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The 2021 Oscars Made History For Women! See The Full List Of Winners

One for the history books.

The 93rd Annual Academy Awards are done for another year, and as we tuned in for the (in person!) red carpetwhich ICYMI didn’t disappoint on the glamour—it was the incredible lineup of nominees that secured the night as one for the history books. 

It wasn’t even halfway through the ceremony when Chloé Zhao became not only the second woman (behind director Kathryn Bigelow for her work on the 2009 film The Hurt Locker), but the first woman of colour to take home the Best Director award for her work on Nomadlad. 

“When I was growing up in China, my dad and I would play this game,” she said during her acceptance speech. “We would memorise classic poems and text and try to finish each other’s sentences… I have always found goodness in the people I met” adding, “this is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves.”

Emerald Fennell, who was alongside Zhao in the Best Director category, became the first woman to win Best Original Screenplay in 13 years for her work on Promising Young Woman. 

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson became the first Black women to win an Academy Award for makeup and hairstyling for their work in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

“I want to say thank you to our ancestors who put the work in, [and] were denied but never gave up,” Neal told the crowd. “I also stand here, as Jamika and I break this glass ceiling with so much excitement for the future because I can picture Black trans women standing up here. And Asian sisters. And our Latina sisters. And Indigenous women. And I know that one day it won’t be unusual or groundbreaking. It will just be normal.”

Ann Roth was also on the list of history-makers, becoming the oldest woman ever to win an Oscar, at the age of 89 for her work in costume design on Viola Davis’ Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. 

Finally, actress Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean woman to win in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role in Minari, also arguably winning tonight for the best standout moment following her acceptance speech directed toward presenter Brad Pitt. 

Here’s the full list of the Oscars 2021 winners. 

Best Picture

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
WINNER: Nomadland 
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed in Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
WINNER: Anthony Hopkins in The Father
Gary Oldman in Mank
Steven Yeun in Minari

Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day in The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby in Pieces of a Woman
WINNER: Frances McDormand in Nomadland
Carey Mulligan in Promising Young Woman

Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen in The Trial of the Chicago 7
WINNER: Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr. in One Night in Miami
Paul Raci in Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield in Judas and the Black Messiah

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Yuh-Jung Youn and Brad Pitt. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close in Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman in The Father
Amanda Seyfried in Mank
WINNER: Yuh-Jung Youn in Minari


Another Round, Thomas Vinterberg
Mank, David Fincher
Minari, Lee Isaac Chung
WINNER: Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell

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Chloé Zhao. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
WINNER: The Father (screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller)
One Night in Miami
The White Tigers

Writing (Original Screenplay)

Judas and the Black Messiah
WINNER: Promising Young Woman (written by Emerald Fennell) 
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Costume Design

Emma, Alexandra Byrne
WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Ann Roth
Mank, Trish Summerville
Mulan, Bina Daigeler
Pinocchio, Massimo Cantini Parrini

Music (Original Score)

Da 5 Bloods, Terence Blanchard
Mank, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
Minari, Emile Mosseri
News of the World, James Newton Howard
WINNER: Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste

Music (Original Song)

WINNER: “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice” from The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Io Sì (Seen)” from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
“Speak Now” from One Night in Miami

Documentary Feature

Collective, Alexander Nanau and Bianca Oana
Crip Camp, Nicole Newnham, Jim LeBrecht, and Sara Bolder
The Mole Agent, Maite Alberdi and Marcela Santibáñez
WINNER: My Octopus Teacher, Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed, and Craig Foster
Time, Garrett Bradley, Lauren Domino, and Kellen Quinn

Emerald Fennell.
Emerald Fennell. (Credit: Getty Images.)

Documentary Short Subject

WINNER: Colette, Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard
A Concerto Is a Conversation, Ben Proudfoot and Kris Bowers
Do Not Split, Anders Hammer and Charlotte Cook
Hunger Ward, Skye Fitzgerald and Michael Scheuerman
A Love Song for Latasha, Sophia Nahli Allison and Janice Duncan

Animated Feature Film

Onward, Dan Scanlon and Kori Rae
Over the Moon, Glen Keane, Gennie Rim, and Peilin Chou
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon, Richard Phelan, Will Becher, and Paul Kewley
WINNER: Soul, Pete Docter and Dana Murray
Wolfwalkers, Tomm Moore, Ross Stewart, Paul Young, and Stéphan Roelants

Animated Short Film

Burrow, Madeline Sharafian and Michael Capbarat
Genius Loci, Adrien Mérigeau and Amaury Ovise
WINNER: If Anything Happens I Love You, Will McCormack and Michael Govier
Opera, Erick Oh
Yes-People, Gísli Darri Halldórsson and Arnar Gunnarsson

Live-Action Short Film

Feeling Through, Doug Roland and Susan Ruzenski
The Letter Room, Elvira Lind and Sofia Sondervan
The Present, Farah Nabulsi
WINNER: Two Distant Strangers, Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
White Eye, Tomer Shushan and Shira Hochman

International Feature Film

WINNER: Another Round, Denmark
Better Days, Hong Kong
Collective, Romania
The Man Who Sold His Skin, Tunisia
Quo Vadis, Aida?, Bosnia and Herzegovina


Judas and the Black Messiah, Sean Bobbitt
WINNER: Mank, Erik Messerschmidt
News of the World, Dariusz Wolski
Nomadland, Joshua James Richards
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Phedon Papamichael

Film Editing

The Father, Yorgos Lamprinos
Nomadland, Chloé Zhao
Promising Young Woman, Frédéric Thoraval
WINNER: Sound of Metal, Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
The Trial of the Chicago 7, Alan Baumgarten

Production Design

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

News of the World

Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma, Marese Langan, Laura Allen, and Claudia Stolze
Hillbilly Elegy, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Matthew Mungle, and Patricia Dehaney
WINNER: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal, and Jamika Wilson
Mank, Gigi Williams, Kimberley Spiteri, and Colleen LaBaff
Pinocchio, Mark Coulier, Dalia Colli, and Francesco Pegoretti

Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera.
Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera. (Credit: Getty Images.)


Greyhound, Warren Shaw
Mank, Ren Klyce
News of the World
WINNER: Sound of Metal

Visual Effects

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
The One and Only Ivan

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