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Oscars 2021 winners list in full

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What a night – Chloé Zhao became the first woman of color to win Best Director, Glenn Close did "Da Butt", and Questlove wore crocs. The competition was tough, and lots of the categories were too close to call, but this was undoubtedly Zhao's night. As well as winning Best Director, her movie Nomadland won Best Picture and leading lady Frances McDormand won Best Actress, too.

It was a good night for The Father, Judas and the Black Messiah, and Minari as well, with Anthony Hopkins, Daniel Kaluuya, and Youn Yuh-Jung all winning this year's other acting awards. Promising Young Woman, Sound of Metal, and Mank also came out on top with recognition for writing, sound, and cinematography, while Ma Rainey's Black Bottom cleaned up in the costumes and makeup categories. 

Meanwhile, in the world of animation, Pixar picked up another Academy Award thanks to Soul taking home Best Animated Feature. And that's just the start of it – scroll down to read the full list of the Oscars 2021 winners.

Best Picture

  • The Father 
  • Judas and the Black Messiah 
  • Mank 
  • Minari 
  • Nomadland – WINNER
  • Promising Young Woman 
  • Sound of Metal 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Director

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

Best Actress

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

Best Actor

  • Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal 
  • Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 
  • Anthony Hopkins, The Father – WINNER
  • Gary Oldman, Mank 
  • Steven Yeun, Minari

Best Supporting Actress

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

Best Supporting Actor

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

Best Cinematography

  • Judas and the Black Messiah 
  • Mank – WINNER
  • News of the World 
  • Nomadland 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Film Editing

  • The Father 
  • Nomadland 
  • Promising Young Woman 
  • Sound of Metal – WINNER
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Original Song

  • Fight for You, Judas and the Black Messiah – WINNER
  • Hear My Voice, The Trial of the Chicago 7 
  • Husavik, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga 
  • Io Si, The Life Ahead 
  • Speak Now, One Night in Miami

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Onward 
  • Over the Moon 
  • A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon 
  • Soul – WINNER
  • Wolfwalkers

International Feature Film

  • Another Round – WINNER 
  • Better Days 
  • Collective 
  • The Man Who Sold His Skin 
  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

Adapted Screenplay

  • Borat 2 
  • The Father – WINNER
  • Nomadland 
  • One Night in Miami... 
  • The White Tiger

Best Original Screenplay

  • Judas and the Black Messiah 
  • Minari 
  • Promising Young Woman – WINNER
  • Sound of Metal 
  • The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Documentary Feature

  • Collective 
  • Crip Camp 
  • The Mole Agent 
  • My Octopus Teacher – WINNER
  • Time

Makeup and Hairstyling

  • Emma 
  • Hillbilly Elegy 
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – WINNER
  • Mank 
  • Pinocchio

Best Achievement in Sound

  • Greyhound 
  • Mank 
  • News of the World 
  • Soul 
  • Sound of Metal – WINNER

Best Visual Effects

  • Love and Monsters 
  • The Midnight Sky 
  • Mulan 
  • The One and Only Ivan 
  • Tenet – WINNER

Production Design

  • The Father 
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom 
  • Mank – WINNER
  • News of the World 
  • Tenet

Original Score

  • Da 5 Bloods 
  • Mank 
  • Minari 
  • News of the World 
  • Soul – WINNER

Costume design

  • Emma 
  • Ma Rainey's Black Bottom – WINNER
  • Mank 
  • Mulan 
  • Pinocchio

Best Documentary Short

  • Colette – WINNER
  • A Concerto is a Conversation 
  • Do Not Split 
  • A Love Song for Natasha 
  • Hunger Ward

Animated Short Film

  • Burrow 
  • Genius Loci 
  • If Anything Happens I Love You – WiNNER
  • Opera 
  • Yes-People

Best Live-Action Short Film

  • Feeling Through 
  • The Letter Room 
  • The Present 
  • Two Distant Strangers – WINNER
  • White Eye

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