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Here’s Your Complete List of 2021 Oscar Winners

McDormand as Fern, smiling slightly as she stands in a desert landscape at sunset.
Frances McDormand in Nomadland. Searchlight Pictures

After a year in film that was unusual to say the least, the 93rd Academy Awards—the first Oscars since the COVID-19 outbreak was declared a pandemic—finally took place Sunday evening, with a scaled-down, in-person ceremony honoring movies released in 2020 as well as January and February of 2021. Though Mank led the pack going in with 10 nominations, Nomadland was the big winner, nabbing Best Picture, Best Actress for Frances McDormand, and Best Director for Chloé Zhao—the second woman, and first woman of color, to win in that category.

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Below, you’ll find the complete list of winners. You can read all of Slate’s Oscars coverage here.

Best Picture

The Father
Judas and the Black Messiah
Mank
Minari
** Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

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Best Directing

Thomas Vinterberg, Another Round
David Fincher, Mank
Lee Isaac Chung, Minari
** Chloé Zhao, Nomadland
Emerald Fennell, Promising Young Woman 

Actor in a Leading Role

Riz Ahmed, Sound of Metal
Chadwick Boseman, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
** Anthony Hopkins, The Father
Gary Oldman, Mank
Steven Yeun, Minari

Actress in a Leading Role

Viola Davis, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Andra Day, The United States vs. Billie Holiday
Vanessa Kirby, Pieces of a Woman
** Frances McDormand, Nomadland
Carey Mulligan, Promising Young Woman

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Actor in a Supporting Role

Sacha Baron Cohen, Trial of the Chicago 7
** Daniel Kaluuya, Judas and the Black Messiah
Leslie Odom Jr., One Night in Miami
Paul Raci, Sound of Metal
Lakeith Stanfield, Judas and the Black Messiah

Actress in a Supporting Role

Maria Bakalova, Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
Glenn Close, Hillbilly Elegy
Olivia Colman, The Father
Amanda Seyfried, Mank
** Yuh-Jung Youn, Minari

Best Original Screenplay

Judas and the Black Messiah
Minari
** Promising Young Woman
Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Adapted Screenplay

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm
** The Father
Nomadland
One Night in Miami
The White Tiger

Best International Feature Film

** Another Round (Denmark)
Better Days (Hong Kong)
Collective (Romania)
The Man Who Sold His Skin (Tunisia)
Quo Vadis, Aida? (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

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Best Documentary Feature

Collective
Crip Camp
The Mole Agent
** My Octopus Teacher
Time

Best Animated Feature Film

Onward
Over the Moon
A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
** Soul
Wolfwalkers

Best Cinematography

Judas and the Black Messiah
** Mank
News of the World
Nomadland
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Film Editing

The Father
Nomadland
Promising Young Woman
** Sound of Metal
The Trial of the Chicago 7

Best Production Design

The Father
Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
** Mank
News of the World
Tenet

Best Costume Design

Emma
** Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Mulan
Pinocchio

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Best Makeup and Hairstyling

Emma
Hillbilly Elegy
** Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Mank
Pinocchio

Best Visual Effects

Love and Monsters
The Midnight Sky
Mulan
The One and Only Ivan
** Tenet

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Best Original Score

Da 5 Bloods
Mank
Minari
News of the World
** Soul

Best Original Song

** “Fight for You,” Judas and the Black Messiah
“Hear My Voice,” The Trial of the Chicago 7
“Husavik,” Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
“Io Sì (Seen),” La Vita Davanti a Se
“Speak Now,” One Night in Miami

Best Sound

Greyhound
Mank
News of the World
Soul
** Sound of Metal

Live Action Short Film

Feeling Through
The Letter Room
The Present
** Two Distant Strangers
White Eye

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Best Documentary Short Subject

** Colette
A Concerto Is a Conversation
Do Not Split
Hunger Ward
A Love Song for Latasha

Animated Short Film

Burrow
Genius Loci
** If Anything Happens I Love You
Opera
Yes-People

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