The biggest award ceremony of the movie industry happened with full aplomb and show, despite the coronavirus pandemic. I’m extremely lucky to be able to do what I love for a living,” she said backstage. “This win means more people get to live their dreams. I’m extremely grateful.”
This was the only year in the 93-year Oscar history with two female nominees: Zhao and “Promising Young Woman” director Emerald Fennell. Only seven women have ever been nominated.
Zhao’s film starring Frances McDormand tells a story about a woman in her 60s and other transient workers in the American West.
The film won best picture and McDormand took home the award for best actress.
While wearing braids and sporting white tennis shoes, Zhao thanked her entire cast and crew. She called the process of creating the project a “once-in-a lifetime journey we’ve all been on together.”
Zhao paid homage to those who inspired her to “keep going.”
“This is for anyone who has the faith and the courage to hold onto the goodness in themselves and hold onto to the goodness in each other, no matter how difficult it is to do that,” she said during her acceptance speech. “This is for you. You inspire me to keep going.”
Celebrities joined in from two locations in l. a. as they got together to celebrate and honour the brightest stars of the year gone . While the nominees list itself had created history with its diversity, the winners who finally need to walk off with the coveted golden trophy also managed to duplicate the nomination list to a point . Here is everyone who made a splash at the Oscars this year.
Check out the complete list of winners:
Best picture: Nomadland
Best actress: Frances McDormand
Best actor: Anthony Hopkins
Best supporting actress: Yuh-Jung Youn
Best supporting actor: Daniel Kaluuya
Best director: Chloe Zhao
Best original screenplay: Promising Young Woman
Best adapted screenplay: The Father
Best animated feature: Soul
Best documentary feature: My Octopus Teacher
Best international feature: Another Round
Best original song: “Fight for You” from Judas and the Black Messiah
Best original score: Soul
Best cinematography: Mank
Best visual effects: Tenet
Best film editing: Sound of Metal
Best costume design: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom
Best sound: Sound of Metal
Best production design: Mank
Best make-up and hairstyling: Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom