Last night, the 93rd Academy Awards honoured the best films of 2020 and early 2021. It was the first time the Oscars have been held virtually and in-person, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. In a night of firsts, Chloé Zhao makes history as the first non-white woman to win best director, Anthony Hopkins becomes the oldest recipient of Best Actor, and Daniel Kaluuya becomes the first black British actor to win an Oscar. 

Best Picture 

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

Best Director 

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

Actress in a Leading Role 

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

Actor in a Leading Role 

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

Actress in a Supporting Role 

Yuh-jung YounMinari — Winner
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda SeyfriedMank 

Actor in a Supporting Role 

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

Original Song 

Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah — Winner
Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7
Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
lo  (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
Speak Now from One Night in Miami… 

Animated Feature Film  

Soul — Winner
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

Makeup and Hairstyling 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — Winner
Hillbilly Elegy

Visual Effects 

Tenet — Winner
Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan 


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

Film Editing 

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

Production Design 

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


Sound of Metal — Winner
News of the World

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? 

Documentary Short Subject  

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

Documentary Feature 

My Octopus Teacher— Winner
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent

Live Action Short Film 

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

Animated Short Film 

If Anything Happens I Love You — Winner
Genius Loci

Original Screenplay 

Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman — Winner
Screenplay by Will Berson and Shaka King Judas and the Black Messiah
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Screenplay by Darius Marder and Abraham MarderSound of Metal
Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7 

Adapted Screenplay 

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father — Winner
Sacha Baron Cohen, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami…
Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger 

Original Score  

Soul — Winner
Da 5 Bloods
News of the World 

Costume Design 

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — Winner