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Oscars 2021 winners: The full list, from Nomadland to Chloé Zhao and Daniel Kaluuya – CNET


Chloé Zhao won best director, and her film Nomadland won best picture.

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The 2021 Oscars Sunday had a different, more relaxed vibe compared with previous years. Play-off music didn’t even interrupt the speeches and history was made, with Chloé Zhao becoming the second ever woman to win best director and the first woman of color to nab that award. Minari’s Youn Yuh-jung won best supporting actress, the first Korean acting win in the show’s 93-year history. Perhaps surprisingly, Anthony Hopkins won best actor for The Father, beating the late Chadwick Boseman, who had been the favorite. On Monday, Hopkins spoke warmly of Boseman in a video posted to Instagram. 

Nomadland, from Chloé Zhao, won best picture and best actress for Frances McDormand, a whopping fourth Oscar win for the actress. Nomadland won three Oscars overall, the most on the night. Mank, The Father, Tenet, Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Soul and Sound of Metal were among those that took two. Daniel Kaluuya won his first Oscar for best supporting actor early on in the night, giving a memorably unconventional tribute to his parents. 

It was a big night for streaming services, too. Netflix won more awards than any other studio, with seven. Disney Plus and Amazon studios both earned two, and even Facebook won its first ever Oscar. 

Check out the full list of winners for the 93rd award ceremony below.

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Oscars 2021 winners

Best picture

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

Best director

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

Best actor in a leading role

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

Best 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 — winner
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

Best actor in a supporting role

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

Best actress in a supporting role

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

Best original song

Husavik, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Fight For You, Judas and the Black Messiah — winner
Io Sì (Seen), The Life Ahead
Speak Now, One Night in Miami
Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best original score

Da 5 Bloods
News of the World
Soul — winner

Best film editing

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

Best cinematography

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

Best production design

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

Best visual effects

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

Best documentary

Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
My Octopus Teacher — winner

Best documentary short

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

Best animated feature film

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

Best animated short film

Genius Loci
If Anything Happens I Love You — winner

Best live-action short film

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

Best sound

News of the World
Sound of Metal — winner

Best costume design

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — winner

Best makeup and hairstyling

Hillbilly Elegy
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom — winner

Best international feature film

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

Best adapted screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
The Father — winner
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best original screenplay

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

Best looks from the Oscars 2021 red carpet

Here were the best looks from the red carpet. (To be honest, they were all best looks just for making it there.) Among the expected 170 guests were a host of presenters, including Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, Zendaya, Laura Dern, Regina King, Joaquin Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, Don Cheadle, Bryan Cranston and Renee Zellweger. Oh, and Parasite director Bong Joon-ho and his beloved interpreter Sharon Choi. The legends themselves.

Brad Pitt


Brad Pitt handed the best supporting actress award to a very happy Youn Yuh-jung.

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Olivia Colman


Olivia Colman at the UK hub of the 93rd Academy Awards at BFI Southbank in London, England.

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Laura Dern


Laura Dern helped hand out a couple of awards.

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Amanda Seyfried


Amanda Seyfried was up for best actress, her first Oscar nomination.

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Regina King


Regina King helped kick off the show on hosting duties.

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Angela Bassett


Angela Bassett looking stunning in red.

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Sacha Baron Cohen


Sacha Baron Cohen and Isla Fisher attended a screening of the Oscars in Sydney, Australia.

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Aside from serving looks, Zendaya helped out with presenting awards.

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Margot Robbie


Margot Robbie made it.

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Halle Berry


Strong candidate for best dressed.

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Vanessa Kirby


Vanessa Kirby scored her first Oscar nomination for best actress for Pieces of a Woman.

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Maria Bakalova


Maria Bakalova was nominated for best supporting actress for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm.

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Riz Ahmed


Riz Ahmed was nominated for best actor for Sound of Metal. This was the first time the category included a Muslim nominee.

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Lakeith Stanfield

Viola Davis


Viola Davis was up for best actress for Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.

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Carey Mulligan

Daniel Kaluuya

Emerald Fennell

Chloé Zhao

The cast of Minari


Yuh-Jung Youn and Han Ye-ri, the former of which won best supporting actress!

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Alan Kim

Because Alan Kim’s so adorable, he deserves two posts.

OK, why not a third.

Leslie Odom Jr.

Colman Domingo

Glenn Close


Glenn Close was nominated for best supporting actress for Hillbilly Elegy, but unfortunately the eight-time nominee didn’t win.

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Reese Witherspoon

And here she is at the show.


Reese Witherspoon at Union Station in Los Angeles, California.

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