Academy Awards 2021

The 93rd Academy Awards ceremony, presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), will honor the best films released between January 1, 2020, and February 28, 2021. It is scheduled to take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, on April 25, 2021, two months later than originally planned, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cinema. The nominations are scheduled to be announced on March 15, 2021.

DateApril 25, 2021
SiteUnion Station and Dolby Theatre
Los Angeles, California, US
Preshow hostsAriana DeBose
Lil Rel Howery
Produced byJesse Collins
Stacey Sher
Steven Soderbergh
Directed byGlenn Weiss
Best PictureNomadland
Most awardsNomadland (3)
Most nominationsMank (10)
TV in the United States
Duration3 hours, 19 minutes

Winners and Nominations


Winners List:

Best Picture

Best Director
Chloé Zhao, Nomadland

Best Actor In A Leading Role
Anthony Hopkins (The Father)

Best Actress In A Leading Role
Frances McDormand (Nomadland)

Best Supporting Actor
Daniel Kaluuya (Judas and the Black Messiah)

Best Supporting Actress
Youn Yuh-jung (Minari)

Best Costume Design
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Ann Roth

Best Original Score
Soul, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, Jon Batiste

Best Original Song
‘Fight For You’ from Judas and the Black Messiah (H.E.R., Dernst Emile II, and Tiara Thomas)

Best Animated Short Film
If Anything Happens I Love You

Best Live Action Short Film
Two Distant Strangers

Best Sound
Sound of Metal, Phillip Bladh, Nicolas Becker, Jaime Baksht, Michelle Couttolenc, Carlos Cortés, Carolina Santana

Best Animated Feature Film

Best Adapted Screenplay
The Father, Christopher Hampton, Florian Zeller

Best Original Screenplay
Promising Young Woman, Emerald Fennell

Best Cinematography
Mank, Erik Messerschmidt

Best Documentary Feature
My Octopus Teacher

Best Documentary Short Subject

Best Film Editing
Sound of Metal, Mikkel E.G. Nielsen

Best International Feature Film
Another Round(Denmark)

Best Makeup and Hairstyling
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Matiki Anoff, Mia Neal, Larry M. Cherry

Best Production Design
Mank, Donald Graham Burt, Jan Pascale

Best Visual Effects
Tenet, Andrew Jackson, Andrew Lockley, Scott R. Fisher, Mike Chambers

Governors Awards

The Academy dropped its yearly Governors Awards function because of the COVID-19 pandemic and has intended to consolidate the victors into the Oscar ceremony.[2] This is the main year of the Governors Awards that there has not been any authority champs of the Honorary Oscar.

Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award

Tyler Perry – for his dynamic commitment with generosity and magnanimous undertakings lately, including endeavors to address vagrancy and financial challenges looked by individuals from his local area.

Film and Television Fund – being respected for the enthusiastic and monetary help administrations it offers to individuals from media outlets.


The Academy reported in June 2020 that it was deferring the service from its initially planned date of February 28, 2021, to April 25 because of the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on film, consequently expanding the qualification time frame for highlight films through to February 28, 2021. The qualification standards had just been changed to represent films initially expected to have a dramatic delivery yet which were eventually delivered straightforwardly to video. It denotes the fourth time that the Academy Awards have been delayed, and the first run through since the sixth Academy Awards that movies delivered in two diverse schedule years will be qualified for grant thought in the equivalent ceremony.

Ceremony information

During its leading group of lead representatives meeting on April 28, 2020, the Academy casted a ballot to merge the Best Sound Mixing and Best Sound Editing classification into a solitary Best Sound class (decreasing the all out number of classifications to 23). The Sound branch had raised worries that the two classifications had an excessive amount of cover in degree. The guidelines for Best Original Score presently necessitate that a film’s score incorporate at least 60% unique music, and establishment movies and continuations should have at least 80% new music. Interestingly, fundamental deciding in favor of Best International Feature Film will likewise be available to all democratic individuals from the Academy.

As a component of the Academy’s natural activities, the conveyance of physical and printed version things, for example, screener duplicates, screenplays, and music CDs will be ended after the 93rd Academy Awards. Screeners will be served exclusively through the individuals just “Foundation Screening Room” web-based feature going ahead.

On December 8, 2020, Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher, and Steven Soderbergh were named the makers of the service.

The COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on the American entertainment world – including interferences to film creation and the cross country terminations of films because of limitations on business and public social events – is relied upon to significantly affect the 93rd service. Specifically, the Academy Awards expect movies to have gotten a dramatic delivery in the past schedule year, in at any rate one film in Los Angeles County for at any rate seven days with three screenings for each day, to be qualified. The Golden Globe Awards had changed its measures for its 2021 version to permit films initially booked to have a “real dramatic delivery” in Los Angeles between March 15 and April 30 to be qualified whenever delivered direct-to-streaming.In respect to the Oscars, the Academy expressed that it was “currently assessing all parts of this unsure scene and what changes may should be made”.

The AMPAS deferred its leading group of lead representatives meeting to April 28, where it casted a ballot to incidentally permit films initially delivered through secret phrase secured (covering membership administrations like Amazon Video, Disney+, Hulu, HBO Max and Netflix) or conditional video on interest administrations to be qualified for selections at the 93rd Academy Awards, on the off chance that they were initially booked to have a dramatic delivery, and are transferred to AMPAS’s internet screening administration inside 60 days of their public delivery. The past prerequisite for a seven-day dramatic delivery will be restored once films have adequately continued tasks. To permit simplicity of consistence with the rules, qualified screenings will likewise be permitted to happen in other significant urban areas other than LA, explicitly Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

There were discussions of deferring or in any event, dropping the 93rd service. On June 15, 2020, the Academy reported that the function would be deferred by two months from February 28, 2021, to April 25, 2021, and the qualification time frames for highlight movies would be stretched out through February 28, 2021.[12] In a joint proclamation, AMPAS president David Rubin and CEO Dawn Hudson clarified that “for longer than a century, films have assumed a significant part in ameliorating, moving, and engaging us during the haziest of times. They absolutely have this year. Our expectation, in broadening the qualification time frame and our Awards date, is to give the adaptability producers need to complete and deliver their movies without being punished for something past anybody’s control.”[12] The Academy’s Governors Awards and Scientific and Technical Awards have been deferred uncertainly. Following the deferment declaration, the British Academy Film Awards additionally moved from February to April, and the Golden Globe Awards took the Oscars’ past date by moving to February 28.

On October 7, 2020, the Academy gave an explanation of its qualification rules, expressing that seven days of daily screenings at a drive-in auditorium inside the previously mentioned urban communities would likewise deliver films qualified for thought in the 93rd function.

On December 1, 2020, an agent of the Academy revealed to Variety that an in-person function “will occur”, rather than a completely distant or crossover design. A mixture design was utilized by the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards, where the host and grant moderators were available on location, however all candidates showed up from far off areas.

Films with multiple nominations and awards

Films that received multiple nominations
6The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7
5Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Promising Young Woman
4News of the World
3One Night in Miami…
2Another Round
Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Hillbilly Elegy
Films that received multiple awards
2The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Sound of Metal