Oscars 2021: The Father, Nomadland and Minari — Here's where you can find all of the winners
After a stellar run this awards season, will Nomadland win the Oscar for best picture? Will Chadwick Boseman posthumously win best actor? Here's the list of this year's nominees.After such a stellar run, will this story of real-life nomads win the Oscar for best picture? Or could Minari be the dark horse in this race?
Frances McDormand and Sir Anthony Hopkins were named Best Actress and Best Actor in a Leading Role at Sunday's (25.04.21) Academy Awards. © Bang Showbiz Frances McDormand in Nomadland
The 63-year-old actress scooped the accolade for the third time when she triumphed ahead of Viola Davis ('Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'), Andra Day ('The United States vs. Billie Holiday'), Vanessa Kirby ('Pieces of a Woman'), and Carey Mulligan ('Promising Young Woman') thanks to her performance in 'Nomadland'.
Accepting the award at Los Angeles' Union Station, Frances made reference to 'Macbeth' as she said: “I have no words. My voice is in my sword.”
Director Chloe Zhao makes history at the Oscars
Chinese-born, British-educated, US-based Zhao is the first woman of colour to win best director.The Chinese-born, British-educated, US-based Zhao is also up for best picture and editing for Nomadland.
She then added: “We know the sword is our work. And I like work. Thank you for knowing that. And thanks for this.”
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The Academy Awards will see a number of famous faces gather to collect a golden statuette on April 25, 2021. To kick off the glamorous ceremony, we take a look at some of the big names up for an Oscar and make our own predictions ahead of the night. Here are 10 stars who we think could win big at the 2021 Oscars...
Nomadland for Best Picture
The western drama is the favorite to win at the prestigious event on Sunday. Director by Chloe Zhao, it follows a 60-year-old woman who lives as a modern-day nomad in America. ‘Nomadland’ has already won 100 out of 153 nominations this awards season, including a Golden Globe and a BAFTA.
Judas and The Black Messiah for Best Picture
Also in the running for Best Picture is the historic drama starring Daniel Kaluuya. It tells the story of William O'Nea;, who infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to gather intelligence on Chairman Fred Hampton. The film is set to win big at the Oscars, having gained a total of five nominations.
Sir Anthony Hopkins for Best Actor
The legendary actor is up for the prestigious award for his performance in ‘The Father’. He plays an aging man who must deal with his progressing memory loss due to dementia. It is another big winner as it is set to take home a number of awards after being nominated in six categories.
Frances McDormand for Best Actress
The ‘Nomadland’ star is favorite to win the award for Best Actress. If she wins, it will mark her third Oscar award. Frances earned her first Oscar in 1997 for ‘Fargo’ and her second in 2018 for ‘Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri’.
Carey Mulligan for Best Actress
The ‘Promising Young Woman’ star is also a firm favorite to win Best Actress at the awards ceremony. The comedy thriller follows Mulligan as a woman who seeks to avenge the death of her best friend. ‘Promising Young Woman’ has received five nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director.
Daniel Kaluuya for Best Supporting Actor
The ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ star is the firm favorite to take home the prestigious award. He plays the part of Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton in the historic drama. Kaluuya has already won a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and a SAG award for his performance.
Youn Yuh-Jung for Best Supporting Actress
The ‘Minari’ star is the favorite to win the award for Best Supporting Actress. She stars as Soon-ja in the drama that follows a South Korean family who try to make it in the rural United States during the 1980s. Youn has already won several awards for her performance, including a Golden Globe.
Chloe Zhao for Best Director
The ‘Nomadland’ filmmaker is predicted to win the prestigious award at the glitzy ceremony. She will become the second female director to win the award. Zhao has already taken home the Best Director accolade at the Golden Globes and BAFTAs.
Victory for the actress - who previously won the prize in 2018 for 'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' and in 1997 for 'Fargo' - means she now joins a list of five other performers who have won five Oscars for acting, alongside Ingrid Bergman, Walter Brennan, Daniel Day-Lewis, Jack Nicholson, and Meryl Streep.
Nomadland leads Oscar winners with three
'Nomadland' won the coveted Best Picture at Sunday's (25.04.21) Academy Awards, as well as Best Director for Chloe Zhao and Best Actress in a Leading Role for Frances McDormand.The movie scooped the coveted accolade ahead of 'shortlisted films The Father', 'Judas and the Black Messiah', 'Mank', 'Minari', 'Promising Young Woman', 'Sound of Metal', and 'The Trial of the Chicago 7', capping a highly successful evening for the Great Recession drama.
Only Katherine Hepburn, with four, has won more Best Actress prizes.
Meanwhile, Anthony was a surprise winner in the Best Actor category for his role in 'The Father', and at 83, became the oldest star to receive an acting Oscar, breaking the 2011 record set by the then-82-year-old Christopher Plummer.
He wasn't in attendance for the ceremony, and so the evening's final award was given without any acceptance speech.
The honour had widely been expected to go to the late Chadwick Boseman for his final movie 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom', but Gary Oldman ('Mank'), Riz Ahmed ('Sound of Metal'), and Steven Yuen ('Minari') were also nominated for the award.
Anthony Hopkins' Oscars win over Chadwick Boseman came as a shock but organisers say the risky ending 'paid off' .
Organisers of the Oscars promised this year's ceremony would be like no other — audiences and stars alike weren't expecting the show's controversial and abrupt ending, but those behind the scenes say it wasn't planned.Anthony Hopkins took out best actor for his role in The Father, causing a major upset with the top gong widely expected to go to the late Chadwick Boseman.