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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand win top honours; Irrfan Khan, Bhanu Athaiya remembered

The 93rd Academy Awards took place on Monday, April 26, 2021. As opposed to how the world is operating these days owing to the coronavirus scare, the Academy decided to conduct a non-virtual ceremony of the biggest movie awards. The Oscars were held at two locations in Los Angeles this year – Union Station and Dolby Theatre. All nominees and guests had undergone a minimum of two Covid-19 tests and thus, were not required to wear a face mask while the cameras are rolling.

Leading the ceremony this year was ‘Mank’ with 10 nominations, followed by six nominations each for The Father, Judas And The Black Messiah, Minari, Nomadland, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7. Here are the highlights –

 

Creating History

American actor Anthony Hopkins won Oscars 2021 Best Actor award for his work in ‘The Father’. The 83-year-old created history by becoming the oldest actor to win the Best Actor award at Oscars. On the other hand, Nomadland’s director Chloe Zhao became the first woman of colour to win the Best Director award at the Oscars.

 

Special mention of Indian celebs

The Academy remembered Indian actor Irrfan Khan along with costume designer Bhanu Athaiya in their special ‘In Memoriam’ section. Their names flashed on the big screen alongside Sean Connery, Chadwick Boseman, Olivia de Havilland, Kirk Douglas, and Barbara Windsor among others.

Watch Oscars In Memoriam –

 

 

Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas give it a miss

Speculations were rife that actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas and her musician husband Nick Jonas will be presenting at the Oscars 2021. However, the couple wasn’t seen during the ceremony. Priyanka is currently in the UK due to her work commitments and she thought it was best to avoid travelling during this sensitive time.

 

Here is the full list of winners of Oscars 2021 –

Best Picture
Nomadland

Best Actor
Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Best Actress
Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Best Director

Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

Best Actor in a Supporting
Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

 

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Yuh-Jung Youn – Minnari

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Production Design
Mank

Best Cinematography
Mank

Best Animated Feature Film
Soul

Best Animated Short Film
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live-Action Short Film
Two Distant Strangers

Best Documentary Short Subject
Colette

Best Documentary Feature
My Octopus Teacher

Best Sound
Sound of Metal

Best Visual Effects
Tenet

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman

Best Original Score
Soul

Best Original Song
Fight for You

Best Film Editing
Sound of Metal

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