The 93rd annual Academy Award ceremony took place last weekend. COVID-19 pandemic affected this year’s event in numerous ways: the ceremony was held virtually and in-person two months later than usual using two locations – Union Station and the Dolby Theatre.
The winner of the night was the drama Nomadland. Nominated in six categories, it won three of them, including Best Picture, Best Director (Chloé Zhao), and Best Actress (Frances McDormand). Florian Zeller’s drama The Father won two Academy Awards: Best Actor (Anthony Hopkins) and Best Adapted Screenplay. The award for the Best Original Screenplay went to Emerald Fennell for Promising Young Woman. The award for Best Supporting Actress went to Youn Yuh-jung for her performance in the film Minari.
Other winners include the biopic Judas and the Black Messiah (Best Supporting Actor for Daniel Kaluuya and Best Original Song), Soul (Best Animated Feature and Best Original Score), Sound of Metal (Best Editing and Best Sound) and others. Possibly the biggest loser of the night may have been David Fincher’s black and white biopic Mank. It was nominated for a whopping ten awards but won only two – Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.
You can check out the full list of nominees and winners of the 93rd annual Academy Award ceremony here.