The highly prestigious Academy Awards, Oscars 2021, came to pass on Sunday, April 25th, 2021, continuing its legacy of glorifying the best of the best show business artists for their contributions towards the films and dramas industry. This time, the Nomadland’s Chloé Zhao made history as the first woman of color to win best director with her drama about van-dwellers, whereas the past master Anthony Hopkins outshined Chadwick Boseman as the Best Lead Actor.
Oscars 2021 came about as a physical event, despite the novel pandemic. However, strict SOPs were ensured, followed with testing each of the participants prior to their entry at the grand event. The evening was dedicated to the television and films star, both who works on-screens and behind the curtains, and honored their limitless efforts and hard work.
Moreover, some high-status titles were grabbed by the 2020’s mega-hit Nomadland, followed with significant accolades going to ‘The Father’ ‘Around Round’ ‘Minari’ and ‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ etc.
Additionally, Chloe Zhao became only the second woman ever, after Kathryn Bigelow, to be named best director, followed with Youn Yuh-jung turning out to be the first Korean actor to win an Oscar, picking up the best supporting actress award for her role in the family drama Minari.
Furthermore, the most shocking victory at the Oscars 2021 was the Best lead actor, bagged successfully by acting veteran Sir Anthony Hopkins. When majority had presumed the late legend Chadwick Boseman to achieve the prestigious award posthumously for his “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” Anthony Hopkins outshined the actor with his stellar performance of a dementia patient in ‘The Father,’ and clutched his second Academy Award.