Finally, after long due waiting 2021 Oscars held last night with some major surprising wins and debutants too. The Academy Awards 2021 was organized in Los Angeles and broadcasted on ABC Television.
People thought it would be the same, just like the Golden Globes Awards which helped through virtual award ceremonies and other major awards happened to land on the same page.
Oscars 2021 Winners
Among all the others History was made by the Asian director Chloe Zhao for winning the best director award for the ‘Nomadland and became the second lady to win the Oscars.
Not only that, as mentioned about the debutant, who thought a gaming franchise would receive an Oscar, but it happened.
Her Acceptance speech also created headline, “This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold on to the goodness in themselves, and to hold on to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that,” Zhao says of her Academy Award.
“I have always found goodness in the people I met everywhere I went in the world.
So this is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness and themselves, and…in each other.”
‘Colette’ featured in a VR game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond has won the Oscars for the best documentary short subject and it’s the first time that Oscars came to a Gaming Industry. It’s the story about the survivor Colette Marin-Catherine who returned to Germany after World War 2 took place to meet slave labor whose brother was killed.
Mike Doran, The Director’s Thought:
The Oculus Studio Director of production Mike Doran gave a statement, “The real hero here is Colette herself, who has shared her story with integrity and strength,” “As we see in the film, resistance takes courage, but facing one’s past may take even more.
Allowing us to preserve this pilgrimage for future generations was a true act of bravery and trust.
We hope this award and the film’s reach means, as Colette says, that Jean-Pierre’s memory, as well as all of those who resisted, are no longer lost in the ‘Night and Fog’ of Dora.”
Not only that, but Foreign Language film also made a major step towards the golden lady where ‘Another Round’ a Danish film directed by the ‘Thomas Vinterberg starring a well-known actor exhibiting his true acting skills ‘Mads Mikkelsen.
This award surely got bigger importance for Denmark, that they even tweeted about it.
For the director, the moment got emotional while giving an acceptance speech when he dedicated the award to her late daughter who died a couple of years ago.
“We ended up making this movie for her, as her monument.” Further, he said, “This is a film about letting go of control in life as I lost control of my own,”
“This is beyond anything I could ever imagine,” he continued “Except this is something I’ve always imagined.”
These were the headline moments of the evening, but that’s not the end of the story there are other surprising wins and losses too.
Oscars 2021 Winners List:
Judas and the Black Messiah
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
Winner: Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Viola Davis – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day – The United States vs Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby – Pieces of a Woman
Carey Mulligan – Promising Young Woman
Winner: Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Riz Ahmed – Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Gary Oldman – Mank
Steven Yeun – Minari
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Maria Bakalova – Borat Subsequent Movie film
Glenn Close – Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman – The Father
Amanda Seyfried – Mank
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
Sacha Baron Cohen – The Trial of the Chicago 7
Leslie Odom Jr – One Night in Miami
Paul Raci – Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield – Judas and the Black Messiah
Winner: Nomadland – Chloé Zhao
Another Round – Thomas Vinterberg
Mank – David Fincher
Minari – Lee Isaac Chung
Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Winner: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell
Judas and the Black Messiah – Will Berson, Shaka King, Will Berson, Kenny Lucas, and Keith Lucas
Minari – Lee Isaac Chung
Sound of Metal – Darius Marder, Abraham Marder, Derek Cianfrance
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Aaron Sorkin
Winner: Mank – Erik Messerschmidt
Judas and the Black Messiah – Sean Bobbitt
News of the World – Dariusz Wolski
Nomadland – Joshua James Richards
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Phedon Papamichael
Best Visual Effects
Winner: Tenet – Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley, and Scott Fisher
Love and Monsters – Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt, and Brian Cox
The Midnight Sky – Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon, and David Watkins
Mulan – Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury, and Steve Ingram
The One and Only Ivan – Santiago Colomo Martinez, Nick Davis, Greg Fisher
Best Film Editing
Winner: Sound of Metal – Mikkel EG Nielsen
The Father – Yorgos Lamprinos
Nomadland – Chloé Zhao
Promising Young Woman – Frédéric Thoraval
The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Alan Baumgarten
That’s the end of this year’s Oscar Awards, in this hard time where pandemic hitting more brutally such memorable moments surely brought smiles and joy among the fans.
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