The 93rd Academy Awards Oscars 2021 was on Sunday, April 25th. I usually watch these awards shows, but I missed it this year, probably because it was during this week’s Pluto Retrograde Full Super Pink Moon chaos.
Nomadland won for Best Picture. Other nominees include Promising Young Woman, The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Sound of Metal, and Trial of the Chicago 7. I have only seen Promising Young Woman, and I liked it because it was a light and entertaining thriller about a depressed young woman on a vengeful spree to get justice for her murdered college friend.
Best Director is Chloe Zhao for Nomadland. Other nominees included Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round, David Fincher’s Mink, Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari, and Emerald Fennell’s Promising Young Woman.
Actress in Leading Role winner is Frances McDormand in Nomadland. (Frances McDormand is annoying. She looks butch, or maybe just promotes the tranny agenda). Other nominees include Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman, Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Andra Day in The United States vs Billie Holiday, and Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman.
Actor in Leading Role winner is Anthony Hopkins in The Father. Other nominees included Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal, Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Gary Oldman in Mank, and Steven Yeun in Minari.
Actress in Supporting Role winner is Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari. Other nominees included Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Colman in The Father, and Amanda Seyfried in Mank.
Actor in Supporting Role winner is Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah. Other nominees included Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7, Leslie Odom Jr in One Night in Miami…, Paul Raci in Sound of Metal, and LaKeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah.
Original Song winner is Fight for You from Judas and the Black Messiah. Other nominees included Hear my Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7, Husavik from Eurovision Song Contest–The Story of Fire Saga, Lo Si from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se). and Speak Now from One Night in Miami…
Animated Feature Film winner is Soul. Other nominees included Onward, Over the Moon, A Shaun the Sheep Movie—Farmageddon, and Wolfwalkers.
Makeup and Hairstyling winner is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Other nominees included Emma, Hillbilly Elegy, Mank, and Pinocchio.
Visual Effects winner is Tenet. Other nominees included Love and Monsters, The Midnight Sky, Mulan, and The One and Only Ivan.
Cinematography winner is Mank. Other nominees included Judas and the Black Messiah, News of the World, Nomadland, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Film Editing winner is Sound of Metal. Other nominees included The Father, Nomadland, Promising Young Woman, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Production Design winner is Mank. Other nominees included The Father, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, News of the World, and Tenet.
Sound winner is Sound of Metal. Other nominees included Greyhound, Mank, News of the World, and Soul.
International Feature Film winner is Denmark’s Another Round. Other nominees included Hong Kong’s Better Days, Romania’s Collective, Tunisia’s The Man Who Sold His Skin, and Bosnia & Herzegovina’s Quo Vadis Aida?
Documentary Short Subject winner is Colette. Other nominees included A Concerto Is a Conversation, Do Not Spit, Hunger Ward, and A Love Song for Latasha.
Documentary Feature winner is My Octopus Teacher. Other nominees included Collective, Crip Camp, The Mole Agent, and Time.
Live Action Short Film winner is Two Distant Strangers. Other nominees included Feeling Through, The Letter Room, The Present, and White Eye.
Animated Short Film winner is If Anything Happens I Love You. Other nominees included Burrow, Genius Loci, Opera, and Yes-People.
Original Screenplay winner is Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. Other nominees included screenplays for Judas and the Black Messiah, Minari, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Adapted Screenplay winner is by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller for The Father. Other nominees included screenplays for Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, Nomadland, One Night in Miami…, and The White Tiger.
Original Score winner is Soul. Other nominees included Da 5 Bloods, Mank, Minari, and News of the World.
Custom Design winner is Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. Other nominees included Emma, Mank, Mulan, and Pinocchio.
Out of all the nominees, I have only seen one of the films—Promising Young Woman, and it only won once. I haven’t heard of any of the other films.