The Academy Awards looked different this year: The red carpet was hemmed, and the after-parties were cut.
The ceremony was held almost two months later than usual, at an in-person event split between the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. It was an unusual setup in an unusual year, where many of the films were released while movie theaters were largely closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Nevertheless, this ceremony made some history. Chloé Zhao won the best director for “Nomadland,” becoming the first woman of color to win the award, and the second woman ever to win. (Kathryn Bigelow was the first, for “The Hurt Locker.”) Yuh-Jung Youn became the first Korean actress to win an acting Oscar, for her supporting role in “Minari.”
Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor award for his portrayal of Fred Hampton in “Judas and the Black Messiah.” Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) won a third best-actress Oscar, and Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”) won for best actor over the late Chadwick Boseman, who had been heavily favored. “Nomadland” won best picture.
See below for a full list of winners.
Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah”
Erik Messerschmidt, “Mank”
“Sound of Metal”
Makeup and Hairstyling
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
“If Anything Happens I Love You”
“Two Distant Strangers”