Oscar Award Winners of 2021

Oscar Award 2021
The 93rd Academy Awards better known as the Oscar award presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), is the most prestigious and most coveted award in the field of entertainment around the world.

This year's Academy Award function was held on April 25, 2021, for the best films of 2020 and 2021. Although the nominations were announced on March 15, 2021, the event itself has held two months afterward than originally planned.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic,

  • No official winners of the Academy Honorary Award.
  • the awards were presented virtually and in person at Union Station and the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California for the first time in history since its inception.
  • Second Oscar Award function (first being the 6th Academy Awards) where films from two different years were considered for the single ceremony.
  • Governors Award ceremony was canceled and consolidated to the Oscar Ceremony.
  • An all-time low television viewership (approx. 9.85 million viewers).

Oscar 2021: Complete List of Winners

  • Best Picture – Nomadland
  • Best Actor – Anthony Hopkins (The Father).
  • Best Actress –F rances McDormand (Nomadland).
  • Best Director – Chloé Zhao (Nomadland).
  • Best Animated Feature Film – Soul.
  • Best International Feature Film – Another Round (Denmark).
  • Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah).
  • Best Supporting Actress – Yuh-Jung Youn (Minari).
  • Best Music (Original Song) – Fight For You.
    • - Judas and the Black Messiah.
    • Music – H.E.R. & Dernst Emile II.
    • Lyrics – H.E.R. & Tiara Thomas.
  • Best Music (Original Score) – Soul.
  • Best Sound – Sound Of Metal.
  • Best Writing (Original Screenplay) – Promising Young Woman (Written by Emerald Fennell).
  • Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) – The Father (Screenplay by Christopher Hampton & Florian Zeller).
  • Best Cinematography – Mank (Erik Messerschmidt).
  • Best Visual Effects – Tenet (Andrew Jackson, David Lee, Andrew Lockley & Scott Fisher).
  • Best Costume Design – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Ann Roth).
  • Best Makeup & Hairstyling – Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Sergio Lopez-Rivera, Mia Neal & Jamika Wilson).
  • Best Film Editing – Sound of Metal (Mikkel E. G. Nielsen).
  • Best Production Design – Mank.
  • Best Documentary (Feature) – My Octopus Teacher (Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed & Craig Foster).
  • Best Documentary (Short Subject) – Colette (Anthony Giacchino & Alice Doyard).
  • Best Short Film (Animated) – If Anything Happens I Love You (Will McCormack & Michael Govier).
  • Best Short Film (Live Action) – Two Distant Strangers (Travon Free & Martin Desmond Roe).
  • Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award –Tyler Perry.


  • Oldest Best Actor to win an Oscar Award – Anthony Hopkins (83 years old; The Father).
  • First woman of color to win Best Director Oscar – Chloé Zhao (Film: "Nomadland"; Chinese origin).

India's Official Entry for Oscar 2020 & 2021 

  • Best International Feature Film (2020) – Jallikattu (Director: Lijo Jose Pellissery).


  • Short Film (2021) –  Koozhangal / Pebbles (Tamil; Director: P.S. Vinothraj).
  • Best Adapted Screenplay – The White Tiger (Writer-Director: Ramin Bahrani)
  • Best Live Action Short Film  Shameless (15 min long comedy thriller).
  • Best Picture – Soorarai Pottru.
  • Best Actor – Suriya (Soorarai Pottru).
  • Best Actress – Aparna Balamurali (Soorarai Pottru).
  • Best Director – Sudha Kongara (Soorarai Pottru).
  • Best Original Score –  Soorarai Pottru.

The above list of winners for the Oscar 2021 will be very useful for various competitive examinations like KAS, UPSC-prelims, PSC, SSC, NDA, CDS Railways, Other State Service exams, etc.


    • Soorarai Pottru – based on Simply Fly, the biography of Captain GR Gopinath, founder of Air Deccan.

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