Oscar 2021: Winners announced; Chole Zhao becomes the first Chinese female director:

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  • Oscar 2021 winners have been announced this Sunday on 25th of April, 2021, broadcasted on television without a host after a delay of two consecutive months.
  • The award ceremony this year turned out to be nothing extraordinary due to pandemic except that it was held in two in-person locations that is the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, and some overseas nominees participated from London and Paris as the many attendees tested positive prior to the event.
  • With theaters across the country closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most of the movies were viewed on streaming services.
  • Chloé Zhao became the first Chinese woman and the first woman of color to be awarded Best Director for her work on “Nomadland,” which also took Best Picture. It was her third film that had the budget less than $5 million and featuring a cast populated by non-professional actors — ranks as one of the most modest-sized movies to win Hollywood’s top honor.
  • Zhao’s next film is believed to be Marvel’s “Eternals” that shall have a budget of approximately 40 times that of the film “Nomadland”.
  • The best actor award went to Anthony Hopkins for his performance in the dementia drama “The Father.” However, the award was widely expected for handing over to Chadwick Boseman for his final performance in “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom.”
  • For the first time ever, this year’s nominees were overwhelmingly seen in the home during a pandemic year that forced theaters to close and prompted radical change in Hollywood.
  • Oscar was always protested and criticized for being “SoWhite”, which means it only favored White winners over the colored ones (races such as Blacks, Browns, Yellows, Asians, Hispanic, etc.)
  • But to an unexpected surprise, Oscars 2021 witnessed more women and more actors of color nominated than ever before.
  •  To this, Steven Yeun of “Minari” became the first Asian American and Riz Ahmed of “Sound of Metal” the first Muslim to be nominated for Best Actor, though both lost to Anthony Hopkins, whose surprise win came for his work in “The Father.”
  • Below given is the complete list of winners of Oscars 2021. Check the list to find your favorite actors, films, etc., winning over stage.
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Complete list of Oscars 2021 winners:

Best PictureNomadland
Best Director   Chloe Zhao for “Nomadland”
Best ActressFrances McDormand from “Nomadland”
Best ActorAnthony Hopkins from “The Father”
Best Supporting ActressYoun Yuh-jung from “Minari”
Best Supporting ActorDaniel Kaluuya from “Judas And The Black Messiah”
Best Original ScreenplayPromising Young Woman
Best Adapted ScreenplayThe Father
Best Animated Feature FilmSoul
Best International Feature FilmAnother Round
Best Original ScoreSoul
Best Original SongFight for You from “Judas And the Black Messiah”
Best Documentary FeatureMy Octopus Teacher
Best Documentary ShortColette
Best Live Action ShortTwo Distant Strangers
Best Animated ShortIf Anything Happens, I Love You
Best SoundSound of Metal
Best Production DesignMank
Best CinematographyMank
Best Makeup and HairMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Costume DesignMa Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best Film EditingSound of Metal
Best Visual EffectsTenet
Jean Hersholt Humanitarian AwardTyler Perry
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