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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.
Winner: Frances McDormand – Nomadland
Winner: Anthony Hopkins – The Father
Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Yuh-Jung Youn – Minari
Best Supporting Actor
Winner: Daniel Kaluuya – Judas and the Black Messiah
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
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
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
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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