The 2021 Oscars Recap: Winners, Best Dressed and Other Highlights

The 93rd annual Academy  Awards show was last night, and it had plenty of stand out moments. Each year, the Oscars is the moment every film buff and fashion enthusiast waits for, and the show did not disappoint. 

As everyone wore their best, cozy robe, rooted for their favorites, and watched around the TV, this year’s Oscars proved to be both historical and memorable!

Lights, Camera, FASHION!

The night kicked off with the red carpet event in Union Station in Los Angeles. The nominees dazzled in designer glamour, which provided a bit of normalcy since the pandemic. Here were some of our favorite looks! 

Regina King- Making a grand entrance was Regina Kina in custom, tiffany-blue Louis Vuitton gown. The gown fit King like a glove, and her short blunt cut was the perfect hair. The gown’s extravagant shoulders ensured all eyes would be on King.

Carey Mulligan- The “Promising Young Woman” actress stunned in a gold Haute Couture Valentino gown. The gold dress was a perfect shoutout to the gold Oscar trophy she was nominated for. The gown featured a cutout under the bust, adding an edge to the look. Her simple hair and makeup really let the dress do all the talking!

Halle Berry- Hollywood royalty Halle Berry looked amazing as always, in a radiant fuchsia Dolce & Gabbana gown. The dressed flowed beautifully as the actress moved down the carpet. Berry debuted an avant-bob hair cut along with it, that only she could pull off.

Zendaya- The belle of the ball was none other than Zendaya. The actress looked like ethereal in a radiant marigold Valentino Haute Couture gown. The inspiration behind this look was Cher’s iconic yellow Bob Mackie dress.

Big Winners!

The Academy awards ceremony featured many major moments.

Writer and director Emerald Fennell took home the Oscar for best original screenplay for her movie “Promising Young Woman.” Additionally, Daniel Kaluuya won the best supporting actor category for “Judas and the Black Messiah.”  Kaluuya’s co-star LaKeith Stanfield was also nominated in this category.

“Thank you God. Thank you God,” Kaluuya said while accepting the award.

An Oscars-first moment happened when “Minari” star Youn Yuh-jung won Best Supporting Actress. She is the first Korean actress to win in this category.

“Me being here by myself I cannot believe I’m here … let me pull myself together,” she said. “Thank you to the Academy.” 

Ceremony Highlights

This year, the Oscars went beyond just handing out film awards.

Actor Bryan Cranston applauded the  70 vaccinated frontline workers at the Dolby Theatre. He presented the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to CEO Bob Beitcher. 

Writer and director Tyler Perry also received the awards for his commitment to social justice issues, and dedication to creating a safe work environment. 

“When I set out to help someone, it is my intention to do just that ,” he said. “I am not trying to do anything other than meet somebody at their humanity.”

The Oscars then presented a tribute to the talent who have passed over the year. This included the late Chadwick Boseman, Christopher Plummer and Jerry Stiller to name a few.

“Nomadland’s” Night

Without a doubt, the nights major winner was “Nomadland.”

In another historical Academy awards moment, Chloe Zhao won Best Director category for “Nomadland,” making her the first Asian woman to win. She is only the second woman to win this award in 93 years.

“I’m extremely fortunate to be able to do what I love for a living,” Zhao said. “If this win helps more people like me get to live their dreams, I’m so grateful for this.”

The “Nomadland” awards don’t stop there! Frances McDormand took home her fourth Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in the film.

Finally, the ceremony closed with an astounding moment for Zhao, “Nomadland” winning Best Picture.

After dominating the night, there’s no telling what’s ins tore for Zhao.

Truly, a great night for film.  Until next awards season!

Check Out the Full List of Winners:

  • 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”
  • Animated Feature Film: “Soul”
  • Best Supporting Actress: Yuh-Jung Youn, “Minari”
  • 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
  • Achievement in Sound: “Sound of Metal,” Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortes, Phillip Bladh
  • Best Makeup and Hairstyling: “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera
  • Best Costume Design: Ann Roth, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”
  • 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”
  • Cinematography: “Mank”
  • Film Editing: “Sound of Metal”
  • Original Score: “Soul”
  • Best Song: “Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah”

What are your thoughts on this years Academy Awards? Drop a comment below and let us know!

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