The coronavirus pandemic has presented very difficult challenges for all of us, and that includes Hollywood, which has had to adapt with social distancing rules for safety throughout awards season this year.
The 2021 Oscars took over television screens as the best in film from the last year take home the industry's biggest prizes on April 25. The show was held at Los Angeles' iconic Union Station, with COVID-19 protocols in place including testing, temperature checks, masks during commercials and social distancing.
Chloé Zhao and her Nomadland were the biggest winners of the evening, with the 39-year-old taking home the Best Director prize, along with the film picking up Best Picture and Best Actress for Frances McDormand's performance.
Anthony Hopkins was named Best Actor for his work in The Father. It's his second Academy Award to date, having won the same prize for The Silence of the Lambs – a role that couldn't be more different – in 1992.
Daniel Kaluuya and Yuh-jung Youn were named Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress for their roles in Jesus and the Black Messiah and Minari, while Emerald Fennell's Promising Young Woman won the Best Original Screenplay award.
With no further ado, here are the winners:
Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Best Picture: Nomadland
Best Original Song: H.E.R., Dernst Emile II and Tiara Thomas, "Fight for You" (from Judas and the Black Messiah)
Best Film Editing:Sound of Metal
Best Cinematography: Mank
Best Production Design:Mank
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari
Best Visual Effects:Tenet
Best Documentary Feature: My Octopus Teacher
Best Documentary Short: Colette
Best Animated Feature Film: Soul
Best Animated Short Film:If Anything Happens I Love You
Best Live Action Short Film: Two Distant Strangers
Best Sound: Sound of Metal
Best Director: Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal and Jamika Wilson, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom
Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Daniel Kaluuya, Jesus and the Black Messiah
Best International Feature Film: Another Round
Best Original Screenplay:Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman
Best Adapted Screenplay:Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, The Father