy Ma Rainey''s Black Bottom (Winner); Mank; Pinocchio
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony took place two months later than originally planned, due to the impact left by the COVID-19 pandemic on the entertainment industry.
The nominations for it were announced on March 15 this year. This is only the fourth time in history that the Academy Awards were postponed. (ANI)