The 93rd Oscars was an evening full of surprises as Chadwick Boseman was snubbed with Anthony Hopkins winning Best Actor award. In the ‘In Memoriuam’ section, Irrfan Khan was honoured along with many actors who the film fraternity lost in 2020. Nomadland won the Best Picture award along with a few more nods by the Academy jury. Here’s all that happened at the 93rd Academy Awards.

Unlike any other Oscars Ever

The 93rd Academy Awards was unlike any Oscars award ceremony as it had no host, no live audience, no performances. Moreover, it had the most number of diverse nominees ever in the Academy Awards history. Further, the ceremony took place at Union Station, skipping the tradition of being conducted at the LA’s Dolby Theatre.

Mank, Nomadland, Chloe Zhao gets Academy nod

David Fincher’s Mank, which was a tribute to one of the greatest Hollywood films – Citizen Kane won 2 awards from the 10 nominations. Chloe Zhao made history as she became the first woman of colour, and second woman ever, to receive the Best Director award for Nomadland. The film also won the Best Picture award and Frances McDormand, who played Fern in the film won the Best Actress.

Late actor Chadwick Boseman snubbed; Hopkins pulls upset

Chadwik Boseman, who lost his battle with cancer and died this year, was snubbed the Best Actor Award. Anthony Hopkins pulled an upset and won the award for his performance in Father. The reason why we are saying Boseman was snubbed is because Boseman has won several awards for his performance posthumously.

Tributes paid to Irrfan Khan, Sean Connery, Christopher Plummer

Fans of Hindi film industry were also given a moment to find some respite as late actor Irrfan Khan was paid tribute in the In Memoriam feature of the evening. Irrfan Khan was paid respects along with Chadwik Boseman, Bhanu Athaiya, Christopher Plummer, George Segal, Sean Connery, and many others.

Here’s a complete list of the winners of 93rd Academy Awards:

Best Picture

“Nomadland” – Winner

“The Trial of the Chicago 7″


“Promising Young Woman”


“The Father”

“Sound of Metal”

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

Best Actor

Anthony Hopkins – “The Father” – Winner

Chadwick Boseman – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Riz Ahmed – “Sound of Metal”

Gary Oldman – “Mank”

Steven Yeun – “Minari”

Best Actress

Frances McDormand – “Nomadland” – Winner

Carey Mulligan – “Promising Young Woman”

Vanessa Kirby – “Pieces of a Woman”

Viola Davis – “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Andra Day – “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Best Original Screenplay

“Promising Young Woman,” Emerald Fennell – Winner

“Judas and the Black Messiah,” Will Berson, Shaka King, Keith Lucas, Kenneth Lucas

“Minari,” Lee Isaac Chung

“Sound of Metal,” Abraham Marder, Darius Marder, Derek Cianfrance

“The Trial of the Chicago 7,” Aaron Sorkin

Best Adapted Screenplay

“The Father,” Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller – Winner

“Borat Subsequent Moviefilm,” -Peter Baynham, Sacha Baron Cohen, Jena Friedman, Anthony Hines, Lee Kern, Dan Mazer, Nina Pedrad, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Swimer

“Nomadland,” Chloé Zhao

“One Night in Miami,” Kemp Powers

“The White Tiger,” Ramin Bahrani

Best International Feature Film

“Another Round” (Denmark) – Winner

“Better Days” (Hong Kong)

“Collective” (Romania)

“The Man Who Sold His Skin” (Tunisia)

“Quo Vadis, Aida?” (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

Best Supporting Actor

Daniel Kaluuya (“Judas and the Black Messiah”) – Winner

Sacha Baron Cohen (“The Trial of the Chicago 7”)

Leslie Odom, Jr. (“One Night in Miami”)

Paul Raci (“Sound of Metal”)

LaKeith Stanfield (“Judas and the Black Messiah”)

Best Director

Chloe Zhao (“Nomadland”) – Winner

David Fincher (“Mank”)

Emerald Fennell (“Promising Young Woman”)

Lee Isaac Chung (“Minari”)

Thomas Vinterberg (“Another Round”)

Best Supporting Actress

Youn Yuh-jung – “Minari” – Winner

Olivia Colman – “The Father”

Amanda Seyfried – “Mank”

Glenn Close – “Hillbilly Elegy”

Maria Bakalova – “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Best Animated Feature Film

“Soul” – Winner


“Over the Moon”

“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”


Best Documentary Film

“My Octopus Teacher” – Winner


“Crip Camp”

“The Mole Agent”


Best Cinematography

“Mank” – Erik Messerschmidt – Winner

“Judas and the Black Messiah” – Sean Bobbitt

“News of the World” – Dariusz Wolski

“Nomadland” – Joshua James Richards

“The Trial of the Chicago 7” – Phedon Papamichael

Best Visual Effects

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

“Love and Monsters” – Matt Sloan, Genevieve Camilleri, Matt Everitt and Brian Cox

“The Midnight Sky” – Matthew Kasmir, Christopher Lawrence, Max Solomon and David Watkins

“Mulan” – Sean Faden, Anders Langlands, Seth Maury and Steve Ingram

“The One and Only Ivan” – Nick Davis, Greg Fisher, Ben Jones and Santiago Colomo Martinez