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Oscar® nominee Chloe Zhao and Charlene Swankie arrive on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

Los Angeles, CA — With challenges slowly subsiding from 2020, the 2021 Oscars adapted to honor well-deserved successes from talents all over the globe. The particular ceremony has been delayed for two months, and the broadcast this year was without a host. The 93rd Oscars had two in-person locations: the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles, even some overseas nominees participating from London and Paris.

Since the pandemic has generated such unprecedented circumstances, only 338 films were released last year, compared with 987 in 2019. Even though The Ball Out’s coverage this year was virtual, the experience was incomparable to any previous Oscars. This year we arrived at the Oscars virtual red carpet via Zoom, witnessing the show with exclusive access, including all backstage interviews with each award winner. Notable takeaways from this year’s show included women and people of color shining brightly, representing roles all across the board.

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Halle Berry on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

For instance, Chloe Zhao became the first Chinese woman and the first woman of color to be awarded Best Director for her work on “Nomadland,” which also took Best Picture. In the top 185 films released, the report finds that people of color made up 39.7% of leading roles, a marked improvement from 2014, when UCLA launched the study when people of color represented just 10.5%. Women had 47.8% of film leads, as opposed to 25.6% in 2011.

Tonight’s show was culturally significant, making strides to eliminate recognizing only the divide between race and gender, instead by glorifying the talent that shines from human beings alone.

Here are the results for the 93rd Oscars:

ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

ANTHONY HOPKINS

The Father

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

 

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Oscar® nominee Daniel Kaluuya on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

WINNER

DANIEL KALUUYA

Judas and the Black Messiah

ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE

WINNER

FRANCES MCDORMAND

Nomadland

ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE

WINNER

YUH-JUNG YOUN

Minari

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM

WINNER

SOUL

Pete Docter and Dana Murray

CINEMATOGRAPHY

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Oscar® nominee Erik Messerschmidt arrives on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

WINNER

MANK

Erik Messerschmidt

COSTUME DESIGN

WINNER

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Ann Roth

DIRECTING

WINNER

NOMADLAND

Chloé Zhao

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)

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THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC/AMPAS)
JAMES REED, PIPPA EHRLICH

WINNER

MY OCTOPUS TEACHER

Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)

WINNER

COLETTE

Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard

FILM EDITING

WINNER

SOUND OF METAL

Mikkel E. G. Nielsen

INTERNATIONAL FEATURE FILM

WINNER

ANOTHER ROUND

Denmark

MAKEUP AND HAIRSTYLING

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THE OSCARS® – The 93rd Oscars will be held on Sunday, April 25, 2021, at Union Station Los Angeles and the Dolby® Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and international locations via satellite. “The Oscars” will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT and in more than 200 territories worldwide. (ABC/AMPAS)
JAMIKA WILSON, SERGIO LOPEZ-RIVERA, MIA NEAL

WINNER

MA RAINEY’S BLACK BOTTOM

Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)

WINNER

SOUL

Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)

WINNER

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

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Oscar® nominees H.E.R. arrives on the red carpet of The 93rd Oscars® at Union Station in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday, April 25, 2021.

BEST PICTURE

WINNER

NOMADLAND

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

PRODUCTION DESIGN

WINNER

MANK

Production Design: Donald Graham Burt; Set Decoration: Jan Pascale

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)

WINNER

IF ANYTHING HAPPENS I LOVE YOU

Will McCormack and Michael Govier

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)

WINNER

TWO DISTANT STRANGERS

Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

SOUND

WINNER

SOUND OF METAL

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

VISUAL EFFECTS

WINNER

TENET

Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

THE FATHER

Screenplay by Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)

WINNER

PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN

Written by Emerald Fennell

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