Here Are the 2021 Oscars Winners

Highlights from the 2021 class of nominees include 'Nomadland,' 'Minari,' 'Borat 2,' 'Judas and the Black Messiah,' and 'Promising Young Woman.'


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Following a year that challenged the film industry like no other, the 93rd Academy Awards ceremony—delayed by two months thanks to the ongoing pandemic—is upon us.

Heading into Sunday’s ABC-broadcast ceremony, Chloé Zhao’s Nomadland had been discussed as a likely contender to emerge as the night’s most awarded production. The film, based on Jessica Bruder’s 2017 nonfiction book of the same name, stars Frances McDormand and was previously met with several honors including the Venice Film Festival’s Golden Lion and Best Director for Zhao at this year’s Golden Globes.

Both Zhao and Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell entered the Academy Awards race on the cusp of potential history, as only one woman—Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker—has ever won the Oscar for directing.

Other highlights from the 2021 nominees class included the near-unanimously acclaimed Minari, the Riz Ahmed-led Sound of Metal, the Citizen Kane-expanding (but divisive) Mank, and Shaka King’s Judas and the Black Messiah. The latter, a biographical drama focused on the real-life story of FBI informant William O’Neal and Black Panther Party chairman Fred Hampton, resulted in both Daniel Kaluuya and Lakeith Stanfield competing in the same Oscars category.

Chadwick Boseman, who played Levee Green in the Denzel Washington-produced Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, received a posthumous nod for his widely acclaimed performance.

Maria Bakalova, meanwhile, entered the 2021 class of nominees off the strength of her breakout performance in Sacha Baron Cohen’s Giuliani-embarrassing Borat sequel.

The 2021 Oscars ceremony saw the return of Glenn Weiss, who previously helmed five other Academy Awards broadcasts, as its director. Questlove, whose excellent 2021 documentary Summer of Soul recently received both the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award at Sundance, was enlisted as the music director for this year’s ceremony.

Below, see a continually updated list of 2021 Oscars winner. Winners’ names will be bolded throughout the broadcast.

  • Maria Bakalova, Borat 2

  • Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy

  • Olivia Colman, The Father

  • Amanda Seyfried, Mank

  • Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

  • Alexandra Byrne, Emma

  • Ann Roth, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Trish Summerville, Mank

  • Bina Daigeler, Mulan

  • Massimo Cantini Parrini, Pinocchio

  • Terence Blanchard, Da 5 Bloods

  • Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Mank

  • Emile Mosseri, Minari

  • James Newton-Howard, News of the World

  • Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste, Soul

  • Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinjoa, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, Lee Kern, Borat 2

  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

  • Kemp Powers, One Night in Miami

  • Ramin Bahrani, The White Tiger

  • Will Berson and Shaka King, Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

  • Darius Marder and Abraham Marder, Sound of Metal

  • Aaron Sorkin, The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami

  • Paul Raci, Sound of Metal

  • LaKeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Onward

  • Over the Moon

  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon

  • Soul

  • Wolfwalkers

  • Feeling Through

  • The Letter Room

  • The Present

  • Two Distant Strangers

  • White Eye

  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal

  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father

  • Gary Oldman, Mank

  • Steven Yeun, Minari

  • Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday

  • Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman

  • Frances McDormand, Nomadland

  • Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

  • The Father

  • Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Mank

  • Minari

  • Nomadland

  • Promising Young Woman

  • Sound of Metal

  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Sean Bobbitt, Judas and the Black Messiah

  • Erik Messerschmidt, Mank

  • Dariusz Wolski, News of the World

  • Joshua James Richards, Nomadland 

  • Phedon Papamichael, The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round

  • David Fincher, Mank

  • Lee Isaac Chung, Minari

  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

  • Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman

  • Collective

  • Crip Camp

  • The Mole Agent

  • My Octopus Teacher

  • Time

  • Colette

  • A Concerto Is a Conversation

  • Do Not Split

  • Hunger Ward

  • A Love Song for Latasha

  • Yorgos Lamprinos, The Father

  • Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

  • Frederic Thoraval, Promising Young Woman

  • Mikkel E.G. Nielsen, Sound of Metal

  • Alan Baumgarten, The Trial of the Chicago 7

  • Another Round

  • Better Days

  • Collective

  • The Man Who Sold His Skin

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

  • Emma

  • Hillbilly Elegy

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Mank

  • Pinocchio

  • “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah – Music by D’Mile and H.E.R.; lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

  • “Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7 – Music by Daniel Pemberton; lyric by Celeste and Pemberton

  • “Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Music and lyric by Rickard Göransson, Fat Max Gsus and Savan Kotecha

  • “lo Si (Seen),” The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se) – Music by Diane Warren; lyric by Laura Pausini and Warren​​​​​​​

  • “Speak Now,” One Night in Miami – Music and lyric by Sam Ashworth and Leslie Odom Jr.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

  • The Father

  • Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

  • Mank

  • News of the World

  • Tenet

  • Burrow

  • Genius Loci

  • If Anything Happens I Love You

  • Opera

  • Yes-People

  • Greyhound

  • Mank

  • News of the World

  • Soul

  • Sound of Metal

  • Love and Monsters

  • The Midnight Sky

  • Mulan

  • The One and Only Ivan

  • Tenet

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