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93rd annual Oscars: Late Chadwick Boseman loses ‘Best Actor’ trophy to Anthony Hopkins



The 93rd annual Academy Awards made history before the first award was even handed out.

After years of criticism for a lack of diversity, this year’s slate of nominees contained some notable firsts. It was the first time an all-Black producing team was nominated for best picture, the first time two actors of Asian descent received a nod for best actor and the first year that two women were nominated for best director. When the winners were revealed, it reflected this spirit of inclusion.

The biggest upset of the night was Anthony Hopkins winning the best actor trophy over the late Chadwick Boseman. Boseman posthumously took home the best acting awards at the Critics Choice, Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild awards this year.

Chloe Zhao took home the best directing trophy, becoming the second woman to claim the title. Her film, “Nomadland,” also snagged the top prize of the night, best picture.

However, in a strange balk of tradition, the award was not presented last. Instead it was handed out before the best actress and best actor awards. It is unclear why the Academy made this change.

Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, two-thirds of the hairstyling and makeup team behind “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” also made history on Sunday. The pair are the first Black women to receive a nomination for best makeup and hairstyling and, now, the first to win.

“Soul,” which took home the best animated feature award, is also Pixar’s first film to feature a Black character in the lead.

The ceremony itself was a much more intimate experience for attendees and the audience at home. Due to travel restrictions and a need for greater social distancing because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, this year’s show was spread out across several locations.

Union Station was used as the main set piece for the show, with attendees rotating in and out of the ceremony in order to limit the number of people gathered at one time.

Here is the full list of the winners of the 93rd Academy Awards.

Best Picture

Winner: Nomadland

Best Actress

Winner: Frances McDormand – Nomadland

Best Actor

Winner: Anthony Hopkins – The Father

Best Supporting Actress

Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari

Best Supporting Actor

Winner: Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Director

Winner: Nomadland – Chloe Zhao

Best Original Screenplay

Winner: Promising Young Woman – Emerald Fennell

Best Adapted Screenplay

Winner: The Father – Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

Best Animated Feature

Winner: Soul

Best Documentary feature

Winner: My Octopus Teacher – Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed and Craig Foster

Best International Feature

Winner: Another Round (Denmark)

Best Original Song

Winner: Fight For You – Judas and the Black Messiah (H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas)

Best Original Score

Winner: Soul – Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and Jon Batiste

Best Cinematography

Winner: Mank – Erik Messerschmidt

Best Visual Effects

Winner: Tenet – Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley and Scott Fisher

Best Film Editing

Winner: Sound of Metal – Mikkel EG Nielsen

Best Costume Design

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Ann Roth

Best Sound

Winner: Sound of Metal – Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés and Phillip Bladh

Best Production Design

Winner: Mank – Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale

Best Make-up and Hairstyling

Winner: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom – Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson

Best Live Action Short

Winner: Two Distant Strangers – Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe

Best Animated Short

Winner: If Anything Happens I Love You – Will McCormack and Michael Govier

Best Documentary Short

Winner: Colette – Anthony Giacchino and Alice Doyard

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