BEST PICTURE: Nomadland (Frances McDormand, Peter Spears, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey and Chloé Zhao, producers) BEST DIRECTOR: Chloé Zhao for Nomadland
BEST ACTOR: Anthony Hopkins in The Father BEST ACTRESS: Frances McDormand in Nomadland BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Daniel Kaluuya in Judas and the Black Messiah BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Youn Yuh-jung in Minari
ANIMATED FEATURE: Soul (Pete Docter and Dana Murray, directors) DOCUMENTARY FEATURE: My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Erlich, James Reed and Craig Foster, directors) INTERNATIONAL FEATURE: Druk (Another Round) [Denmark] (Thomas Vinterberg, director)
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Promising Young Woman - screenplay by Emerald Fennell BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: The Father - screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller (based on the play "The Father" by Florian Zeller)
BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: Erik Messerschmidt for Mank BEST FILM EDITING: Mikkel E.G. Nielsen for Sound of Metal
BEST ORIGINAL SCORE: Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste for Soul BEST ORIGINAL SONG: "Fight for You" from Judas and the Black Messiah (music and lyrics by H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas)
BEST MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING: Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN: Donald Graham Burt (production design) and Jan Pascale (set decoration) for Mank BEST COSTUME DESIGN: Ann Roth for Ma Rainey's Black Bottom BEST SOUND: Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michellee Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Philip Bladh for Sound of Metal BEST VISUAL EFFECTS: Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher for Tenet
BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT: Colette (Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard, directors) BEST ANIMATED SHORT: If Anything Happens I Love You (Will McCormack and Michael Govier, directors) BEST LIVE-ACTION SHORT: Two Distant Strangers (Trayvon Free and Martin Desmond Roe, directors)
ACADEMY HONORARY AWARDS (GOVERNOR'S AWARDS): none [the Governors Award ceremony was cancelled this year] JEAN HERSHOLT HUMANITARIAN AWARD: The Motion Picture and Television Fund (CEO Bob Beitcher accepted on the Fund's behalf) and Tyler Perry
Nomadland - 3 The Father - 2 Judas and the Black Messiah - 2 Ma Rainey's Black Bottom - 2 Mank - 2 Soul - 2 Sound of Metal - 2
I liked the presentation this year. Except for the song trivia spot which was just a set up for the Glenn Close punchline, they moved everything along quickly. The seated table decor was very nice. Having Questlove as a house DJ made for fun bumper music.
The shuffling of awards was weird, and made weirder when the last Oscar winner wasn't present, even in a satellite theater. Best Director was named within the first 90 minutes. Best Picture wasn't even the final award. If the idea was to cap the show with a bittersweet crowning of Boseman, you better be sure that guy's gonna win.
If this arrangement had been made last year, the show would have ended with Phoenix's serious monologue instead of the rapture for Parasite. Imagine having an Oscar ceremony that still has awards to hand out after the La La Land/Moonlight fiasco. Best Picture is the simple answer to what ends the show. Even if the "wrong" movie wins, someone is there to give a little speech. It's too big an award for no one to show up.
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