2021 Oscars Winners #Oscars2021

Nomadland / Searchlight Pictures

“Nomadland” starring Frances McDormand, directed by Chloé Zhao was the big winner on Oscars night this year. McDormand won the Best Actress Oscar for a third time tying Meryl Streep, one short of Katharine Hepburn, the only person who has ever won four. Zhao won for Best Director to become the first woman of color and the first woman of Asian descent to ever win the award. Zhao is only the second woman to have ever won the award for Best Director. Kathryn Bigelow was the first woman to win the Best Director prize for “Hurt Locker” in 2009.

“This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold out to the goodness in themselves and to hold out to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that,” Zhao said in her acceptance speech. “You inspire me to keep going.”

Below are the winners at the 2021 Oscars. My predictions were in bold for anyone keeping track 😉

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Winner: Anthony Hopkins, The Father

This was a “surprise” win to me. Chadwick Boseman lost his battle with cancer earlier this year and sending him off with a post-humous Oscar would have been the perfect way to honor his body of work and legacy. Alas, Anthony Hopkins took the prize. It was his second Oscar for Best Actor. He won his first Oscar for “Silence of the Lambs” in 1992.

The Father / Sony Pictures Classics

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher
Time

Winner: My Octopus Teacher

My Octopus Teacher / Netflix

PRODUCTION DESIGN

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
News of the World
Tenet

Winner: Mank

Mank / Netflix

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom, Jr., One Night in Miami…
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Winner: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

Judas and the Black Messiah / Warner Bros. Pictures

DOCUMENTARY SHORT SUBJECT

Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Winner: Colette


ANIMATED SHORT FILM

Burrow
Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

Winner: If Anything Happens I Love You

If Anything Happens I Love You / Netflix

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Winner: Frances McDormand, Nomadland

Nomadland / Searchlight Pictures

FILM EDITING

The Father
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Sound of Metal

Sound of Metal / Amazon Studios

LIVE ACTION SHORT FILM

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

Winner: Two Distant Strangers

Two Distant Strangers / Netflix

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Minari / A24

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

Another Round
Better Days
Collective
The Man Who Sold His Skin
Quo Vadis, Aida?

Winner: Another Round

Another Round / Samuel Goldwyn Films

SOUND

Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
Sound of Metal

Winner: Sound of Metal


ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
Soul
Wolfwalkers

Winner: Soul

Soul / Disney Pixar

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

Emma
Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Pinocchio

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom


VISUAL EFFECTS

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
Tenet

Winner: Tenet

Tenet / Warner Bros. Pictures

CINEMATOGRAPHY

Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Mank


ORIGINAL SCORE

Da 5 Bloods
Mank
Minari
News of the World
Soul

Winner: Soul

Soul / Disney Pixar

ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami…
The White Tiger

Winner: The Father


COSTUME DESIGN

Emma
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom / Netflix

ORIGINAL SONG

“Fight For You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest
“Io Sì (Seen),” The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
“Speak Now,” One Night In Miami…

Winner: “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah


ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Promising Young Woman

Promising Young Woman / Focus Features

DIRECTING

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

Winner: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Nomadland / Searchlight Pictures

BEST PICTURE

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Winner: Nomadland

2021 Correct Predictions: 15 out of 23 (65% right)

2020 Correct Predictions: 19 out of 24 (79% right)

2019 Correct Predictions: 15 out of 24 (63% right)

Overall: 49 out of 71 (69% right)

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