Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand win top honours

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Oscars 2021: Anthony Hopkins, Frances McDormand win top honours

Los Angeles, April 26
The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony will go down in historical past as one which celebrated inclusivity as by no means earlier than.

From an all-black producing crew being nominated for Best Picture, to Asian origin actors taking residence the trophy, to deaf and mute presenter Marlee Matlin — the Oscars this yr made house for all times in all its variety.

 The awards themselves held little shock. Chloe Zhao expectedly gained the Best Director honour and her movie “Nomadland” gained the Best Picture award.  Zhao stated: “My entire Nomadland company, what a crazy lifetime journey…” Veteran actor Anthony Hopkins, who portrayed  an ageing man battling dementia in The Father”, gained the Best Actor award.

The octogenarian was not current on the ceremony or on video, and his award was accepted by the Academy on his behalf. Others nominated within the class had been the late Chadwick Boseman,Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun and Gary Oldman.

“Nomadland” actress Frances McDormand gained Best Actress. She was competing towards Viola Davis, Andra Day, Vanessa Kirby and Carey Mulligan.

Oscars 2021 had been held from two areas in Los Angeles — Union Station and Dolby Theatre. Dolby Theatre has been a venue for Oscars since 2001. However, this yr, the stay viewers capability was restricted to 170 individuals and the friends had been rotating  out and in of the ceremony.  “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” made historical past by taking the award for Best Hair and Make-up. The winners, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, grew to become the primary Black girls to win within the class. The movie additionally took residence the Best Costume Design award, for Ann Roth.

Pixar’s “Soul”, toplined by Jamie Foxx, gained Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Score honour.  South Korean actress Yuh-Jung Youn gained the Best Supporting Actress for the movie “Minari”. She was referred to as on stage by Hollywood star Brad Pitt.

Last yr’s Best Supporting Actress Laura Dern introduced the nominees for the Best Supporting Actor, which went to Daniel Kaluuya for “Judas And The Black Messiah”.  While accepting the golden statuette, Kaluuya stated: “Thank you god. I can’t be here without guidance and protection.. Thank you mom. Thank you for giving me everything. It is so hard to make a film and to make a film on a man like this. I am going to celebrate life. We are standing and breathing.”

The Danish movie “Another Round”, starring Mads Mikkelsen, gained Best International Feature Film, whereas Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet”, which options Indian actress Dimple Kapadia, bagged the Best Visual Effects award.  Actress Reese Witherspoon named “If Anything Happens I Love You” as Best Animated Short Film.

“Two Distant Strangers” took residence the Best Live Action Short Film award.  David Fincher’s “Mank” took residence the honours for Best Production Design and Best Cinematography.  The award for Best Original Screenplay was given to Emerald Fennell for “Promising Young Woman”.

“Colette” bagged the honour for Best Documentary Short Subject. “My Octopus Teacher” acquired the Best Documentary Feature Oscar whereas the award for Best Film Editing went to “Sound Of Metal.” IANS

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