The Complete List of Winners of Oscars 2021, Where History Was Made

The Complete List of Winners of Oscars 2021, Where History Was Made

The time came for recognition to be given not just to actors or directors, but to the people who worked tirelessly to bring whole films together.


A lot has happened over the last year. With the pandemic painting a grim reality, it can be difficult to find a silver lining in these dark clouds. However, one thing has not stopped throughout the ordeal and that is the recognition of people's talent, especially in the entertainment industry. Despite social distancing, the Oscars didn't fail to award those whose creative work has pushed the boundaries to make remarkable films.


Even though the pandemic forced theaters to close down and people to turn to online streaming services to get their content, the 2021 broadcast of the award show, which can be classified as a film of its own, made history. The ceremony, held two months later than usual sans the glittery red carpet and after-parties, ensured the celebrations didn't stop, especially with regards to diversity inclusion. According to The Wire, some of the historic moments from the 93rd Academy Awards including:


- Chloe Zhao becoming the first woman of color and second woman ever to win Best Director

- Historically underrepresented ethnic groups such as Asian Americans and Muslims being nominated

- Two women — Chloé Zhao (Nomadland) and Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman) — being nominated for Best Director for the first time

- The team of hairstyling and makeup for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom becoming the first Black women to win in that category


- Emerald Fennell being the first woman to win Best Original Screenplay for Promising Young Woman since Diablo Cody for Juno in 2008

- Youn Yuh-jung being the first Asian woman to win an Academy Award in 63 years for her role in Minari

- Ann Roth being the oldest woman to win an Academy Award at the age of 89

- Anthony Hopkins being the oldest actor to receive an Academy Award at the age of 83


It truly was a unique experience. According to the official Oscars website, here is a full list of the winners:

Best Picture


Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers



Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins, The Father


Best Actress

Frances McDormand, Nomadland



Best Director

Chloé Zhao, Nomadland


Best Actress In A Supporting Role

Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari



Best Actor In A Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah


Best International Feature

Another Round, Denmark


Best Animated Feature

Soul, Pete Docter and Dana Murray


Best Documentary Feature

My Octopus Teacher, Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster


Best Original Score

Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Original Song

Fight for You, Judas and the Black Messiah


Best Original Screenplay

Promising Young Woman, Written by Emerald Fennell


Best Adapted Screenplay

The Father, Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Best Cinematography

Mank, Erik Messerschmidt


Best Costume Design

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Ann Roth


Best Makeup And Hairstyling

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson


Best Film Editing

Sound of Metal, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

Best Sound 

Sound Of Metal, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh


Best Live-Action Short

Two Distant Strangers, Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe


Best Animated Short

If Anything Happens I Love You, Will McCormack and Michael Govier


Best Documentary Short

Colette, Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard


Best Visual Effects

Tenet, Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher


Best Production Design

Mank, Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale



Cover image: (L-R) Peter Spears, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher, and Dan Janvey (Source: Getty Images | Photo by Matt Petit)