The Oscars Recap

The Oscars occurred on April 25, 2021. In case you missed it, here is a recap of what went down.


Martin Vorel

The Oscars has been around for 93 years. This is the award presented to winners of each category.

By Ashley Wandling, Staff Writer

The Oscars is an award show used to recognize actors, actresses, film directors, films, design, and everything that makes film-making possible. This year’s 2021 Oscars did not go as planned, but there were loads of good moments to remember.

Big Moments, Good and Bad, at the Oscars:

  1. Chloe Zhao was the second woman and first person of color to win Best Director for her film Nomadland. She also won Best Picture for the same film.
  2. There was confusion at the end of the Oscars when Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor over Chadwick Boseman. However, Hopkins was not present to receive his award. This led to an unsatisfying ending to the Oscars, where Questlove gave a final speech and the award show ended.
  3. Glenn Close danced to “Da Butt” song during Lil Rel Howery’s skit. This got tons of positive social media recognition.
  4. Youn Yuh-Jung won Best Actress in a Supporting Role, becoming the first Korean actress to win an Oscar. This was also her first Oscar award.


Best Picture- Nomadland

Best Director- Chloe Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor in a Leading Role- Anthony Hopkins, The Father

Best Actress in a Leading Role- Frances McDormand Nomadland

Best Actress in a Supporting Role- Youn Yuh-Jung, Minari

Best Original Song- Fight For you, Judas and the Black Messiah

Best Original Score- Soul

Best Film Editing- Sound of Metal

Best Cinematography- Mank

Best Production Design- Mank

Best Visual Effects- Tenet

Best Documentary- 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 Costume Design- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best Makeup and Hairstyling- Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Best International Feature Film- Another Round

Best Adapted Screenplay- The Father

Best Original Screenplay- Promising Young Woman