We had reported here already about the Oscar shortlist 2021 - last night the time had come: The Oscar ceremony, delayed due to the pandemic and held at a new venue (Union Station, Los Angeles), has announced the winners 2021.
Among the big winners of the evening is Nomadsland by director Chloé Zhao, starring Frances McDormand (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri), whom we hold in high esteem, and who won the Best Director and Best Actress Oscars in addition to Best Picture. Chinese-born director Chloé Zhao is thus the second woman to win for Best Director in the history of the Oscars. The fact that both her origin and her gender remain worthy of mention is an example of both the path the Oscars still have ahead of them and the slow changes (#OSCARSSOWHITE) in the name of more inclusion, which we expressly welcome.
Here is also the trailer for Nomadsland, which we are very much looking forward to (hopefully soon in a cinema):
The Oscar for Best Cinematography went to Erik Messerschmidt for his camera work in MANK in David Fincher&s homage to Orson Wells Citizen Kane (Netflix).
We were also delighted to see the Oscar for Best Documentary Feature go to the small but mighty wildlife film production My Octopus Teacher by Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster:
Here is an overview of all the Oscar winners in 2021:
BEST FILM: "Nomadland"
BEST DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao, "Nomadland
BEST ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE: Frances McDormand, "Nomadland"
BEST MAIN ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins, "The Father
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Yuh Jung Youn, "Minari - Where We Take Root"
BEST SINGLE ACTOR: Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah
BEST INTERNATIONAL FILM: "Intoxication", Director: Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark
BEST SCREENPLAY: "Minari - Where We Put Down Roots".
BEST ADAPTED SCREENBOOK: "The Father
BEST ANIMATION PLAYFILM: "Soul
BEST ANIMATION SHORT FILM: If anything happens I love you
BEST SHORT FILM: Two Distant Strangers
BEST CAMERA: Erik Messerschmidt, "Mank
BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Ma Rainey&s Black Bottom
BEST DOCUMENTARY FILM: "My Teacher, the Octopus".
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT FILM: Colette
BEST CUT: Sound of Metal
BEST MAKE-UP AND HAIRSTYLING: "Ma Rainey&s Black Bottom
BEST SOUNDTRACK: "Soul"
BEST SONG: "Fight for you" from "Judas and the Black Messiah".
BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: "Mank
BEST SOUND: "Sound of Metal
BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: "Tenet