Mandatory Credit: Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP/REX/Shutterstock (9139071a) An Oscar statue appears outside the Dolby Theatre for the 87th Academy Awards in Los Angeles. The largest black audience for the Academy Awards over the last dozen years came in 2005, when Chris Rock was host and Jamie Foxx and Morgan Freeman won the top male acting awards. Rock will be back as host this year, but it's an open question how many African American viewers will be tuning in. A lack of diversity in Oscar nominations have led to stars like Spike Lee and Jada Pinkett Smith calling for a boycott of the Academy Awards, scheduled for Feb. 28 TV Oscars-Diversity, Los Angeles, USA

Daniel Kaluuya, Chloé Zhao, others win historic Oscars 2021

Actors of colour could sweep all four major acting awards, with the late “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” star Chadwick Boseman — already a posthumous Golden Globe and SAG Awards winner for his heartbreaking role — all but expected to grab the gold over Best Actor nominees Anthony Hopkins (“The Father”), Riz Ahmed (“Sound of Metal”), Steven Yeun (“Minari”) and Gary Oldman (“Mank”).

Chloé Zhao is first Asian-American woman to win Best Director Oscar

“Nomadland” filmmaker Chloé Zhao won the Oscar for Best Director, the first Asian-American woman to do so. (She and “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell also were the first two women to be nominated in the category in the same year.)

Zhao recalled a game she played with her father while growing up in China involving classic texts and poems. One phrase has stuck with her: ““People at birth are entirely good,” she said in her acceptance speech. “Even though sometimes it might seem like the opposite is true, but I have always found goodness in the people I’ve met everywhere I went in the world. So this is for anyone who has the faith and courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves and to hold onto the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that.”

Chloé Zhao is first Asian-American woman to win Best Director Oscar

“Judas and the Black Messiah” star Daniel Kaluuya won the Oscar for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. “I’m so happy to be alive, so let’s celebrate that tonight,” he said in his remarks. “Let’s celebrate life, man. We’re breathing, we’re walking; it’s incredible,” cheekily adding a nod to his birth, “My mum, my dad, they had sex,” to a mortified reaction from his family in the audience.

Meanwhile, Boseman’s “Ma Rainey” co-star, SAG Award winner Viola Davis, is a front-runner for the other biggie — the Best Actress statue — alongside Andra Day (who won the Golden Globe for her role in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”), Vanessa Kirby (“Pieces of a Woman”), Frances McDormand (“Nomadland”) and Carey Mulligan (“Promising Young Woman”).

And “Minari” star Yuh-Jung Youn took home the statue for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, accepting it from Brad Pitt. “I’d like to thank my two boys, who make me go out and work,” she joked in her remarks. “This is the result because mommy works so hard.”

Regina King kicked off the festivities at the Dolby Theatre, in front of a tiered, socially distanced, star-filled crowd. In her remarks, she led off with a reflection on the conviction of Derek Chauvin, who was found guilty last week on all charges in the 2020 killing of George Floyd.

“I’m gonna be honest: If things had gone differently in Minneapolis, I might have traded in my heels for marching boots,” she said, adding that the killing hit home for her. “As a mother of a black son, I know the fear that so many live with — and no amount of fame and fortune changes that.”

The 93rd annual Academy Awards, originally scheduled for Feb. 28, were postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The show is broadcasting from the Dolby Theatre and Union Station in downtown Los Angeles at 8 p.m. Sunday on ABC.

Full list of winners and nominees below:

Best Picture

“Nomadland” — Winner

“The Father”

“Judas and the Black Messiah”



“Promising Young Woman”

“Sound of Metal”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Best Director

Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland” — Winner

Thomas Vinterberg, “Another Round”

David Fincher, “Mank”

Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”

Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman”

Actress in a Leading Role

Frances McDormand, “Nomadland” — Winner

Viola Davis, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Andra Day, “The United States vs. Billie Holiday”

Vanessa Kirby, “Pieces of a Woman”

Carey Mulligan, “Promising Young Woman”

Actor in a Leading Role

Anthony Hopkins, “The Father” — Winner

Riz Ahmed, “Sound of Metal”

Chadwick Boseman, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

Gary Oldman, “Mank”

Steven Yeun, “Minari”

Actress in a Supporting Role

Yuh-jung Youn, “Minari” — Winner

Maria Bakalova, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Glenn Close, “Hillbilly Elegy”

Olivia Colman, “The Father”

Amanda Seyfried, “Mank”

Actor in a Supporting Role

Daniel Kaluuya, “Judas and the Black Messiah” — Winner

Sacha Baron Cohen, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Leslie Odom Jr., “One Night in Miami…”

Paul Raci, “Sound of Metal”

LaKeith Stanfield, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Original Song

“Fight For You” from “Judas and the Black Messiah” — Winner

“Hear My Voice” from “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

“Husavik” from “Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga”

“lo Sì (Seen)” from “The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)”

“Speak Now” from “One Night in Miami…”

Animated Feature Film

“Soul” — Winner


“Over the Moon”

“A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon”


Makeup and Hairstyling

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — Winner


“Hillbilly Elegy”



Visual Effects

“Tenet” — Winner

“Love and Monsters”

“The Midnight Sky”


“The One and Only Ivan”


“Mank” — Winner

“Judas and the Black Messiah”

“News of the World”


“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Film Editing

“Sound of Metal” — Winner

“The Father”


“Promising Young Woman”

“The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Production Design

“Mank” — Winner

“The Father”

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”

“News of the World”



“Sound of Metal” — Winner



“News of the World”


International Feature Film

Denmark, “Another Round” — Winner

Hong Kong, “Better Days”

Romania, “Collective”

Tunisia, “The Man Who Sold His Skin”

Bosnia and Herzegovina, “Quo Vadis, Aida?”

Documentary Short Subject

“Colette” — Winner

“A Concerto Is a Conversation”

“Do Not Split”

“Hunger Ward”

“A Love Song for Latasha”

Documentary Feature

“My Octopus Teacher” — Winner


“Crip Camp”

“The Mole Agent”


Live Action Short Film

“Two Distant Strangers” — Winner

“Feeling Through”

“The Letter Room”

“The Present”

“White Eye”

Animated Short Film

“If Anything Happens I Love You” — Winner


“Genius Loci”



Original Screenplay

Emerald Fennell, “Promising Young Woman” — Winner

Screenplay by Will Berson and Shaka King; story by Will Berson, Shaka King, Kenny Lucas and Keith Lucas, “Judas and the Black Messiah”

Lee Isaac Chung, “Minari”

Screenplay by Darius Marder and Abraham Marder; story by Darius Marder and Derek Cianfrance, “Sound of Metal”

Aaron Sorkin, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”

Adapted Screenplay

Christopher Hampton and Florian Zeller, “The Father” — Winner

Screenplay by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer, Peter Baynham, Erica Rivinoja, Dan Mazer, Jena Friedman and Lee Kern; story by Sacha Baron Cohen, Anthony Hines, Dan Swimer and Nina Pedrad, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”

Chloé Zhao, “Nomadland”

Kemp Powers, “One Night in Miami…”

Ramin Bahrani, “The White Tiger”

Original Score

“Soul” — Winner

“Da 5 Bloods”



“News of the World”

Costume Design

“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” — Winner





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