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The 93rd Academy Awards were held at Los Angeles’ historic Union Station, and were not without COVID-19 restrictions.
As per usual, there was a red carpet and celebs in ball gowns, but only nominees, their guests, and presenters were allowed to attend following rigorous testing and quarantining.
I know what it takes just to get dressed for the red carpet, never mind also taking all that time for pandemic safety.
Alright, we won’t keep you waiting any longer.
A massive round of applause for the best picture winner goes to Nomadland (pictured above), which was nominated alongside The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, Mank, Minari, Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, and The Trial of the Chicago 7.
Frances McDormand from Nomadland also won the best actress category.
Many thought that Chadwick Boseman would win best actor for his performance in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, but Anthony Hopkins, who starred in The Father, took the statue for his unparalleled performance of a man losing his memory.
For South Africans, the big news was My Octopus Teacher winning best documentary feature – you can watch that moment here.
Here are some of the winners in the other major categories, courtesy of USA Today:
WINNER: Yuh-jung Youn, Minari
Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Trial of the Chicago 7
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah
WINNER: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
David Fincher, Mank
Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
WINNER: Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell
Judas and the Black Messiah, Shaka King and Will Berson
Minari, Lee Isaac Chung
Sound of Metal, Darius Marder and Abraham Marder
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin
WINNER: The Father, Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan, (winner of longest movie title nominated, though) Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman, and Lee Kern
Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
One Night in Miami, Kemp Powers
The White Tiger, Ramin Bahran
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
The Mole Agent
For the winners in all of the other categories, head here.
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