It was a long, long wait for the Oscars this year – and it was no ordinary ceremony. Delayed due to the pandemic, and featuring a selection of films that for the most part didn’t come out in cinemas, it still somehow managed to be a ceremony full of brilliant movies worth celebrating – from Nomadland and The Father, to Judas And The Black Messiah and Another Round. As for the ceremony itself, it was filled with all the usual shocks, surprises, jubilant wins, and occasional safe choices.
Read Empire’s complete coverage of the 2021 Oscars here – all the winners, our blow-by-blow live blog of the entire ceremony, the best images from the show and the red carpet, and much more.
Check out the big winners of the night in our end-of-show round-up – including the full list of awards handed out.
Oscar Winners Gallery
Oscars Winners 2021
Best Original Screenplay – Emerald Fennell
Best Adapted Screenplay – Florian Zeller
Best International Feature – Thomas Vinterberg
Best Supporting Actor – Daniel Kaluuya
Best Makeup And Hair – Mia Neal, Jamika Wilson, and Sergio Lopez-Rivera – Best Makeup And Hair
Best Director – Chloe Zhao
Best Sound - Nicholas Becker
Best Live Action Short – Martin Desmond Roe, Travon Free
Best Animated Short – Michael Govier, Will McCormack
Best Animated Film – Dana Murray, Pete Docter
Best Documentary Short Subject – Alice Doyard, Anthony Giacchino
Best Documentary – Pippa Ehrlich, James Reed
Best Visual Effects – Scott R. Fisher
Best Supporting Actress – Yuh-Jung Youn
Best Production Design – Donald Graham Burt and Jan Pascale
Best Cinematography – Erik Messerschmidt
Best Editing – Mikkel E. G. Nielsen
Best Score – Jon Batiste, Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross
Best Song – Tiara Thomas, H.E.R., Dernst Emile II
Best Picture – Peter Spears, Frances McDormand, Chloe Zhao, Mollye Asher, Dan Janvey
Best Actress - Frances McDormand
Get the latest updates – and look back on the biggest talking points of the night so far – in our Oscars live blog here.
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Red Carpet Arrivals
Oscars Red Carpet 2021
Leslie Odom Jr.
Alan S. Kim
Lee Isaac Chung, Valerie Chung
Check out the full list of Oscar-nominated movies here.
Take a look back at Oscar history with the films and faces that have bagged the most Academy Awards through the years.