“Nomadland” Takes Home Three Oscars at 2021 Academy Awards

    Producers Peter Spears (from left), Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey, winners of the award for best picture for
    Producers Peter Spears (from left), Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher and Dan Janvey, winners of the award for best picture for "Nomadland" at the Oscars 93rd Annual Academy Awards. Photo by Chris Pizzello/Pool/Shutterstock (11868957kj)

    Ever since the beginning of this year’s awards season, Nomadland cemented its status as one of the front-runners and it was expected to walk away with several trophies come Oscar night. Its triumph at the Academy Awards was as brilliant as expected, and it eventually collected a total of three awards.

    Nomadland was crowned as the biggest winner of the night when it walked away with the best picture Oscar, but this wasn’t its only big victory. Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color and only the second female filmmaker to win the best director award, while Frances McDormand collected her third best actress Oscar.

    Zhao and McDormand weren’t the only ones making history at this year’s Oscars. Anthony Hopkins picked up the best actor trophy for his performance in The Father, becoming the oldest winner in this category. Youn Yuh-jung (Minari) made history as the first Korean woman to win the Oscar for the best-supporting actress, while Daniel Kaluuya won the best-supporting actor award for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in Judas and the Black Messiah.

    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sound of Metal, Soul, and Mank were also amongst the major winners, with two trophies each, mostly in technical categories. Emerald Fennell also had a reason to celebrate after picking up the Oscar for the best original screenplay for Promising Young Woman, while Thomas Vinterberg’s Another Round was crowned as the best international feature film.

    The 93rd Academy Awards aired from Union Station and Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on April 25th.


    Best Picture

    Best Actor
    Anthony Hopkins – The Father

    Best Actress
    Frances McDormand – Nomadland

    Best Supporting Actor
    Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

    Best Supporting Actress
    Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

    Best Director

    Chloé Zhao – Nomadland

    Best Adapted Screenplay
    The Father – Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

    Best Original Screenplay
    Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

    Best International Feature Film
    Another Round (Denmark)

    Best Editing
    Sound of Metal – Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

    Best Cinematography
    Mank – Erik Messerschmidt

    Best Original Song
    “Fight For You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
    Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

    Best Original Score
    Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

    Best Sound
    Sound of Metal
    Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

    Best Production Design
    Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

    Best Costume Design
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom  – Ann Roth

    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
    Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

    Best Visual Effects
    Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

    Best Documentary Feature
    My Octopus Teacher

    Best Documentary Short Subject

    Best Animated Feature Film
    Soul – Pete Docter and Dana Murray

    Best Animated Short Film
    If Anything Happens I Love You

    Best Live Action Short Film
    Two Distant Strangers