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Oscars 2021 Highlights: Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand win top honours

Oscars 2021 LIVE UPDATES: The Academy Awards 2021 were dominated by Nomadland. Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actress - all three major awards were won by the film.

By: Entertainment Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: April 26, 2021 4:50:34 pm
oscars 2021 liveNomadland won three major awards at the Oscars.

The 93rd Academy Awards were held in a unique fashion in 2021 as the attendees observed social distancing while going maskless. Regina King opened the ceremony as the awards were again hostless this year. The presenters took the stage to announce the winners and the evening concluded with Joaquin Phoenix announcing the award for Best Actor. While many were rooting for Chadwick Boseman to get honoured, the award was won by Anthony Hopkins for The Father.

Nomadland won big this year. The film won Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand and Best Director for Chloe Zhao. Chloe is the second woman to win this year in the Academy’s 93 years of giving awards.

Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Mank, Soul and Sound of Metal – all won two Oscars each at the ceremony.

Despite the year that was driven by a global pandemic, the films that dominated the award ceremony were quite impressive. Many of these released either in film festivals or streaming platforms.

In the ‘In Memoriam’ section of the 93rd Academy Awards, actor Irrfan Khan and costume designer Bhanu Athaiya were honoured. The two legends passed away in 2020.

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12:49 (IST)26 Apr 2021
In Memoriam remembers Indian stars

Bhanu Athaiya was the first Oscar winner from India, taking home the trophy for Best Costume Design for the 1982 film Gandhi. Irrfan Khan was an international actor who died after a long battle with cancer on April 29. Angela Bassett introduced the In Memoriam with a sombre reflection on the past year. READ MORE

12:31 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Chadwick Boseman gets snubbed at Oscars

Fans pointed out that, unlike every year, when the Best Picture award is the last award of the evening, this time, the producers rearranged the show to announce Best Actor as the last category. This was seen as a build-up to honour Boseman posthumously, who was nominated for his role in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. His family was also invited to the ceremony and this further got the fans’ expectations up. Boseman passed away in August 2020 due to cancer at the age of 43. READ MORE

10:00 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Chloe Zhao talks about Nomadland's big win
08:53 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Change in tradition

Changing the tradition, this year the last award for the evening was Best Actor unlike previous years when the ceremony always ended with the Best Picture award.

08:50 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Major winners at the Oscars 2021

Judas and the Black Messiah, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Mank, Soul and Sound of Metal all won two Academy Awards each.

08:49 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Nomadland wins big

At the 93rd Academy Awards, Nomadland walked away with three major awards - Best Picture, Best Director for Chloe Zhao and Best Actress for Frances McDormand.

08:49 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Award ceremony ends

Joaquin Phoenix ended the night as he announced the Best Actor award.

08:47 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins wins Best Actor for The Father. Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Gary Oldman and Steven Yeun were the other nominees.

08:44 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Actress

Frances McDormand wins Best Actress for her role as Fern in Nomadland. Vanessa Kirby, Viola Davis, Andra Day, Carey Mulligan were among the nominees.

08:43 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Irrfan Khan and Bhanu Athaiya were remembered at Oscars 2021

08:37 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Nomadland wins Best Picture

Chloe Zhao directed Nomadland wins Best Picture Oscar. The film starred Frances McDormand in the lead role. Zhao is helming Marvel's The Eternals next.

08:36 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Picture moninees

The nominations for Best Picture are being announced. Who will take home the Oscar this year?

08:34 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Daniel Kaluuya wins supporting actor, his first Oscar

“To Chairman Fred Hampton, what a man. How blessed we are that we lived in a lifetime where he existed,” Kaluuya said, clutching his trophy. “He was on this Earth for 21 years and he found a way to feed kids breakfast, educate kids, get free medical care against all odds.” READ MORE

08:12 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Original Song

"Fight for You" from Judas and the Black Messiah wins Best Original Song at the 93rd Academy Awards. The award has been given to D'Mile and H.E.R. for music and, H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas for lyric.

08:04 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Original Score

Soul wins the Oscar for Best Original Score. The other nominees were - Mank, Minari, News of the World and Da 5 Bloods.

07:57 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Humanitarian Award

Tyler Perry wins Humanitarian Award at the Oscars 2021. Viola Davis presents the award.

07:50 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Film Editing

Sound of Metal's Mikkel E.G. Nielsen wins Best Film Editing at the 93rd Academy Awards. The other films nominated in this category were - The Father, The Trial of the Chicago 7, Promising Young Woman, Nomadland.

07:39 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Cinematography

Erik Messerschmidt wins Best Cinematography for Mank. This is the second award for David Fincher's film.

07:37 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Mank wins its first Oscar for Best Production Design

Mank wins its first Oscar for Best Production Design. Donald Graham Burt wins for Production Design and Jan Pascaledouble-dagger wins for Set Decoration.

07:27 (IST)26 Apr 2021
Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung wins Best Supporting Actress for Minari. The other nominees were - Amanda Seyfried for Mank, Maria Bakalova for Borat Subsequent MovieFilm, Olivia Colman for The Father and Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy.

The ceremony will broadcast as it happens in Los Angeles on both Star Movies and Star World channels. Although in the US the event will take place on Sunday night, in India the timing is Monday, 5:30 am to 8:30 am. Star Movies and Star World will also repeat telecast the ceremony at 8:30 pm on Monday.

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