Oscars Awards: Recap

Oscars Awards: Recap

The 93rd Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars, premiered on Sunday April 25th, 2021. Although the ceremony was set to premiere on February 28th, it was delayed due to covid-19. In result, the eligibility window for some categories has been extended. This extension made up for the closing of theaters between March and June of 2020 due to covid.

A huge highlight of the night was when Chloé Zhao, director of Nomadland, became the second ever woman to win best director. Chloé Zhao was not the only female director competing for best director, though. In fact, Emerald Fennell, director of Promising Young Woman, also competed for the category.

Another huge highlight from the night is Youn Yuh-jung winning best supporting actress for her role in Minari. This award led her to become the first ever Korean acting win in the show’s 93 year history.

Although there was no host due to covid, many notable celebrities handed out awards including: Brad Pitt, Amanda Seyfried, Regina King, Zendaya, Viola Davis and many more.

Netflix’s Mank led the way with 10 nominations and ended up receiving two awards for cinematography and production design. Nomadland won several awards including: best picture, best director, and best actress for Frances McDormand, which was her third best actress win.

Disney’s Soul brought home two awards: best original score and best animated feature film. Best original screenplay went to Promising Young Woman.

The 2021 Oscars Awards were quite different than previous years, but it was nonetheless still an entertaining and eventful night.