Whoa,What a night.
With the end of the 93rd Academy Awards, the awards season is finally over.
It got off to a good start, with Regina King, producer of "One Night in Miami," strutting regally into the theater to kick off the show and speaking out about the industry's struggle to recover from the pandemic, as well as this country's struggle with the deaths of innocent civilians — many of them Black — at the hands of police.
The show ended with a surprise winner for best actor, Sir Anthony Hopkins, who beat out favorites Chadwick Boseman and Riz Ahmed.
It took 93 years for the Academy to award a best director award to an Asian woman. Just five women, all of whom were White, had ever been nominated, and only one had won — Kathryn Bigelow for "The Hurt Locker" in 2010.
Yuh-jung Youn of "Minari" became the first Korean actress to win for best supporting role, while Chloé Zhao of "Nomadland," a critically acclaimed film about a woman in her 60s traveling through the American West as a van-dwelling nomad, won best director.
Oscar winners 2021:
Best Picture: "Nomadland"
Best Director: Chloe Zhao, "Nomadland"
Best Actress: Frances McDormand, "Nomadland" Best Actor: Anthony Hopkins, "The Father"
Best Supporting Actor: Daniel Kaluuya, "Judas and the Black Messiah"
Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-jung Youn, "Minari"
Animated Feature Film: "Soul"
Best Documentary Feature: "My Octopus Teacher"
Best Original Screenplay: Emerald Fennell for "Promising Young Woman"
Best Adapted Screenplay: Florian Zeller and Christopher Hampton for "The Father"
Best International Feature Film: "Another Round," Denmark
Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom"
Best Makeup and Hairstyling: "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom," Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera
Achievement in Sound: "Sound of Metal," Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortes, Phillip Bladh
Live Action Short Film: "Two Distant Strangers," Travon Free and Martin Desmond Roe
Animated Short Film: "If Anything Happens I Love You"
Best Documentary Short: "Colette"
Special Effects: "Tenet"
Production Design: "Mank"
Film Editing: "Sound of Metal"
Original Score: "Soul"
Best Song: "Fight For You" from "Judas and the Black Messiah"