Winners 2021

The winners of the 93rd Academy Awards were announced in Los Angeles on Oscar Sunday, 25 April 2021.

Best motion picture of the year

  • “Nomadland” Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, Producers

Achievement in directing

  • “Nomadland” Chloé Zhao

Performance by an actor in a leading role

  • Anthony Hopkins in “The Father”

Performance by an actress in a leading role

  • Frances McDormand in “Nomadland”

Performance by an actress in a supporting role

  • Yuh-Jung Youn in “Minari”

Best animated feature film of the year

  • “Soul” Pete Docter and Dana Murray

Achievement in cinematography

  • “Mank” Erik Messerschmidt

Achievement in costume design

  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Ann Roth

Best documentary feature

  • “My Octopus Teacher” Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster

Best documentary short subject

  • “Colette” Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard

Achievement in film editing

  • “Sound of Metal” Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

Best international feature film of the year

  • “Another Round” Denmark

Achievement in makeup and hairstyling

  • “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original score)

  • “Soul” Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Achievement in music written for motion pictures (Original song)

  • “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”. Music by H.E.R. and Dernst Emile II; Lyric by H.E.R. and Tiara Thomas

Achievement in production design

  • “Mank” Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

Best animated short film

  • “If Anything Happens I Love You” Will McCormack and Michael Govier

Best live action short film

  • “Two Distant Strangers” Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Achievement in sound

  • “Sound of Metal” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Achievement in visual effects

  • “Tenet” Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

Adapted screenplay

  • “The Father” Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

Original screenplay

  • “Promising Young Woman” Written by Emerald Fennell